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Yesterday 01:53 PM
Anonymous
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I'm still around don't worry. I was hibernating from the cold waiting to head south for a well deserved golf junket. Returned to the 15 Casa just in time to once again get the snowblower out and give it a workout. I would have much rather been back in the Naples, FL area playing Eagle Creek or Calusa Pines.

Had a great time with my buddies and our spouses and really enjoyed the warm sun once again. Although, the locals were complaining those days when it was in the 50's! With Merck as my "sponsor" I'm really having fun out on the courses or even just practicing. These days Mother Merck is pretty much paying me to golf. I feel like a pro and my game is getting on point too. Thanks Merck for sponsoring me!!!

Back to a few more 8-10 hour work weeks before I head back south once again for another trip. Really looking forward to it you guys!

Regards,

The 15x15 Guy
This troll is in Pennsylvania don't let him fool you !
Yesterday 11:17 AM
Anonymous
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Enjoy your trip! I wish I was with you.
Yesterday 09:51 AM
Anonymous
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Great to hear from you 15-

You are the man. !
Yesterday 09:50 AM
Anonymous
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All hail the Great 15 !!!!!!!
Yesterday 09:29 AM
Anonymous
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Is the 15 x 15 guy still around? Haven't heard for awhile?
I'm still around don't worry. I was hibernating from the cold waiting to head south for a well deserved golf junket. Returned to the 15 Casa just in time to once again get the snowblower out and give it a workout. I would have much rather been back in the Naples, FL area playing Eagle Creek or Calusa Pines.

Had a great time with my buddies and our spouses and really enjoyed the warm sun once again. Although, the locals were complaining those days when it was in the 50's! With Merck as my "sponsor" I'm really having fun out on the courses or even just practicing. These days Mother Merck is pretty much paying me to golf. I feel like a pro and my game is getting on point too. Thanks Merck for sponsoring me!!!

Back to a few more 8-10 hour work weeks before I head back south once again for another trip. Really looking forward to it you guys!

