Thread regarding Windstream Corp. layoffs

How many rounds off layoffs have you survived so far?

I have a feeling that there are constant layoffs in this company. It is impossible to be productive in such an atmosphere. How do they think that someone will do their best if there is a possibility that they will not work in this company next month? Every time I hear that someone has been laid off, I can’t concentrate on work for the whole next week.

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I've survived all of them so far. Doesn't mean anything as far as the future goes however.

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Post ID: @mrgg+1aJTQiI2

Lil T is still employed... That’s enough said. Two times car salesman are still here. Yogi Bear is still running shop and our Nocs are now going 3rd party with low skilled and paid techs in US to support. I’ve worked for years and still have laptop waiting to turn in pos company but it’s still paying my bills.

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Post ID: @4ynz+1aJTQiI2

I cant just quit. too busy planting backdoors in all the switches and these old sun boxes, until layoff provides unemployment benefits. #heartbleed

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Post ID: @3jld+1aJTQiI2

Since upper management doesn't discuss layoffs, we only know from the water cooler, the grapevine and this site about layoffs. There's never enough information to paint a full picture.

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Post ID: @3qog+1aJTQiI2

I would say those that are still employed and posting drivel on this website, have survived one too many.
Leave already.

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Post ID: @3exz+1aJTQiI2

OMG this place is “team” everything but the reality is this place is just a paycheck while you find a much less master/slave environment. Took me nine months working at this coal mine to realize how depressed people are here and get out!! I make 5000.00 more a year and actually look forward to going to work again. The best part is that I no longer dread Mondays or Tuesdays or Wednesdays Thursdays and of course Fridays! I don’t even dread meetings because people here like to work as a team and help each other out. Windstream is now in my rear view and I wish all my former nailbiter coworkers at windstream the best of luck.

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Post ID: @2gtc+1aJTQiI2

I was there for less then a year after they purchased the company I had worked for, I had been there 8yrs prior. Instantly the place wasnt the same. Layoffs were monthly until very few of our previous company remained. There was no integration and no team atmosphere remained. What a horrible place to work

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Post ID: @2phu+1aJTQiI2

Over the past years 20 I have been through 5 mergers. We had 1 major layoff a year after each acquisition. With that said every 2-3 years we have that feeling that something isn't right and then we had a major layoff.

None of the executives will acknowledge it making it even more unsettling. The mantra of "we are right sizing the business " never sat well with me. What that translates to is we shouldn't have gone through that last merger we are making the money or gaining the cost savings we had planned on. 1 + 1 =3 in MBA math, all of the Staff employees know that 1 + 1 =1.5

It's painful to watch a new set of executives come in every few years thinking they can reinvent the wheel. In a few years they are all gone and we hot the rest button and do it all over again.

To make matters worse we pay golden parachutes to all of those executives.

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