Is everyone's pay frozen?
Or do the managers who decided that the shop floor should share the pain get a bonus for being so decisive?
Cost-cutting Capita IT Services (ITS) has warned staff that bonuses will once again be shelved and salaries frozen in 2012. The integrator called for voluntary redundancies before Christmas and kicked off austerity measures including a review of travel and subsistence across ITS and procurement of systems and services. In an …
They don't speak plain English because if they did, they'd give away the fact that they're clueless to the core, and know deep down that their value to the company in real terms is somewhat lower than the recent graduate coders.
That's all management speak is; pretentious terminology, idiotic analogies, verbing  nouns ('spend' as a noun is something I'd like to see punished with a summary clip round the ear) and frequent use of acronyms and soundbites all in an attempt to make themselves seem more important than they really are.
"In other words they have taken on conrtracts that won't deliver a profit and so they blame all the staff. I"
It *could* be they took on con-tracts where the client (or "mark" as I like to think of them) wised up that con-sultants have deliberately screwed up the analysis so they can make up what they underbid on the contract with change request charges.
Only this time it didn't work. No trebles all round. No bonuses and no "seminars" to the Seychelles.
I just want them to be able to read emails and document the issue correctly, I don't want them to boil an ocean.
Or, when attempting to solve my issues, ask me to try something I've already tried that didn't work.
Or ask me to do something that I've already explained isn't possible or practical.
Or tell me it's something I've already proved it isn't and explained fully my methods and reasoning.
Or pass it further up only to go through all the above again and again.