AshleyAshes Posted May 14, 2016 Share Posted May 14, 2016 My workplace has a concern, that concern is employee attrition/retention. This is Toronto, there are LOTS of different places that someone in my field can work, so if they get fed up with one company and they aren't useless, they can easily move on to another place. On my first day at this company I had to politely decline a fresh offer from a near identical company across town. So yeah, if someone gets fed up with their hours or pay or benefits, they can bail for somewhere else. Today there was a bank issue, direct deposits wouldn't happen, so the company has to issue paper cheques. We'd still totally get paid on payday, just a bit later in the day. ...So to 'apologize', they brought in a film set catering company to do lunch for everyone. Roast chicken, two different kinds of curry, all this stuff to make us feel better about a minor payment inconvenience. ...Crazy, right? This is just one bit of evidence of the company's growing concern for attrition/retention is growing more apparent and it's so weird to see. It also means I'm going to leverage that when it comes time to negotiate my next pay raise in about 5 months. Normally, places that people work are like 'Fine, we can replace you in a second!' but it seems to be the opposite. It's just so weird and crazy, it's hard to process at times. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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