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Monday, May 18, 2009

Lab Morale Hits Bottom

Anonymous said...

Morale is so low management has resorted to offering an incentive to get employees to volunteer for family day. One of the incentives is a lunch meeting with ULM. I would call that a disincentive but at least we know what ULM thinks of itself.

May 18, 2009 12:58 PM

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If they want to inspire the rank and file, put ULM in a carnival drop tank seat with the water chock full of piranha. You'd have volunteers lined up for blocks.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps there is a solution here, we can get volunteers for free and greatly improve morale. Layoff the ULM and bring in capable managers.

Anonymous said...

There is a brain drain of scientists and engineers, I heard it's a real problem for the Lab. If I'm hearing that in a lowly group meeting it must be really serious. I bet if it wasn't for the economy the administrative side would still be experiencing a brain drain like the first year after the take over. I know many people that left, several to LBNL, and they are all happy. I don't know why they can't figure out the problem. DOE really screwed up the contract, and they have nothing that will attract top scientists and engineers compared to a university. They will attract those that just have to have a job and don't have a passion for the work - unless they backfill with Rechtel people that look to squeeze every cent out for their fee.

Anonymous said...

No, lab morale has not yet hit bottom. LLNS probably has plans to drop it much lower. They need to see more attrition in staffing and will work hard to see that this attrition is successfully achieved.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the housing market turns around. I good number of employees are only staying at LLNL because they are locked into there house. This year I really don't care about there IPPP. Am I going to get a raise?

You can really see how bad morale is when no one goes to any of these festivals anymore, like Day of the Green. It used to be packed with people. Not so this year.

Anonymous said...

The one thing about morale... no matter how bad you may think it is at the moment, management can always work harder to make it a little bit lower! I have faith in LLNS and NNSA to accomplish this task.

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