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  1. #76
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    So, a few more things have become clear; mostly good news. Knowledgeable people seem to think the closing will be early/mid April. Synergy waves 1 & 2 have been informally communicated and as me and my direct reports were not in either wave; knowledgeable people seem to think that means we are safe through late july / first quarter close under the combined company. "They" (the acquirer) have communicated that the dept. i'm part of will have longterm seats in my current city (i.e. no move to chicago) but we have no indication of how many seats. "we'll see."

    I perform a necessary function in that I get the big ass tax return done and filed; which might afford protection through October 15, and possibly longer, but who knows.

    Appreciate the wisdom from the collective above. will have to try Lou's if I ever have to visit chicago.
    "Can't you see..."

  2. #77
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    The fuck is a "Synergy Wave"?

  3. #78
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    Synergy Wave......just as good as “Right Sizing”.

    Im shocked more office dwellers aren’t going postal

  4. #79
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    I sure could go for a nice buyout and severance package right about now.

  5. #80
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post
    So, a few more things have become clear; mostly good news. Knowledgeable people seem to think the closing will be early/mid April. Synergy waves 1 & 2 have been informally communicated and as me and my direct reports were not in either wave; knowledgeable people seem to think that means we are safe through late july / first quarter close under the combined company. "They" (the acquirer) have communicated that the dept. i'm part of will have longterm seats in my current city (i.e. no move to chicago) but we have no indication of how many seats. "we'll see."

    I perform a necessary function in that I get the big ass tax return done and filed; which might afford protection through October 15, and possibly longer, but who knows.

    Appreciate the wisdom from the collective above. will have to try Lou's if I ever have to visit chicago.
    What's the job market look like in your field in your area?

    It sounds like you have a good chance of staying on, but the risk is everyone else in your department takes the good jobs available in your hood, at least short term. I would at least be tipping the toe in the waters. Who knows, maybe you get a better gig out of it plus some severance if the timing works out. Could be a cherry deal.
    Live Free or Die

  6. #81
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    Are “they” Accenture?

  7. #82
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    if they keep you, you also need to be paying attention to how they treat the other employees that are not kept as part of the process. Do they give a severance, help and assistance in finding a new job, or is it just here is you notice, do not pass go, do not collect anything other than maybe the vacation you are entitled to? If they offer up some months of severance based on longevity, and some other things, then maybe not so bad that you do not want to try and see what else is out there for job opportunities with other companies in your field. Otherwise if they are not doing anything at all other than stating you can move to another facility or just you are gone as of this date, it could be time to quickly get your resume refreshed ASAP and put out some feelers and network some on LinkedIn or similar types to build up some good contacts outside your existing company....

  8. #83
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    Along those lines, if they want you to sign anything new, pay very close attention to any limitations for internal transfers and other job limiting issues

  9. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmars View Post
    Synergy Wave......just as good as “Right Sizing”.

    Im shocked more office dwellers aren’t going postal
    Eh, you spend long enough in corporate America and you learn to deal with the Hokum language. Probably just a flashy way of saying "we layoff/reorganize units that work together at the same time so we can be less dumb about this", but that doesn't fit on a single PowerPoint title line.

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  11. #86
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    Are “they” Accenture?
    Curious why you ask this?
    “The best argument in favour of a 90% tax rate on the rich is a five-minute chat with the average rich person.”

    - Winston Churchill, paraphrased.

  12. #87
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    I lived by their campus and know a few of the mucky mucks.

  13. #88
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    ^ nah, just run-of-the mill US multinationals. you know, to be honest, I last "interviewed" in 1998. back when you mailed a resume to an ad you found in an actual newspaper with a cover letter. Not really wanting to, though I did respond to one Monster ad locally and got a phone screen, but havent' heard more. OTOH a recruiter acquaintance said that co noutoriously slow. OTO i didn't feel like I nailed it, and generally don't inverview terribly well. as you observe, most of my dept. is chasing these jobs and I'm of a mindset to just let the dust settle.

    Since 7-9-1988 I've pretty much worked nonstop, rarely taking even three weeks total in a year. would like to spend some time on the beach. or the snow. Cheers MT
    "Can't you see..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post

    Since 7-9-1988 I've pretty much worked nonstop, rarely taking even three weeks total in a year. would like to spend some time on the beach. or the snow. Cheers MT
    You sound like a good candidate for a synergy waving. You've earned it. I mean that in a good way. Enjoy the sand and pow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post
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    Since 7-9-1988 I've pretty much worked nonstop, rarely taking even three weeks total in a year. would like to spend some time on the beach. or the snow. Cheers MT
    JHFC. There's 30 years of your life you'll never get back.

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