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National????

CO and Circuit Techs were placed under National this week in Central Florida. Why????

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG

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The only reason they want to migrate off the Qwest network is the costs of their railroad lease agreements. You can’t have it both ways, either your fiber gets cut several times a week or stays intact along the railroad ROW.
The expenses of being on the railroad is minimal compared to the damages and maintenance of being on public ROW.
This is why Qwest maintained high value customers year after year, no outages and a secure plant. They love to throw techs under the bus for damages that would never happen on the railroad.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-nybv

Local and national mean just that. Local network and long haul network. As far as representation, L-Q & L-Embarq local networks were unionized while L-Centurytel local was a mix of union and non-union techs. National (long haul) techs were and are non-union.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-capo

I guess I'm an id–t, but I really don't get the "local" vs "national" change. I always thought that local meant union and national meant no union. Now they are mixed together? Can someone explain.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-bmlq

We (natiional) were told the goal is we need to have these high revenue customers rolled by end of November.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-6qug

Your half right. No early retirement, juat heres your box, there's the door and good luck on unemployment. They are still hand picking and quietly getting rid of people all over. It is just not publicized.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-5een

Thats why you aren't seeing any early retirement offers anymore. They have off loaded what they needed. Now its a lil reorganization, and whooola, they sell the copper to Glenn Post and his investors. And You once again will be known to the world as embarq

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-5rcl

This is easy. Level 3 is in the process of building a stand alone fiber network in all of our host offices and is moving all high revenue customers from legacy CTL ntwk to the L3 ntwk, in preparation of selling the local side.
The job title changed are being made to determine who stays and who goes. If your title changed to field tech, you were just given some extended time on the job.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-5pjd

Yeah the BMO SRO just started reporting to the Narional VP here too, but the SRO for CST is still under the same guy. Your gonna see something happen here soon i would say.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-4vjt

Here in Texas our MRO just started reporting to a National Director just another layer in the commanding chain..

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-2zze

Our SRO hates the place as bad as us underlings and often tells stuff he shouldn't. Word is this National thing is all a ploy not to have to hire anyone. If you were made a national tech, expect to start doing national work when the few remaining national techs are too busy.

This means fiber locates, Metro E, rack and stacks, turnups, etc etc. The first sign things are going to change for you is when you see they have signed you up for railroad training or to get clearance. Have fun boys.

Bouncing back and forth between your actual dept and national ought to be a real hoot.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-1mez

National is taking over what they want to keep.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-1flk

Nobody quite knows what to think. Our SRO claims not to know other than "trust me it's a good thing" and nothing is changing. CO, Prem Techs and BMO all rolled under National. Job titles all seem to be Field Tech 2 no matter what department you are in. Speculation is they are grouping techs under National to separate who gets sold off from who stays.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-zjh

Actually transitioning to "National" or just reporting to the local former National director?

Seattle is doing the latter but there's no change other than who the third level is. Meaningless musical chairs.

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-kxk

National not Union represented? How does it change your job? Whats the Boggle so to speak?

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-ikl

what is the difference?

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-imv

and it continues.....the slide to the inevitable end now you get dragged by the seat of your pants until "the end"

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Post ID: @11lY1GfG-xvm

Not just central florida, but all of Florida CO and BMO will be transitioning to National effective 10/06/2019.

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