Thread regarding Windstream Corp. layoffs

Positive vibes please

Could we please try to be positive on this site for a change?? Yes we know what happened to Windstream and we know the people who put us in this mess. However, this Doom and gloom is so unnecessary. We get it,Elliott Management is going to come in and make manger changes we get it. For those who are not happy here and have such disdain for this company why don't you just leave? for those of you who have left the company and want to taunt those of us still here, would you please knock it off? We get it we understand we're taking a risk by staying. until another job offer comes along what would you like those of us still here do??? I get a paycheck every 2 weeks my health insurance is covered yeah I didn't get a decent increase. I have a job bottom line.

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or do what the peep did, walk out the door with his truck packed with WIN laptops, don't go out empty handed!

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Post ID: @atcp+15PuOHdI

HaHaHaHaHaHa....Wouldn't you be surprised. And you are wrong with your guess. But thanks for the laughs! R.I.P. Windstreamers

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Post ID: @4jml+15PuOHdI

There are a group of employees who over achieved and don’t have The skills to hire in at the same level with another company.

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Post ID: @4uzs+15PuOHdI

“ Because it's fun to taunt you and rub it in.....LOL“

Thank you for proving my point. You’re clearly an immature millennial who probably lives on social media and comments sections making an @$$ of yourself while wringing your hands and saying “I really got them” out loud to yourself. What a baby you are.

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Post ID: @4kfo+15PuOHdI

McLEODUSA had about 60 TDM switches before PAETEC I shut down 2 of them before WINDSTREAM in all the states we are a CLEC we avrg. about 10 now and that is not including the ILECs

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Post ID: @4ssz+15PuOHdI

I know of one site that has a two 5Es and one DMS on the same building due all the CLECs they bought haha. Why havent you even collapsed the CLECs with central offices in the same building? All you did is connect the COs with OC48s and call it “integrated”. You have TDM switches all over the place. Its not hard to identify the Windstream sites in the Verizon collos, they are the only telco with coax run across the floors. Those sites look like you have IT guys wiring everything, embarrassing. And how aren you still supplying DSL?! My god, step your game up at least a little bit. Must not have any decent engineers left.

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Post ID: @3nqc+15PuOHdI

Because it's fun to taunt you and rub it in.....LOL

  1. I.P. Windstreamers
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Post ID: @3rva+15PuOHdI

I positively despise TT and windstream.

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Post ID: @3lyb+15PuOHdI

Nobody cares - this is a layoff site. Apparently you are one of those with blinders on....

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Post ID: @2iai+15PuOHdI

We don't have a network in all 50 states. The Earthlink acquisition only brought on about 30 TDM and 10 softswitches onto the network. 300 still seems high. Do we still have a TDM switch listed in EVERY colo on the interactive map?

According to the website:
Currently, we provide residential service in 18 states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

https://www.windstreamenterprise.com/wholesale/interactive-map/

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Post ID: @2jud+15PuOHdI

300 TDM switches isnt that far off...i know we have 6 or so in my state alone

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Post ID: @2dfr+15PuOHdI

Lol calling out People who are asking for positive vibes:" why come to a page thats dedicated to layoffs and ask for positive vibes". Oh ok This page may be dedicated to layoffs however it's become a sounding board for people to b**** and carry on about anything that's happening at Windstream not just layoffs. So to those of you that have nothing nice to say we will pray for your happiness.

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Post ID: @2wgd+15PuOHdI

@1hmc+15PuOHdI

There is no way we have 300 TDM switches nationwide. Maybe 1 for every ILEC market and 50 to 75 on the CLEC side. We do have lots of colo's from many of the CLECs abandoned or not utilized. We had a team that was doing co lo consolidation but they were let go.

The job market is still good depending on where you are. Lots of remote positions now thanks to covid if you have the skills.

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Post ID: @2fqp+15PuOHdI

The only people who havent left are the people who don't live in areas where jobs are available (Rochester) and people who aren't worth a ffuucckk (Charlotte).

And if you have a felony, just keep doing what you've been doing for the past 4 years, passing out tickets. Except nobody cares now bc they arent going to let you go. They need you to offer up when Elliot asks for that cut list.

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Post ID: @2rag+15PuOHdI

I agree no problem shutting down TDM yes it will happen but it will not happen day 1 all TELCOs that has been mentioned in this post it took them over 2 years to do. The DMSs,5ees do the same thing that a soft switch except the space they take and they are paid for. There is no one left with the skills to do this on a large foot print.WIND has 3 or more cages in every COLO with no consolidation over the past 10 years.I know there has been a few but we still have over 300 TDM switches in the network.

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Post ID: @1hmc+15PuOHdI

If you are so unhappy with other people’s unhappiness on a page dedicated to discussing layoffs(unhappy topic), why tf do you come here?

I’m sure there are some blinders you can put on. Sheeple

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Post ID: @1icl+15PuOHdI

Wow so much for positive vibes on here. Just deal with it. It's a sh–show leave if you don't like it. All this whining and carrying on about TT ,what's going to happen, what could happen, what might happen, what's going to be sold what's not going to be sold who's safe who's not safe. Jesus people. Carry on look for another job stop b–ching.

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Post ID: @1rut+15PuOHdI

I love how you open with “be happy” and close with doom and gloom yourself lol. Yes, its going to be a bloodbath and those that left have found the grass greener on the other side so they encourage more to leave. Why keep working for crooked execs who give themselves multi million dollar bonuses while not providing a cost of living increases to their enployees?!

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Post ID: @1dgl+15PuOHdI

@OP+15PuOHdI

I get it but explain the PROS and CONS to me!
We went from a BILLION dollar company to a million dollar company
in 5 short years. The leadership did not have the vision to pivot
and right size the company accordingly. There is no long term
value to the company. Elliot gave us arm floaties to keep us from
drowning in the pool. WINMQ trades at .076 , we are worthless.

All of this [email protected] about being a SW company, VoIP, SD-WAN, etc are soo
far away from everything that is on our network today. TT is just a figure head
at this point and adds no value to the company. Elliot would like to off
him but he's too expansive because of the executives golden parachute.

If the OP has any skills just punt and move on. Lots of people have
been looking and lurking here but have not up'd their skills and are stuck here.
That is 50% of the people that I talk to everyday (dead skills, no future, coasting)
I get the ILEC is rural and are great jobs for the area, nothing else will pay or is available.

We all have jobs TODAY, Chapter 11 ends sometime in August. Along with that so does alot of jobs, the next layoff is going to be a bloodbath.

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Post ID: @1bwv+15PuOHdI

This is a silly post. You’re literally on a job lay-off board. You can a) not log in here and sit in your happy chair, thinking your happy thoughts, and being in ignorant bliss or b) deal with it. Don’t be so delicate. Being easily offended or letting others influence your mood is a character flaw in you, not others.

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Post ID: @1nfp+15PuOHdI

Your on anonymous lay off speculation site on it's sub page about a bankrupt company. There isnt positively here, sorry snowflake. Go back to stream or unily or whatever.

The only positive thing here is that we are working from home and can now work two remote jobs until the Windstream t–d gets flushed.

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