Far from me to judge. If I would I'd say you make a good point. And a good post.
I'm happy for you that you are now contented and that you have the insight to view the broader picture of JLL within the industry and not the JLL spin which now seems to be the norm and the accepted.
My pain is long past. I would have left if I hadn't been persuaded that I would be promoted. So I stayed and lost probably two years if not more. I worked hard, but who doesn't. The pain finished when I was told I would be promoted. The after effects from then are rather more distasteful. Not being arrogant here but you can't imagine (I hope for your sake).
I am interested to learn which big 5 you refer to. Accountancy? Law? Real Estate at JLL has become an industry which is why it is a production line. It is no longer a skill or a profession. Routines, processes and checklists. Clients are faced with machines and if they're not, then the employee is breaking the rules of the company.
I would also like to see something positive. But I can never accept something positive from a faceless corporate built on my human misery.
To answer you background question. I came from the accounting industry. Funny enough, I now call the employer I left for JLL as a client. JLL lost this company's business. I WONDER WHY? I also call one of JLL's top competitors as a client. Go figure. Such smart decisions JLL leaders make right? I know I am just one fish in a lake...but, now that lake is a loch..get it? Too many to count.
Employee Notice: As a result of the reduction of money budgeted for department areas, we are forced to cut down on our number of personnel.Under this plan, older employees will be asked to take early retirement, thus permitting the retention of younger people who represent our future.Therefore, a program to phase out older personnel by the end of the current fiscal year, via retirement, will be placed into effect immediately.
This program will be known as SLAP (Sever Late-Aged Personnel). Employees who are SLAPPED will be given the opportunity to look for jobs outside the company.SLAPPED employees can request a review of their employment records before actual retirement takes place. This review phase of the program is called SCREW (Survey of Capabilities of Retired Early Workers).
All employees who have been SLAPPED and SCREWED may file an appeal with upper management. This appeal is called SHAFT (Study by Higher Authority Following Termination). Under the terms of the new policy, an employee may be SLAPPED once, SCREWED twice, but may be SHAFTED as many times as the company deems appropriate.
If an employee follows the above procedure, he/she will be entitled to get: HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel's Early Severance) or CLAP (Combined Lump sum Assistance Payment).
As HERPES and CLAP are considered benefit plans, any employee who has received HERPES or CLAP will no longer be SLAPPED or SCREWED by the company.
Management wishes to assure the younger employees who remain on board that the company will continue its policy of training employees through our:
Special High Intensity Training (SHIT).
We take pride in the amount of SHIT our employees receive. We have given our employees more SHIT than any company in this area. If any employee feels they do not receive enough SHIT on the job, see your immediate supervisor. Your supervisor is specially trained to make sure you receive all the SHIT you can stand.
And, once again, thanks for all your years of service with us