Regards,

The 15x15 Guy
03-01-2015 10:48 PM
Anonymous
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He was for it before he was against it. Dimwitted sloth!
It's actually dim-witted you idiot. Stick to being a lone retard.
03-01-2015 08:19 AM
Anonymous
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Once against, thank you for this thread and your honesty. You have inspired many.
He was for it before he was against it. Dimwitted sloth!
02-28-2015 05:57 PM
Anonymous
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Spring is in the air in sunny California. Time to go at my 15 lifestyle hard. Bring it on.
Hell yeah dude!
02-27-2015 06:00 AM
Anonymous
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Spring is in the air in sunny California. Time to go at my 15 lifestyle hard. Bring it on.
Hopefully, the large fault line will rupture and relieve the country of the left coast perversion.
02-26-2015 06:45 PM
Anonymous
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Once against, thank you for this thread and your honesty. You have inspired many.
I love it.
02-26-2015 09:51 AM
Anonymous
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Once against, thank you for this thread and your honesty. You have inspired many.
Spring is in the air in sunny California. Time to go at my 15 lifestyle hard. Bring it on.
02-22-2015 12:05 PM
Anonymous
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I'm so done with the Sh*#hole. I have seen the older reps, who used to be our "mentors" just a few years ago, being pushed out of this company for nothing other than they are making a good salary. I'm not quite 50 yet, but getting close, and I know if I last that long the same will happen to me. Despite what I do or how hard I work it won't be enough. So today I've decided that I'm done with them. I will no longer make the extra early call or late call. I will do a lunch here & there collect a few signatures. I figure this will take me three hours a day max. Which equates to 15 hours a week. I'm gonna work a max of 15 hours a week until 2015. This is my version of 15 by 15. From now on, I will have an 25 extra hours a week to work out, spend time with my spouse or double dip with an extra job (which would be good since we didn't get much of a raise the past couple years). You want 15 by 15? It's now time for me to give it to you my way. Bend over Merck............Who's in with me?
Once against, thank you for this thread and your honesty. You have inspired many.
02-22-2015 10:52 AM
Anonymous
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Where is the dickhead? He must be hiding from the rathe of god! He should be hiding very deep.
The Dickhead ? Try looking in your throat !
02-22-2015 10:24 AM
Anonymous
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Where is the dickhead? He must be hiding from the rathe of god! He should be hiding very deep.
"rathe" is actually spelled "wrath". How can so many of you graduate from good schools- and not know how to spell.?
02-21-2015 03:29 PM
Anonymous
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C'mon people- top of the page please.!
Where is the dickhead? He must be hiding from the rathe of god! He should be hiding very deep.
02-20-2015 11:21 AM
Anonymous
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C'mon people- top of the page please.!
02-15-2015 04:56 PM
Anonymous
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Typical and funny when boards get hijacked by quibbling children. Even this one, you Doodoo face.
Doodoo, fk me what are you a liberal arts major and not worth a position in a science field?
Useless shit!
02-15-2015 12:46 PM
Anonymous
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Typical and funny when boards get hijacked by quibbling children. Even this one, you Doodoo face.
02-15-2015 10:23 AM
Anonymous
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Top of the page please.!
02-14-2015 12:05 PM
Anonymous
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For some of us, that's true. For many of us, not true at all. One thing is for sure---I know more about what's going on at Merck than you will ever know.
The only thing you know is how to put your drawers on like mommy told you
Son, now you put the yellow stains in he front and the brown stains in the back
Eat Sh!t Troll !
02-14-2015 08:18 AM
Anonymous
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Is the 15 x 15 guy still around? Haven't heard for awhile?
He's probably too busy working his real job to spend much time on Merck!
02-14-2015 12:34 AM
Anonymous
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Pressure is mounting and the scum suckers will be outed. When the downsizing is announced at the yearend meetings you ca be assured that most of these criminals will be gone.We are aware who they are and no mercy is the action ongoing.
Blah, blah, blah. You are all talk and nothing happens. You are the only one going to be outed lunatic. Living in mommy's basement has taken its toll on you.
02-13-2015 08:18 PM
Anonymous
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Pressure is mounting and the scum suckers will be outed. When the downsizing is announced at the yearend meetings you ca be assured that most of these criminals will be gone.We are aware who they are and no mercy is the action ongoing.
Sharp's the word, and quick's the action!
02-12-2015 10:10 AM
Anonymous
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Is the 15 x 15 guy still around? Haven't heard for awhile?
Pressure is mounting and the scum suckers will be outed. When the downsizing is announced at the yearend meetings you ca be assured that most of these criminals will be gone.We are aware who they are and no mercy is the action ongoing.
02-12-2015 12:54 AM
Anonymous
Re: My version of 15 by 15

Is the 15 x 15 guy still around? Haven't heard for awhile?
02-10-2015 02:10 PM
Anonymous
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How's mommys basement sweetie pie
"Leave me alone...I'm looking for my man..."
02-10-2015 12:25 PM
Anonymous
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How's mommys basement sweetie pie
"Did you wet the bed again.? No computer for you today,and wear mommy's panties all day...."
02-09-2015 05:53 PM
Anonymous
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Where are you scum? Getting ready for the outing and firings!
How's mommys basement sweetie pie
02-06-2015 10:28 AM
Anonymous
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Top of the page please......
02-04-2015 09:52 AM
Anonymous
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"Yo Adrienne"

