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The End of PPS

Discussion in 'Pacific Pulmonary Services' started by anonymous, May 3, 2017 at 2:34 PM.

  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    As the losses continue to pile up I have to ask is this the end for all PPS employees? To date we have lost all Teijin affiliates, most in leadership, trainers, benefits and now Quadrant is closing entire centers with no reassurance or takeover plan being communicated to those of us who remain.
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Most likely Quadrant will keep a skeleton crew to tend to matters until they sell off the patient database. It's bad enough for all who have been/will be laid off, but the patients are going to suffer as well.
     
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Has anyone heard anymore news this week? Quadrant has been very quiet.
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I heard that this week access to several apps was done away with for some people.
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I would bet my ridiculous paycheck (not at PPS) that this new company bought PPS for pennies on the dollar, and they are just cleaning it all up making it look pretty for a larger DME company. Why would an Apria want to buy the people, vans, and other assets. They just want the patients.
     
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Unfortunate. I was part of the corporate team that got gutted late April. Just found this page.
     
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    San diego and Hanford have been effected
     
  9. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Well, this is what you get when the sales team runs the company. There were very good intentions 5-6 years ago to change the operational model and become more efficient and be a "player" in the market for years to come. Imagine if that change actually occurred? PPS wouldn't be in the situation it is now. After years of in-fighting, losing millions upon millions of dollars every year, and resistance to change, these types of changes were drastically needed. I'm actually shocked that Teijin kept it for so long. Their acquisition of AHS and PPS were both total failures. Putting wrong people in charge, not seeing the changes in the market to compete, and their unwillingness to take more of a leadership role in the day to day operations. Sad, as this company was once a cutting edge business that were leaders in the industry. Best of luck to all of you no unemployed and looking for new careers.
     
  10. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Many Northern California offices have become satellite centers. CSRs all laid off. Massive sales layoff: Only 20-30 PCCs left nationwide.
     
  11. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I wonder how long the remaining PCC's will put up with all the added pressures of having to pick up the work load of the pcc's that were fired? No one there is safe from what it sounds like.
     
  12. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Lexington has been closed with no notice
     
  13. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I had a interview with a VP named Russell in 2011 about the needed change. The sales commissions being paid to reps were way, way out of line for the reimbursement returning. I also spoke to him about the Lexington situation and mentioned it seemed like a nice idea but possibly costing more than it should. I discussed several ways that PPS could trim costs and prepare the business for the future cuts that were coming and still maintain a productive and motivated sales & management staff. I told him I could accomplish this while securing the business for the future. He seemed very intrigued and I received a call from a outside head hunter asking me to take a Chally test. I informed this woman that I had already taken the test. She called back and said that yes she found the test but the test indicated that I may not be able to be coached. I replied " you are interviewing me for a head coach type position. Would you hire Vince Lombardi and then hand him your playbook? " Lol I never heard from them again. I hope they robbed enough money before they all got out.
     
  14. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Ha! Russ P? What I remember is he had potential personal financial reasons to implement that Chally (he sat on the board or something). The test produced ZERO correlation between Chally success and eventual "on the job" success. It was a complete scam, not to mention a major headache.
     
  15. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Venture Capitalist are loyal only to Mr. Greenback. The ol mighty dollar. They could care less about the employees. Loyal, hard working people are now paying the price for what the high salary execs did just to ensure more money in their bank accounts. Teijin jumps ship on us and here come those pirates aka Quadrant. They are throwing us overboard without any notice or insurance. Imagine that. This is a healthcare job? what a joke. Now, let's just add to this insult with 2 weeks severance pay. So, if you worked 5 years or 5 months, 2 weeks is all you get. Let this be a heads up for the future lay off group. They tax it like a bonus check FYI
    Keep your heads up. We are worthy. We are more than just numbers in a financial report. We all worked hard and made a big difference in the lives of our patients. We leave knowing this as fact. So, step into your red bottom shoes miss thang. Put on your Prada sunglasses for your victory lap. It will definitely be a short one. Karma will meet you at the finish line
     
  16. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    All day today, the PPS website has been offline.
     
  17. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I would guess that IT employees were laid off and outside resources will be contacted when and if there is a need to have the public access to the web site. This is what happens when companies get used to having investors pay their bills (Tejin) and don't have a clue about financial viability. The new owners are being responsible and understand that the business is not profitable. Wonder if they just sell the assets at this stage which would be the patients and the equipment in the homes and in the warehouse. This might just be the most catastrophic failure the industry has ever seen.
     
  18. anonymous

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  19. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    This is a toxic company. The people at the top determine what kind of "personality" a company eventually has. I think I may be stating the obvious here, but a company with executives who really do care about their employees and customers, who treat people decently and with respect, are going to have a good solid, decent company. Their employees will treat each other professionally and with respect, and even those who are not inclined to treat others well will do so if they know that any other behavior will not be tolerated. If you have a company run by executives who are only worried about themselves and their profits, to the exclusion of everything else, who tolerate an atmosphere of meaness and pettiness and bullying, you get PPS. The people at the top have a real disregard and disrespect for all of the "little people" far down the corporate food chain. I think that this is will ultimately ruin a company since those are the very people who are doing the real work of the company. These are the people who sell the product, deliver the product, have the one on one interactions with the customers, who do the hands on billing which brings in the money, etc... Yet these are the very people who are basically despised by supervisors on up. They are seemingly beneath the contempt of executives at the top and that attitude trickles down. Worse, it is not only tolerated, but encouraged! This is what ultimately brought down PPS, and it brought it down all right, talk about a fire sale! This is the end result of the low morale of the average worker out "in the trenches" so to speak. They are micromanaged, bullied, and like I said, basically beneath the comtempt of anyone in a management position.

    Thanks for letting me vent. I recognize all too well the real bitterness and frustration expressed on these message boards. The occasional executive may come on and make noises about the people posting here being a few disgruntled employees, but you don't get this level of bitterness and anger for no reason. PPS is a toxic, dying company and good riddance.
     
  20. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I work in the OKC office and we have been given 3 different dates of when our last day is and now we are being told its indefinite because Cory (some big wig) does not want us to know and he wants us to be surprised and to keep working until he comes in to tell us we are being let go. 1 we quit working a long time ago thanks to QUADRANT making it impossible to do our jobs. Everything goes thru a call center. 2 dr's office are mad cus their patients are suffering due to the way QUADRANT wants to run their business. Lucky for me our boss has been giving us a heads up and telling us to take care of ourselves and find something else. I am ashamed to say I work for this company.