What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

i worked there for a some

i worked there for a some time and found the place to be an accumulation of sycophants. they were always rewarded for the most trivial accomplishments that had nothing to do with any of the projects.

those that had good ideas or work ethic were often pushed into dead end projects where their skills were never put to good use

i don't doubt that Life has some smart people, but i do doubt that the company knows how to recognize and reward them

And maybe you are in a stable

And maybe you are in a stable (read dead end) business area and don't see much turmoil ...balh blah blah.

And if you are in a dead end business area, good night Irene when they decide to cut that loose - which is likely to happen some day.

So...to be clear...anyone who is happy with their career HAS to be in a dead end job or is an idiot? If you are smart and bitter you are in a good job and will get laid off for sure?

Your logic is funny. I bet you are a blast to have a few beers with. All bitter work talk all the time! How fun.

Not "must" be but I bet you

Not "must" be but I bet you are...
And maybe you are in a stable (read dead end) business area and don't see much turmoil but if not, there is something wrong with you if you don't recognize and object to the morally offensive way some of the programs and staff have been managed and Affected by people trying to salvage their own fiefdoms in the aftermath of really bad decisions.


And if you are in a dead end business area, good night Irene when they decide to cut that loose - which is likely to happen some day. Your "loyalty" may keep you warm at night but will not be rewarded by them making sure your best interests are kept to the fore in the sequelae.

You are so bitter!

You do of course realize that all these little gems you are sharing with us are simply....your opinion?

Just because YOU think something is morally offensive and are a bitter troll of a person, it doesn't mean that others who disagree with you are incorrect. You seem to have a complete disconnect with this.

It means nothing to declare it here but, I am not a "suck up" nor am I in a dead end business area or job. You seem to have a hard time with this as well. I'm sorry things haven't worked out for you but I suspect your negative attitude plays a large role in that.

I am also fully aware that my job isn't permanent but that doesn't consume my life. I don't think I am any better off or any worse than anyone else and I know I don’t have all the answers. You need to get over what ever bad things happened to you in your childhood or work life and move on. You will be much happier.

Your crusade against Lifetech will not change anything.

"Of course! I must be a

"Of course! I must be a corporate suck up if I like my job and think my company is ok!"

Not "must" be but I bet you are...

And maybe you are in a stable (read dead end) business area and don't see much turmoil but if not, there is something wrong with you if you don't recognize and object to the morally offensive way some of the programs and staff have been managed and Affected by people trying to salvage their own fiefdoms in the aftermath of really bad decisions.

And if you are in a dead end business area, good night Irene when they decide to cut that loose - which is likely to happen some day. Your "loyalty" may keep you warm at night but will not be rewarded by them making sure your best interests are kept to the fore in the sequelae.

Don't you thinkhe meant to

Don't you thinkhe meant to effect a change - ie., to cause it to happen and not affect a change - i.e., to to influence the properties of an existing change? Yes of course he did.

Nope. I would guess that the original post meant to "influence" change in general within the organization rather than lay out a specific change that would be "caused" by an individual.

Of course, this will fall on deaf ears to those who have nothing better to do than pick on grammar when they can't make their points properly.

Carry on and make sure the tinfoil hat is on tight. Big brother is listening.

Don't you thinkhe meant to

Don't you thinkhe meant to effect a change - ie., to cause it to happen and not affect a change - i.e., to to influence the properties of an existing change? Yes of course he did.

"this place seems to be for

"this place seems to be for the whiners and complainers to vent about the bad choices in life they have made and how nothing is ever their fault. Then you have the know it all jacka$$es who think they would do a better job at running a global multi-billion dollar company."

Amen.

People with their nose on the

People with their nose on the ground pushing the peanut along don't see such things because they don't dare pick their heads up but you know where your butt is in that attitude right?

Of course! I must be a corporate suck up if I like my job and think my company is ok!

It's not possible that someone could be happy and well adjusted right? I mean - you aren't happy so everyone else must be crazy?

Funny I was wondering if you

Funny

I was wondering if you were going to appear anytime soon to continue your obsessive campaign against Lifetech and its evil rulers.

Welcome back! Don't you have a company to run or something?

And no, I am not "swinging away at ghosts" or any other clever catch phrase you keep using you spread your bile.

People can be every bit as

People can be every bit as responsible, realistic, pracmatic and conscientious as you pretend to be and still be cheated by corrupt people and organizations. People can be even more effective (though I suppose you would say Affective eh) at Effecting change and still be deliberately destroyed by people threatened by the change.

