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Old 02-16-2012, 07:56 AM   #61
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Talked last evening to a former colleague and the news he passed on to me left me sad but also mad. A couple of years ago, the former boss I mentioned in #56 above convinced the company to relocate his group (150 headcount) from LA to Denver. He sold it on the logic that it put them on the customer's (Air Force) doorstep. But left out the fact that he was from Denver and owned a home there.

So two years later, the 100 or so folks that uprooted from LA and resettled in Denver got the following notice less than a month after winning a very lucrative contract with the Air Force.

"MegaCorp has made a strategic partnering with Bxxxx Corp (minority owned) to ..blah, blah, blah...etc. We will maintain a small management team and Bxxxx Corp will retain as many of you as possible. Employees have the choice of applying at Bxxx Corp, or retiring, or accept layoff by end of March."

So the offshoot:
1. Inept boss is now "at home" and receiving his LA wage level and now is just an overseer.
2. MegaCorp gets big tax break for partnering with minority owned business.
3. LA transplants will likely get layed off in Denver and be responsible for moving expenses back to LA where they grew up.

Wow, so happy to be gone. I'd likely be one the manager tasked with calling folks in to hand them the lay off notices.

Gosh, now I see why folks snap.

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