AT&T has long said that it's target workforce is under 100K. Verizon plans to eliminate 50K jobs through early retirement and cuts so AT&T will need to match that in order to stay competitive... read more
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Thoughts on pension fund stability after the McElfresh town hall? Freudian slip about turning around the Titanic? I wanted to work until year end but thinking I should leave now. Thoughts? I’m retirement eligible but scared.
Something messed up in my last post and it doesn't read correctly. Here's its replacement. Is something wrong with John Donovan? I'm not asking this in a snarky way or looking for snarky replies. I actually liked the guy a lot as a good speaker and... read more
I'm not asking this in a snarky way or looking for snarky replies. I actually liked the guy a lot as a good speaker and human, at least outside of AT I believe a direct report. The script had her kind of "sassily" ask questions about stock price, the... read more
Unless you are unlucky be thrown in as collateral damage to avoid age discrimination lawsuits,basically these are the elements you need to have to be absolutely safe from being laid off in this round. I have nothing against younger workers, or for... read more
"...and be transparent while celebrating people" the blank stares on the people in the audience says it all.
Not. I took some extra time to think it through, but still came to my original conclusion-the McE town hall was insulting and clueless towards employees. If you didn’t attend, here’s what you missed: Jeff said he didn’t like surpluses, but there will... read more
VWhen a CEO go on national TV, or to analysts meetings to defend a deal passed 3 years ago, TWICE IN A SINGLE MONTH, Credibility becomes an issue, leaders walk the talk and make their actions speak louder than their words, WHERE ARE THOSE TOUTED... read more
I'm 59 with 22 years and I'm now surplused. I've been looking internally and outside the company. I'm not holding out hope I'll find something internally so it's pretty scary thinking of "starting over" at my age. I followed all the wf2020 direction... read more
I wonder if the underperforming city of Atlanta, complete with its joke of a Retail Ops group, could somehow will themselves into figuring out how to sell video? I mean, they can figure out how to blame DIRECTV for everything, and so maybe--just... read more
70 people in el Segundo will be laid off by end of March!! Any more info on this?
The negative press and word of mouth is what they fear. Turn it up.
So McFresh said that there is no Work From Home (WFH) policy and there was some “mis-information” going around that the company was going away from work from home ( even to the point surplusing based off of it)... But, we are hearing that we have to... read more
Wow, this dog and pony show is a complete train wreck. What is going on with this company? Will we be paying Kardashian's to "influence" the public to buy our technologies next? Unreal
Att just filed a EDD warn notice for El Segundo to layoff 70 employees by end of March and 3 for San Ramon.
Does anyone know how long one gets discounted rates on wireless service and /or DirecTV after last day with the company? Trying to figure out if I need to plan on having all that shut off or changed to different provider in advance of my last day... read more
Can’t say that I'm glad but this is something similar to what I’ve arrived at, thinking about the subject. I can see a massive reorg coming to DTV. The sad thing is that eliminating workers can never make up for their flawed strategies... read more
In my lay-off paperwork I wasn’t able to acces the ADEA document, even though it is a federal requirement. Has anyone else seen it yet? It is the Age Descrimination in Employment Act, and tells how many were laid off by age. The company says I looked... read more
DTV is losing subscribers every quarter now for a few years. What happens to the El Segundo location?
Do they even plan to, or will they be changing bit by bit in the process? Maybe they will just keep laying people off. In any case, it would be valuable info for the workers, as it would be easier to figure out where the redundancies are when we know... read more
lisabeth Kubler-Ross made famous the five stages of grief” are: Before : Denial - Anger – Bargaining Depression After AT&T became the fiasco it is today, & when you go somewhere else: Resiliency Accomplishment Future Happiness
Especially when the company is rated 2 steps above junk status. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-plans-bond-sale-help-135028037.html
February 13th, 2019 Fighting Today…Focused on the Future! The Union, once again REJECTEDthe Company’s “revised final offer”. The CWA District 4 Midwest Bargaining Committee met yesterday with AT&T in formal session to exchange proposals on some of... read more
Surplus events are a regular occurrence at T and have been for many years. They are very well orchestrated and somehow fly below the radar of the media. They will continue into the unforseeable future. Unless you are in the C-suite I would be very... read more
Where are we on the total number they want to cut? When can we expect more?
As former DTV, we in IEFS are now forced to abandon our rock solid field activation software known as FSTP - Rio/Seibel for some in-house POS called WFE. Under the DTV system, Customer ordered an Upgrade to a Genie system - we did what's called a... read more
I’m not liking my odds of survival here in the ATL. Major workplace consolidations and lots of jobs going to Dallas and El Segundo. There are about 15k AT&T workers in this city, and many of us here feel that we’ll be the hardest hit this year and... read more
One of AT&T's many problems is that it has a very large number of completely superfluous executives. There are organizations with 3 CEOs VERTICALLY! And of course Stephenson has 4 CEO direct reports. That's a lot of egos to stroke and a lot of mega... read more
There are a thousand examples in the corporate world that throwing money and buying something is n’t enough to ensure a bright future. The company that innovated are and produces something that is good or in-demand, got to that point by being... read more
Wonder how many of the 200,000 plus employees still maintain a home phone line even though quite a few jobs are tied to that part of the business? The only time I see phones these days is when I report in to the office or go to a business.
If anyone has been listening to the big boy briefings it has been stated that as some projects get completed the plans are to use that budget money to pay down debt. Who in their right mind believes that if they meet the 2nd quarter target on the... read more
I have been offered to move Chicago to Dallas under the same position and band, but they will have to adjust the total compensation due to the cost of living differences. I make around $100k in Chicago. How much pay cut to expect if I said yes? Any... read more
the less severance they have to play the better for this titanic. sorry for those still here...this place blows but i'm not leaving without a big fat check randy
Was wondering, in relations to the latest AT&T layoffs, is there a possibility that we will be seeing something similar in Warner Media? Hope I’wrong but it feels logical that a detailed restructure could hit everything related to the media business?
The WFH’s are seen, by and large (by those I will call the short sighteds) as lazy, sit at homes who are enjoying the good life then whine because the ‘gravy train is coming to an end....no sympathy for you guys, get your butts back in here like me... read more
I’m positive that another wave of layoffs is gonna hit soon, and that’s the main reason why they haven’t announced what purpose did the layoffs have and that’s why no official plans of restructuring have been announced on the company level. When... read more
It should be so obvious to everybody (and their mother) that there is no future at AT&T. Layoffs seem to be the only way for management to try and solve the mounting issues - which shows just how inept and desperate they are. I hope people realize... read more