It's easy to talk about laying folks off as long as they a an anonymous group. How would you feel if they started with you? Speaking of system upgrades, this organization is in need of an IT over haul that would allow the current headcount to work more effectively.
For Block Drug, layoffs started just over two years ago. There were some 800 employees in Jersey City when sold to GSK Jan. '01. More than 75% of staff were let go since then. For many who stayed I hear they are treated as second class citizens, looked down upon by the management of Consumer Healthcare division who think very highly of themselves.
put a damper on interesting topics.
Don't pay no mine to SPFJT ... he gets lost in a closet ... continue the conversation.
How about former SK, GSK and Block Drug employees ... how is everything inside GSK???
I'm sure you probably don't care - but your userid is still available in some GSK systems. Keep that in mind when posting...just passing that along.
Coughlin is still there. His group actually expanded at the end of 2002. They are rumored to expand again as the pharma reps go through expansion too. Since his group gets calls from the field all the time to help on hospital accounts, pharma expansion means more calls.
O'Conner did get the axe recently. I heard (don't know) that he said something off-color at a regional meeting. He had moved over to be an SB heritage RVP not too long ago. I had heard it was to get a no nonsense guy to shake up the New England gen pharma group.
How long were you with the co? Originally Glaxo? You there when Jim Butler was head of sales? That goes back a ways!! I know Bobby but have not seen him in a long while as I too am outta that mess...