Don't underestimate TT. He and his team has ran this company in the ground. Thousands of layoffs. Off the stock market and bankruptcy. While getting the judge and court to give him millions. He is a professional cr@$k. If you think about it, no harm intended. The ones that stay there are gluten for punishment. He is living the American Dream. There is life on the other side. How do I know this you might ask? I started there with Alltel in 1995. I gave them 24.9 years one day short of 25. Now 25 years is the magic retirement number. I had 6 weeks of vacation on that last day, one day short of 25 years. Guess what I got after all of those years of service. Pro-rated vacation. I got one week of pay when I left and no retirement. Yeah, the place sucks. However, I am making $30,000 more with a company I love. Never give up.
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Directors were given bonuses equal to 1/2 their base salary, PAETEC outed this practice and gave bonuses opportunities to all. Windstream reinstituted this practice and only compensates management while telling 'individual contributors' to pound sand. So while they do not budget for inflation they do budget for these bonuses - now get to work so I can get my bonus and you get to stay - but we are not a prison!
Alton, is that you? If so, you sound a lot like Randy.
Also sounds like Windstream is living rent free in your head!
Mr. Almost 25 years. Did you leave on you own or were you laid-off?
There was a Local Area Manager that happened to also.
We lost a field tech in Kentucky a few years ago like that. Mental health is a real issue here and no one from the board to the C level execs care.
Beats self inflicted shot in the head in your company vehicle when you get force-retired.