iDesk ex-employees mount slagfest
Enough to make you wince
Employees at iDesk are taking their own revenge on the company following its decision to axe 120 staff.
In postings to a forum set up in the wake of redundancies, employees past and present paint an unpleasant picture of life at the company.
There are, for example, allegations of drug-taking among staff working the night shift.
Someone calling themself "Muckboy" wrote: "I remember finding out about the guys who were smoking da spliff on the call centre at night."
And Speederuk chipped in: "Yea I used to come in, in the morning to find em stubbed out on the mouse!"
There are also allegations concerning the accuracy of performance figures presented to key clients.
Another post attempts to sum up the problems at the company: "idesk has been excising its own brains from its skull for years now, in order to replace those vacant spaces with 'mates' that can't actually do anything, so they are given 'management' type roles.
"idesk has been for some time now a top heavy company, with no actual techies, just a load of managers, sales-people and project managers, telling potential clients that idesk has a work force of fabulous techies at the ready!
"It's all proved rather surreal for those of us that know the truth. It was only a matter of time before the whole place caved in on itself, and now that is happening," it said.
No part of the business remains unscathed from the verbal onslaught. Another contribution attacks the way staff were treated. "What the F*** was those employee workshops all about earlier in the year ? That stoopid woman standing up in front of us all looking like Velma from Scooby Doo, getting us to play with balloons and bond, then busting up our teams and making us feel like shit.
"How can a company treat their staff like this, playing with peoples emotions and screwing their brains up, this is inhumane
"By god I dot know how someone hasn't blown the place up, I have never been in a company that can treat people so badly.
"When D-day comes and the dust settles, lets hope that no-ones brain got so screwed up that they come back as a psychopath!
"Be afraid - BE VERY AFRAID - OH MY GOD I JUST SH*T MYSELF."
Get the drift? ®
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