Believe me... we have brought up problems to management years ago... but when our bosses goes to see their bosses... what do you think the likely answer is... there are stories we hear and know that I can't tell without risking my job. But lets just said that if you are unable to keep cost down and work under the increase demand.... ''The Front Gate Is Always Open''.
Btw... I think this is true for most big organization... the bearer of bad news gets the chop. Top Management don't like to hear why you can't do the job.. but how you can get the job done.