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I worked at Tulsa Welding School full-time (Less than a year)
When I started I loved what I did and I loved the leadership and management and my coworkers but once management changed things quickly deteriorated. Overall I enjoyed my job, liked most of my coworkers & made some great friends there, I loved the students and felt like I was really making a difference in people's lives, the pay was great, hours were great. I saw students change their lives and take did steps towards this futures and it was inspiring. I really loved my job.
For the most part the corporate leadership was cold and intimidating, upper level had little idea what was going on internally and often came down on us with unrealistic expectations. Then when we met goals and did well they didn't even seem fazed, they just demanded more. Suddenly they started firing people right and left- management, team members, real people with families. They fired people with young children, those supporting their kids through college, those who were paying for new homes and approaching weddings- and no one had any warning to look for new jobs or prepare. Then it was my turn. I have never experienced anything as cold as the moment I was laid off- told that I had done nothing wrong but they had a quota to lay off a certain number of people and it made sense to lay me off. I was actually told by corporate "no harm no foul, right? We're all good?" I was shocked. It was so easy for her to fire me yet this was my career and my full time job and suddenly I'm unemployed with no severance. This company used to be great but since I left I've heard nothing but negative things about the environment. It's so sad the way this company treats its employees. For the sake of my ex coworkers and the students I hope things change here soon and management gets restored. I genuinely hope things improve. I'm not bitter about anything I experienced here but it was certainly a learning opportunity.
Advice to Management
Treat your employees like people. We have lives and families and futures and it is wrong for you to dump so many of us the way you did. Maybe you should take a pay cut yourself instead of firing so many hard working people to make up the deficits.