CenturyLink Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at CenturyLink

Standby pay eliminated

I’m a national tech, former L3. Centurylink has taken away standby pay for all field techs. I have spoken to 3 labor attorneys. All 3 said without hesitation that a class action lawsuit should filed looking at the requirements for being on call. I... —  read more 

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Post ID: @104uDGX5

Oldtimers Day

It's time for everyone with over 30 years to think about securing what's theirs and leave the company. I know I'm leaving soon package or not.

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Post ID: @103bCFUw

Rehire?

I heard from a former accociate that got laid off, took a severance and now got rehired in the same position all within a year? Does this sound right?

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Post ID: @101IzbkI

Keeping Your Value

I posted the thread below titled "If You Plan To Work In Telecom" that provides links to data networking certification resources. Once you understand how data networking is layered by the OSI model, you need to understand how CenturyLink services use... —  read more 

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Post ID: @101B3Wur

Hope is lost.

The real question is who cares about any of this anymore. Management has won the game that only they are playing and got rid of our customers. THE END

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Post ID: @ZZEEbFW

How's the work load in copper

I'm in the Seattle/Tacoma area and have been doing this for a very long time. I have to say I have never seen it this slow for this long a period of time. Just curious if it's an isolated thing or if it's company wide. Any input and please, include... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZXYAHBO

Any real info regarding potential layoffs?

It’s been a while since someone posted even a well based rumor on when and where layoffs could occur within the company. So is there any info on potential layoffs outside personal opinions of people that post here?

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Post ID: @ZVVneFM

Simplicity is definitely not genius in this case

Jeff’s favorite quote according to him is “Simplicity is genius”. He won’t be content until he has eliminated practically every employee. Our sales force will be a web site that asks one question, “What speed would you like.” Equipment will be... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZSDjmd6

What are the benefits?

How has Centurylink become a better company with the purchase of Level3 ? There has been plenty of time to see improvement but I'm not seeing it. All I see is so far is THOUSANDS of legacy Qwest/Centurylink employees losing their jobs. Not many... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZSnv4Q2

Network Tech's SW Forida

Does anyone know how many network Tech's got the VTO at the end of April in south Florida?

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Post ID: @ZND0VyO

Centurylink Exec to Median Pay Ratio

Source below... This company pays its CEO $212.49 for every dollar it pays its median employee. CEO COMPENSATION $14,715,560 MEDIAN EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION $69,252 DODD FRANK RATIO 212.5 to 1 https://www.doddfrankratio.com/company/CTL —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZMF54Ju

How does it feel to work under such uncertainty?

Oh sure we read all the tough guy posts. the Guys who have been here so long they believe their untouchable. But its many of you who have health related issues. you'll never admit them, far too proud for that. But your wives and your doctors know ... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZMDgM9u

This is obviously not working

With Level 3 management running the show it can't be good. All they know is get rid of good people and keep taking what little is left from the technicians. Someone please step in and turn this company around. Obviously what they are doing is not... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZLy2dMH

Uniform ordering being delayed

I know Arizona wide there is a delay in ordering our uniforms for 2020. Has this happened in other areas? Is this because they don’t want to spend the money on uniforms because they are selling us and maybe have found a buyer?

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Post ID: @ZDLarKI

If You Plan To Work In Telecom

You first need to get a grip on the fact that wireline distribution systems are breathing their last gasp. Fiber to the premise and 5G are replacing copper distribution systems. Packet switched networks are replacing circuit switched networks. If you... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZCRPNBE

Keep up or else...

We are down to less than 1/3rd the amount of techs we had five years ago. We're a skeleton crew. A tech was told by mgmt that we either keep up or they'll bring contractors in. We probably can't keep up too long. No OT no on call pay. I guess it's... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZCksszp

Thoughts on On Call Pay - Cancelled

So yesterday CO, BMO and National Field Ops joined the others who already lost standby pay. There are different versions of how it's supposed to work depending on which SRO you talk to. CST/CO SRO told his guys no more callout schedule, he would go... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZzSF3O7

Field Ops/BMO Techs quietly being moved?

Any other Field Ops or BMO techs being moved to different areas, reporting to new SRO's and being told "If anybody asks, tell whoever asks "it's just a change in reporting structure" and don't elaborate and play it off as no big deal? This is... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZyRBoBF

Plant maintinence whats that?

So it appears that once again they are going to point fingers at the technicians, for they're shortcomings !! yes but of course, they are now going to use the plant against you even further. Yes your Data and Pots closeout tests. Make sure your doing... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Zxx4bYm

We missed the boat

We missed the boat when Qwest merged, we have TV in Highlands Ranch and Arizona, if we would have developed it we would be a leader in the streaming industry now and may have been in diorect competition with Comcast Alas we didn't and Comcast and... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZwPKpT0

The Beginning of the end

The Gamble too little too late, destroyed plant makes Prism flounder in it beginnings https://stopthecap.com/2011/02/16/centurylink-invests-to-reinvent-themselves-prism-iptv25mbps-service-arrives/ —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZwWhYy1

5G is coming, faster than you realize

Ok. Read the news. 5G is just around the corner. They now expect it to come faster than they thought.. copper is old technology. Nobody wants copper or the upkeep. Techs need to realize that technology has changed and we need to change with it. Take... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Zvql3ab

VTO SWFL

Last VTO 50 applied and 45 got it. They should of gave it to ALL the poor 5 Techs that were denied can thank their supervisors for the push back what a shame some had over 40 years of service and this is the thanks they got.

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Post ID: @Zu8zwpa

How We Got Here

Just listen to this YouTube Tech Talks seminar presentation by Tim Walden from two and a half years ago. Between all of the inane corporate PC culture buzz-word babble such as "It takes a village" (id--t,) you will be able to pick out such treasures... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Zr86dzY

Everything is just fine at Centurylink

The RIF has been completed. We are now at the number we believe we need to be competitive. Nobody will be laid off in the future. Contractors will be let go in the next few weeks ,You all will be receiving a half years bonus of $4500.00 tax free... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Zra8COv

Rumor is no contract for Legacy Qwest.... hello contractors

Word is CTL will not even show up for Bargaining meetings, with the hopes that CWA pulls the workforce and calls a strike. In Affect terminating Their employment with CTL. Scary stuff, I feel bad for the people who work there!

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Post ID: @Zq1sn5I

Missing Glen Post yet?

CTL let one of the greatest business minds of the modern era go!?!? Why would anyone be surprised what happens next? Your entire board should be fired!

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