Friday, December 14, 2012

Pfizer just won what?!!?

I'm just going to leave this one here for your perusal (emphasis mine):
In 1849, two cousins founded Charles Pfizer & Company in a modest red brick building in Brooklyn, N.Y. Little did they know, the company would grow up to be one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, with the nation’s happiest employees.
The multinational pharmaceutical giant ranked No. 1 on CareerBliss’ third annual Happiest Companies in America list, which honors the 50 companies that are most dedicated to cultivating happy work environments.
Um, uh, no comment.

7 comments:

  1. All that missing gold dust. Just sayin...

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  2. reminds me a dystopian joke about Khrushchev's visit in Warsaw - complete with an symphonic orchestra concert and military parade, streets lined with people waving flags, cheerful banners and flowers everywhere. Later, there is a press conference and one question goes: "Comrade First Secretary, you received truly an overwhelming welcome here in Warsaw - the Polish people are all very happy today - they must really love you." Khrushchev nods and says: "Yes, they must."

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  3. Well, I'm sure they're happy they still have ther jobs. I guess...?

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  4. Unhappy employees are the first to go in the next layoff.

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  5. Any employees not meeting the happiness quota are ground up and used as packing material by Sigma-Aldrich.

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  6. A friend once told me they never fill out Pfizer's annual surveys or fill it out as "happy" (although they were not).

    At Pfizer you never know what minute detail will be latched on to in determining the next layoff. The only thing certain is that layoffs are not determined by work productivity or work ethic.

    So can we really blame Pfizer's current employees if they are all pretending to whistle Zippity-Do-Da out of their a$$*&les on an electronic form which they cannot trust is not traceable to them?

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  7. My company (in a different industry) also relentlessly has us filling out similar electronic surveys. Although the surveys are supposedly non-traceable, you are asked enough questions about your age, gender, location, type of work, years of service, etc, that it would be relatively easy to narrow down the possibilities of who is and is not so happy. I have actually put in fake data in terms of describing bad managers (changing gender, age, type of work), in order to make my survey less traceable.
    BTW, I know a person who works as a waitress at Red Lobster. They also have to fill out these surveys regularly. She told me this with a pained look on her face.

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