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  • stump_packer stump_packer Feb 7, 2008 10:49 AM Flag

    Dell employees leaving in masses over new comp plan

    It is just more fuel on the fire. For a long time the rank and file employee has just done the minimum to look like they are doing their job at Dell. They don't give it 100% any more.

    And the reason is because management just keeps squeezing.

    There is no way to turn this POS company around when the employees don't care any more.

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    • Dell did this because they could. Thanks to our sorry-ass economy, most folks are in debt up to their ears. And good jobs are fe and far between. For many at Dell, the choice is; earn a six-figure salary at a solid company like Dell with full benefits, or go work the night shift at Wal-Mart with no benefits. Dell employees can bitch all they want, but the bottom line is that most have McMansions with big mortgages, SUV's with big car payments, and credit card debts. A few may leave, but most will hang on because their is no place left to go.

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      • If this is the case..can you please let us know why the are bring on inside sales reps at a target earnings of $32K annually at 100% attainment? I don't that person has a "mcmansion"

        Can you explain why they have now decided to move to a six month quota in which sales people only get paid 10% of their commission in the first two months? I think the Dell knows they can force people out and thus want to sit on the float of the commissions to earn a few extra bucks while hoping that people will leave and they can keep the balance of their commission checks that were not paid out.

        It's nothing more than a grandiose screw job on the people that bring in the revenue. Nice...

      • > A few may leave, but most will hang on because their
        > is no place left to go.

        Exactly... So they just mark time and pretend to do their job. You can't turn a company around when the employees are not bought in.

      • "Dell did this because they could. Thanks to our sorry-ass economy, most folks are in debt up to their ears. And good jobs are fe and far between. For many at Dell, the choice is; earn a six-figure salary at a solid company like Dell with full benefits, or go work the night shift at Wal-Mart with no benefits. Dell employees can bitch all they want, but the bottom line is that most have McMansions with big mortgages, SUV's with big car payments, and credit card debts. A few may leave, but most will hang on because their is no place left to go."

        I don't know how much truth their is in your post. But lets assume you are right. If the employees make good money and have good benefits so what? They helped top make Dell a muti- billionaire and a lot of early investors a lot of money. But common sense says when a company is struggling to keep sales and growth up devaluing your sales team and employees makes the situation worse. You sound a little jealous or are bitter? I think fair pay and good benefits should be part of everyones compensation. Not just congress and CEO's.

      • Actually you are wrong. I have been at Dell for seven yrs and have only missed my goals 4 times out of 28 quarters. I don't have a McMansion, in fact, I don't even own a house. I don't drive a big SUV and I don't have that much credit card debt. Only execs and VP's have that luxury and they make up a very small portion of the work force.

 

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