I read your note with interest.
This would not be the first time I had seen an employee jump to
conclusions without enough data. It would certainly not be the first time
I had seen an employer act with total disregard and contempt for some (or
even all) of the employees.
What you tell us describes an unpleasant and unhealthy situation, but of
course only from your viewpoint.
If I were in your shoes, I would think first about how the shifted ground
has impacted my position relative to all known opportunities. However,
it's pretty clear how you feel about the changes, and if I felt the same
way I would begin to explore the possibility of employment elsewhere
>When the Ground Shifts
>I work for XYZ Retail Company, which has seen a 36% profit increases in
>the last year, and a 7-8% increase in comp store sales. When I hired on I
>was given a specific title, and had come to like the title and job over
>the last 14 months. Somewhere in the last two months the corporate ground
>has shifted, and my title is different and no one at this company bothered
>to tell me. Apparently this is a corprate wide restructuring, as
>everybodies title was unilaterally changed. We are now being referred to
>as sales oriented, whereas before we were task team oriented. I now need
>to be "promoted" to achieve my previous title, which job description I
>have been doing all along. Such a vast change in the workplace without
>employees being informed makes me wonder if working for XYZ Retail Company
>has a future, or if I should be looking elsewhere. Along with this
>unilateral flattening of the work force, more than a few unlikely
>candidates were "promoted". Being in the situation, it is hard for me to
>form a detatched view. I like working for XYZ Retail Company, it is
>incrementally better than my two previous situations, and I continue to
>get positive reviews with pay increases, but I have concern about the
>recent corporate shift that was esentially a secret to all but the highest
>levels of management within Store #123 at XYZ Retail Company. What is the
>lists take on this?
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