They were very underhanded and dishonest to employees.
Comes with the good and bad of being a family owned. If you are in the family (where ever they draw the line) you are set.
This also means the management team are above being held accountable. I was on a very poorly managed team, we were lied to about salary and bonuses to meet goals and then told we weren't team players when we asked for the promised - more... bonuses for meeting those goals to be kept.
It's a family, so who can you complain too? no one.
When things turned for the worse rather then dismiss us, management gave my team impossible goals (tripling individual productivity while ... - less
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