Diageo to trim 150 employees

Diageo to trim 150 employees

There are 11 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 4, 2009, titled Diageo to trim 150 employees. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Norwalk-based Diageo North America will lay off 150 salaried employees throughout the United States and Canada in a series of organizational changes.

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I hate Corprate Scumbags

United States

#1 Mar 5, 2009
This is disgusting. Nothing but corporate greed. Corporate asistance program my butt. Most of these job placement programs they sponsor are feel good do nothing programs!
Attorney Lionel Hutz esq

Portland, CT

#2 Mar 5, 2009
This is an OUTRAGE !!!!
Mr Mayor

Boston, MA

#3 Mar 5, 2009
I think UBS is the only successful example so far of the states corporate assistance program.
Chet

River Grove, IL

#4 Mar 5, 2009
If you're upset with them, then don't buy any Guiness for Saint Pat's this year.
Stamford Stinks

Parsippany, NJ

#5 Mar 5, 2009
I hate Corprate Scumbags wrote:
This is disgusting. Nothing but corporate greed. Corporate asistance program my butt. Most of these job placement programs they sponsor are feel good do nothing programs!
Where was your outrage when they outsourced hundreds of US jobs to foreign countries. Nothing is more demeaning than being told good-bye because a foreigner who speaks lousy English will be doing your job for less than half the pay.

Yes, corporate assistance programs are a joke.
Vox Pop

Salem, CT

#6 Mar 5, 2009
I hate Corprate Scumbags wrote:
This is disgusting. Nothing but corporate greed. Corporate asistance program my butt. Most of these job placement programs they sponsor are feel good do nothing programs!
Part of a valuable commodity being converted into a worthless collection of "outsourced" contracts.
The bean counters are happy, but the intrinsic value of the company is hollowed out when those who create it are booted. All too common a pattern these days
on da flip side

San Jose, CA

#8 Mar 27, 2009
you may be surprised to learn that the "outsourcing" can be a good thing. Many of these corporations are seriously over stuffed with positions that don't need to be filled! alot of folks getting paid top $ to not do much at all... so they "trim down" and outsource to other "specialist" companies right here in USA to fulfill their needs more efficiently
Vox Pop

Salem, CT

#9 Mar 27, 2009
on da flip side wrote:
you may be surprised to learn that the "outsourcing" can be a good thing. Many of these corporations are seriously over stuffed with positions that don't need to be filled! alot of folks getting paid top $ to not do much at all... so they "trim down" and outsource to other "specialist" companies right here in USA to fulfill their needs more efficiently
Very, very few of the top $ people are "outsourced."
And very few of the "outsourced" jobs remain here in the USA.
When the next quarter is the sole corporate focus, the muscle is eventually picked from the bone. Product creation and delivery suffers, because too many people are outside the core. Presevation of value and ensuring ability to grow are also important.
Hmmm

United States

#12 Mar 29, 2009
on da flip side wrote:
you may be surprised to learn that the "outsourcing" can be a good thing. Many of these corporations are seriously over stuffed with positions that don't need to be filled! alot of folks getting paid top $ to not do much at all... so they "trim down" and outsource to other "specialist" companies right here in USA to fulfill their needs more efficiently
What positions might that be? I know it's not IT positions. I just love it when someone gets hired, it takes weeks to get them on the system and all the applications they need for their job. It used to be that an IT person would come to your desk and get you all set up and take care of all the issues. Now that there are no IT people to do that it takes everyone else to try to figure out what the heck has to be done. Then you call the IT department and you get someone in India (or somewhere near the equator) with a huge language barrier asking you what the "address" is on the application you are having trouble with! If I knew that, I'd be making more money in another position! Highly frustrating! How are they saving money when it takes weeks to get someone on the system to do work??? Makes no sense at all. Bring IT back in the USA!!!
Vox Pop

Salem, CT

#14 Mar 30, 2009
The Banned One wrote:
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You're a mor on.
Less on. A lot less.
here we go again

Newark, NJ

#15 Mar 30, 2009
ya outsourcing,talked to a tech of a leading internet company in Nj last night.I was pm she was am anything after that invoved english so screw that I still have a problem with one of the sites.I know time zones and what the weather was.

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