Stallone
02-02-2015 10:18 AM
Anonymous
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True words. Nothing but stupid comments here including yours.
Opinions are like asses. Open your mouth and prove it.
How very, very clever. Super come back. In his face. Don't think I've heard that one before.
02-02-2015 08:12 AM
Anonymous
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Sure you do. That's why it's such an excellent place to work and you'll never leave, right? Spoken like a true company man.
Long live Merck green! The destination of, well, sycophants ! Go Merck!
Merck will not live long. It's spiraling downward.
02-02-2015 08:12 AM
Anonymous
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Read it. Don't see the relevancy to pharma. Drugs aren't Cadillacs or tacos. Too many other market variables in the buying circle of influence. Did customers stat " loyal" to Merck and Zocor when Lipitor came out? Are the loyal to Januvia since Sglt-2's came out?
Pharma is a unique animal were " front line " employees are are much less influential than say a better product, better price, better third party pays, gov. interventions, ect.
Did customers stay loyal to Cozaar when identical ARB's Diovan and Benicar came out?
Did a " superior " Merck salesforce and outcomes ( RENNAL, ElITE) overcome the growth of Forrest's Benicar?
Which brings us to the vulnerability and disposability of a dedicated salesforce. They don't really make a difference in pharma, with the possible xception of product launch.That's why those " careers" have proved so volatile. If you are still knocking on docs doors, bag in hand lie a fuller brush salesman, your days are numbered.
Again, products, price, reimbursements, managed care et al, are king in pharma, not how you " service the customer, the doc, whose prescribing power has all but been taken away.
When I as at Merck in the late 90's to early 2000's, Merck serviced the hell out of customers, all to no avail.
You missed the larger point. Essentially happy employees make happier customers which makes for a fatter bottom line. Happier employees come up with more ways to solve problems, they are invested in the success of the place they work for. Remember when Merck was like that?
02-01-2015 06:18 PM
Anonymous
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For some of us, that's true. For many of us, not true at all. One thing is for sure---I know more about what's going on at Merck than you will ever know.
Sure you do. That's why it's such an excellent place to work and you'll never leave, right? Spoken like a true company man.
Long live Merck green! The destination of, well, sycophants ! Go Merck!
02-01-2015 03:17 PM
Anonymous
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Yeah, you guys are really on the " inside."
You who don't know about a layoff until your phone rings and they ask for your car keys.
Don't make me laugh.
You guys are like going to the zoo and asking the monkeys what's going on with the lions.
For some of us, that's true. For many of us, not true at all. One thing is for sure---I know more about what's going on at Merck than you will ever know.
02-01-2015 02:33 PM
Anonymous
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Just a transient with an opinion. Nothing to see here, move along.
True words. Nothing but stupid comments here including yours.
Opinions are like asses. Open your mouth and prove it.
02-01-2015 02:30 PM
Anonymous
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CNN? MarketWatch? WSJ? That's where typical half-assed investors go. Personally, I welcome the insight from those on the inside.
Yeah, you guys are really on the " inside."
You who don't know about a layoff until your phone rings and they ask for your car keys.
Don't make me laugh.
You guys are like going to the zoo and asking the monkeys what's going on with the lions.
02-01-2015 12:58 PM
Anonymous
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Sorry " sparky" not with Merck, just an investor. I don't " love" any company but I do like returns and dividends. Merck still pays those, as do other companies. Merck certainly faces challenges but continues to perform fairly well as part of any portfolio. Shedding jobs and hopefully the redundancy seen, for example in the sales force is part of change. Sorry. When it stops performing as an investment I will make a change. Certainly patent expiry plays a part in that but Merck is poised for growth in HepC and oncology. Sorry if you are not part of those divisions. Maybe you should have spent less time on " 15" and more on your career. " Morale" doesn't really factor into it. Employees mistakenly believe that a company exists for them and their welfare. Companies propagate this myth with platitudes like " we are only as strong as our employees." Companies are only as strong as their bottom lines, products, revenues, cash flows and stock dividends. Some don't like capitalism but there it is.
I don't see Merck as in " terrible condition" maybe you, in your micro entry level job, worried about your own pink slip do. I see Merck changing as companies do, 43 billion in sales certainly helps facilitate that change. Sorry to burst your fantasy bubble but a small minority of disgruntled employees playing at a work stoppage doesn't impress me. 43 billion in sales does.
Just a transient with an opinion. Nothing to see here, move along.
02-01-2015 12:57 PM
Anonymous
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MarketWatch, CNN Money, WSJ, these are places I go for investment news not CP.
Certainly not from some half assed, disgruntled, occupiers, 15ers.
Money talks, BS walks. Take a hike.
CNN? MarketWatch? WSJ? That's where typical half-assed investors go. Personally, I welcome the insight from those on the inside.
02-01-2015 12:37 PM
Anonymous
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May I suggest you read the Harvard Business Review's article called "The Service Profit Chain"? It will help you understand why your investment strategy is short sighted, though likely profitable for the short term. Don't stay at the party too long or you'll wind up like the paranoid delusionals who post here.
Read it. Don't see the relevancy to pharma. Drugs aren't Cadillacs or tacos. Too many other market variables in the buying circle of influence. Did customers stat " loyal" to Merck and Zocor when Lipitor came out? Are the loyal to Januvia since Sglt-2's came out?
Pharma is a unique animal were " front line " employees are are much less influential than say a better product, better price, better third party pays, gov. interventions, ect.
Did customers stay loyal to Cozaar when identical ARB's Diovan and Benicar came out?
Did a " superior " Merck salesforce and outcomes ( RENNAL, ElITE) overcome the growth of Forrest's Benicar?
Which brings us to the vulnerability and disposability of a dedicated salesforce. They don't really make a difference in pharma, with the possible xception of product launch.That's why those " careers" have proved so volatile. If you are still knocking on docs doors, bag in hand lie a fuller brush salesman, your days are numbered.
Again, products, price, reimbursements, managed care et al, are king in pharma, not how you " service the customer, the doc, whose prescribing power has all but been taken away.
When I as at Merck in the late 90's to early 2000's, Merck serviced the hell out of customers, all to no avail.
02-01-2015 12:14 PM
Anonymous
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May I suggest you read the Harvard Business Review's article called "The Service Profit Chain"? It will help you understand why your investment strategy is short sighted, though likely profitable for the short term. Don't stay at the party too long or you'll wind up like the paranoid delusionals who post here.
Thanks. Every great once in a while some one emerges on here with a pearl.
Most of it on here are only thrown among swine, as the bible says.
Never said Merck was my only investment strategy, just in consideration among several different blue chips. It's performed well over time with decent dividends. You are right, the paranoids on here are fleas on a dog, with very little insight so clouded with bitterness.
I will look up the HBR article.
02-01-2015 12:13 PM
Anonymous
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Only the clueless still use brokers.
You guys have an earthworms view of your own company and let your unhappiness cloud your judgement. Try reading the annual report instead of CP next time.
Hahaha ha ha! Merck was the most shorted stock in the recent past - I don't know any brokers who would recommend buying it. The only analyst firms with positive outlooks on Merck are those that provide investment banking services for them. There are at least four other pharma/bio companies whose stock is more profitable with a brighter company outlook.

