Thread regarding Windstream Corp. layoffs

Private means Profits expected

What is going to happen to the groups that can’t produce a profit? Anyone worried about possible changes on the horizon?

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Post ID: @OP+15HVEgJg

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And now, nothing says anyone will get severance....

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Post ID: @8vwf+15HVEgJg

I’m echoing the opening post. No value=no job.

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Post ID: @7dot+15HVEgJg
"I think if you have fiber skills, the market's probably not bad. Ditto anything to do with wireless."
Yeah. Go read up on Sprint and T-Mobile pages here after that merger and get back to us. Bloodbath.

There's a shortage of people in fiber splicing and fiber outside plant construction.

Verizon and AT&T are scrambling to get more bandwidth on their wireless networks - maybe they'll soak up some of the Sprint people.

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Post ID: @3xrs+15HVEgJg

Changes will be swift as profits will be expected immediately.

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Post ID: @2afn+15HVEgJg

"I think if you have fiber skills, the market's probably not bad. Ditto anything to do with wireless."

Yeah. Go read up on Sprint and T-Mobile pages here after that merger and get back to us. Bloodbath.

The job market stinks right now. And will continue to do so for a while. Better to stay put than be the new guy at a new company when the axe man comes.

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Post ID: @2xnx+15HVEgJg

To the ones who posted below "should've left a long time ago instead of sitting on our asses". That's funny to me. do you know how long I've been hearing the companies going down we should get out while we can blah blah blah blah blah???Please don't try to make those of us who weren't fired or laid off feel bad for choosing to stay with a company that we choose to stay with me. And yes most of us do know it's a risk It's a risk no matter where you go And yes the job market right now is not the greatest but it will turn around. If I need to work two jobs to compensate that's exactly what I'm going to do If I should get laid off. You sound kind of salty. Don't worry about us we'll be just fine.

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Post ID: @2pmb+15HVEgJg

I think if you have fiber skills, the market's probably not bad. Ditto anything to do with wireless.

That said, I (very) selfishly hope you stay. We need a healthy Windstream in this county.

Good luck whichever you decide.

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Post ID: @2vcl+15HVEgJg

To the guy who posted below me....very well said. This is what I’ve been saying for years now. People have chosen to ignore the warnings, and now the day of reckoning is with your sights. Now it’s made worse due to the worse job market, ever. I feel bad, but at the same time, you sat on your butt with your ears covered hoping it would all go away on it’s own. That’s now how any of this works.

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Post ID: @2ean+15HVEgJg

See what staying despite being told you better leave has gotten you? You're now going to be looking for a job in the worst possible economy. If you would have left one year ago when ALL signs pointed to Windstream's failure then you would have been in the best possible position to get a good high paying job. You better hope those few (if any) weeks of severance pays the bills for a long time. In case you weren't aware, even in a good market the rule of thumb is that it takes about 1 month of looking for every year you worked in your past job. For example, if you've been at Windstream for 10 years then get ready to be looking for a job for the next 10 months. What's worse is that we all know you haven't kept up with your education and training or the latest technology that any other company will be looking for.

Even if you somehow manage to stay on board you're in for a real rocky ride. Imagine what will have to be done to try to fix all that the leadership had been doing for the past 10 years!

  1. S. Did you know the executive profiles on Windstream still shows TT bragging about how "He was instrumental in the development of Windstream’s REIT spinoff" and "played an integral role in Windstream's expansion by completing seven acquisitions"? You would think they would have had someone inb tech support in India remove those "accomplishments" by now considering how they have both destroyed the company and so many livelihoods with it. And he will still be steering this ship until there is nothing left, literally.
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Post ID: @2szf+15HVEgJg

It's not going to be pretty folks. The rest of our time with this company is going to be the gamble. We all know what it is.It's a roisk that I'm willing to take I'm staying until they drag me out. Right now the job market isn't very good. I'll stay and pray for the best.

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Post ID: @1lqp+15HVEgJg

A robot that can figure out this sh!ta$$ network would be more valuable then the entire company not a chance, but I am sure a few people in management will sale that idea to preserve there jobs. Good luck to them, clowns

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Post ID: @1frf+15HVEgJg

Machine learning, Automation. You will be replaced with a more
Cost effective solutions. Do
You really need to pay salespeople commission? If they keep salespeople the quotas will be so high they don’t have to pay you anything. Management isn’t needed.

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Post ID: @1gws+15HVEgJg

Expect cuts early and often after bankruptcy. Big Rate increases on contracted services.

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Post ID: @1fsl+15HVEgJg

They come in and do the dirty work. No prisoners will be spared.

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Post ID: @1itp+15HVEgJg

Vultures don't k–l things - they feast on carcass.
Windstream is a carcass, so yes...vulture is the proper term.
Don't misappropriate blame...the existing leadership is the culprit - Elliot is just going to do the needful and make money in doing so...
Elliott aren't choir boys by any means but they can only feast when the company is already dead.

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Post ID: @asy+15HVEgJg

Vultures is a slang term for Venture Capitalists (VC's). All they care about is the money to be made from their investment. They don't care about the people, culture, or life changing affects they have on everyone.

They buys failed companies for pennies on the dollar. They keep what they want and sell off what they don't to the highest bidder. I can guarantee you that the various business units are being shopped around right now.

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Post ID: @byq+15HVEgJg

I wouldn’t call them vultures. They didn’t k–l the company.

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Post ID: @bsm+15HVEgJg

Well we just let go people that have been associated to cost savings. The TDM network is the ball and chain of this company and needs to go. If you support that network today you won't have a job tomorrow. Someone on a previous post mentioned a 50% layoff by year end. We have run out of runway to sunset the TDM network. The vultures take over in a few months and we will see dramatic changes.

TT's mantra has been smaller teams, software powerhouse, SD WAN, UCaSS. If you are not on this list you don't have a future here.

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