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Today 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.
Today 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.
Today 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.
Today 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.
Today 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.
Today 12:05 PM
Anonymous
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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.
Today 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.
Today 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.
Today 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.
Today 11:19 AM
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.
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.
Today 11:16 AM
Anonymous
Re: My version of 15 by 15

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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.
Today 11:00 AM
Anonymous
Re: My version of 15 by 15

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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.
Today 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….
Today 10:07 AM
Anonymous
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The 15s are a product of Merck's corporate behavior. Screw your employees and it will come back to haunt you every time. It's poetic justice.
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.
Today 08:12 AM
Anonymous
Re: My version of 15 by 15

The 15s are a product of Merck's corporate behavior. Screw your employees and it will come back to haunt you every time. It's poetic justice.
Yesterday 03:58 PM
Anonymous
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Naw, that's too stressful for you. You ain't good enough to pull off even that minimum.
Yesterday 01:01 PM
Anonymous
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You may be wound too tight for this board. Defiantly wound too tight for Merck.
That's ok. I will relieve my stress by only working 3 days next week.
Yesterday 11:49 AM
Anonymous
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I will jack@ss. You enjoy living in that fantasy world of firing everybody. I will stick to reality and continue to milk the system just like so many others are doing. You just have your fantasies, while the rest if us will have our 15 by 15.
You may be wound too tight for this board. Defiantly wound too tight for Merck.
Yesterday 09:46 AM
Anonymous
Re: My version of 15 by 15

Hey we are finally in 15. Did we get to 15 in 15?

Yesterday 09:44 AM
Anonymous
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I will jack@ss. You enjoy living in that fantasy world of firing everybody. I will stick to reality and continue to milk the system just like so many others are doing. You just have your fantasies, while the rest if us will have our 15 by 15.
So angry bro. Relax. Take a Xanax.
Yesterday 08:50 AM
Anonymous
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Thank-you. We will also move you into the low brow, loser, poser, column.

It all helps with the demographics of the wasted space salesforce.

Have a pleasant week-end.
I'm sorry, but he is already in the "Delusional Psycho" column.
Yesterday 07:55 AM
Anonymous
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I will jack@ss. You enjoy living in that fantasy world of firing everybody. I will stick to reality and continue to milk the system just like so many others are doing. You just have your fantasies, while the rest if us will have our 15 by 15.
Deep throat jr sucks
Yesterday 02:20 AM
Anonymous
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Thank-you. We will also move you into the low brow, loser, poser, column.

It all helps with the demographics of the wasted space salesforce.

Have a pleasant week-end.
I will jack@ss. You enjoy living in that fantasy world of firing everybody. I will stick to reality and continue to milk the system just like so many others are doing. You just have your fantasies, while the rest if us will have our 15 by 15.
01-30-2015 04:04 PM
Anonymous
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Sure you do. Keep pretending you matter because you really don't. All of your laughable threats are just wishes from the inept fool with no life that you truly are. Move along scumbag.
Thank-you. We will also move you into the low brow, loser, poser, column.

It all helps with the demographics of the wasted space salesforce.

Have a pleasant week-end.
01-30-2015 10:57 AM
Anonymous
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Thank-you. We have you down in the " lazy with limited skill set, lucky to have made it this far, but no further" column.
You are incorrect, the ass in question has no skills. A graduate of a low functioning teachers college with an art or English degree and GPA of 2!
01-30-2015 10:51 AM
Anonymous
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Thank-you. We have you down in the " lazy with limited skill set, lucky to have made it this far, but no further" column.
Sure you do. Keep pretending you matter because you really don't. All of your laughable threats are just wishes from the inept fool with no life that you truly are. Move along scumbag.
01-30-2015 08:56 AM
Anonymous
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Many of us are not complaining anymore about the constant layoffs, the reduction in compensation and the increase in micromanagement. We see it for what it is and are just sharing the fact that following the 15 by 15 is our response to all of the nonsense that goes on in Merck. You are not going to find too many entry level jobs paying over $100,000.00 that allow you to work from home and work less than 15 hours a week so say what you want, some of us are comfortable with that decision.
Thank-you. We have you down in the " lazy with limited skill set, lucky to have made it this far, but no further" column.
01-30-2015 07:45 AM
Anonymous
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Here we see the dichotomy of the Merck 15er water cooler complainer. They go on ad nauseam about how bad things are at Merck,management bullying, layoffs, " toxic culture" then when they get called out on it they point to the free car, and 401k. Merck is the only place that has those? Just be honest and admit that you are too lazy and lack the skills to make you upwardly mobile. Merck rep is an entry level job, but for many it becomes the destination. Industry surveys have consistently rated the compensation at Merck as median and bonuses as below average. Yet these stay on, wallowing in complaints.
These are the same people who constantly tell us that sales numbers don't matter, so much so that they feel entitled to stop even showing up anymore, the turn right around and brag about their sales numbers and all the awards they have won and what great salespeople they are.
Many of us are not complaining anymore about the constant layoffs, the reduction in compensation and the increase in micromanagement. We see it for what it is and are just sharing the fact that following the 15 by 15 is our response to all of the nonsense that goes on in Merck. You are not going to find too many entry level jobs paying over $100,000.00 that allow you to work from home and work less than 15 hours a week so say what you want, some of us are comfortable with that decision.
01-30-2015 06:55 AM
Anonymous
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Your point is well taken.

