Thread regarding AT&T layoffs

Remote Work if Rebadged

I was not going to consider the MVO, but chances are I may get hit with the involuntary or worse- rebadged. Right now I wfh 3+ days per week, but do live within 60 miles of a major hub. Concerned if I get rebadged I may be required to come in 5 days per week, which I am not really willing to do anymore. (Did that for over 4 years, took a toll).
For anyone who was rebadged ... how has remote work been handled?

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj

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I can't believe you had to go into the office for 4 whole years. I hope AT&T offers some mental health support for that.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-2vkf

Haters gonna hate

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-1fqy

rebadged = sold as chattel to an outsourcer like Tech Mahinda, IBM, Accenture or Amdocs and screwed out of a regular severance package

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-1lmy

what does rebadged mean? from employee to contractor? or Employee to outsourced?

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-1ncc

Rebadged IBMer. I am 100% WFH. I’m riding this train until the bitter end.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-1jue

I knew someone recently to rebadged, he said he allowed to work from home now.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-1oqa

@1bty didn’t bash but offered my opinion including more than just look for another job. Maybe try rereading both my responses before posting. Furthermore what help did you provide other than calling my opinion schitty and suggesting I like common sense? I get it you just had to chime in and be the white knight possibly?

No one in their right mind accepts a position 60 miles away??? Um the OP did but their own admission. Again learn to read and comprehend what you read before posting.

We all invest time and loyalty in looking for meaningful employment and gauge that meaningfulness by multitude of factors including work life balance. If that dynamic changes beyond you level of comfort then maybe seeking employment elsewhere is the route to take. So yea it’s much much easier to say than done but it’s also even easier to simply ignore facts and be in denial.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-1sjv

Easier to tell someone to find another job, that's so much easier said than done when after all those years this person invested his/her whole time, loyalty and effort, her/his best — after all that, "just find another job"? U know the majority of the complaints are not exactly about ones job, but the psychotic, bipolar higher ups who can't decide what they want.

People were hired and offered telecommute as a hiring point. Im sure no one in their right minds would accept a job 60 miles away from their house! Gotta have some common sense sometimes than bash. You actually offered a very schitty opinion, imo.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-1bty

Take the involuntary layoff and come back as a contractor.

Come in late. Do nothing. Play on your phone all day. Disappear for hours at a time. Take long lunches. Leave early.

When your team complains about you, you'll be rewarded with 100% remote working so your manager doesn't have to deal with it.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-1qqe

IBM as least DGAF where you work from, as long as the client isn't complaining about you.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-vxb

@viv - I am aware what terms I was hired under, I wasn’t asking anyone’s opinion on that. My second position offered wfh, so for years now I have been content with that. “Not sure how folks who have been rebadged help you” - really? They can help by offering information on how it worked out for them as far as wfh. Obviously there will be differences, but yes - that is what this site is for - employees assisting others with information on their own job changes.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-kzv

@sne Not judging...offered my opinion. That is what you came to this board for correct? ATT didn't force you to come into the office for years and commute 90+ minutes each way. You accepted those terms. Like i said in my earlier post you have plenty of options. Coming on here to ask for hearsay information is probably your worst choice. 1 option is that you may get rebadged and nothing really changes in your telecommute situation. Or you get laid off and still nothing changes in your telecommute situation. In either case it sounds like you don't want to commute 90+ miles each way so shouldn't you wait to see what happens before making a decision? If you can't wait then find another job and look forward. Not sure how any folks that have been rebadged help you? Like @rqi said its probably up to ATT group and outsource company.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-viv

@ide - 90+ minutes each way 5 days a week, then sitting 9 hours for years....yes, it takes a toll. No reason to judge - I just don’t want to be forced back to that if rebadged and wondered what others have heard. Looking for something closer to home but wasn’t quite ready to make the jump.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-sne

Working from home will be specific to your management both AT&T and the outsourced company.
Take the offer if you think getting rebadged is worse. Or roll the dice and see if you get forced out with the same severance next year.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-rqi

Coming in 5 days a week took a toll on you? Welcome to having a job. Tons of people go into an office everyday. You have plenty of options: find another job, move closer, deal with it... What is it that you are looking for on here, people to have some sort of pity for you because you have to drive in for work?

Some hard working people may get laid off and you are worried about telecommuting? If you are not willing to commute 5 days/week then find a job that suits your needs. 100% work from home jobs exist.

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Post ID: @125mo0Sj-ide

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