Maybe you should read a few competitors' annual reports in addition to Merck's. You'd see what you're actually missing.
02-01-2015 12:05 PM
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Clueless. Go chit chat with your broker.
Only the clueless still use brokers.
You guys have an earthworms view of your own company and let your unhappiness cloud your judgement. Try reading the annual report instead of CP next time.
02-01-2015 12:04 PM
Anonymous
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Sorry " sparky" not with Merck, just an investor. I don't " love" any company but I do like returns and dividends. Merck still pays those, as do other companies. Merck certainly faces challenges but continues to perform fairly well as part of any portfolio. Shedding jobs and hopefully the redundancy seen, for example in the sales force is part of change. Sorry. When it stops performing as an investment I will make a change. Certainly patent expiry plays a part in that but Merck is poised for growth in HepC and oncology. Sorry if you are not part of those divisions. Maybe you should have spent less time on " 15" and more on your career. " Morale" doesn't really factor into it. Employees mistakenly believe that a company exists for them and their welfare. Companies propagate this myth with platitudes like " we are only as strong as our employees." Companies are only as strong as their bottom lines, products, revenues, cash flows and stock dividends. Some don't like capitalism but there it is.
I don't see Merck as in " terrible condition" maybe you, in your micro entry level job, worried about your own pink slip do. I see Merck changing as companies do, 43 billion in sales certainly helps facilitate that change. Sorry to burst your fantasy bubble but a small minority of disgruntled employees playing at a work stoppage doesn't impress me. 43 billion in sales does.
May I suggest you read the Harvard Business Review's article called "The Service Profit Chain"? It will help you understand why your investment strategy is short sighted, though likely profitable for the short term. Don't stay at the party too long or you'll wind up like the paranoid delusionals who post here.
02-01-2015 12:00 PM
Anonymous
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I guess being employed here does offer some info that regular investors don't see. Knowing what I know, I wouldn'y buy MRK at $20, let alone $62.