Actually, jerk, he is correct using affect rather than effect.

Affect with an a means "to influence," as in, "The arrows affected Ardvark," or "The rain affected Amy's hairdo." Affect can also mean, roughly, "to act in a way that you don't feel," as in, "She affected an air of superiority."

One would think someone like yourself, who clearly has all the answers would know this.

hahaha surreal !

hahaha surreal !

Probably not but, I can

Probably not but, I can certainly make things better around me and concentrate on doing my job well. (I'm sure that this is frowned upon by the keyboard warriors on this site)

Also - you would be surprised how almost anyone can affect change if they channel their ideas into the right area/person/etc. I have had quite a bit of success with this in the past and I am definitely not in senior management or an executive.

Or perhaps bitching here will make things improve? I don't think so. Everyone needs to vent now and then but, some of the BS posted here is so ridiculous that I suspect some people truly need professional help to come to terms with their lives and issues.

Do I think I will change any minds here? Not at all. But...it's still fun to pop in from time to time to see what drivel is being posted here. Always good for a laugh.

And yes - I'm fully aware that my job, and most anyone elses, is not secure. Lets get that out of the way before the "wait til it happens to you people" start up again. I have been laid off before and it's quite possible it will happen again. However, rather than feel sorry for myself...I will go find work elsewhere.

But then you're just making

But then you're just making up arbitrary traits to insult aren't you.

People can be every bit as responsible, realistic, pracmatic and conscientious as you pretend to be and still be cheated by corrupt people and organizations. People can be even more effective (though I suppose you would say Affective eh) at Effecting change and still be deliberately destroyed by people threatened by the change.

People with their nose on the ground pushing the peanut along don't see such things because they don't dare pick their heads up but you know where your butt is in that attitude right?

I doubt you're in a position

I doubt you're in a position to change anything.

You definitely are not the

You definitely are not the only one. There are many of us who think the same way - we just don't post up as much since we are busy with our lives, families and careers.

With few exceptions, this place seems to be for the whiners and complainers to vent about the bad choices in life they have made and how nothing is ever their fault. Then you have the know it all jacka$$es who think they would do a better job at running a global multi-billion dollar company.

It's all pretty funny and the main reason I come here. There is never any real information, just speculation and complaining from people who think they know better.

We can all agree that Lifetech is not perfect, however, no company is. You just have to try and affect change and do the best you can to make things better.

well said. I guess I am not

well said. I guess I am not the only one thinking that.

Yes, yes, yes. We get it.

Yes, yes, yes. We get it. Nothing Lifetech (Or IVGN or ABI) has done in the past or will do in the future is any good at all. It's all junk. Junky junk junk junk.

The public and everyone else must be complete morons to keep such a terrible company with such obviously bad products in business.

You Biofind geniuses sure have the inside scoop. I shudder to think what would happen if you all joined forces and started up a Biotech Utopian company paradise for people to work at. You clearly have all the answers.

Attune is a disaster.

Attune is a disaster.

So is anyone selling that

So is anyone selling that piece of junk Attune ? I remember the MBA six sigma bozoz had forecasted over 100 per year... That thing oozed junk, just looking at it it spelled junk. It had a good team behind it but man what a piece of junk. JUNKY JUNK SYNERGIZE THE JUNKY JUNK and get +1%. Herrrre junky junky junk !

i love the ab marketing, see

i love the ab marketing, see comments below the picture... bunch of dufus http://twitpic.com/42zv5c

Twit Pics is the appropriate place for photos of JB. And the answer to the question---

Not in JB's professional lifetime at LIFE.

i love the ab marketing, see

i love the ab marketing, see comments below the picture... bunch of dufus http://twitpic.com/42zv5c

Sounds like inside tech

Sounds like inside tech support is OK then...We just can't understand you on the phone...

me love LIFE! me still have

me love LIFE! me still have job. he he he

VVV "disposable" and

VVV "disposable" and "perceived" for (sic)

I never for a minute assumed

I never for a minute assumed that all of the "happy" posts are from one person. Yet one of you is still associating posts I didn't write with posts I did. And some of you lackeys are the only ones invoking suspicion of a "conspiracy." There is nothing conspriatorial about what is happening at Life. That would imply actions that were secretive and covert. On the contrary, at life tech there is a deliberate, [b]overt[/b] culture of regarding people as dispotable commodities in favor of preceived advantage to the corporation. This would be morally offensive even if Life Tech executives were competent to succeed in this vision. It seems they are not.

