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21872 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Dec 2005 at 11:21 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2005-12-11 9:31:04 PM  
WhiteHouse.gov suspiciously missing from the list...
 
2005-12-11 11:25:26 PM  
best company for working parent (me):

1. My company

Being an employee sucks. Being a consultant kicks ass.
 
2005-12-11 11:26:12 PM  
So basically... top ten places I should stay away from in order to ensure that I don't get dumped with an extra shift/extra hours because someone has "to pick up my kids from school/soccor/ballet/etc."

Or Top Ten places to stay way from if you're single and don't want to be coerced into working on christmas/new year/other holidays because people with kids feel they're entitled to have days off to do stuff with them, as if the single working man/woman doesn't also have things they'd rather be doing.
 
2005-12-11 11:26:33 PM  
Heh. Now I bet Focus on the Family will advise against eating General Mills cereals for their "supporting alternate family structures" and supporting working mothers. Just like they did with Wells Fargo because of their high human rights ranking.

\Froot Loops rule
\\Go Wells Fargo
 
2005-12-11 11:27:09 PM  
Talon: exactly
 
2005-12-11 11:27:35 PM  
All these companies are doing is discriminating against their single non-breeding employees who invariably pick up the slack without arguement and without proper compensation.
 
2005-12-11 11:27:35 PM  
TalonYoseiijo

Gee care to be more of a cynical jack ass?
 
2005-12-11 11:27:54 PM  
Talon wins.
 
2005-12-11 11:29:13 PM  
This thread is useless without MILFs.

I nominate TFA for most inane Fark link of 2005.
 
2005-12-11 11:30:01 PM  
I'm with Talon

Plus, CPAs who do private tax consulting have the ultimate dream job... *sigh*... I need to take the exam
 
2005-12-11 11:30:37 PM  
I'll bet none of these companies allow their employees to smoke.
 
2005-12-11 11:30:49 PM  
I can't believe PWC made that list. I know at least 12 gradute accountants who have been absolutely rolled by those guys, refusing to pay out overtime or holiday pay on dismissal and NO flexibilty on work hours or telecommuting for family reasons are just some of the complaints. And they're not just from bitter ex employees either, current staff say the same.

/rant completed
//back to sleep now
///gotta love slashies
 
2005-12-11 11:30:51 PM  
Picking up their slack is better/easier than dealing with their little darlings when they bring them in to the office on workdays...
 
2005-12-11 11:31:12 PM  
Eli Lilly is good unless they've laid your ass off or moved your job to India. If you're in IT, it sucks, they're cutting and cutting with no rationale. Morale there is horrible, most stock options are worthless, etc.
 
2005-12-11 11:32:42 PM  
cargrrl83

I'll stop being cynical if you pay me!

Have you, ever in your non-cynical life, ever seen a list "Best 10 Companies for Single People"?
 
2005-12-11 11:33:06 PM  
Or Top Ten places to stay way from if you're single and don't want to be coerced into working on christmas/new year/other holidays because people with kids feel they're entitled to have days off to do stuff with them

I call shenanigans, I've never had this happen to me nor have I heard of it. Where are these persecuted singles working that get dumped on?
 
2005-12-11 11:33:12 PM  
I use to work for the #1, Bristol Myers Squibb. It really was great, you got formual, over the couter meds, Keri lotions, everything BMS Makes at cost. It was great for the mom who worked there who could get a months worth of formula for 30$ CDN.
I got TONS of Keri body wash, lotions, sunscreen for very cheap.
And over all it's the best place i've ever worked. It Really does deserve the number one spot.
 
2005-12-11 11:33:40 PM  
chickyraptor: Picking up their slack is better/easier than dealing with their little darlings when they bring them in to the office on workdays.

Having my own office, with my own locking door, is great for those occasions.
 
2005-12-11 11:34:24 PM  
11. Any adoption agency. If your kid is getting on your nerves, trade him in.


And why is Fark missing from the list ? I guess Storm is changing his own diapers, cause poppa's picking links and spilling beer on servers.

 
2005-12-11 11:35:28 PM  
You speak the truth Talon, funny how I was the only unmarried/childless person in my department at my former job and I somehow was working every holiday and getting time off was like pulling teeth.
 
2005-12-11 11:36:46 PM  
What I hate is the soccer mom/dad who brings little darling to the office, cube to cube, and lets the kid solicit for the fundraiser there... WHILE STANDING RIGHT BEHIND THEM.

No, I don't particularly need overpriced crap so you can go to camp Touchabyacounselor.
 
2005-12-11 11:37:19 PM  
If my company (Fortune 500) ever has a "Chief Diversity Officer" and "VP of culture and diversity" I'll know it has officially hit the crapper and that it's time to quit.
 
2005-12-11 11:37:42 PM  
lelio

Well, I'll tell you it's not happening to me anymore. I wear a wedding ring to work and I tell people I have "family obligations" when I'm asked.
 
2005-12-11 11:38:39 PM  
I work at a place with a ton of married and single moms, and apparently they deserve weekends and holidays off more than I do since... you know... I use protection?
 
2005-12-11 11:39:34 PM  
Iron Felix: A company I used to work for posted highly sought-after jobs for "diverse candidates only".
 
2005-12-11 11:41:07 PM  
I also say PWC on the list is boooollllshiat. I have 2 frat brothers who worked there. its BS.

Its probably like the fortune magazine list of top 100 companies to work for....they all nominate themselves. and for 2004, only 216 applied.

I can tell you that whole foods market sucks ass to work for they are money hungry bastoids
 
2005-12-11 11:43:41 PM  
acher11 This thread is useless without MILFs.