The reality is that most posters on this board find their professional life at Merck utterly pointless. Many suggest that they are either just fine with it or simply need somebody else to be held accountable for their situation. However, their perpetual whining indicates that they are not fine, let alone happy nor are they able to do much about it. If they could they would not remain in their pointless professional life and post on these boards their complaints. Even those that come here to brag about how great it is to be screwing this wretched company are not content with their situation. If they actually were they would be off actually living their lives and enjoying themselves.

So, what does that say about me? I have absolutely no regard for Merck but still have friends that are dissatisfied, disgusted and stuck, yet they do not participate on these useless boards. I left because I simply elected to do so. Now, I stop by from time to time to simply get a not so healthy dose of Schadenfreude. This particular board is really great for that. Always has been and always will. Let the insults begin.
I am one of those screwing Merck royally, every chance I get. I am giving them about 10% of the effort I gave them five years ago. I bought a nice local business and I spend most of my time and energy there. It's been the most gratifying thing I've done in many years. I was indeed miserable as a Merck employee when that was all that I was. Now, however, I LOVE my Merck job! It's liberating to absolutely not care one single bit about your sales, what your CTL thinks, what your ass-kissing coworkers think, etc. None of that matters anymore. Just keep sending those free checks, Mother!

By the way, this board is GREAT. So many of us have come to light on this board. It's wonderful to see so many of us sticking it to Mother. This five minutes of my week always makes me smile
01-29-2015 05:13 PM
Anonymous
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Here.here! Well said.
01-29-2015 02:19 PM
Anonymous
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No point really just pointing out hypocrisy. It seems you have only traded one pointless treadmill for another. You claim your job is pointless so why do it? Then you mostly do nothing ( all the bluster about having " other income" aside) it just all seems so pointless. Merck doesn't miss you if you don't show up, customers certainly don't miss you, how about your family? Do they miss you if you stop showing up? You are right. The point is there IS NO point. All you do appears pointless. That's the point.
Your point is well taken.

The reality is that most posters on this board find their professional life at Merck utterly pointless. Many suggest that they are either just fine with it or simply need somebody else to be held accountable for their situation. However, their perpetual whining indicates that they are not fine, let alone happy nor are they able to do much about it. If they could they would not remain in their pointless professional life and post on these boards their complaints. Even those that come here to brag about how great it is to be screwing this wretched company are not content with their situation. If they actually were they would be off actually living their lives and enjoying themselves.

