The rumors about outsourcing our PC Board business have intensified quite a bit in recent weeks and there’s also a new twist. The internal contract workers are most likely going to be forced to work for a temporary agency due to be determined soon. It’s interesting that after running their own internal temporary workforce for so many years Bill and Dave’s company will all of a sudden decide to outsource a bunch of their workers to a temp agency. If they follow through with it I wonder how they will compensate all the employees that have been working here for all the years they already put in. How about the pay and benefits? It’s all up in the air. One thing is for certain. The rumored news has further deteriorated morale. Alot more people are nervous and more angry now. This place is a joke.

When I got hired in here I was happy. I finally got into what I thought was a good company and a good place to work. I’m in my early 20s and my main concern is getting established with a solid employer where I can do a good job, be rewarded for it, and retire. This place is totally out of control. It’s nothing like what people said it would be. They said working for Bill and Dave would be a dream come true. Good pay, good benefits, good job security, and plenty of room to move up in the company. I don’t see any of that happening here. You see, I am one of those employees that’s on contract. I have a company employee number just like a full time permanent employee but I’m a second class citizen here. I already came up for review and they extended my contract for another year. That’s all fine and good but I don’t want to be like one of those guys I talk to in the hallways that’s been an internal temp here for like five years. That’s fucked.

Alot of our people are currently in the process of looking for a full time permanent job in the tech industry elsewhere. Bill and Dave’s has already lost a bunch of really top people in the past year and I see alot more leaving very soon. I think I will be one of them. I’ve got some good on the job training and experience now and I like this kind of work well enough. Hell, it beats the shit out of working in grocery stores. I can’t allow myself to go back to doing that crap. I’m going to start looking for a real job someplace else. I’m not going to work for an outside temporary agency. That’s weak. Now that I’m here and had a taste of what it’s like working in electronics I want to stay in the tech industry. I want to feel secure in my job. Job security shouldn’t be hard to find, should it?


~ by factorypeasant on October 11, 2004.

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