Okay, it is that I dislike my present job. There are a myriad of problems that management isn’t addressing, and on top of that, here’s some assassine policies they have in place (told to me directly by my VP):
1. Absolutely no overtime or working after-hours.
2. Do whatever AT&T asks us to do.
Those two goals work against each other. AT&T wants us to be here after-hours and pull overtime. I mentioned this to our Vice-Pres, and her reaction was, “I don’t care how you make it work, just make it work.” If we do work overtime, I get yelled at (and we barely get paid to compensate). We have a freaking AFTER-HOURS PAGER for Christ’s sake. I found out our moronic, incompetent Vice-P mostly got her job because her husband is friends with the people who own the company. Brilliant!
I’m regretting stepping up to be the lead for our group. On top of that, my Area Manager wants me to do all the work of a manager without the pay. I’m having flashbacks of my previous employment. >_<
I went to a job fair last Thursday for military members, veterans and their families. Which would have been nice, but I realized about half way around the gymnasium via listening to people whispering to each other that about 40% of the people there were not military members, veterans or family. They were regular people who lied about it. The upswing is that every single one I learned of admitted such to the reps. One guy from General Dynamic called security over and said, “You know, lying does not exactly work to your advantage with companies that work with the military.”
The punchline of this story is that I got a lot of good leads for a new job, and one of them includes my previous employer (FDR). At a higher wage than before. With better benefits. As a Network Engineer. The rep at the table was an old friend, and we talked shop for about 30 minutes straight. He said they fired almost all upper management in a giant purge to get rid of corruption. I lol’ed.