So, what does that say about me? I have absolutely no regard for Merck but still have friends that are dissatisfied, disgusted and stuck, yet they do not participate on these useless boards. I left because I simply elected to do so. Now, I stop by from time to time to simply get a not so healthy dose of Schadenfreude. This particular board is really great for that. Always has been and always will. Let the insults begin.
01-29-2015 11:25 AM
Anonymous
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No point really just pointing out hypocrisy. It seems you have only traded one pointless treadmill for another. You claim your job is pointless so why do it? Then you mostly do nothing ( all the bluster about having " other income" aside) it just all seems so pointless. Merck doesn't miss you if you don't show up, customers certainly don't miss you, how about your family? Do they miss you if you stop showing up? You are right. The point is there IS NO point. All you do appears pointless. That's the point.
01-29-2015 10:05 AM
Anonymous
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Here we see the dichotomy of the Merck 15er water cooler complainer. They go on ad nauseam about how bad things are at Merck,management bullying, layoffs, " toxic culture" then when they get called out on it they point to the free car, and 401k. Merck is the only place that has those? Just be honest and admit that you are too lazy and lack the skills to make you upwardly mobile. Merck rep is an entry level job, but for many it becomes the destination. Industry surveys have consistently rated the compensation at Merck as median and bonuses as below average. Yet these stay on, wallowing in complaints.
These are the same people who constantly tell us that sales numbers don't matter, so much so that they feel entitled to stop even showing up anymore, the turn right around and brag about their sales numbers and all the awards they have won and what great salespeople they are.
And, your point?
01-29-2015 09:12 AM
Anonymous
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Stuck with a free car, great health benefits, work from home, 401k match, a pension and other various perks and all the while making my own hours with the exception of one CTL field visit a month. Not bad for being stuck as you say.
Here we see the dichotomy of the Merck 15er water cooler complainer. They go on ad nauseam about how bad things are at Merck,management bullying, layoffs, " toxic culture" then when they get called out on it they point to the free car, and 401k. Merck is the only place that has those? Just be honest and admit that you are too lazy and lack the skills to make you upwardly mobile. Merck rep is an entry level job, but for many it becomes the destination. Industry surveys have consistently rated the compensation at Merck as median and bonuses as below average. Yet these stay on, wallowing in complaints.
These are the same people who constantly tell us that sales numbers don't matter, so much so that they feel entitled to stop even showing up anymore, the turn right around and brag about their sales numbers and all the awards they have won and what great salespeople they are.
01-29-2015 07:44 AM
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You forgot to mention the entire other income from the job I work on Merck's time. I'm now at the point where whenever I do anything for Merck, I think of IT as the side job! I just hope it lasts a little while longer--I'm killing it here! I think Merck will cut another big chunk of us at year's end, though. The sleep drug will be a sleeper, Januvia is sliding (and sliding towards generic status) and everything else of value is almost gone for good. If you're the last one, remember to turn out the lights as you leave.

FU Merck.
You are absolutely right. I did forget to mention my other job because I was so busy trying to point out what I was so called stuck with at Merck. I don't consider my other income stream a job, I consider that my passion and golden bonus.

Great analysis on the state of Merck. I know my time may be limited at Merck moving forward but I am taking as much as I can on the way out. Best of luck to you. At least you are not blind or naive as some of these ignorant haters on this thread. You definitely get it.

FU Merck
01-29-2015 07:11 AM
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Stuck with a free car, great health benefits, work from home, 401k match, a pension and other various perks and all the while making my own hours with the exception of one CTL field visit a month. Not bad for being stuck as you say.
You forgot to mention the entire other income from the job I work on Merck's time. I'm now at the point where whenever I do anything for Merck, I think of IT as the side job! I just hope it lasts a little while longer--I'm killing it here! I think Merck will cut another big chunk of us at year's end, though. The sleep drug will be a sleeper, Januvia is sliding (and sliding towards generic status) and everything else of value is almost gone for good. If you're the last one, remember to turn out the lights as you leave.

FU Merck.
01-28-2015 11:12 PM
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Well that's a sort of plan, I guess. You should ask yourself why no better opportunity has not arisen. Either you're too lazy to look or " milking" is all you are qualified for. Either way you're stuck. Good luck.
Stuck with a free car, great health benefits, work from home, 401k match, a pension and other various perks and all the while making my own hours with the exception of one CTL field visit a month. Not bad for being stuck as you say.
01-28-2015 10:52 PM
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My option is to stay and milk Merck for all I can until a better opportunity arises. Buying a lotto ticket makes less sense but you making that suggestion doesn't surprise me. You are not that bright with too much time on your hands and few social outlets.
Well that's a sort of plan, I guess. You should ask yourself why no better opportunity has not arisen. Either you're too lazy to look or " milking" is all you are qualified for. Either way you're stuck. Good luck.
01-28-2015 08:38 PM
Anonymous
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" I love messing with morons..."

Now who is " insecure", " jealous" and has fantasies?
Besides what difference does it make if I'M retired or not? Even if your guess is correct ( which it's not, I'm just retired) I would be much closer to it than you.
The fact remains that YOU are not, since you're on here I assume you are following the "15" lifestyle. Not exactly a stellar career life plan, but hey life is about choices. Good luck with yours. You'd have a better chance with a lotto ticket than the current situation you find yourself in but maybe you've already exceeded your skill set and run out of options.
My option is to stay and milk Merck for all I can until a better opportunity arises. Buying a lotto ticket makes less sense but you making that suggestion doesn't surprise me. You are not that bright with too much time on your hands and few social outlets.
01-28-2015 08:27 PM
Anonymous
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This post has gone on and on.

