A fellow technician once said this to me... "Management will not be happy until we spend 100% of our time accounting for our time". This top down control freak management style is the biggest impediment for conscientious technicians to do quality... read more
Topics regarding layoffs at AT&T
There are at least two or three dozen channels for infomercials that are titled as if they are actual TV shows. On Nickelodeon right now a flashing box keeps popping up saying that AT&T will be dropping 22 Viacom channels by midnight. I guess we can... read more
I assume everyone leaves these behind when they leave. If not start.
There’s a lot of negativity on here. Those that were laid off keep your head up. I resigned right before the layoffs and it was the best thing I ever did. The money was decent, but if you are miserable what’s the point? If your happy working for T... read more
AT&T's 5G-E is slower than T-Mobile and Verizon 4G. This company is such a farce. https://venturebeat.com/2019/03/22/opensignal-atts-5g-e-falls-short-of-t-mobile-and-verizon-4g-speeds/
As one of the "younger"folks I am not eligible for it due leaving the sinking ship as soon as I can. Soon as my offer came in, I ran home to mail every thing in :). I am mad because I did the job of two only to get the finger. Jokes on them new... read more
Anybody have any idea? Layoffs, outsourcing, reorganization, some departments eliminated, new department, merging with some parts of AT&T??? With so many possibilities and so little happening it’s hard not to be nervous. When can we have a more clear... read more
Please post any layoffs if they happen today.
What can one do to get surplussed? Things have been going downstream and depressing in our team ever since the mvo was offered. The only folks on the team who want to stick aroind are the old ladies who want to come to office everyday to chat with... read more
Don’t see anything on this board about actual layoffs taking place in the last day or two and at my organisation nothing is happening for some time now. Is it possible that we missed the layoffs or are we just waiting in line until our turn comes?
What is the point of fiber/wire? Job killers
Feels good that some that make the decisions for us techs, will get the call tomorrow! FYFO!
This thought worries me on a daily basis. Now that WM iz under the T umbrella they will want their acquisition to operate as cheaply as possible. Given that T is not a company that is shy to outsource, I think that there is a strong possibility that... read more
How do you stop paying union dues? That's all I want to know. No BS or Complaints please. Thanks.
Global Operations lay44off final list to be announced tomorrow. Been waiting for 2 weeks to hear if I am saved or cut loose. Not much getting done while this looms over our head yet again. Not sure which group is next but I assume this will be a... read more
We used to sell lines to any new business being built in our turf while working. We’d stop at the new job site, get a contact, follow up, make the sale, do the install. Now you have to account for why you tied down a jumper in 4 minutes vs. 2... read more
Stephenson interrupted by a Robo Caller during live presentation with Economic Club https://techstaffer.blogspot.com/2019/03/at-ceo-ceremoniously-interrupted-by.html
To Level 3s and above recently surplussed, does anyone know if vested stock is paid out in one lump sum at separation, or over next two yearly payouts in Feb.? I've heard both scenarios. One said they pay out over next two year, and another said they... read more
So, when everything is said and done - when the reorganization is over and the dust from the merger has settled - do you thing we will once again reach a point where layoffs are not a weekly occurrence at AT&T? Is there such future for us, or is that... read more
When T was buying DTV, we in DTV were told that they really did not want our dishes, our boxes or our Techs - they wanted our sweetheart carriage rebroadcast deals with the content providers. T was also looking to ride our Latin American holdings to... read more
Is there any truth to the supposed gaming in south Florida leading to future mass firings of techs and managers alike?
I am in the project Z group and we had 3 very good people let go. (Two of them 15 year veterans of the company) I am hoping this is it for now! The AQR team’s workload is spilling over onto us as it is. How can they cut us any more?
According to an internal memo regarding ibew21 layoffs....337 prem techs done in 3rd quarter. Also 42 core techs in i&r, Will be 101 c&e techs. Included in language will be sipp offers to all affected departments and force readjustments as... read more
It's very hard to concentrate when you just don't know whats going on.
A selloff, integration with WM, reduction in headcount, dismantling DTV under the AT&T umbrella… so much rumors and yet nothing is happening and the leadership doesn’t want to go out publicly about what it plans to do with DTV. I can’t tell weather... read more
TFS techs next to get hit. Mass investigation underway for timesheet fraud.
Well lets see. Its about time for COR to get hit! Stephen has gotten National Retail screwing people over left n right so retail will be out the door! Walmart n Best Buy , Sams, and agent will finish the screw to the consumers! Lord bless us all!... read more
I retired in 2015 after 39 years as an outside tech. After I retired, my DTV went from $10 a month to $130. My only 8 meg (copper) Uverse went from $20 to 50. It resets multiple times a day. The VOIP went from free to whatever. I never use it. I can... read more
Is coming to an end. Until now the Execs have done absolutely everything in their power(same as every corporation)to keep this slow motion train wreck under control, but now it's about to pick up steam and nobody will be able to control it anymore... read more
i can tell you that its easy to get what i want --just need to unzip them and next thing u know he's buying what i want. how these executives cant get what they want at home and destroy their careers, i dont get it. but maybe he doesnt either
I hate the thought of how I feel on Monday mornings knowing I have to be there for 5 consecutive days. Damn.....I hate going to work these days. If we were busy, it would not be nearly so bad; but, we have to sc-ap and scratch around every day to... read more
Last week our manager stopped giving us new assignments and our workload dropped by, I’m guessing, at least 60%. To be fair this has been known to happen before, but given the current situation at the company this is making me worry. Could that be an... read more
Scott told me Paul was saving layoffs till next quarter-
With so many areas getting hit hard by layoff, hardly can fathom the 4th quarter even possible. Where there a lot of areas that didn't get hit?
Noticed there wasn’t any layoffs in Miami which is a big hub in Florida. Could this mean they are safe or could there be another round coming in 3rd quarter?
Saw people posting about various department and locations, but I don't see anyone posting about ATO layoffs in this round. Is it possible that ATO was avoided in this wave or are people just not posting about it?
Blame the company negotiators and lawyers for their hardline stance. Didn’t have to come to this.
Anyone know about how long it takes for them to end employee discount after layoffs. Switching to philo after I cancel dtv. Wow is giving me 100 meg internet for 40 bucks a month and Verizon is coming real close to my employee price for 4 lines. Just... read more
Cable company runs landlines for $20 a month. We ask $65+. The company has done everything they can to make people get rid of them. A landline makes a house a home. My little kids know their home phone number incase they are ever in the situation... read more