To leave or not to leave-informal poll

Discussion in 'i3 Research' started by Anonymous, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM.

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I will leave this choatic mess within 30 days-can't wait to put in my notice. Taking a pay cut, but don't care. I just want out and want to have my life back at this point. What about everyone else?
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I want to leave and have started looking. All I see going on is they're loading the work on the people who stayed leaving no work life balance and they even took away our PTO. It's disgusting. Everyone I know is miserable.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Everyone I know is looking for another job. I certainly am. The coworkers that I talk with are all miserable, and many of us are having trouble dragging ourselves into the office every morning...
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    What does everyone think of the email yesterday about "Bonuses and merit increases"? Will there be merit increases at all? Will there be bonuses only for the top executives, or is this a way to avoid being obligated to send bonuses to those who were employed during all of 2011, but have since been laid off?
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    They wouldn't give bonuses to laid off employees. No company does that. They're not obligated to give them to any of us.

    I didn't like the wording of that email because it sounds like they may not even give a basic cost of living increase either.
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I assume we are not getting a cent...

    And their "laser focus on retention" includes laying off two people from the Princeton office this past Friday and one on Monday... Tuesday isn't over yet, so I wonder if we are going to have another week of daily layoffs?
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I'm going to have to start looking. I'm getting totally piled on and with them taking away weeks of vacation time from me they're not getting any extra from me. I can't tell my boss that really so I'll just quit and he can do the work himself.
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Yeah-love the "lazer focus" on retention. What have they done? NOTHING. I'm not picking up the slack when everybody leaves.....
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Trust me. There are better jobs out there.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I'm done. I have too many projects and zero support from management. I'm being expected to spend every waking moment working to make up for BD and management caving to unrealistic sponsor deadlines. on top of that I lost two weeks of leave under the new policy. This is a load of shit. If any pharma companies are reading this, we get your work done at our expense and there's a reason project teams keep changing.
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Upper management must be sweating... they are doubling the referral bonus for those who refer CRAs and biostatisticians who get hired (as if any of us would recommend that our friends work there)... and today they announced that effective immediately, we are all getting an additional two floating holidays added to our paid time off.

    Of course, they haven't yet told H.R. whether or not that time off should be recorded as holiday or PTO...

    They are obviously having trouble retaining current employees and attracting new employees... Which is not surprising, considering how they have treated us.

    I'm job-hunting, too!
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Sr mgmt is a disaster, no leadership at all. Offices are empty and it's depressing to even show up! Disgusted with leadership team, looking now and can't wait to tell mgmt fuck you!
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    It's like a morgue in that place. Anyone and everyone who can.....Get out before they close the doors on the crypt.

    And let Meister enjoy his cemetery. I wonder how he sleeps at night. Although he probably doesn't give one flying crap about all the lives he has ruined. His financial situation is improving. He's no idiot and he knows exactly what he is doing, even though we can't clearly pinpoint what that plan is yet. But he has been doing this for too long, without failure as far as has been widely publicized anyway, to think he and his "team" have made any mistakes in their interesting, yet oddly comical, decisions.
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I just read a book called 'The Psychopath Test' by Jon Ronson, in which he (quoting a number of experts) posits that many successful business leaders are actually psychopaths.

    There's a list of characteristics (called the Hare PCL-R Checklist) used by professionals to assess individuals and rate their psychopathology, including:
    - Grandiose sense of self-worth
    - Lack of remorse or guilt
    - Callous/lack of empathy
    - Lack of realistic long-term goals

    Though I don't know Meister personally, I'd certainly be willing to believe that he "doesn't give one flying crap about all the lives he has ruined!" And the idea that by combining Pharmanet, i3, and inVentiv Clinical Services they will create a world-class CRO is patently unrealistic, given how badly they have botched the integration...
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    We've now reached the inevitable "dog eat dog" stage, when companies merge, integration fails, senior management has no knowledge or concern about day to day operations, and staff is undervalued, overworked, and continuously set up to fail. Communication within and between departments is nearly nonexistent. It's amazing anything gets done.