What was 15 by 15 really? I remember the now departed M.T. used to say it quite a bit.

Did the company do it? It is after all 2015.
15 dumbasses remain after 2015.
01-28-2015 08:22 PM
Anonymous
Re: My version of 15 by 15

This post has gone on and on.

What was 15 by 15 really? I remember the now departed M.T. used to say it quite a bit.

Did the company do it? It is after all 2015.
01-27-2015 02:14 PM
Anonymous
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15's deserve to be at the top of the page-Always.
agree - 15s rule
01-27-2015 09:38 AM
Anonymous
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15's deserve to be at the top of the page-Always.
01-24-2015 09:25 AM
Anonymous
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Right. Sure you are. The only thing true about you is that you are insecure, you want to feel important and you hate that people call you out on your nonsense. I love messing with morons who feel the need to brag on an anonymous chat board to feel better about themselves. That's all there is to it. I am not jealous of a fantasy lifestyle made up from some needy dork.
" I love messing with morons..."

Now who is " insecure", " jealous" and has fantasies?
Besides what difference does it make if I'M retired or not? Even if your guess is correct ( which it's not, I'm just retired) I would be much closer to it than you.
The fact remains that YOU are not, since you're on here I assume you are following the "15" lifestyle. Not exactly a stellar career life plan, but hey life is about choices. Good luck with yours. You'd have a better chance with a lotto ticket than the current situation you find yourself in but maybe you've already exceeded your skill set and run out of options.
01-24-2015 08:38 AM
Anonymous
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For someone who could " care less" about what someone says on an anonymous message board you sure are quick to answer every post. I am retired. At 57. Let me guess. You are the opposite. You're unemployed. Oh well, Darwin proves true. Everyday.
Right. Sure you are. The only thing true about you is that you are insecure, you want to feel important and you hate that people call you out on your nonsense. I love messing with morons who feel the need to brag on an anonymous chat board to feel better about themselves. That's all there is to it. I am not jealous of a fantasy lifestyle made up from some needy dork.
01-24-2015 07:56 AM
Anonymous
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For someone who could " care less" about what someone says on an anonymous message board you sure are quick to answer every post. I am retired. At 57. Let me guess. You are the opposite. You're unemployed. Oh well, Darwin proves true. Everyday.
Merck's demise is Darwinian. You reap what you sow.
01-23-2015 11:05 PM
Anonymous
Re: My version of 15 by 15

For someone who could " care less" about what someone says on an anonymous message board you sure are quick to answer every post. I am retired. At 57. Let me guess. You are the opposite. You're unemployed. Oh well, Darwin proves true. Everyday.
01-23-2015 10:28 PM
Anonymous
Re: My version of 15 by 15

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Jealous much?
Not against a made up retirement story on cafepharma.
01-23-2015 09:22 PM
Anonymous
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I could care less what some alleged retired douche bag posts about his make believe life on an anonymous chat board. Use that alleged retirement money and get some counseling or some real friends to occupy your life.
Jealous much?
01-23-2015 08:02 PM
Anonymous
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I have the time to waste. I'm retired. You don't. You're not.
My retirement is set yours is not. Or did you think you could play this game for another 10,15,20 years? You know, pretending to work, but not really, schlepping lunches, driving around looking at medical offices you can't go in, looking at your computer screen at an ever shrinking customer base that you have no access with, dodging, or hoping to dodge another round of layoffs every year? Can you imagine doing that for another 20-25 years? I can't. The rules have changed. Sorry, thats the harsh reality. I'll bet you are leveraged to the eyeballs. Big house, big SUV, to carry your 2.5 kids, wife who wants to take a nice expensive vacation every year, maybe a boat. How will you make your monthly nut every month for the next, oh, so many years. Oh well, enjoy that next " I wish I had that week of my life back" sales meeting. Next time you're in one of those rooms, listening to another marketing manager drone on about nothing and your meeting room is overlooking a golf resort at a course that Merck doesn't allow you the time to play, that guy lining up a putt on a green in the middle of the day, will be me. Or you could play the lotto, who knows?
I could care less what some alleged retired douche bag posts about his make believe life on an anonymous chat board. Use that alleged retirement money and get some counseling or some real friends to occupy your life.
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