[image from workingmother.com too old to be available]
 
2005-12-11 11:43:58 PM  
The sources from these lists are incredibly biased, aren't they?

I mean, they're asking upper management, in some cases HR and PR, of their own companies. What do you think they'd say?
 
2005-12-11 11:45:09 PM  
Duh, it's WorkingMother.com... fair and balanced
 
2005-12-11 11:50:22 PM  
Apparently Working Mother couldn't find working mothers capable of handling their finances or runing their website.
 
2005-12-11 11:51:51 PM  
^n
 
2005-12-11 11:51:59 PM  
Ding ding ding d'art

All of the "employees" that are qouted in this article are presidents, VP's and head of operations. Any bets on if they will call their company the best in the world?
 
2005-12-11 11:52:16 PM  
America is better off sticking to outsourcing baby-making to immigrant women like we've been doing lately. Those born here take more money to produce lower quantities of an inferior product. I see Philipinas work 3 jobs to put 4 healthy kids through through school (in which they get straight A's). Local-born soccer moms work one job to produce a sickly brat or two who do nothing of note but vandalism until they reach the teen pregnancy age. Let's all do what we do best, please.
 
2005-12-11 11:52:52 PM  
God
If you are one of those people who gets screwed over so the office slut that got knocked up with some guy she is leeching money off of and you have to do her work, then this is the man to listen to.
 
2005-12-11 11:52:57 PM  
d'art: The sources from these lists are incredibly biased, aren't they?

I mean, they're asking upper management, in some cases HR and PR, of their own companies. What do you think they'd say?


That's what I'm thinking. Ask the accounting clerks, office assitants, janitorial staff, executive secretaries, customer service reps and the outside sales force.

But of course, peons don't count.

Newsflash - if you are an executive, pretty much ANY company is a good place to work.

I work in the $10-$15 per hour range. I've never had "flextime" or been allowed to go "parttime" b/c of family reasons. No, I got diabetes and I got my ass fired. Medical leave, my left ass cheek.
 
2005-12-11 11:53:49 PM  
Damn fark filter, Click Here
 
2005-12-11 11:54:27 PM  
"Family" is starting to become the red flag word for things that will be bad. Family-friendly workplaces will screw the childless. Family values frequently means head-up-their-@ss social conservative. Family programming translates to "the television show you're about to watch is going to suck."

"Family Guy" would be an exception.
 
2005-12-11 11:54:59 PM  
Many companies provide time off for couples that are about to become parents. While I can understand, its not fair to us single folks that aren't going to have kids. Hell, even couples usually can get a few days off for their annaverseries (sp?).

But us single folks? Nope. No special time off for us. Very few excuses we can use. "I need Monday off so I can camp outside of Walmart to get a Playstation 3" is sure as hell not going to be granted by a lot of companies. "I need Monday off because my baby might possibly have a cold." is just fine, though.
 
2005-12-11 11:58:16 PM  
>>>Emily Duncan, VP of culture and diversity<<<


WTF?

Talon and d'art have said it best.
 
2005-12-12 12:00:06 AM  
C. Montgomery Burns:

I'll keep it short and sweet. Family, religion, friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business. When opportunity knocks, you don't want to be driving to a maternity hospital or sitting in some phony-baloney church. Or synagogue.
Source: http://www.snpp.com/episodes/4F17
 
2005-12-12 12:00:50 AM  
Ads by Gooooogle
How to Fire Employees.

Thanks Google, get pregnent, get lost.
 
2005-12-12 12:01:12 AM  
TalonYoseiijo nailed it. Don't forget the women who feel that they are entitled to the potentially mutually exclusive alternatives of children and career, and if they themselves cannot manage it, then by god the companies they work for or the state will provide the funding, flexibility and support required.
 
2005-12-12 12:01:28 AM  
If I donate to a sperm bank, can I have time off every other week to go visit my 'children'?
 
2005-12-12 12:02:54 AM  
Talon, mrmagnet, Hrist, et al: But us single folks? Nope. No special time off for us.

Quit your whining. You know what you need to do, just suck it up and have a couple of kids like the rest of us.

Single, childless slackers.
 
2005-12-12 12:03:28 AM  
I will say that it is rather annoying when you hire somebody, they get preggers shortly after starting, take 2 months maternity, then quit immediatly after.
 
2005-12-12 12:03:54 AM  
mrmagnet

Well, I'll tell you it's not happening to me anymore. I wear a wedding ring to work and I tell people I have "family obligations" when I'm asked.


Time to get the old photoshoppers out there to shop you up a significant other and you, dating pics, hony moon pics, wedding pics etc to spruce up your cube to further your 'alibi'.

Have to share a cube and god this guy has some ugly kids.
 
2005-12-12 12:09:20 AM  
In other news, top 10 worst places to work:

Any place that you are not the VP or CEO of.

Notice that all the comments were made by PC arse-kissers like the VP of DIVERSITY. What the FARK does a diversity VP do anyhow?

/married to an African American woman
//am Irish
///was fired from Cox Communications for not being black enough.
////happened 8 years ago...still bitter
 
2005-12-12 12:12:48 AM  
E.S.Q.

You have no idea how much time "single childless slackers" spend as secondary parents to trophy children and their thoughtless progenetors.
 
2005-12-12 12:15:24 AM  
What mrmagnet said:

You have no idea how much time "single childless slackers" spend as secondary parents to trophy children and their thoughtless progenetors.

What ESQ heard:

Us "single childless slackers" aren't single by choice, you know!

Natural selection is a biatch, ain't it?
 
2005-12-12 12:18:32 AM  
Hey, everybody, lookitme! I learned how to use my penis but not a condom! I will outbreed you all!!!!!111!
 
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