I'm not saying everyone here

I'm not saying everyone here is a nutcase, but come on....this forum is all about the Great Lifetech conspiracy. I think it is a joke. But I have been wrong from time to time, and maybe I am wrong about this. I am sorry for being such a little bitch. I didn't mean to say those things, and I hope it doesnt hurt our friendship.

The post was right on about

The post was right on about the quest results...I don't think this guy got the memo.

You are like that fat bitch

You are like that fat bitch at the grocery store who says she doesn't read the Enquire but stalls the line... That's OK, you are not a player so maybe you should just step aside and live happy, and remember to sing THE PROTOCOL before dinner. It's also OK if you cry before falling asleep.

Yep...you just can't accept

Yep...you just can't accept that someone doesn't share your view.

I think its you that needs a friend...and probably a hug. I am here simply because I enjoy reading all the BS that people post about the Lifetech corporate conspiracy.

Also, every once in awhile, there is some good info here. You just have to filter out the nutcases and find it.

If you are happy @ LIFE, why

If you are happy @ LIFE, why are you wasting your time trolling around this forum? Most of us have an excuse, but what exactly is yours?
Most of us are here to vent, others maybe to commiserate. I find it odd that you here in the first place. If you are one of the 37% (Quest survey results, 2009) that are happy at LIFE, that is great. We all want to be in your group someday (37%...duh, winning)...For now I am part of the majority (63%) who thinks LIFE is not so great, and that you need to find some friends, or something better to do with your time.

Do you wear brown underwear ?

Do you wear brown underwear ? Is there a special church for folks like you ? I love my co workers, except the idiot ones, you would fit in that last group.

You certainly got me there. How profound. Keep it coming - you just solidify my position that you are a bitter, disturbed troll.

******Yeah. WE are the goons.

******Yeah. WE are the goons. ***where is that rolling eyes emoticon?**

Do you wear brown underwear ? Is there a special church for folks like you ? I love my co workers, except the idiot ones, you would fit in that last group.

Same ole drivel again and

Same ole drivel again and again.

We get it - you don't like corporate America or Lifetech.

Move on.

No matter how eloquently you write it, no matter how many names you call people - Lifetech can be a nice place to work. You don't have to be a "lackey", "stooge" or any of the other names you come up with to be happy working there.

Do I agree with all the recent policies and changes? No. Not at all. I have quite a few moral and personal issues with the company like everyone else. I just don't believe in this vast conspiracy to keep the working man down and screw him out of all his money. There is good and there is bad. Deal with it.

Just as you say that I am "swinging away at ghosts", you are as well. I am not the only one here who is tired of your constant ranting.

You do realize there have

You do realize there have been multiple different (prob 3 - 5) cirtics of Life tech in the last round of concerns. You make it sound like there is but one "bitter" ghost in the dark that you insist on swinging at but don't have a clue where it is.

Well I'm the guy who accused one of you of being a congenital lackey and have nothing to say about Open array or any specific system. Life tech is a large company with substantial inertia in some areas and of course there are a lot of cogs in stable businesses at Life Tech whose jobs have not been impacted in any in any meaningful way over some period of time, nor in jeopardy within the perceptible horizon. So what?

Even there, where it is to LTI's advantage to retain cogs to keep the machine functioning efficiently, they have taken deliberate advantage of the fact people have very few alternative options these days by de facto eliminating health care benefits for the vast majority of employess who are fundamentally healthy and will never spend anywhere near the obscene deductibles. And they are charging them thousands per year in premiums to be abused this way.

Be that as it may, the existance many satisfied cogs doesn't contradict the fact that Life Tech is accruing a remarkable record of decisions motivated primarily by corporate greed and executive aggrandizement that have devestated many lives and families - decisions that had poor risk/benefit values in the first place and/or which resulted from incompetent decisions. People have indeed been victimized by senior management/executives who were absolutely unconscionable in their vigor in tossing people over the side of the lifeboat to protect their own situation in the upheaval resulting from poor or incompetent decisions that they were part of.

I'm not sure why it should have your knickers in a twist butI just remarked on the brutal irony that exists when that management made a poor decision they weren't qualified to make in the face of competent guidance on the risk benefit from empoyess who are then the ones to suffer the consequences of the poor decision. This situation is ocurring all the time, not only at Life Tech, but throughout corporate America. Whether or not you have been vicitmized personally this way (yet) if you don't find this morally offensive, there really is something wrong with you and you are most certainly a lackey oblivious to everything else as you crawl along with your head perpetually down, pushing a peanut with your nose to fill a bin for the greater glory of Life Tech.

