Wednesday, June 24, 2009

resignation letter

I was going through some files on a hard drive, and found this. It was sent to some employees of Convergys. I have removed names...


Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 5:26 PM
Subject: Goodbye to All

Today is my last day with Convergys, formerly Keane AZ. I have accepted a position with another firm.

DISCLAIMER: The following is the sole opinion of...and does not represent Keane Inc, Convergys, Microsoft, or any of the employees who work for these companies. The purpose of this letter is to present personal opinion.

My experiences with Keane were nothing but extrodinary (sp): I learned a great deal, made many friends, and enjoyed a professional environment that made working here highly enjoyable. The past seven months (of the 8 months I've been here) have been a
great working experience. There was a time when I told people that Keane was easily one of the best companies in Tucson.

However, since the Convergys take-over, IMHO, things have definately (sp) gone down hill. Gone are the feelings of a united group of people working togather (sp); this has been replaced with micro-managing. Gone is the enjoyment of each new day; this has been replaced by a Gestapo-style system of time management and the continual loss of research time and other things. In short, the working aptnosphere (sp) has become filled with tension and politics.

I would like to thank the following people for their assistance, leadership, and commitment...You are all excellent at what you do and are a huge asset to this company and Microsoft. I hope that you all get the respect that you deserve.

I'm sorry if this letter angered, annoyed, or upset anyone. But I decided not to emulate some of the hypocritical people who have, in the past, given accolades to the company while at the same time announcing their decision to leave. I DO hope that all who are here will achieve success in their futures and will strive to be true to themselves. I'm hope I have the pleasure of working with you again.

Monday, June 22, 2009

no such thing as publicity

I asked a (cellphone) company if a phone that is due to be released would be available for "review": I use the phone and the service it's tied to, and publish information about it (video/audio, blogs, print, etcetera). Here's the response I received:

"Just read a review online. There must be some out there."

I should parrot what others have said, didn't say, tried, didn't try, missed...

I'm shocked. The responder doesn't "get it". Oh, well...I'll just promote more what your competition will provide.