Thought everyone would like to see the email sent by a colleague who left EDS
Thought everyone would like to see the email sent by a colleague who left EDS on Thursday 18-10-07
From: XXXXXX, XXXXXXX
Sent: 18 October 2007 14:48
To: CC UK AMRO; CC UK AOM Implementation; CC UK GME Ops; CC UK KAT; CC UK Liverpool Victoria; CC UK Support Services; UK CC 24x7 Helpdesk; UK CCNE AON; UK CCNE CM Aon; UK CCNE Leveraged; UK CCNE LT Orders; UK CCNE PM Aon; UK CID Rolls Royce; UK NE CC DWP Leadership; UK RMC ABN; UK RMC BSC; UK RMC CoRE; UK RMC Ops Managers; UK RMC Rolls Royce; UK RMC Service Desk Mgrs; UK RMC Technology; UK RMC Training;
Subject: Goodbye To You All
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It’s finally here, my last day with EDS and in the tradition of leaving EDS I’ve put together a small leaving & thank you mail.
I’ve been with EDS for nearly 5 years now where I started work on the Aon team. I was with Aon for approximately 18 months and enjoyed my time on the desk. I was then offered a position within the 24x7 team which I immediately accepted and have been here since. I’ve gained valuable knowledge & experience working for 24x7 and have enjoyed most of my time on the desk.
But,,,,, until recently things have drastically changed for the worse on 24x7. As most companies do these days, when everything is running smooth and the team / department doesn’t need a change, along come the new management “who are supposed to know what they’re doing” with planned changes that will not only change the way we work but change peoples lives in and out of work!!!
Other than the above, there is the issue of not receiving a pay rise for 23 months. I mean, how do I not deserve a pay rise for meeting all of my targets for the last 2 years? For too long now have EDS given out pay rises to employees who don’t deserve one and the ones who do deserve them are left waiting and given excuse after excuse by management. Finally this leads to my biggest issue with EDS. Every 2 weeks, sometimes every week we receive a mail notifying us of any contracts EDS have won. These contracts are worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and what are we offered? A bonus? No, we’re offered a dress down day on a Friday. I personally think it’s an insult. If a company as big as EDS can only offer a dress down day to their employees then where does all the money go? I suppose we’ll never find out.
I’m not going to dwell on what has happened on 24x7 but before I leave I would like to say one thing to the managers who were involved in the unnecessary shift change, “We told you it wouldn’t work, and we were right. And in future maybe you will actually listen to your staff and be a little more professional before implementing such a change, oh and actually be here when the change goes ahead.” I hold no grudges to what has happened, I just want everyone to know my reasons for leaving EDS.
I’ve probably made it sound all bad but honestly it’s not. I’ve worked with some great people and have made some excellent friends, most who I hope to stay in touch with. I would like to thank everyone I’ve worked with over the last 5 years especially my close colleagues on the 24x7 team, without you all I’d have left a long time ago!
Lastly, thank you all for the leaving card and gifts, they are much appreciated. I’ll definitely be spending hours on the practice putting green you have bought me as the practice is very much needed.
Once again, thank you all for your support during my time with EDS. I have included my home email address below for those of you who would like to keep in touch.