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Old 10-11-2005, 04:17 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Default How is working for Google different from working for Safeway?


This just occurred to me. Many years ago, my local "small store"
Safeway had a terrific meat department manager. He had his finger on
the pulse of his customers and provided them with what they wanted and
sales soared. As a reward, Safeway changed the criteria they had
given him to earn his *yearly* bonus (a measly amount for the
work).... and they transfered him out of the store, just to make sure
he didn't rise to the new level.

OTOH: my daughter told me last night that she'd not only gotten the
promotion she wanted (still below the "official" management level at
Google) AND she'd made 198% of her *quarterly* bonus.

Which company rewards their workers for busting their butts on the
job?

It amazes me that companies like Safeway can sustain business
practices like that and it confirms why many people hate their
employers/jobs.

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sf wrote:
This just occurred to me. Many years ago, my local "small store"
Safeway had a terrific meat department manager. He had his finger on
the pulse of his customers and provided them with what they wanted and
sales soared. As a reward, Safeway changed the criteria they had
given him to earn his *yearly* bonus (a measly amount for the
work).... and they transfered him out of the store, just to make sure
he didn't rise to the new level.


"My" Safeway had this older guy in the seafood department. He would
point the specials out to me and never steered me wrong. He took time
with customers.

Then they remodeled the store and the outcome was bad. The seafood guy
was no longer there. More crazy aisles to navigate around but less
choice of product. Some old favorite items no longer available.
Longer waits in line. No more mailbox outside the store, no clock
showing inside the store. Little things add up to a customer like me.

And, as I walked into the store I could smell the stink of fish from
the seafood dept. which is in the very back. I still go there but only
buy frozen fish now, if at all.

OTOH: my daughter told me last night that she'd not only gotten the
promotion she wanted (still below the "official" management level at
Google) AND she'd made 198% of her *quarterly* bonus.

Which company rewards their workers for busting their butts on the
job?


Not many that I know. At my last job in healthcare I had worked there
for only three years but was the senior department head, after dealing
with about 5 changes of administrators and management companies and
about 3 changes in ownership. With each change, benefits were
lessened. My last raise was a joke. So, I'm not in healthcare
anymore.

It amazes me that companies like Safeway can sustain business
practices like that and it confirms why many people hate their
employers/jobs


The Safeway union was pushing for a strike some months ago and finally
backed down. I talked to some of the checkers and they weren't happy.
One checker worked in dairy was proud of her dept. but hated to be
pulled from it to check out customers and neglect her dept.
Often when I shop there stock is not replenished as quickly as it
should be.

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Default How is working for Google different from working for Safeway?

On Wed, 09 Nov 2005 20:17:38 -0800, sf
connected the dots and wrote:

~
~This just occurred to me. Many years ago, my local "small store"
~Safeway had a terrific meat department manager. He had his finger on
~the pulse of his customers and provided them with what they wanted
and
~sales soared. As a reward, Safeway changed the criteria they had
~given him to earn his *yearly* bonus (a measly amount for the
~work).... and they transfered him out of the store, just to make sure
~he didn't rise to the new level.
~

Stores like Safeway see that as the challenge: take a good employee
and move them to a place where there is more to challenge them.

If he doesn't have the skills for a company like google where there is
plenty of competition for each job, he needs to look for an employer
with a better attitude for rewarding emloyees.

maxine in ri, trying to chat and usenet at the same time
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Old 12-11-2005, 04:27 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Default How is working for Google different from working for Safeway?

On Fri, 11 Nov 2005 19:04:58 -0500, maxine in ri wrote:

Stores like Safeway see that as the challenge: take a good employee
and move them to a place where there is more to challenge them.

If he doesn't have the skills for a company like google where there is
plenty of competition for each job, he needs to look for an employer
with a better attitude for rewarding emloyees.

maxine in ri, trying to chat and usenet at the same time


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