Thread regarding CenturyLink layoffs

There is a wonderful life away from CenturyLink!!!find it!

This is to all that are not happy working with that company! Look for something somewhere else! You must know that other companies are in dire need for your knowledge.
Put yourself out there on the job boards. Let the world know your out there looking for better!

Sincerely a very happy ex-employee of the ridiculous metric driven CenturyLink

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I was a CST in Wilson, NC for Centurylink. Worst run company I’ve ever seen. I quit and took a job with Duke Energy, the best job I ever had. Get out of telecommunications now, before the ship sinks

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-1elzn

Your right Qwest was not if Florida just when they brought in a few managers but have you ever wondered why Qwest ex US west was the only baby bell that AT&T didn’t buy, it was not because of their outstanding resume, it was their inept ability to turn a profit along with the insider trading law suits and their poorly run business as a whole which resulted in $13 billion in debt prior to centurylink ( another poorly run outfit) buying them and allowing them to continue to push their money losing agenda hoping for a government subsidized payment so they could buy another sh– show like level3

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-aihi

First and Foremost Qwest did NOT have local techs in Florida, only national. Second Qwest Never filed for bankruptcy. All that baggage came with the new Centurylink now Level 3 hostility outside in take over. Nearly every company acquired by L3 was in bankruptcy bought for pennies on the dollar with no records of anything. They there selves were circulating the toilet bowl until however it was possible to buy Global Crossing and boost their share price. TeleCom is a nasty business that the customer is never supposed to see.

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-5yjp

Real Story.................Life at century link last 3 months there BP 150-160 over 100 consistently laife 3 months after CTL 118 over 78 you do the math

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-3xbr

Thank you for that uplifting post!

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-2gpx

FYI yes Quest brought $10 billion in debt with them but don’t forget Embarq brought about $6 billion in debt with them also

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-2ric

Most Promoted from within good ole boy network
VP was pushing direct tv when we heavy in PRISM “ he thought it was a better product” those of us in Florida know how direct tv works in rain, but as a whole managers are same everywhere no back bone don’t know how New telecom company works with a new reason to complain each month it goes in cycles: you can, buzz, truck idle, get out yard, repeats different flavor every month

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-2dlf

That's funny, because it was CTL management, CTL systems, and CTL processes (if there were any) that won over Qwest ones. Monroe way or the highway. Sort of like the Level 3 attitude.

Let do this all day! I'm still p-ss-d that PNB was saddled with those basketcases Mountain Bell and Northwestern Bell. U S WEST would have been much better off if it had been headquartered in Seattle. For one, there's normal oxygen at that attitude which seems to be a problem in Denver (and Broomfield).

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-2mko

Re:"Did this area if Florida get mostly Q or C management? It seems the Q management areas are be most unhappy, It’s a horrible culture."

SW Florida was Embarq, the largest independent telephone company in the US, earning $6 billion revenue annually, which merged with Century Tel in 2009 to become CenturyLInk . CTL later purchased Qwest in 2011 and it has been a fast downhill ride ever since. Qwest brought their bad systems, their bad, management, their consumer class action law suits, and their bad employee relations with them. Most of SW Florida management came from either legacy Embarq or legacy Century Tel, and they have been good managers to work with. Hope that answers your question.

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-2pbs

They laid off some good Tech's here in SW Florida in March. If management cared they would of kept them around and kept offering buyouts sooner or later that would of worked.

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-1trx

Did this area if Florida get mostly Q or C management? It seems the Q management areas are be most unhappy, It’s a horrible culture.

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-1yio

Sounds to me like the FL guys are riding it out good doing what they have to do and the Qwest guys and Qwest transfers to FL are ready to jump off a bridge. No wonder Qwest was so good at going bankrupt.

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-1img

I was laid off there in March too after 15 years when I transferred in time didn’t bridge because union said they didn’t want a bunch of old guys coming down to retire in 5 years and take all the good shifts and you would not have bad plant if you got off your a– and worked on it everyone does not get along just like last guy said 2-3 people on crew does all work and management favorite saying is I don’t know lying b–tards

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-1ain

I work in Southwest Florida too, and I agree that our management is pretty good compared to the stories we hear here about the legacy Qwest areas. Most of the techs that were laid off here were recent hires that were brought on for the failed Prism TV debacle. A lot of our old timers took a package, so most of us with any seniority are doing okay. Our main complaints are the dispatch system and years of poor plant maintenance, but we have a culture of working together get the job done and we get along pretty well with each other and our management chain. We were United Telephone, then Sprint, and when Sprint was required to spin us off to acquire Nextel, we became Embarq, which was acquired by Century Tel to become CenturyLink. Through all this, we have never experienced the horror stories we hear from you legacy Qwest guys. We are a rapidly growing area, and yes there's a lot of work, but don't come here with your attitudes. We don't need it.

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-1cxc

They didnt need to lay us off in fact many took he package after we were let go. They did call back customer service Tech's temporary for 6 months but no network Tech's. I know 2 guys that had many years transferred to SW Florida their seniority reset to zero so they were laid off.

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-1ely

Yes

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-1vli

Great reply were you laid off in March like the rest of us?

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-hjo

SW Florida wish you wasn’t a liar you have the same c-ap as everywhere else your VP s—s and your managers are yes men who can never tell the truth you have maybe 2 guys on each crew who know how to do their job and the worthless techs are protected by your c-ap union and yes I know this first hand after transfer to there and getting laid off so go tell your BS stories somewhere else

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-tcu

Hey SW Florida if it's so good and you have a lot of work why did they lay off 38 Tech's?

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-hyv

Where in SW FL ?

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-zif

That's always good advice regardless of where you work. I'm in SW Florida where we have a good professional culture, a good VP who doesn't BS us, good management, and pretty good supervisors, but looking at our professional options and making the best choice for our careers is always a very good idea. Some of you may even want to consider transferring down to SW Florida and joining us here. We have a long standing professional culture that doesn't include constant conflicts with management, and we have plenty of work. When conflicts do arise, they are typically resolved quickly and fairly in our local area of operations. You have to be in pretty good shape to endure the summer environment down here, but you'll be treated fairly. From what I have been reading on these threads, this may not be the case in some of the Legacy Quest areas. Correct me if I'm wrong about that.

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Post ID: @114VFcAc-bdu

I second that!

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