Thread regarding AT&T layoffs

Move or leave the company.

So the company are getting rid of managers by telling them to move to a hub or get surplussed. Now they are telling union employees to move to a new contract or get surplussed. They know a fair amount will leave the company like the managers did. Pretty slick way of continuing the goal of lowering the headcount.

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800 wireline service reps being transferred over to mobility purple contract and over 600 expected to stay with the company. What happens when mobility has 600 more employees that make more then the managers since we keep our pay???

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Post ID: @6plj+1sbSDitI

Does anyone have details on what a typical severance package is?

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Post ID: @1lhd+1sbSDitI

“A Friend in a different organization moved to Dallas (Plano Office) at the end of last year; now, he is being asked to move to Alpharetta, as his organization got a new L4, and that is where she is located. No relocation expenses were provided. He has until May 5th to let them know he'll move, or he'll be surplussed.”
This just isn’t true.

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Post ID: @qlg+1sbSDitI

A Friend in a different organization moved to Dallas (Plano Office) at the end of last year; now, he is being asked to move to Alpharetta, as his organization got a new L4, and that is where she is located. No relocation expenses were provided. He has until May 5th to let them know he'll move, or he'll be surplussed.

This is exactly the kind of BS we were warning people about a year ago. Moving to another location does not give any guarantees, and it's completely insane to even consider it. Not for this company, that's for sure. I also know people in Dallas who are now being asked to move to Atlanta, so being in a hub means nothing. The best decision I made was to tell them clearly "he-l no!" when they asked me if I'd move for them.

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Post ID: @kzb+1sbSDitI

I hope to be laid off.

Good. You know... when I was facing the possibility, I was afraid and frustrated. When it actually happened, it was hard for a couple of months, but in a way, a relief. And now, almost a year later, it feels like the best thing that happened to me, career wise, in the past 20 years. Exiting this company via the surplus is the best case scenario, especially if you're getting a decent severance. I guess an early retirement is also pretty good, but I'm too far from that to even understand exactly how it works.

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Post ID: @icl+1sbSDitI

Was told to RTO to Atlanta, now being told we might have to move to Dallas. Looking for internal jobs in Atlanta and there are very few to none. Most L3’s I speak with are saying they are told to hire in Dallas as the preferred option. Tells you what you need to know. Atlanta is on a short leash.

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Post ID: @sze+1sbSDitI

Why move when I can just hire a Fiverr gig to swing by and swipe my badge at Lenox (while I’m still sleeping in Colorado). Seriously, it’s so worth $50 a week to stay where I am.

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Post ID: @nzp+1sbSDitI

“ A Friend in a different organization moved to Dallas (Plano Office) at the end of last year; now, he is being asked to move to Alpharetta, as his organization got a new L4, and that is where she is located. No relocation expenses were provided. He has until May 5th to let them know he'll move, or he'll be surplussed.”
Cool story, bro.

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Post ID: @vdf+1sbSDitI

A Friend in a different organization moved to Dallas (Plano Office) at the end of last year; now, he is being asked to move to Alpharetta, as his organization got a new L4, and that is where she is located. No relocation expenses were provided. He has until May 5th to let them know he'll move, or he'll be surplussed.

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Post ID: @ibu+1sbSDitI

Now they are telling union employees to move to a new contract or get surplussed.

Oh yeah? That sounds like impasse. It's pretty quick to have impasse already. I don't suppose you can substantiate any of this.

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Post ID: @evc+1sbSDitI
In management, they have now moved to saying some managers must move from an approved hub to another hub

Surprise surprise. Who didn't see this coming?

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Post ID: @zpb+1sbSDitI

Job requirements change. Employees must also adapt. T has been forced to change its business model due to its financial state.

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Post ID: @iyh+1sbSDitI

In management, they have now moved to saying some managers must move from an approved hub to another hub and they are allowing L2 managers and directors to work out of places like Colorado, Chicago and Sacramento. Not sure if Atlanta and NJ are safe anymore in Sambar org. He doesn’t require any fairness — allows his leaders to discriminate. The moves make no sense. Just a way for VPs to reduce by who they don’t like and who they know won’t move.

Surprised execs are allowing this. I guess anything to continue to reduce headcount.

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