I moved from NY to Colorado to work for HP. The manger who interviewed me vanished, not working there anymore. I gave up my old job, I spent money on the move and now they even are not sure that they have a job for me. I complained to HP-HR, and I see some clear hostility and no help. What should I do, it is unbelievable.
Your first mistake was ever applying for a job at HP - the place is nothing but misery...based upon your message, not only do they screw past employees, current employees - but now they screw future employees...Amazing...Good Luck
I had four interviews to get into HP. Accepted the offer on the last day I could, found out my mentor at Bell Labs had just left!
On the first day they explained to us: 'If you ever encounter a customer problem, its your problem to solve, not anyone else. You own it, no matter how far afield from your specialty it is. You can get someone else to take it on, but until then its yours.'
Any companies have that attitude now?
"There was never any problem getting people to work - the problem was getting them to go home."
Hourly paid employees would be working extra hours with no additional pay? What greater love...
That's a bad attitude ... turn the other cheek? Not in these days when the multinationals like HP are screwing shareholders, communities and workers.
If one does not milk the account, you give red blood American workers a bad name: peons suffer are born to suffer at the feet of the executives. No more stiff upper lips for oppressed American workers. No more take in in the a-r-s-e with a smell on the face ...
If he's in Loveland that's only because the hotel was cheaper there.
HP doesn't even own Hermit Park any longer. And the local School District runs out of the former Colorado Memory location too.
Historical notes: HP split off its instrument business in 1999. The new instrumentation company, which included the Loveland facility, adopted the name Agilent. Part of the the Loveland facility was sold in 2003 to an international EMS (electronic manufacturing services) company named Benchmark Electronics, which is based in Texas. The facility, now more than 40 years old, continues to crank out product. Meanwhile, the old Loveland R&D Quonset hut at 106 S. Lincoln Avenue is now occupied by Handy Glass.
AFAIK Benchmark sold out to Merix and I helped liquidate Merix right down to the wall sockets in 2002.
This is the facility that will be the ACE space research park. Agilent has been out of that location themselves for at least five years now.
RE: Milk the account. I wouldn't recommend that. Regardless of the slimeballs you encounter in life, always adhere to the highest ethical standards.
Do it for yourself and your family.
Besides, you can now badmouth HP for the rest of your life, without even a tinge of guilt. Steal from them and you'll not even have that.