Thread regarding AT&T layoffs

Nobody here cares how hard you work anymore

Working your fingers to the bone does nothing for you. All you have to do is find the right a-s to kiss and you are good. It's like AT&T is intentionally cultivating a workforce that avoids hard work and instead learns how to play office politics, which sounds like a sound strategy for a prosperous future, doesn't it? /s

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Post ID: @OP+1sCWObd1

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Yep. Had an VP+ Title tell me once you don't get ahead at T by working hard. I still take all the leadership training though, just because most days I'd rather believe the propaganda of hard work pays off than the cronyism reality. LWD... here's to Leading with... something.

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Post ID: @7bje+1sCWObd1

"Don't assume the score cards show the top performers. Doesn't take a genius to change metrics if you find the back door."

Nobody does that better than Jeff or OA.

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Post ID: @1tdn+1sCWObd1

Don't assume the score cards show the top performers. Doesn't take a genius to change metrics if you find the back door.

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Post ID: @1xha+1sCWObd1

They only care about two things. 1. Have you gone to the office three times this week and 2. Did you do all your required Corp training?

Those are the only goals I have that if I don't complete them, it's an automatic down in my ranking.

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Post ID: @1mcw+1sCWObd1

Why did it take you so long to figure this out ? Perhaps you weren’t one of the hundreds of “nepo babies” hired over the years that got the secret at the family dinner table.

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Post ID: @1yvt+1sCWObd1

Wait. I thought everyone was a top performer.

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Post ID: @tcg+1sCWObd1

I learned how to do fake bruise with makeup, put some water on the restroom floor, wet my pants (real ur--e), and let someone find me laying on the ground. BAM!!! Instant time off on worker's comp! Laying on the restroom floor and smelling like pi-s was worth it!

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Post ID: @siz+1sCWObd1

Today's corporate attitude should be to take care of yourself, your health first and don't work more than 40-45 hours per week. Corporate America has become the absolute pits, would not recommend it to any recent graduate!

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Post ID: @jge+1sCWObd1

Reap what you sow. When all you do is advance the social butterflies or the box checkers, you end up with yes people with little to no actual job skills or understanding of the business. And here we are.

Might I suggest, look at the team metrics, take the top performers, give them a big bonus, raises and promotions. Base it only on the data, not because so and so is your buddy. Make it public and congratulate them on the team calls. See what happens. I guarantee you will see people working harder and an instant shift in the culture. You produce, you get rewarded. That’s how it should be.

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Post ID: @uzu+1sCWObd1

the OP is 10000% correct. the people that are happy to decline and leave with severance are the folks that did work hard over the years, learning how to work hard, got in the trenches, and invested their life into the job. people that decline know they can transport that experience to a new job. ATT does not care about your performance now. They laid out the equation plainly for all of you - get your butts in the seat, ride the "declines" hard for the remainder of work and transition it. The "accepts" will have an exceptionally hard life waiting for them after the waves are finished. enjoy your vacations now. lol

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Post ID: @hen+1sCWObd1

Spoken like a person that has never worked hard and trying to get others to join him in the "never work hard" club.

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Post ID: @tzl+1sCWObd1

Been that way for a long time. Some could argue it’s always been like that. The harder you work, the more work you get. Playing the game is how you advance. Ever notice the people promoted are rarely the ones that have significant performance (sales, cost savings, projects launched, etc.). They are usually just the most liked.

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Post ID: @tfd+1sCWObd1

Putting in a solid 40 hours per week should be the minimum expectation. In truth, few actually meet this standard. Ratings are usually inflated around here.

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Post ID: @djy+1sCWObd1

Unless you’re a real sc--w up, getting a meets expectations is easy and ki-ling yourself rarely gets you an exceeds or anything more than a less than $50 gift card.

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