For starters and nodding to the fact that this week is the third year anniversary of an event that had oops all around, let's use examples from a divestiture (big word for split) of a division out of a company.
How to start? Well, let's just look at a few potential types; we'll continue the theme for awhile until exhaustion, both of the subject and the blog writer.
In terms of the third-year re-look, let's do it from perspectives of various players.
- -- Manager (spawning company) who started all this - oops, or is it oh-oh?
- -- Worker who could have transferred but did not for whatever reason - oops, I don't have as good insurance and pension benefits as before
- -- Managers (who spawned off and lined pockets) - oops, I should have waited a little before dumping stock as it did bubble there momentarily (ah, but now it's down again)
- -- Worker who raised ethical concerns - oops, no one cared as the managers running the split were allowed two-tongued stances for many weeks
- -- Management chain - oops, look at what those above me got
- -- The general employee who got mail - oops, where is my piece of the pie?
- -- The rejected who got DHL - oops, what happened?
- -- Union worker - oops, what?
- -- Worker who didn't accept offer - oops, ouch!! (thrown out by the ear with a swift kick from a black-booted thug)
- -- Financial-ers - oh, what wonder color Wichita money has!! Let's get more, ah Hawker!!
- -- Retiree/double dippers - oh, great retiree insurance! two paychecks!! (Who cares that the majority is scraping by with less after this event's take-aways.)
- -- Worker who did transfer and retired later - oh, isn't it great!!
- -- Managers who didn't suck up and were pushed out -- oh, it's nice to have a conscience
Or, leave stories in the comments or e-mail them: Shattered dreams, That stinks.
03/15/2013 -- Some controversy in the way SPR fired some people. See Weagle.
05/30/2012 -- As covered by flightblogger.
05/04/2012 -- A recent filing relates to this theme.
12/23/2010 -- Do oops continue to emerge?