What I always love is the rhetoric from top of how they feel our pain etc.
The company I work for has been in acquisition mode for 7 years now, that is it buys out other companies who outbid it for that IT support.
Where does it get the money? By telling us it has none and this year it cannot give out raises or they will have to lay people off. Or telling us all they can do is 2% across the board and get this we are only taking a 2% increase too as if they are one of us.
One of us? I was unaware that the 4 bucks plus I pay for milk was not the same price for them and they actually pay 500. If things were as such it would be much different but all one can do is laugh at a company memo when you can look up their salaries and see their 350K base pay, almost 400K bonus with another 300K in options. Oh but they are ONLY taking a 2% pay raise on that base.
Man we are so much like buds. I feel so loved and that they so understand me. NOT.
But yeah in most cases it does not compare and word from the grunts to management lurking ... it kills our passion for the one that pays our check. We have to dig deeper into ourselves to convince ourselves that we still love what we do. We know when you are patronizing us and thinking we are too stupid to figure it out.
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