CSC/FSG Perhaps your short-sightedness is becoming known. Are you not losing bids because you have no one left with experience. Your prospective customers are wary of you. Your employees are green and re-invent the wheel every 2 years. Your quality people will leave you as soon as anything else opens up. They owe you as much loyalty as your history indicates -- none. In the last 20 years I heard few who had a passion for buliding a beautiful product. The passion was only to SELL something-- ANYTHING!
Will your sweat be given to build a fine product or for any other noble purpose. Will you be able to look back and say "Companies are using what I created" Will there be reason for pride? Or will you say " I made a few bucks. Used a few clients. " Hollow isn't it? Make your life count!
And when retirement is drawing near, they will just ,ho-hum, lay you off. "It's just good business to cut expenses"
Most of the jobs have gone and are going to Indians overseas and not to the people who developed the product and sweated over it. Many gyrations , many generations of development occurred and these guys put their hearts to it. (Only to be blanked over for a dollar by Bruce - what a hero!).
These long-time people were stars (and still are) but now they are history, sold down the river to overseas cheap Indian labor.
One FOOL gave-up a job offer because he was asked by upper management to stay in Austin and architect a system on UNIX. So he bought many the books. Learned "C", learned internal UNIX architecture, learned SED, AWK, KORN shell, UNIKIX and, UNIX nework IPC programing. He spent over $700 of his own money(fool). WIth all that he was able to improve performance about 300 times. This effort was instrumental in saving litigation and several million dollars. After that, he got an marvelous review by management. A month later he was layed off and replaced by Indians.
CSC/FSG Austin! CSC/FSG Austin! You are real human beings, real Patriots!
That is so typical CSC FSG. They bleed not only their clients of money but also their staff of money, commitment, loyality and trust. CSC FSG will only continue to employ those who make no noise, take loads of bad management and will work to making the next quarter profitable. There are still a few good people left in CSC FSG but lots of people have been laid off who had the best skills. Lots of people who had good skills also left of their own choice as they found a better company/job. Those that are left either couldn't find jobs somewhere else, are rubbing up to their managers to keep their jobs or are biding their time to find a job somewhere else. There is no long term planning in CSC FSG - just the next quarters profit. At what stage will these cheesy shareholders realise that out-sourcing from countries such as India is not good for the long term of any economy. Will these shareholders children be able to compete with Indian hourly rates? What jobs will be left for any American? What is the future of the American or woldwide economy? Will Bush introduce tarriffs on Foriegn IT workers as he has done for the Steel Industry? What will happen to the US economy when every job is outsourced outside of the USA? CSC FSG is not a global company - it is a company who has many independent divisions working in different countries. CSC FSG is very top heavy with the 'old boys' network. There is no unity. There is no plan. There is no future if they keep on going on as they currently are and there is no sign of any imminent change.
Perhaps it would help our fans to know that word just came out that the annual US-based salary increases, normally awarded at the beginning of June, have been postponed one month. In additon to saving money (duh) the move puts the US operations on the same cycle as the Euro and Asian sectors.