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AT&T Layoffs 2020

Share any updates you may have about AT&T Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?

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Post ID: @OP+125fGTv9

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"re: The company paid a big retirement compensation to Randall while laid-off employees to balance the debt. Does anyone remember how Randall lose the bet to buy T-Mobile years ago which caused T sent billions to T-Mobile.

His guaranteed income is $274,000 a month for the rest of his days.

re: What happened to the big tax break money again? That was only 2 1/2 years ago $42 billion dollars.

Where is the press coverage about this? HOW IS THIS MONEY ACCOUNTED FOR?"

All that right there, is the single most infuriating thing I have experience, seen or witnessed in my 58 years on this planet, ever. 23 years with company. I've grown a real hate for RS, and the whole of the top leadership, and the entire BOD. It's all about money extraction from the golden goose, which they k–led during the plunder.

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Post ID: @3Qrpo+125fGTv9

I was hired exactly 20 years to the day before my lay-off.
Great security.... Go Corporate.
I should be grateful for the ability to pay my bills to date (unlike some Americans...) MY KID IS STILL IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM and will need student loans for college. Have that but need 5 more years and required age needed -so even my retirement is SHOT. How do I replace health insurance? Where do I go to start over again? So unfair that this company entered and lost every long shot race.... Thanks Randall. We all could have tightened our belt just a little... Doncha think?

re: The company paid a big retirement compensation to Randall while laid-off employees to balance the debt. Does anyone remember how Randall lose the bet to buy T-Mobile years ago which caused T sent billions to T-Mobile.

His guaranteed income is $274,000 a month for the rest of his days.

re: What happened to the big tax break money again? That was only 2 1/2 years ago $42 billion dollars.

Where is the press coverage about this? HOW IS THIS MONEY ACCOUNTED FOR?

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Post ID: @3Qqrp+125fGTv9

Cuts were made on a Friday July 10th

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Post ID: @3Pehr+125fGTv9

The company paid a big retirement compensation to Randall while laid-off employees to balance the debt. Does anyone remember how Randall lose the bet to buy T-Mobile years ago which caused T sent billions to T-Mobile.

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Post ID: @3Odbk+125fGTv9

What happened to the big tax break money again? That was only 2 1/2 years ago $42 billion dollars

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Post ID: @3Nqev+125fGTv9

AT&T started layoffs in Canada.

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Post ID: @3Mhnq+125fGTv9

Be better off if the government took it over completely

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Post ID: @3Btxw+125fGTv9

Get out if you can.

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Post ID: @3yewx+125fGTv9

any one knows if there is any layoff outside the USA? is it global intiative if so which organization and which country

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Post ID: @3xhwn+125fGTv9

AT&T UK Jobs are being outsourced to an Indian Company and they certainly are making a shambles of it, god help those that's are left having to deal with the fall out and all of our suppliers.
Quick training session and they take the work. Years of knowledge down the drain.
We'll be a laughing stock !

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Post ID: @3qbac+125fGTv9

The CWA is the company! They ignore the contract as they please.

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Post ID: @3pewu+125fGTv9

How can they ignore CWA agreements?

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Post ID: @3nzbg+125fGTv9

AT&T Cuts For District 4 being announced 6-16-20. 112 Techs from Detroit FAA I/M.
Most Techs have over 19 yrs in. AT&T is trying to stop them from getting 20 yrs,
So they Don't get there medical. How Sad is that ?

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Post ID: @3nhbj+125fGTv9

The old bellsouth 9 states are going to loose between 700-900 people in the 4th quarter. The buy out being offered now will be offered to a wider group if not enough people take it before the 4th qtr. The final number depends on a dollar amount saved. The more senior higher paid people removed will reduce the final number. The first notices will be sent out 6/15. Management has been told when they are notified they will not make accommodations for them and have 2 weeks to leave.

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Post ID: @3mnna+125fGTv9

It was under the Fuetsch org that layoffs would be after July 4th.

