Thread regarding AT&T layoffs

ATT Nano Degrees are where it’s at

If you want to prove to someone that you like to waste your time. Put that on a resume and you will end up in the larger pile. Ken Fandango screwed us all!!!

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I pursued a nano degree and was laid off. It was a joke and the company that was doing the Nano Degree offered little to no technical support on a problem I had in one of their training apps not working correctly. It set me back on the timeline to finish.

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Post ID: @batd+1eTf5LwK
Does this lack of understanding of basic English carry over into the coding world?

In a word, no.

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Post ID: @6zoh+1eTf5LwK

I can't help but notice the prevalence of misspellings among this crowd. Does this lack of understanding of basic English carry over into the coding world? Wondering if this explains the buggy In-House Apps the Field gets saddled with.

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Post ID: @4odd+1eTf5LwK

Wonder how much money went into that cr-p.

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Post ID: @2wub+1eTf5LwK

Nano scam is a good description. Of the 25 people in my team I know of 5 that completed nano degrees at the urging of our Director in the last 4 years. "It will help your career path within the company" "it will always look good on your resume" blah blah

Of those five, 2 were laid off, 2 are still in the same 1B position with zero signs of any advancement, 1 left the company and reports that during his interview for an external position the hiring company had zero interest in the nano degree

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Post ID: @1pdp+1eTf5LwK

Ken was doing TU ( leading with distinction, ha) not this nano scam

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Post ID: @1sjp+1eTf5LwK

“Those who wasted their time did so hoping that they would not be layed off because of their interest in extra education. Ha”!

“Laid” off.

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Post ID: @npz+1eTf5LwK

Completion of a nano degree was seen as favorable by my new employer when I interviewed with them.

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Post ID: @ekq+1eTf5LwK

How sad that you erroneously think that skills based education and the credentials and opportunities that it offers is not worthwhile. For those of us who value lifelong learning, whether it’s some new skills, experience, or career change…a nano degree is very useful. No one ever guaranteed that a nano degree was a hedge against layoffs. Thinking like that would be….well….stupid. ATT as well as other employers offer it as a way of professional and self improvement whether for a job within or outside the company. Nano degrees are available not just in the U.S. but in other countries, by the way. And employers DO look at that line item on a resume favorably. I personally know 2 people who obtained positions at Google who completed their degrees while at ATT. They also have undergraduate degrees as well. So before you try to poke fun at people who found/find value in upping their game….know what you’re talking about.
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you didn’t obtain a Nano degree.

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Post ID: @cxm+1eTf5LwK

If you really looked at the nano degrees curriculum and requirements, they are hard courses. A lot of time required and you had to have some skills or education to begin the course. Anyone who earned one of them would have acquired proven skills in that area. I guess some people see it differently but I don't think its a waste of time to pursue technical training in this day.

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Post ID: @jlh+1eTf5LwK

The idea was to layoff those who didn't take the courses, it was not meant to educate or count as anything of value. Those who wasted their time did so hoping that they would not be layed off because of their interest in extra education. Ha!

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