Steady work, steady loss of enjoyment of life
VMS Data Spec, Sr Db Spec, Data An. (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 5, 2013
I started there to pay the bills and stayed years longer than I should have. The characteristic of teams and positions became more and more bottom-line focused. Turnaround time on work requests was cut to what is needed to get data out as soon as physically possible, even compromising quality. Employees are numbers and a job code. Weekend system monitoring took time away from my young family. Pay increases were 1% at best. Money seemed to go to upper managers and execs hired from outside; rank and file were given excuses and no adjustment even for the increase in cost of living. I was relieved to have made it out of there, as were so many others I've talked to since they left. It wasn't a sense of moving to another job when you left, it was a sense of having left before it killed you. The environment is just unhealthy to mind, body and spirit and there were building conditions that risked personal health, forcing large areas to be cordoned off. Just very unpleasant.
i learned job skills, you got a paycheck.