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Huge Corporation 6 31.58%
Small Mom & Pop Business 13 68.42%
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:48 PM   #11
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Pros and cons for both, really.

With a small mom and pop business you are likely to be treated better. However, they lack financial stability as with an established corporation. So you might have less risk being laid off, etc, but run a much greater risk of losing your job due to bankruptcy (which I was unfortunate enough to experience first hand).
ive done both...

id take the corp 100x over... the mom and pop shop i work for now is a total headache everyday...

currently looking for another higher paying, more benafits, more room to grow job
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I work for a decent sized corporation and am treated very well there. There is a lot of room to grow and get promoted, and the benefits are great.
Right on.

Getting promoted: I guess that'* a matter of choosing tasks with the right amount of visibility and doing them well. Can be done in a big corporation, can be done in a medium corporation. Not sure about a mom and pop organization... however I guess that if they treat you well then you are set there too!
You say that now until you're kicked to the curb like dried up dog $hit! There'* no loyalty to the employee at a large company.

Over time you'll see what I'm talking about.
I'm not disagreeing with you. That'* the risk you run wherever you work. Mom and pop, big corporation, or otherwise.

At least with a corporation you get some type of severance!!!! Mom and pop folds and you are done. If they aren't producing anything, doesn't matter how nice of a person you are or how much they like you. They aren't going to pay you.
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I may be an exception. The place I work for was ranked the #1 company to work for in Metro Detroit, and the #12 best company to work for in the US (Forbes).
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Pros and cons for both, really.

With a small mom and pop business you are likely to be treated better. However, they lack financial stability as with an established corporation. So you might have less risk being laid off, etc, but run a much greater risk of losing your job due to bankruptcy (which I was unfortunate enough to experience first hand).
ive done both...

id take the corp 100x over... the mom and pop shop i work for now is a total headache everyday...

currently looking for another higher paying, more benafits, more room to grow job
Yeah, I totally agree, and I've been their too. The kicker for me was the 1 day notice that "we are going out of business tomorrow, you'll have to find another job." Needless to say, didn't make me very happy.
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I may be an exception. The place I work for was ranked the #1 company to work for in Metro Detroit, and the #12 best company to work for in the US (Forbes).
Rock Financial / Quicken Loans?
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I may be an exception. The place I work for was ranked the #1 company to work for in Metro Detroit, and the #12 best company to work for in the US (Forbes).
Rock Financial / Quicken Loans?
Yup!
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Ever met David Hall?
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Ever met David Hall?
Actually yes I have. Many times. He'* a strange guy. A couple years ago when working on his computer, he tryed to get me to get a home loan, when I was 18 years old and in college. Doesn't know much about computers, but he'* forgotten more about mortgages than I'll ever know ... if that tells ya anything.
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Ever met David Hall?
Actually yes I have. Many times. He'* a strange guy. A couple years ago when working on his computer, he tryed to get me to get a home loan, when I was 18 years old and in college. Doesn't know much about computers, but he'* forgotten more about mortgages than I'll ever know ... if that tells ya anything.
He seemed like a strange bird when I saw him on TV. He'* always on the radio too. Quite annoying actually. And yes, very salesmanish!
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Yea, he gets quite annoying. They started pushing his advertisments on this side of the state, so I hear him all the time, wherever I go. Very annoying.
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