Take a closer look at HepC and Oncology. Our products aren't even in competition for being the best in class---packed, competitive classes, I might add. Our Onc PD-1 will be the first, but that won't be for long and the competition looks much better there. Both groups will be in big trouble when the sales flounder. And flounder they will. Don'y buy the B.S. management spews. They would have you think the new sleep med is going to be a big seller, too. Not a chance. Our troubles are far from over. The 15s are just a small part of that. They're really a byproduct of the bigger troubles and they are hurting the bottom line.
MarketWatch, CNN Money, WSJ, these are places I go for investment news not CP.
Certainly not from some half assed, disgruntled, occupiers, 15ers.
Money talks, BS walks. Take a hike.
02-01-2015 11:29 AM
Anonymous
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Sorry " sparky" not with Merck, just an investor. I don't " love" any company but I do like returns and dividends. Merck still pays those, as do other companies. Merck certainly faces challenges but continues to perform fairly well as part of any portfolio. Shedding jobs and hopefully the redundancy seen, for example in the sales force is part of change. Sorry. When it stops performing as an investment I will make a change. Certainly patent expiry plays a part in that but Merck is poised for growth in HepC and oncology. Sorry if you are not part of those divisions. Maybe you should have spent less time on " 15" and more on your career. " Morale" doesn't really factor into it. Employees mistakenly believe that a company exists for them and their welfare. Companies propagate this myth with platitudes like " we are only as strong as our employees." Companies are only as strong as their bottom lines, products, revenues, cash flows and stock dividends. Some don't like capitalism but there it is.
I don't see Merck as in " terrible condition" maybe you, in your micro entry level job, worried about your own pink slip do. I see Merck changing as companies do, 43 billion in sales certainly helps facilitate that change. Sorry to burst your fantasy bubble but a small minority of disgruntled employees playing at a work stoppage doesn't impress me. 43 billion in sales does.
Clueless. Go chit chat with your broker.
02-01-2015 11:19 AM
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I guess being employed here does offer some info that regular investors don't see. Knowing what I know, I wouldn'y buy MRK at $20, let alone $62.

