Thursday, May 30, 2013

Poor Employee Relations

Employee Relations

Why is it a sin to make life better for the rank & file employee (not the managers - they're doing fine).

Seems that basic employee relation efforts are non existent at the national lab LLCs.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

The LLC doesn't care about their general employees.

That's short sighted on their part, but obvious.

Anonymous said...

NO ONE CARES AND THEY KEEP TELLING YOU.

1. MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCE ABUSIVE.
2. NO BOTTOM LINE = THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT AND YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.
3. THE BOTTOM LINE IS LEAVE AND MOVE ON.

CONGRESS DOES NOT CARE. OTHERWISE THEY WOULD INVESTIGATE.


VOTE BY LEAVING AND DO NOT LOOK BACK

Anonymous said...

SORRY I MEANT TO SAY:
NO ONE CARES AND THEY (MANAGEMENT) KEEPS SAYING EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY. THEY LIVE IN DENIAL.

LISTEN VERY CLOSELY I ONLY KNOW ONE PERSON WHO IS HAPPY.

Anonymous said...

Correct! It's equally bad at Sandia too!

Anonymous said...

No reason to shout...

Anonymous said...

It's no wonder that you only know 1 person that is happy. You're always shouting.

Anonymous said...

We have not heard one word following Upward Appraisal at LANS (during the Anastasio era). There were all these "gandiose" plans to address the issues, only to be trashed. What an absolute was of money, on the other hand, didn't the Labs lose track of almost $1B at the Labs? What's another $500K, who gives a shit.

Anonymous said...

May 31, 2013 at 10:21 AM said:

"didn't the Labs lose track of almost $1B at the Labs?"

No.

Where do you get this crap?

Anonymous said...

Just that: "some story"

Anonymous said...

How many people got fired for using the lab charge cars for their own personal purchases at LANL?

Anonymous said...

Cards*

Anonymous said...

How many people got fired for falsifying data at LLNL?

Anonymous said...

Hey now those streak images disappeared.

Anonymous said...

We know all we need to know about what the Labs, NNSA and DOE think of employees with their new use of the pejorative, insulting and degrading term 'human capital' in reference to employees.

We're no more than tools, buildings and fixtures to them, and they now have a name for it.

An McMillan wonders why his mid-career employees are leaving for better offers. Because there are better offers, and they can.

Employees have been told and shown that they are disposable commodities, and the Labs have no commitment to them under the 401(k) TCP-2 system. It's easy to go somewhere else with no golden handcuffs. And these other places actually allow people to work without hordes of lab bureaucrat minions and NNSA dunces micromanaging every aspect of their attempted work.

Anonymous said...

Years of this must really hurt productivity. How many great ideas were lost because the scientists were thinking about this mismanagement instead of their work?

Anonymous said...

The bad LLNL managers all try to blame NNSA. Remember the whole travel-gate episode after Tomas' firing after photos of him and his postdoc mistress from the china trip circulated all around NNSA? Remember your LLNL managers running around like chickens with their heads cut off not knowing what to do about travel, accusing NNSA for many controls that they did not even suggest instituting? Typical LLNL blame game. That whole Tomas episode is enough reason to shut down the lab and put those two lovebirds in prison.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, dude. You have your history seriously scrambled. The travel restrictions came straight down from our beloved President, in response to "issues" in a completely separate branch of your US Government.

Anonymous said...

The travel restrictions came straight down from our beloved President, in response to "issues" in a completely separate branch of your US Government.

June 5, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Absolutely true, but that doesn't matter to the "blame LLNL management first" crowd.

Anonymous said...

I bet the evil EOS scientists are to blame!

Anonymous said...

I bet the evil EOS scientists are to blame!

June 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Now who's the troll??

Anonymous said...

No, DoE conference and travel expenses were really high. And during a recession it did not look good to have numbers showing so many doe contractors taking what amounts to junkets for "career development." And Tomas' expenses were unusually high too. Thank god DoE put restrictions in place. Get a f-ing professorship and grants if you want to play the conference game. DoE contractors should be restricted to no more than one conference per year anyways, and I think even that is being very generous.

Anonymous said...

EOS troll alert!

Anonymous said...

Let's see - Poor Relations at the Lab? - first of all the head of Staff Relations, Bob Perko has been in the same position for over 30 years - never has given a crap to listen to employee's concerns and never addresses them to help the morale of the Lab. He is the king of cover up. Second, HR AD Art Wong, is the most corrupted evil liar on that site for over 30 years. Get rid of both of them and let the Lab employees learn to breath again.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of high expenses:

http://www.sandia.gov/LabNews/100730.html

The Sandia article says: " Timothy Shepodd (8223) liked the moniker and agreed to call it the “chili cookoff.” But there was no chili involved, and the only “cooking” had to do with the kind of chemicals not usually found on Sandia grounds. "

Anonymous said...

June 14, 2013 at 10:20 AM: Wait a minute. You mean all of our problems AREN'T because of Bechtel?

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