Yeah. WE are the goons.

Yeah. WE are the goons. ***where is that rolling eyes emoticon?**

You certainly seem intelligent but that doesn't stop you from being a completely delusional paranoid troll.

Accept it...not everyone is a bitter jerk like you and you don't have all the answers. Despite your constant drivel and complaining here, you have affected no change and you have improved nothing. MANY people enjoy their jobs here at Life and perhaps the reason you have so many issues is because you are such an a$$.

It truly must suck being you.

You two goons make me laugh,

You two goons make me laugh, what makes you think folks on here are out of Life. Have you ever thought this place would be dead if you actually listened to your staff... This is the vent box you are trying to kill internally, so it goes outside.

And by the way, I once said in a meeting that the Open Array was a sub par instrument (to bring up one of the posts below), not worthy of our brand or it's spec sheet (I really meant that it was a piece of shit). I got blown off, no questions asked, that's about the same time the product manager took over for 10 days before he left running out of the company, scared like a poor child, watching the folks in Woburn spreading Roche Taq and SAB primers all over the micro planes... idiots ! I can't believe we work together, but then again, a guy who says he //////Supporting daily Open Array manufacturing operations using both a detailed understanding and broad view of the many complex inter dependencies between the processes, tools, methods, people, and materials required.
Identifying, implementing, and validating improvements to manufacturing yield, capacity, efficiency, and safety through strategic Six Sigma and Lean based activities./////

No wonder the place went bonkers for 4 months without any production... That job description is pure gold ! Another belted ninja talking the talk.

Let's face it, idiots bought Open Array because it was up for sale or bankrupt and Roche was killing AB on the 1534 front.

You sound like a congenital

You sound like a congenital lackey to me.

And you sound like a congenital defect to me. No wonder Lifetech got rid of you. You are a cancer to all around you (yes - I realize that cancer isn't congenital - the comparison is still accurate).

Plus I think you flatter

Plus I think you flatter yourself that you stood up against the tide. You sound like a congenital lackey to me.

And who knows if you ever worked on a project important enough to elicit true, pathological hatred when it didn't go the way the ivory tower wanted it to go.

You are so utterly and completely full of sh*t. You just can't accept the fact that many people have no issues within Life and are actually enjoying a rewarding career. All places have some ups and downs, Lifetech is no different. No better, no worse. Get over it.

Why are you so bitter? Mommy not give you enough hugs?

Plus I think you flatter

Plus I think you flatter yourself that you stood up against the tide. You sound like a congenital lackey to me.

And who knows if you ever worked on a project important enough to elicit true, pathological hatred when it didn't go the way the ivory tower wanted it to go.

if speaking up to management

if speaking up to management worked with data backing you up, why do they still have openarray?

"I work at LT and am a

"I work at LT and am a conscientious objector...and it works."

You sound naive, co-dependent or suffer from Charlie Sheen syndrome! I hear they laugh at you and use you as a tool for their own success.

Get out, start your own company or move on to a worthy company with the skills you still have(before they fire you too).

You are were I was a few months ago. Time to man-up and move on.

Although eloquently

Although eloquently written...this is unfiltered BS. I work at LT and am a conscientious objector...and it works. No doubt you have to be careful...but I have said hugely unpopular things to senior management. You just have to have the data, passion and delivery to do it right.

When the management ranks are full of market incompetence..those who understand their market, customers and ultimately applied science can thrive...you just have to exercise good judgement...and pick your battles!

he is looking pretty smart to

he is looking pretty smart to me.

Yes it can, doesn't mean roid

Yes it can, doesn't mean roid boy is any smarter

So do we have spc on that

So do we have spc on that machine ? some people are talking about 300 bp.

Didn't get your dose of 'roid

Didn't get your dose of 'roid this week ?

I have seen so many people

I have seen so many people speak the truth at Life tech and then get the royal treatment...

and I have seen many people who have spoken the "truth" as you call it and have had no negative consequences.

It's not always a conspiracy. Sometimes - there may actually be a valid reason someone was let go or given "the royal treatment".

Of course - that would never occur to anyone here.

I have seen so many people

I have seen so many people speak the truth at Life tech and then get the royal treatment...

VV "meritorious" (can't

VV "meritorious" (can't edit)

No, Nancy, you're gossiping

No, Nancy, you're gossiping here for reasons you think are maritorious(whether or not anyone else does). Just like everyone else here.

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