Thread regarding Dish Network layoffs

Age discrimination?

There's a running theory that most everyone over 50 was laid-off. I don't know how accurate that is without having names/ages, but it would be interesting to make a case for this.

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I guess I met both criteria, above 50 and high medical expenses. I went on FMLA soon after I signed up for Healthcare through Dish and was terminated within a month

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Post ID: @5Kihv+15h6Cgc2

Ageism is real at Dish, especially within recruiting. The entire process is one that is discriminatory, ESPECIALLY if you look at “who” does poorly on their assessments.

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Sorry to hear that. I worked there for 12 years. The longer you are there, the closer to the chopping block you get. Anyone who has been there over 5 years is constantly watching their back.

Consider it a badge of honor that you pulled off 11 years at that place.

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Post ID: @1pwns+15h6Cgc2

I Worked in the field for 11 years. I was an OJT and trained multiple tech's in my time time there. The beginning of 2019 I was asked if I could help out the QAS team for 3 months during the MVDDS roll out, a few months later I was asked to do samsung appliance repair so I spent 6 weeks training out in Texas. But because my numbers didn't meet the matrix for that year they put me on a PIP, a week later they told me and another tech that we were being laid off. I'm 54 and the other tech was mid 30's, but he had some other issues. I have never had any issues in the 11 years that I was there, but the new OM didn't care. The crazy part is that when they gave me the sob story about having to cut back due to the covid outbreak there was a new hire in the next room watching training video's.

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Post ID: @1ljvb+15h6Cgc2

Not true. At my location age varied as well as time with company from 12 years on down. But none of the newbies that im aware of anyway

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Post ID: @Qgfi+15h6Cgc2

Perfect attendance and exceeds expectations, but was still let go, I'm over 50. There were others at WV location that were with the company longer than 5 years, and they were let go too! Not sure how the company can get away with it? We were all working from home paying for our own internet to preform DISH business with no mention of reimbursement, just let go due to Covid19 and restructuring

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Post ID: @Abed+15h6Cgc2

the people with more experience and years should be allowed to stay, let the stupid interns or recent hires within 6 months to a year maybe 1.5 years go

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Post ID: @lvdu+15h6Cgc2

I think it was everyone under 3 years at the company. At least of the ones I know, no one had more than 3 years.

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Post ID: @6aid+15h6Cgc2

Depends what their medical spending was. See, the health plan at Dish is only managed by United Healthcare. The plan itself is funded by Charlie/Dish and was written by Charlie's attorneys. This is why it didn't cover any mental health until it absolutely had to, due to the new Obamacare changes and requirements. This means when you use health insurance from Dish to pay for something, it is taking money directly out of Charlie's pocket... and Charlie does not like anyone taking money from his pocket. So yes, if you burn through a lot of medical bills after the plan reaches max payout or (god forbid) have to go on FMLA, you will soon be terminated afterwards in many cases.

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