Three more freinds have jumped the slave ship in the last week.
Quite a few months ago my fellow slaves, I mean employees and I received an email asking us to take a survey evaluating how much we enjoy working for our company for a “best companies to work for..” rating. I almost was tempted to take the survey and tell the truth. About a week later we received another email telling us to take the survey if we hadn’t already. The next Monday was employee appreciation day. As you stepped off the elevator the regional manager and head of HR were standing waiting with forced smiles. “Good morning! Would you like a doughnut? Pease take a doughnut and then when you get to your desk fill out the survey while you eat your doughnut!” There was no way I was going to participate in this. “No thanks” I think I might have mumbled something about it being to early for me to eat sugar. The regional manger asked me, “Have you taken the Survey yet?” “Not yet” I responded as if I was meaning to fill it out. “Be sure to fill it out, It’s our companies number one priority right now!” he said with a smile. The HR manager winked at me and said, “You don’t have to lie, but you do have to fill it out... Please.” Our HR Manager quit shortly after.
Today I received an email proudly claiming “# 3 in Washington” from our CEO. We’re number three... in Washington, I guess it’s too bad I’m in California.