I remember an "all hands meeting" held by my last Fortune 500 employer where they were showing us the latest quarterly results. Our division, US based IT vs. a global powerhouse that everyone would know, was proudly touting their results on a Powerpoint presentation.
Our division leader was crowing about a return to profitability on the slides. I had to look twice but was still astounded. Our division managed a $40K profit with 700 FTE employees for the month! In my previous employer this would not even have been a rounding error!
Needless to say, it was about a year before I was laid off due to economic factors. I should have jumped ship right and then when I saw the slide.
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