Thread regarding AT&T layoffs

You have options

Reading through posts since Friday, (yes I received the MVO email), I see lots of "either A or B" comments, where "A" = take the MVO now, or "B" = wait to see if you'll also get unemployment if you survive MVO and get the involuntary/surplus axe. Don't you all realize that there are options "C" through "Infinity"? In other words, stop letting AT&T determine your choice(s) in life and work. Randy and his Johns are gonna run this ship headlong, crashing into the shore as fast as they can anyway, because they all get those golden parachutes. Choose your own path. Put T in your rearview and pick where you want to be in life. Start a business. Get another job. Reconnect with family. Anything/everything but letting T make your choices.

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Question what exactly is the MVO o and how does this differ from prior offers????

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Post ID: @125uWuRm-2nfk

Be informed. If you take the MVO you probably better have another job lined up. Unemployment is not typically offered when you voluntarily leave. Every state is different so do your research.

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Post ID: @125uWuRm-ioc

"Great post! "

?????

Hoping that was sarcasm as the OP doesn't even make any sense.

…"if you survive MVO..."

Don't volunteer. You survived.

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Post ID: @125uWuRm-qls

Such over analyzation people – stay until they boot you

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Post ID: @125uWuRm-ftq

Tough decision for those over 50 not ready financially to retire as the job market is never good for older employees with shorter work life remaining (either real or employer perceived), not the most modern skills, higher pay levels, etc. If you have kids in school, non working spouse or spouse with medical issues unable to work it complicates it further. Good luck I went through that and took a downgrade on level with little reduction in bonus to stay and now am financially able to retire and want the most dollars I can draw out of this company that I lost all respect for

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Post ID: @125uWuRm-gkq

Options are 1) Don’t take MVO and get outsourced (job for at least 1 year). 2) Don’t take MVO and get surplused (unemployment pay). 3) Don’t take MVO — let the chips fall where they may. 4) Take MVO and not get unemployment and risk not being able to find another job.

Whatever you decide, check with your financial advisor first to see if and when your actually ready to retire.

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Post ID: @125uWuRm-fnz

Sounds like you are telling me what path to choose. Maybe I don't want to put T in my rearview.

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Post ID: @125uWuRm-apm

Great post!

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Post ID: @125uWuRm-vvj

Pffff

Some have to ride this out due to how close to retirement many folks are. At this point I feel like Bootstrap Bill Turner. " Part of the ship, part of the crew. "

You stay with T long enough and it just absorbs you, body and soul. :|

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