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increased productivity, weird environment

Ok, things are just downright weird now. All the associates find the job "interesting" now? They "like" this job now, and are "happy" to be here. Come on now, don't tell me that people have changed significantly over the last two years. This is truly fascinating. I was just talking to some of my peers about this change in staff associate personality. I mean, I understand that people are peeing in their pants in this economy, and that they have to say all the right things, and be as productive as they can be. Heck, it helps me out that they're suddenly all about getting things done on time. But it still freaks me out. Higher level reviewers are now inflating reviews so as to save people from layoffs. HR, after noticing this, has been trying to widen the ratings between peers so as to get levels of differentiation for raises/layoffs. Sure, the firms are getting new clients, but they seem to be doing it for steep discounts. How much longer can they keep this going? And the economy's really hard to call right now. One day, you see the "world economies collapse" headline, the next day, you see a "consumer confidence level surges" headline. When will things return to normalcy - endless complaining about the work and the pay, high attrition rates - ah the good old days? Or has the model and landscape been permanently altered?

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Anonymous said…
on the other hand, I saw many people are emotionally affected by layoff of colleagues and not focused on work at all.
Garmeon Yu said…
Just curious, what position do you hold in the firm? I know potential and new hires have to worry about spouting off on the internet which might affect their job prospects..

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