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04 Aug 2011, 07:14 PM EDT
S4M, dino - CityTime Employees
I probably did not explain myself well but I am simply trying to see the world from the perspective of an employee in NYC:
1. Hired or acquired since 2000 - so no experience with the EO history. Isolated geographically from the main centers of the company.
2. Working on a very stressful FFP contract, with frequent top-down reviews from the DC folks.
3. Difficult relationship with an unhappy customer at OPA.
4. Then, starting in 2005 a group of people take over the local system and scheme to profit by changing to a CPFF contract with a large sole-source subcontractor that a lot of the work to India.
5. Some things start to smell fishy but ethics complaints are studied but ignored as the company sees a path to getting out of the FFP contract.
6. By 2006 the work started ramping up dramatically with huge consulting bills to TechnoDyne and incompetent QA reviews by Spherion.
7. Honest complaints and complainers get clobbered by local management.
8. An attempt to get attention via CNN iReport in 2009 is ignored.
9. Some people get fed up and leave, perhaps others talk to DOI.
10. Finally, gov't investigations intensify and reporters start to sniff out the story. Local press is not friendly and you get tired of answering questions about your employer from friends and family. Local blogger (SBT) sends out stream of babble vilifying you.
11. The company's response is to send a team of people to fire everyone who may have broken any of a number of rules or cut some red tape to get a job done.
12. The CEO posts an angry video about employees not informing management of problems. Follow-up with some ethics lectures by some guy from Virginia with a nice suit.
13. Difficult to find a job at the new City takeover of the job if there is even a hint that you had any relationship with the people considered as part of the problem.
Clearly a discussion of EO does not help these people now. I am not sure that there is anything we can do to help them ... but a little empathy never hurts.
This should make S4M happy by being