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Post ID: @3kmbc+125fGTv9

I was downsized in 2018. I was in management. Once I was surplused I had two months to find a role. I applied for 2 positions in the retail stores. I interviewed for both. One of the roles was given to another retail assistant Mgr. Area Mgr requested I apply for the assistant Mgr position which I did. They ended hiring a much younger inexperienced employee. If you enter a retail store most employees are young. I was over 50 a woman of color with 20 years of service. The Director in Noertheast WI has a reputation for not hiring older employees. Prior to be cut, a peer was downsized and reapplied for a non-mgt retail store associate. Prior was a manager with 16 years experience in the same products. I asked a retail associate from the same store what the reputation is for hiring older employees. Comment was they don’t hire older workers period. Those of us under a protected class should file a class action suit on age discrimination. Who should I call.

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Post ID: @3koob+125fGTv9

Previous post...
You are not sure which org the open mic was for but you know what was said? Notices after July 4, does not seem like something they would say.

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Post ID: @3jxtl+125fGTv9

There was an open mic for one ATO IT org today, in the labs I believe, it was said notices would go out after July 4th and would be significant. Maybe HR can’t process and legal review all the layoffs in time for this month. My guess is also there is still discussion on who will go, maybe the list is 90% there and decision makers vying for the last spots for their people.

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Post ID: @3jeyb+125fGTv9

When a company is focussed on remaining relevant by drastically reducing employees and not growing by creating new services, it's trouble!!

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Post ID: @3jfun+125fGTv9

I was told by a manager they are working with the understanding that payroll has to be reduced by 40% across the board. Per employee averaged cost across the whole company is @250k and they need it to be $150k. This can't be achieved by getting rid of field techs only its simple math. All of management is very worried this next go round and if they're not they're dumb enough to be promoted.

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Post ID: @3jtmg+125fGTv9

Just saw the memo put out by the CWA. Offering FT, ST, DT, OPT and other comm techs a $50k buy out. Wire techs get c-apped on once again with a $5k offer. Good luck maintaining and installing the prem networks w/o good wire techs

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Post ID: @3imdy+125fGTv9

I was laid off after almost 33 years last month. At first i was devastated but you know what, life goes on and i always follow one simple rule - karma is a b–ch and those who made the decision after the ceo gets well over 200K a month for life will see karma bite them. All of us are worried how to make ends meet but those with a golden parachute are sitting pretty.

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Post ID: @3hlut+125fGTv9

Yes AT&T plans layoffs people will be noticed to accept retirement plan not as generous as Randall gets. Also there are some projects moving jobs outside of US into India (there is a big contract with WIPRO group to move some support etc). There are some plans with automation so we will see how that goes.

AT&T however is very generous with Randall and his retirement plan. Honestly, i would kick his a– and give him nothing - Honestly Randall, Stankey, Chow, Donovan almost ruined company with id–tic decisions like - hey let's buy TimeWarner. Now we are chasing every single dollar, cutting costs, cutting workforce.

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Post ID: @3ejbt+125fGTv9

Open Mic with Hopkins today, she stated there were no plans or lists yet for her org, but in the “next month or two” we would see other orgs hit first. Not sure I trust that, but that’s what was said.

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Post ID: @3etfo+125fGTv9

My team is releasing 6% in 2nd quarter. We already released 6% in 1st quarter layoffs. We lost 16% in 2019, and 20% in 2018. So yeah, the hits just keep on coming.

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Post ID: @3dhxe+125fGTv9

As an employee I can tell you the company is chasing nickles to pay for the dollars wasted by management looking to remake the industry. More layoffs will be seen to cover the losses in customer base. They abandoned their current network deeming it unworthy of spending capitol to promote wireless expansion. A great idea that could be valid if they had a wireless platform to develop but they don't. They have been trying to buy the pieces of a wireless network and assemble it into a business. This has predictably turned out as it did for Dr. Frankenstein a barely functional monster. All at the cost of it's core infrastructure that supports it's current revenue stream. This is highlighted by the fact that they have basically only two job titles in the company sales and installation. Sell a 2yr. contract and install it before the customer knows what they have signed ignore them until the contract comes due. This is why unfortunately more layoffs will be forth coming.

