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David Ashton
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re: Electronics companies falling down on the job: survey
David Ashton   4/29/2011 12:17:55 PM
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AGK, I'd agree with Isleguard1, The sample taken was 800 people and would be fairly representative. It may be that disgruntled people are more likely to participate in surveys. And I'm sure Brian would confirm that this fairly informal survey would not be as statistically dependable as something done by Gallup or others. Nevertheless I DO think it gives a good picture of what a good percentage of the engineers of this world feel. They correspond in good part to my feelings, and though my answers might vary a bit from day to day, they would overall reflect the feelings of frustration I have with my current job. If nothing else, the survey indicates that there is a problem here worth further serious investigation, would you not agree?

Sheetal.Pandey
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re: Electronics companies falling down on the job: survey
Sheetal.Pandey   4/29/2011 11:33:43 AM
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Well this is a very well known tale :-) i wish people in management can be be staright atleast among themselves.

David Ashton
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re: Electronics companies falling down on the job: survey
David Ashton   4/28/2011 9:49:15 PM
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That's great, many thanks Brian. I'll print an A4 sized one and stick it above my desk....and maybe a few other places at work...

gbaggett750
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re: Electronics companies falling down on the job: survey
gbaggett750   4/28/2011 9:48:51 PM
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The surveys DO provide an average lump sum of the "feelings" of the engineers. A handful of statistical outliers will not affect the outcome that much also not everyone woke up in a bad mood the day that the survey was taken (again statistical outliers not affecting the overall score much). You cannot have management "train" engineers to be satified. Every person is an individual and responds differently. Seriously, you cannot train job satisfaction. You can only provide information on expected outcomes and the people will determine for themselves if they are satisfied. Your comment to throw out the data because you believe it is wrong seems to be because you can't believe the results. Maybe it is you who is out of touch with the rest of the engineers. Almost all of the engineers here are not happy. BTW: Since you are trying to play this down, are you in the managment that people are complaining about??

Brian Fuller2
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re: Electronics companies falling down on the job: survey
Brian Fuller2   4/28/2011 5:24:01 PM
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David, your wish is my command. Check your email. I sent the JPEG and if you want to PSD file to play around with some more, just holler!

agk
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re: Electronics companies falling down on the job: survey
agk   4/28/2011 1:57:46 PM
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The survey gives us approximate or a unclear picture. Every time we see the survey reports there is a percentage change. This is because about 40 to 50% of the people have their moods changing in a short duration due to short of contentment feeling. So the surveys can not be taken into consideration seriously where as the management needs to train the employees into job satisfaction.

daleste
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re: Electronics companies falling down on the job: survey
daleste   4/28/2011 4:25:43 AM
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Interesting responses. I would like to see how this survey looks during the good times versus today's economy. I think the main reason engineers aren't treated well right now is because there are plenty out there looking for jobs.

David Ashton
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re: Electronics companies falling down on the job: survey
David Ashton   4/28/2011 12:06:21 AM
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Survey aside, Brian, I have GOT TO get a copy of the "Caution - Corporate Management Obstacles Ahead" graphic you used in the banner on the home page for this article - can you either send me a decent sized one or point me to where I can get one?? (I guess I could enlarge it and pretty it up, but why reinvent the wheel??) Thanks // David

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