Here's to hoping all you old timers get laid off today and full severance - you if anyone deserve your full year of pay - the others your time will come but will lesser benefits - sorry about that
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At least you're getting severance. Some of us were forced to work obscene hours, harrassed, abused, job mobbed, suffered from bad politics and quit because of the burnout and stress. Funny, I use to think the remaining people were the deadbeats and do-nothings. Yes, Sprint is crap. Now you know. Sprint is nothing but politics and butt-kissing.
18 years at Sprint and I've seen a lot. From the failed WorldCom merger to the failed ION product to the outsourcing nightmare with IBM to the Nextel deal and pretty much takeover. I've been outsourced then rebadged. I've been given salary increases when supposedly nobody else in my group got one. I've never had a single negative review. But on Friday I was read that script that my position has been eliminated.
After over 20 years of dedication, blood, sweat and tears, I put Sprint before everything in my life (big mistake), bad health from stress over my job, overworked, anxiety attacks, depression. I was actually relieved to get my layoff notice this week for the 2 week’s severance, plus the $1,000. A leap of faith. I receive health benefits as well which I need desperately. It wasn't so much getting laid off, it was the way it was DONE. Very cold, impersonal, reading from a script as if I was a robot. They laid off the best of the best because of our salaries (old timers) and kept the dead beats. The bureaucratic BS is over with, no more dealing with the favoritism, giving high profile work and then taking it away only to give to the favorite ones. The disrespect, incompetent management who have no clue what talent they have on their teams. Incompetent supv's and managers who have no idea what they are doing harming this company. It is not going to get any better this year for Sprint. Marcelo needs a reality check. Angry? Oh heck yes! I've given many years to this company only to be treated like crap at the end. Didn’t expect roses or anything, but sure didn’t expect to be treated like I was hired yesterday. I was notified one hour before my log in was deactivated, didn't even get a chance to say good-bye to those I've worked with for a long time. I feel bad for those who did not get laid off, get your resumes brushed off and start looking now! You WILL be impacted in a few months anyway. Sprint will not be a company next year at this rate. Executive salaries are absolutely ridiculous. How about giving up some of that cheddar yourself Marcelo if you really care about Sprint!! Looking forward to that next open door and doing great things! If not, heck, living in my car is better than dealing with the corporate BS I’ve had to deal with for many years. If you are still there, they really do not care about you at all. Good bye Sprint! Hope you go down in flames for what you’ve done to us!
I agree .. One has to move on every 5 years or so depending on opportunities.. There is a book on DIP by
famous author.. After some years one becomes used it and there is slight lethargy .. Change will help.. but every one is different. I left after we were outsouced to IBM and lost my PENSION.. now you see what state IBM is also.. Always keep learning and be ready to move on.
Nobody should stay at any job 35 years. You lose your energy and drive. After 5 you should move on or move up.
They always let the old timers go - we cost them too much money - glad to here you are getting the good severance package. I was with GTE/Sprint over 35 years. They do NOT respect loyalty these days. Was looking forward to retiring with the company but NO.
Well after 18 years in IT, I was notified today that my position has been eliminated. The only good thing is that I will get the 44 weeks of severance under the old plan instead of only 27 weeks under the new plan.