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2012-06-25 03:31:51 PM  
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downstairs: Diogenes: AT&T paid for my MS and never made me sign a retention agreement.


Retention agreements are largely unenforcable. Waste of legal resources.

I wouldn't know. But I did have a friend who broke his and nothing ever happened.

Paid for my Masters and over 6 months of pricey Oracle education. Then my manager told our Director he didn't think we had the Oracle skills to pull off a conversion project. So I started shopping for a new job and *presto* Oracle hires me as a technical consultant.

I took great joy in burning that bridge with AT&T. "Inadequate Oracle skills, eh? Oracle begs to differ."
2012-06-26 07:59:12 AM  
1 vote:
"Readers, what does your company do to keep employees around?"

Heh, how about "Beat us down until we think that we already work for the only company with enough compassion to allow us to continue to work for them"?

Seems to work for my employer.
2012-06-25 05:22:45 PM  
1 vote:
And this...

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2012-06-25 04:39:01 PM  
1 vote:
employee turnover can increase after training if a company fails to also provide career development and opportunities to get ahead.

if a company fails to also provide career development and opportunities to get ahead.

if a company fails to also provide career development and opportunities to get ahead.

if a company fails to also provide career development and opportunities to get ahead.

///But, why would they? My company sends a monthly newsletter that has a list of the people who were promoted and made Full Time from Temp (most people are hired temp for about 2 months then fired or hired on) in the previous month. 4 people in the 12 months have been promoted from "operational" staff (people who do the work) to management. In the same time period, 12 managers and 4 executives have been hired from outside the company. 2 directors have been made VPs.
So the only way to get ahead is to be a manager/executive at a different company, then get hired here.
2012-06-25 04:07:55 PM  
1 vote:
Workers who took part in training were more likely to stay only if they saw attractive advancement opportunities.

Really... so people that get trained for more advanced work and responsibilties expect to see those increases matched with increases in compensation and opportunity for advanancement.

Wow.... that is just... mind blowing...
2012-06-25 02:59:02 PM  
1 vote:
My company gives you raises and promotions based on training you get.

Most of us stay.
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