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Post ID: @3depn+125fGTv9

Layoffs are like playing Jenga – remove too many pieces and it all falls apart. What they're doing is removing more expensive experienced workers in favor of contractors. One thing you can't learn in a college course is how to get firewall rules opened, or how to request access to create vms, access to internal tools, processes and procedures – all that goes away with each employee laid off. So these people know who to contact, and have a working relationship with those people to get the job done – well those are gone and they aint coming back... so right now the jenga tower is wobbling – we'll see how many they can pull out before the whole thing crumbles.

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Post ID: @35qpn+125fGTv9

Omg listening to this town hall droning on and on explaining the ‘reasons’ why they are going to lay-off thousands of IT people..... optimize, simplify, revamping, blah blah - just get to it. The employees could tell you what needs to be fixed. But whatever.

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Post ID: @35qcv+125fGTv9

AT&T promised to use the Trump tax cuts to increase it's staff.. well it's replacing jobs in the US with Jobs in other countries.

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Post ID: @35otx+125fGTv9

AT&T LAYOFFS still continues from January 2020 before covid 19 with last day payroll March 13th, 2020 then they found out can qualify for stimulus check changed last day payroll May 12th after 20 years of employment with At&t, and now saying doing layoffs because of loss due to covid 19 when they were already performing layoffs with notification starting from November 2019. Also at&t employees notified May 7th expect more layoffs coming. JUST SAD!!!!

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Post ID: @2Maib+125fGTv9

What's the news with ATT Tv Internet only installs. Looks like a lot of fiber rollouts in MDU's or apartments lately?

Layoffs or not?

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Post ID: @1Qnlq+125fGTv9

My dads job is at risk, I know life isn’t fair sometimes but this is bull c-ap. There’s families that depend on this job and their doing this. Right now he’s working almost 7 hours away, all he’s trying to do is keep his job and be able to move closer to home.😔

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Post ID: @1Kpbd+125fGTv9

Leadership is totally denying layoffs. Instead they will “coach” people out and the longer you have been with the company the more you are at risk. Treatment of management employees is awful - we get bullied and pressured to do what it takes to get sales. Get out while you can

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Post ID: @1wiwx+125fGTv9

I’m a retail employee with 27 years and would like to volunteer for lay-off how do I go about it?

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Post ID: @1mycl+125fGTv9

Just got 3 outside (cst) techs in "east" texas... 1 was in a 2 man crew.. should have 3 willing to take early retirement buyouts.. we do everything from wiring in c.o. to inside jack at customer residence.. pots , uverse, t1's , and fiber repair

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Post ID: @1cutk+125fGTv9

You will be informed in your mandatory meeting. Until then please continue to perform your duties as assigned.

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Post ID: @Rgmt+125fGTv9

I used to pay for some AT&T services. However I have not been an AT&T customer for many years now as there are a LOT of better options for similar, or better services.

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Post ID: @Omql+125fGTv9

At one company that I had worked at for almost 15 years I was ORDERED to train 2 younger, less highly paid "replacement" employees. I did train them in the "basics" of the job but was unable to transfer my many years of college BA with Honors skills, many years of on the job experience skills, many years of additional training course skills through continuing education courses and corporate training classes. This took me like 19 years to learn. Trained them for a few hours but hey they can go and take all of those same technical training classes that I did over the past 19 years and then learn what I knew at the time. I was not able to transfer 19 years of training in a few hours. Too bad for them. I got a much better, higher paying job with a great future after I resigned from that company. They got laid off during a corporate merger I was told.

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Post ID: @Obne+125fGTv9

You know how this goes "assigning them to train their own foreign replacements". No training for anything meaningful. VERY, VERY quick "training session". Forget training on the "important stuff". Cannot replace many years of hard earned experience with a "newbie". Cannot train a "newbie" to know what you know after like 10 years of personal experience even if they are actually motivated to try to do so, but they are NOT. Too busy applying for a new job to train offshore "newbie". Silly idea.

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Post ID: @Oltd+125fGTv9

Our office was on the 12-13 surplus list. 10 Facility assignment specialist., Jackson, ms. Displacement date 3-14-2020. We are all retirement eliable and been waiting o this layoff for a while. This is the SE Region.

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