Worked on the IMS program that was based out of Hagerstown. Deployed OCONUS. Was OK at first, but then you realized that all the operators with experience and time in the company were disgruntled. Most left due to pay cuts. Management, PMs and those at Hagerstown, were all buddies and didn't care much about the guys down range. Was "promoted" to be a trainer, then later an Ops Lead. Was doing the job of, but after many requests and even having my OCONUS Site Lead (the temp), cuz the actual Site Lead was one of the "Boys" and didn't do anything for the guys at his site, put in a good word for me and request promotion, Hagerstown wouldn't do it. Was flying more than required and working long hours. Two bags a day for months at a time. Had enough and quit. Upper management his horrible. I've heard this about other programs too. Theses guys just hire their buddies to fill those roles and they all are the same. Worried about themselves advancing and not others who actually make them their money and keep the company afloat. These people shouldn't be in the National Defense business nor working on any government contract. Maybe that's what the government wants...a company who's leaders are only there for their own interest and not the company as a whole.
The mission, fellow co-workers with same mind set
All management, pay, employee retention, knit picking OT hours, more work not enough pay