Thread regarding Verizon Wireless layoffs

ALL NEW CHANGES COMING SOON AFTER CALL THIS MORNING

Okay so a lot of corporate retail stores had a jam session today to speak on a lot of new changes coming. I am off today but a co worker of mine said ALOT OF CHANGES Are coming.

So far I have heard leaderboard issues going to be gone as if next month
Commission changing AGAIN

What have you heard ??

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To the poster of this comment "Wireline employees get paid peanuts compared to me. Plus they have to shell out for union dues. And then everytime their contract is up they whine and complain about possibly not getting another contract which I guess they should because there is zero future in wireline as it will either be sold off or parted out in the next few years."

The technicians top base pay is around 100k with 4-5 weeks paid vacation for most now. Their entire compensation; medical, investment matching, 401k and pensions, and their compensation exceeds 130k. another 15-30k in OT for certain groups and well, it's not peanuts. Add in Union job security agreement against layoffs and well, you know what I'm talking about. Anyone with that kind of package these days stays up nights because they could be gone the next day.

My point really is, stop bickering. One team, one goal.

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Post ID: @8cps+13aIvKJ1

Awe. Turn that frown upside down my little retail clerk minion. I pass out stickers when I visit stores if everyone behaves.

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Post ID: @6cao+13aIvKJ1

I think I know who you are ? 120.000 a year boy ,! You think you're better than everyone, you didn't communicate with any front line employees and didn't even say hello, and you're from a retail background! And you worked with a lot of us!Thats the current example of the toxic attitude you have toward front line employees. This perpetuate the culture of this current corporate and management team.

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Post ID: @5kky+13aIvKJ1

No problem. I'll keep milking it while you all work weekends.

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Post ID: @4cis+13aIvKJ1

Thanks for showing exactly what's wrong with this company

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Post ID: @3vzd+13aIvKJ1

I am a senior manager retail operations. I have 6 direct reports that look at corporate stores and make sure they look good. For that I get $120,000 a year plus another $15,000 to $20,000 anually as an STI bonus. Great money for very little work. I probably put in about 25 to 30 hours a week.

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Post ID: @3qez+13aIvKJ1

@1nic+13aIvKJ1: I don’t know what job you have, but in my case the wireline equivalent job pays much better than mine. It’s all on Glassdoor and other sites. I don’t know what their union dues are, I could ask, but I think it’s less than 20 a week. Their work is similar to mine, and they keep me posted on any upcoming openings in their department. I would jump over in a heartbeat. Their jobs in the central offices are safe for the foreseeable future, mine isn’t.

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Post ID: @2bjv+13aIvKJ1

Well, wireline employees make more than I do and their contracts last for years. So for them to worry every three to six years is better than me worrying about every stupid call we are told about. They said their contract is good until near the end of 2023. I think that’s probably true, more than one told me that.

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Post ID: @1url+13aIvKJ1

Wireline employees get paid peanuts compared to me. Plus they have to shell out for union dues. And then everytime their contract is up they whine and complain about possibly not getting another contract which I guess they should because there is zero future in wireline as it will either be sold off or parted out in the next few years.

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Post ID: @1nic+13aIvKJ1

I have friends on the wireline side of VZ. They never get calls like this, the only meetings they have are about safety procedures, training, etc. They get an email notification that there will be a company webcast about earnings and quarterly results that they can watch if they want, otherwise it’s recapped on the About You page.
When I ask them what they think about the big upcoming announcement on a certain date they don’t even know about it.
I worry and wonder about every upcoming change and they don’t even get notified.
This is fair and equal?

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Post ID: @1hgp+13aIvKJ1

Anyone hearing of changes in the Indirect channel I’ve heard about potential mergers with retail account managers reporting to a retail DM

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Post ID: @1phe+13aIvKJ1

I had to laugh when a few managers mentioned Verizon was implementing the new changes so that it would deter a union from being organized. HA! Are you kidding me ? If anything the new aggressive coaching and PIP process will only accelerate union talk and formation. It’s not about quota’s being too high and commission pay getting low anymore...it’s about retaining what jobs we do have without fearing being coached/pipped out because we won’t conform to slamming accounts. Now more then ever everyone needs some type of job protection. I don’t agree that Unions are the way to go but at this point they are the only way to go. Can someone please post how I can get a hold of a union steward in the Southeast? I don’t dare inquire about this at the store or even talk to fellow employees about it at this time.

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Post ID: @1pgg+13aIvKJ1

If they are going to lay me off or convert my store so be it, I’ll get the severance package which for my tenure will be decent and take my skills and find a new job. I’m still young and I have skills that can help me find something else. I don’t see a reason to panic or get out now because I could be one of the lucky ones to keep my job.

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Post ID: @1glh+13aIvKJ1

Many directors shown the door by Jan 31 in the East. Hearing from a rep out of MA that all DMs in the area receiving packages. GET OUT NOW

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Post ID: @1ydd+13aIvKJ1

Thats right. Let things happen. Let your store become an indirect. Let your pay get cut by 25%.

You can either let things happen and get left behind in the retail apocolypse, or be a leader and take the initiative to make a better life for yourself.

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Post ID: @1oru+13aIvKJ1

Every year I see the same things that retail is going to close up shop and that people will be laid off. All I can say is don’t panic and let things happen.

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Post ID: @1ctu+13aIvKJ1

Nonsense, same chicken little c-ap as always, retail isn’t going anywhere. Sell and everything takes care of itself.

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Post ID: @1mgn+13aIvKJ1

The writing is on the wall guys. Enjoy it while you can. If you are not a high performing rep or a high performing manager then I am sorry to say but the end is near. And the cuts will not be like the ones a couple years ago with the packages. Verizon will NEVER do those packages again. They will fire/wait for people to quit with all these changes. And it will happen

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Post ID: @pph+13aIvKJ1

I am in the north east region and after our jam session this morning we were talking with our DM and he hinted that more big changes are coming and that our company in fact is moving to a more online scene. Expect SM cuts soon and low performing reps to be held more accountable. Sh– is hitting the fan guys

Changes for sure:
Leaderboard leaving
Everything being tracked through RIS (Voice)
Commissions/Quotas changing
SM Cuts very very soon (some with packages and some without)
Store hours possibly changing 10-7 Sunday’s off

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Post ID: @qye+13aIvKJ1

Also SM Cuts are coming soon!! And for you SM who think you are getting a package thing again!!!if you have ever had a write up or put on a final then your “package” is going to be more like a death package

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Post ID: @gle+13aIvKJ1

Everything is almost moving to online. Retail is dying if it’s not already there. Thanks Hans !

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