Thread regarding Windstream Corp. layoffs

Something coming...

I was told by my manager that raised are minimal, if any, promotions are cancelled and if I don’t like it, I need to do what is best for me. I get along with my manager very well and felt this was more of a guiding hand that I better jump ship now. Over 20 years doing this and I feel the axe falling here at WS.

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The lists have been complete for months. The managers know who and when (through 2021) but just not the exact date. For the past it has been thursdays. We will see if they change it up.

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Post ID: @fong+15DQOzyW

It is bad when people supporting the business are let go. Sales has no support, the network will continue to hobble the customer and sales cannot overcome the issues. Elliott will only want to pretty it up so they can cobble together with parts of Frontier and then k–l the rest. The cobbled WIN-TIER will not cut it either. So sorry for all of the people still trying.

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Post ID: @fetn+15DQOzyW

Sick Leave
New York law does not require employers to provide employees with sick leave benefits, either paid or unpaid.

An employer is required to pay accrued vacation to an employee upon separation from employment if its policy or contract requires it. NY Labor Law § 198-c

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Post ID: @1rry+15DQOzyW

If you were not paid your accrued vacation pay you can go to the labor board in your state Abe they will help you collect I.

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Post ID: @1ppx+15DQOzyW

Yeah, when I left HR refused to pay out my vacation time. Shady SOBs in that HR dept.

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Post ID: @1whc+15DQOzyW

Been through this before with a prior company. Things are going to start moving swiftly. Elliott Management is going to come in and chop chop chop. Some may get lucky and are offered a buyout others will just get their pink slip adios muchachos. Let's face it we all know this company, Windstream is loaded with layers and layers that aren't needed. And we have multiple people doing the same job under different titles. It isn't going to be pretty folks Good luck to everyone!

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Post ID: @yvq+15DQOzyW

I have heard something similar. Once the Ch 11 is officially closed
the vultures take over. At that point it's a free for all,
It's not who will be let go but who will be retained! No one is really
safe anymore you are just a number on a spread sheet.

Vultures want a cash flow positive company and bottom line results.
If you or the asset are not part of the future you will be let go or
sold off to the highest bidder.

For all of the haters that said you can't do "that" it's impossible
to operate, well it's happening. Everyone here has a lifeline around 30 days.

By August the company will be gutted like a fish. If anyone is still in an office
it's going to be even more of a ghost town. Covid worked out to be a great way
for TT to exit on failure and blame someone else.

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Post ID: @zvi+15DQOzyW

Kudos to your manager - they were definitely giving you a heads up. There are so many companies out there that aren’t run by corrupt executives and that take care of their employees. Good luck and just remember, severance is a great way to be separated from the company - save that vacation time and that will get paid out too.

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Post ID: @ryd+15DQOzyW

Managers have been asked to prepare there rank file lists. The hatchet men are coming folks. They don't give two sh_ts about what things are or were. You won't be able to hide behind seniority, if you are not in a place were you are busting your a$$ off every day non stop, prepare for possible pink slips. For the people who stay prepare for even more work to come your way. Shady Acres is closed. We no longer have the luxury of floating new junk bonds and running at a negative cash flow. The people taking control will want results to meet their objectives and they will scorch heaven and earth to do it. Don't expect a stream article pretending you matter. You don't. Welcome to being a private company owned by corporate vulture funds. Y'all thought TT was bad, at least TT has a face, these people will not.

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Post ID: @uyu+15DQOzyW

I agree, I have had more uncertainty during this last year than the past 20.
I know at a high level they look at experience now as a problem not an asset.
We are expensive because we have been here for awhile, Salary, benefits, vacation
all add up.

Problem is when something does fail that one guy doesn't work here anymore to come and fix it.
Call the vendor for support that we no longer have a contract with do dig us out. That phone call ends up costing $5-10K.

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