Gary Weeden

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.


Gary Weeden

Hoping I Retain My Job at Week’s End

I was recently asked to take a couple of employee surveys at work which left me distinctively uncomfortable with the idea. I don’t mind giving the company feedback but knowing that they are potentially analyzing each and every survey for answers that they may not actually like is something that sits wrong with me Oh, sure, they said that were not going to be doing that but how can you even trust a company that is actively working toward making a profit. The employees only matter as much as they are able to contribute toward profit making rather than personal, social qualities.

Yet, this is what all the surveys were about. They wanted to know how we felt. They wanted to know whether or not we were happy working for a company like theirs. Sure, I don’t mind working for them but it seems odd that they are beginning to ask questions like these when they are also actively considering shutting down two different departments. Could they be trying to feel out which departments are going to be the easiest to lose and if so, why would they survey the questions now when they clearly know that employees are going to be aware of it.

Who knows why they are doing what they are doing. Who knows if they are looking for some kind of hidden answers in the data that they are collecting. In these days you can never know for sure what sort of data is being collected when it’s gathered on such a wide scale. They might be looking for a pattern of answers which will help them identify exactly what needs to be changed in the corporate infrastructure of the company. I can only hope that I still have my job at the end of the week!

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