Home » Listing Details
Top Websites
  1. Dynamics GP Help
    Over 6300 resources listed.
  2. Mark Polino's DynamicAccounting.net
    Over 5100 resources listed.
  3. Rose Business Solutions Blog New
    Over 2200 resources listed.
  4. Developing for Dynamics GP - By David Musgrave and the MS GP Dev Support Team
    Over 1100 resources listed.
  5. Mariano Gomez at The Dynamics GP Blogster
    Over 1000 resources listed.
  6. Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog
    Over 900 resources listed.
  7. Christina Phillips, Steve Endow & Lorren Zemke at Dynamics GP Land
    Over 700 resources listed.
  8. Mohammad Daoud's Dynamics GP Blog
    Over 600 resources listed.
  9. Vaidy Mohan at Dynamics GP - Learn & Discuss
    Over 500 resources listed.
  10. Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Official Blog
    Over 500 resources listed.
  11. eOne Business Solutions Blog
    Over 400 resources listed.
  12. About Dynamics, Development and Life
    Over 300 resources listed.
  13. Frank Hamelly at GP2theMax
    Over 300 resources listed.
  14. Dynamics CPM
    Over 300 resources listed.
  15. BKD Dynamics GP Insights Blog
    Over 200 resources listed.
  16. Leslie Vail at Dynamics Confessor Blogspot
    Over 200 resources listed.
  17. Victoria Yudin's Dynamics GP Website
    Over 200 resources listed.
    Victoria Yudin
  18. Janakiram M.P. at DynamicsBlogger
    Over 100 resources listed.
  19. VS Tools Forum
    Over 100 resources listed.
    Your Resource for Visual Studio Tools for Dynamics GP
  20. Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Official Blog
    Over 100 resources listed.
  21. US Dynamics GP Field Team Blog
    Over 100 resources listed.
  22. Catherine Eibner MBS Developer Evangelist
    Over 100 resources listed.
  23. Sivakumar Venkataraman at Interesting Findings & Knowledge Sharing
    Over 100 resources listed.
  24. Dynamics Small Business
    Over 100 resources listed.
  25. Belinda, The GP CSI
    Over 100 resources listed.

Title:Whining, Complaining and Grousing

Its been a little over 4 months since my last post, mostly due to a) the birth of the newest member of the Specht clan and b) the management team and I practicing what I preached in the last three posts.  I can report, with great happiness, that our efforts (home and work) are paying off – my newest child is wonderful and our clients continue to be generous with work, even beyond my fondest hopes.

The stresses of the economy still exist. In both my own company and many for whom I consult, I’m hearing frequent and ongoing complaints about clients (who are cheap because they won’t buy), sales team (who are lazy because they can’t close business), consultants (who are prima donnas that don’t appreciate how hard it is to close business), managers (who are morons because they need to [fill in the blank] faster, better, more often etc.), and employees (who are ungrateful because they don’t appreciate how hard it is to make payroll and health insurance payments).  Put another way, everyone seems to be complaining about everyone else.   So, for those modest few that care about my opinion, I offer this:

First, everyone take a deep breath, relax and develop a sense of empathy.  Those around you are doing their best in tough times, just like you.  Our clients are afraid for their jobs and trying to save money when they can.  Our sales teams are hearing disheartening “no-s” more often then enthusiastic “yes-s”.  Out consultants feel extraordinary realization and utilization pressure AND get the onsite impact of the client’s fear. Our managers, god bless ‘em, are trying to do the best they can with short staff, short budgets and long hours.  And every employee in every consultancy is wondering when a layoff is going to take their job away. 

Second, strap on a pair and man up.  This is a hard business played out on a complex field of complex products, high expectations and difficult business problems.  If you can’t deal with that, get out and send your clients and best staff to us and I’ll see they are welcomed and well cared for. Until then, see the preceding paragraph.

Lastly, of my relatively small group of close friends, I am the only one still employed.  I see the effect of layoffs in a very direct and personal fashion.  Among my professional network, close to 1/3 are looking for new jobs.  As a result, I spend significant time doing referrals, networking and writing letters of recommendation.  So, if anyone reading this is looking for truly awesome Microsoft technology professionals almost anywhere in the country, please drop me a note with what skills you need and I’ll be happy to make introductions.

Posted in General Comments, Leadership, Managing Consultants Tagged: Complaints, Layoffs, Tough times
Link Owner:
Date Added:June 17, 2010 02:07:11 AM
Number Hits:0
RatingsAverage rating: (0 votes)

No Reviews Yet.


Thank you for your support for GPWindow. It helps us cover part of the hosting costs for GPWindow.