Dell Asking Employees to Quit

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vmem

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isn't this effectively a 'layoff' program for it's most talented employees since presumably only those who have confidence that they'll find another job will take the 'quit' package
 

chibiwings

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Nostalgic.. Ü ex-dell exployee on their offshore site. it was a horrible experience... I work on the first half of the day then after my lunchbreak my site badcge stopped working then escorted by the security outside the office since we're no longer part of the company.. then sign the papers on HR. voala!
 
What they say: "its a voluntary separation program"

What they mean: We are trying to lower our number of employees or swap some out for cheaper ones, but want to avoid paying unemployment/retirement. Thus, we need them to quit instead of being laid-off, fired or retired.

I hope the severance package is worth it, golden handshakes don't seem to be very golden in these situations. Makes me wonder if this is to lower employee count or so they are replace high paid workers with lower paid ones, before they can retire.
 

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I would advise them to not agree to the program. You won't qualify for unemployment benefits and your lump sum total they told you will never happen. Uncle Sam will take a huge portion of it because it's a huge amount in one check. You will get osme of it back when you file your taxes, but it won't amount to much. Unless you got a for sure job secured, don't take it.
 

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@Chibiwings This type of employee management is not, unfortunately, rare. Many larger corporations treat employees that way. I've been through layoffs @ DEC and watched it happen... Great company to work for, terrible company to be fired from / layed off from.
 

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Voluntary layoffs or early retirement are the worst for the company. Anyone who is very good at their job will quit while the ones that are pretty useless will stick around. That leaves you with the worst of your employees and the loss of the best.
 

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Had the same experience, since I started working 1994, from a processor company, then an optical transciever company until a power supply module company, where Dell is the number one customer... American companies here in the Philippines has really a way of 'releasing' people since 1997, where semiconductor an electronic corporations around the world started to slow down, and the rest are history... They will offer you voluntary resignations, then a separation package, then a severance package. If it sees there are still people need to quit, they will hold performance appraisals and salary increase, if still not, here comes the redundancy package... good luck! I like European companies better though...
 

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considering how many people hate their jobs and only use most jobs to lateral their way up the corporate ladders to better jobs, this sounds more like an enticement to those type of people.

however as is typical after a buy out there is alot of consolidation and trimming of departments and product/services eliminated or reduced capacity in order to make back quickly the bulk or all of the purchase price and get back to profitable expansion as fast as possible. it's hellacious period and for those in the know that don't want to deal with all the restructuring and cut backs or increased work loads due to these, this is dells nice way of saying here take this especially you the guy with the R-R-R-Red stapler or take your chances with the TPS reports and the meetings with the BoB's!
Office Space TPS Reports
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy3rjQGc6lA

 

g-unit1111

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Office Space FTW! :lol:

But yeah maybe if Dell would focus on quality control instead of profits they might start selling more systems and making more money.
 

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Except for this "separation program for eligible team members" clause. Guess what - the most valuable employees won't be eligible.

The same has happened in our company as well. The best employees were left out and crap employees did not take it. Few people left in the end.
 
Isn't all this penned down in the company laws when it's taking over or going private or something like that?
These guy may make it voluntary, but, under present economic conditions, it ain't going to be very valid......
Arcellor Mittal for eg bought the closed steel plants in europe on a promise that he'd start them off and give the dying communities work, but, since the global demand is falling, he had no option but to leave them shut, but, the very intelligent governments and unions have sued his ass.... and he is pretty deep in crap by now.... there.
But for American based companies, I don't really think that applies, since the owner is God in a market driven economy ....
 

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"Wonder how much that separation package is, what is included inside."

@MultiplAds
It's good enough to sustain your expenses for the next 4-6 months in our currency. that was 4 years ago.. i think they put the option of Voluntary program this time since Dell lost in our Labor and have to pay the Extra damages on the affected employees.

@Tuishimi
have to agree with you.. But that's how business work nowadays. I remember on my current company. They Layed off a whole department Last Dec 24. everybody was devastated. knowing that most of those people are onshore or Americans.
 

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To Dell Employee, the fact that a MAJOR paradigm shift happen in the PC market. It is a market that is being replaced by smartphones at a 10-1 ratio. With those numbers Dell needs to adjust the employee at same pace. I know that horrible but the balance sheet must balance. How to change that shift. Throw the smartphone away and by a LAPTOP which was a huge part of Dell's business. The job market is rough no lie, I would suggest looking at job retraining funds, and shift your knowledge into.....MEDICAL field.

Good Luck all.
 
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