Local CTB/McGraw Hill offices don't e...

Local CTB/McGraw Hill offices don't expect big impact from rece...

There are 10 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Jul 16, 2009, titled Local CTB/McGraw Hill offices don't expect big impact from rece.... In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

McGraw-Hill Cos., hit by declines in its education, financial services and media properties, said Thursday it has cut 550 jobs, or roughly 2.5 percent of its work force.

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CTB

Orlando, FL

#1 Jul 16, 2009
Come on, they are leaving California and especially Monterey, it is only a matter of time and has been on a 5 - 8 year culling of it's workforce. Eventually they will move all operations out of Monterey to a less expensive area. Layoffs, permanent, remain the ongoing saga at CTB McGraw Hill. They treat their workers very poorly in Monterey too.
stupid company

Salinas, CA

#2 Jul 16, 2009
I worked for those fools. They Paid millions of dollars to use their building in salinas, and then moved to monterey while still paying for the salinas building but not using it.

Also a floor of over 100 employees all waiting days and weeks for the other 2 groups of 100 employees to finish "their side of work" just to start the whole time 2 out of 3 employees are just waiting 1-3 weeks for work to do. So things go slow.

STUPID BUSINESS!!! Sad for the employees that lost work, I know a few also.

But bad business...
Miriam Aguilar

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#4 Jul 17, 2009
This company along with Kelly Services abuses its workforce badly! They are major RICO violators together and form a big racket in the industry! Too bad the NCLB initiative (McGraw was one of the architects) leaves just about ALL children behind, except theirs! These testing companies are a big sham and do NOTHING for the local labor force and populace. I worked for them and saw the blatant nepotism, discrimination and labor violations at this company. You're right, they will not be in Monterey much longer. Good riddance!
Gravitas

United States

#5 Jul 17, 2009
CTB seems to be immune to just about everything. The Bush family has ties to McGraw-Hill, hence the No Child Left Behind Program. But nothing lasts forever. One day CTB will have to face the same consequences as the rest of us.
Gravitas

United States

#6 Jul 17, 2009
"I worked for them and saw the blatant nepotism, discrimination"
I used to work for them too, and that is not even the half of it. The favoritism
was beyond belief. If you were in their in click you could get away with just about anything, but if you were not, forget it, no matter how hard you worked or talented you were.

I can honestly say that a horrible experience I had at CTB helped ruin my life. If I could verify it, I should have a million dollar law suit and a movie of the week. Unfortunately it is too well hidden.....
Rrrreally

Pacific Grove, CA

#7 Jul 17, 2009
They've been going downhill for years--place is a freaking ghost town now. Layoffs have a HUGE impact on Monterey. I worked there for five years and had high blood pressure for most of that time (fine now). Medical professionals know the amount of stress employees endure at that job and appropriately commiserate. I still have friends there and get updates on the company's bizzare business practices.
Miriam Aguilar

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#8 Jul 20, 2009
TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: I am currently in a 7-year lawsuit (Monterey County Superior Court - M75728 Aguilar vs. CTB McGraw-Hill Companies and Kelly Services, Inc) against these companies, both CTB McGraw-Hill Companies and Kelly Services, Inc. Please know that this house of cards will fall, as God is my witness. Their days are done! No more abuse, exploitation and corporate greed! What's left for the kids, Terry???? hmmmmm???? Give back the NCLB and my education you stole! YOU Corrupt Thieves!
Gravitas wrote:
"I worked for them and saw the blatant nepotism, discrimination"
I used to work for them too, and that is not even the half of it. The favoritism
was beyond belief. If you were in their in click you could get away with just about anything, but if you were not, forget it, no matter how hard you worked or talented you were.
I can honestly say that a horrible experience I had at CTB helped ruin my life. If I could verify it, I should have a million dollar law suit and a movie of the week. Unfortunately it is too well hidden.....
CTB blechhh

San Francisco, CA

#10 Oct 30, 2009
I worked for CTB in Publishing for years before finally quitting from exhaustion a while back.(On the good side, I'm glad I quit before the more recent layoffs.)
My manager used to spend her weekly update meetings playing favorites with her employees, lavishing praise on some and harshly insulting others (not just insulting their work, but also their personalities), all the while having no idea what most of her employees were working on. I'm still getting over the health problems that cropped up during my frantic 60-hour work weeks, year after year. Oh well, typical CTB story.
an injured worker

Beverly Hills, CA

#11 Mar 25, 2010
I worked at CTB/ McGraw-Hill for four years. I was diagnosed with work-related PTSD after I left the company. I have spent the past 5 years recovering. I have worked low level jobs the past few years as I cannot stomach going back to an environment that is similar to CTB/McGraw-Hill. I am running out of money and have spent a lot on medical treatment for the PTSD-which occurred at CTB/McGraw-Hill. My two supervisors were abusive and a group abusive dynamic developed around me-I was what they called "mobbed" or "bullyied." I dealt with this for four years-40+hours a week. CTB/McGraw-Hill is an abusive, atrocious environment that everyone who works there becomes scarred in some way.
SandCityGal

United States

#12 May 14, 2010
I too experienced blatant cronyism/favoritism. I worked there for exactly 1 year, and during that time, none of my so-called team members ever talked to me, I got yelled at, criticised and worked ungodly hours in Scoring Project Management.
The group I worked with were the classic "mean girls", on top of all the stress.
I loathed mondays.

After 4 years away, I still find that I hate that place. Its interesting to see so many people that had such similarly bad experiences.

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