Take a closer look at HepC and Oncology. Our products aren't even in competition for being the best in class---packed, competitive classes, I might add. Our Onc PD-1 will be the first, but that won't be for long and the competition looks much better there. Both groups will be in big trouble when the sales flounder. And flounder they will. Don'y buy the B.S. management spews. They would have you think the new sleep med is going to be a big seller, too. Not a chance. Our troubles are far from over. The 15s are just a small part of that. They're really a byproduct of the bigger troubles and they are hurting the bottom line.
Oh, and by the way, I am in the HepC group. If I didn't have these golden handcuffs, I would have bolted with those lucky/smart ones who did.
02-01-2015 11:16 AM
Anonymous
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Sorry " sparky" not with Merck, just an investor. I don't " love" any company but I do like returns and dividends. Merck still pays those, as do other companies. Merck certainly faces challenges but continues to perform fairly well as part of any portfolio. Shedding jobs and hopefully the redundancy seen, for example in the sales force is part of change. Sorry. When it stops performing as an investment I will make a change. Certainly patent expiry plays a part in that but Merck is poised for growth in HepC and oncology. Sorry if you are not part of those divisions. Maybe you should have spent less time on " 15" and more on your career. " Morale" doesn't really factor into it. Employees mistakenly believe that a company exists for them and their welfare. Companies propagate this myth with platitudes like " we are only as strong as our employees." Companies are only as strong as their bottom lines, products, revenues, cash flows and stock dividends. Some don't like capitalism but there it is.
I don't see Merck as in " terrible condition" maybe you, in your micro entry level job, worried about your own pink slip do. I see Merck changing as companies do, 43 billion in sales certainly helps facilitate that change. Sorry to burst your fantasy bubble but a small minority of disgruntled employees playing at a work stoppage doesn't impress me. 43 billion in sales does.
I guess being employed here does offer some info that regular investors don't see. Knowing what I know, I wouldn'y buy MRK at $20, let alone $62.

Take a closer look at HepC and Oncology. Our products aren't even in competition for being the best in class---packed, competitive classes, I might add. Our Onc PD-1 will be the first, but that won't be for long and the competition looks much better there. Both groups will be in big trouble when the sales flounder. And flounder they will. Don'y buy the B.S. management spews. They would have you think the new sleep med is going to be a big seller, too. Not a chance. Our troubles are far from over. The 15s are just a small part of that. They're really a byproduct of the bigger troubles and they are hurting the bottom line.
02-01-2015 11:00 AM
Anonymous
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Easy there, Sparky. I know you love Mother and all, but have you stepped back and looked at this train wreck? We've shed 34,000 people, closed our HQ, destroyed morale everywhere (except your strange little corner of the Merck world), we're losing market share across the board, face a slew of patent expirations and have a horrific pipeline.

There's a reason management is circling the wagons. It's time you removed your head from your ass. This ship is in terrible condition. Your pink slip will make you face that. I guess that's what it takes for some….
Sorry " sparky" not with Merck, just an investor. I don't " love" any company but I do like returns and dividends. Merck still pays those, as do other companies. Merck certainly faces challenges but continues to perform fairly well as part of any portfolio. Shedding jobs and hopefully the redundancy seen, for example in the sales force is part of change. Sorry. When it stops performing as an investment I will make a change. Certainly patent expiry plays a part in that but Merck is poised for growth in HepC and oncology. Sorry if you are not part of those divisions. Maybe you should have spent less time on " 15" and more on your career. " Morale" doesn't really factor into it. Employees mistakenly believe that a company exists for them and their welfare. Companies propagate this myth with platitudes like " we are only as strong as our employees." Companies are only as strong as their bottom lines, products, revenues, cash flows and stock dividends. Some don't like capitalism but there it is.
I don't see Merck as in " terrible condition" maybe you, in your micro entry level job, worried about your own pink slip do. I see Merck changing as companies do, 43 billion in sales certainly helps facilitate that change. Sorry to burst your fantasy bubble but a small minority of disgruntled employees playing at a work stoppage doesn't impress me. 43 billion in sales does.
02-01-2015 10:14 AM
Anonymous
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You are living a fantasy. If your myth somehow makes you feel better well that's your prerogative. Next Friday Merck is expected to report sales of 42 billion. That's justice of another kind and poetry doesn't have anything to do with it. I don't imagine that Merck is haunted by anything.
You must have gone to a liberal arts school. You have an over active imagination.
Easy there, Sparky. I know you love Mother and all, but have you stepped back and looked at this train wreck? We've shed 34,000 people, closed our HQ, destroyed morale everywhere (except your strange little corner of the Merck world), we're losing market share across the board, face a slew of patent expirations and have a horrific pipeline.

There's a reason management is circling the wagons. It's time you removed your head from your ass. This ship is in terrible condition. Your pink slip will make you face that. I guess that's what it takes for some….
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