Thread regarding DIRECTV Group Inc. layoffs

In short, DirecTV management ruined the company and let employees hanged to dry !

I wrote a white paper 9 years ago sounding the alarm and send to DirecTV management.

I urged them to move to streaming and combining satellite delivery with streaming. They ignored my paper for they were busy milking the company to enrich themselves. They awarded to themselves stock options, got rid of talented engineers to bring in their friends/family members with no skills whatsoever. Then they borrowed money to buy back their own stocks to probe up price, so that they could exercise their options at inflated price.

In short, DirecTV management ruined the company and let employees hanged to dry !

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Post ID: @JEEl1aL

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AT&T here. The money for the holiday party is donated by Randal to charity, then AT&T gets a tax write off. The employees get nothing. Employes were never asked about the decision to donate the party money either. AT&T used to be a great place to work. But the constant layoffs and 16 hour days can be a bear.

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Post ID: @JEEl1aL-qibs

"Chase Carey knew the problems that we plaguing the business when it was scaling staff to the needs of needs of business for the rapid growth of HD services. Things were built and launched without designing for testability or monitoring. You can't just say "ship it, that's what patches are for"; that's a software engineer speaking who never had production responsibility for something running 24x7."

I know who you are talking about !

To be fair with Chase, he did attempt to fix things, but his VP/directors blindsided him for their own benefits. The guy you talked about was not software engineer, he was technician who got promoted just because he kissed a**s his also incompetent director. That incompetent cohort screwed up the whole things back then with HD rolled out. Then, things went downhill since then.

CEO White was hired to sell the company, for they knew DTV could not survive due to these incompetent clowns.

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Post ID: @JEEl1aL-1imr

Second part:

Chase Carey actually gave a sh-- about us.

He stated at an all hands that we had to "religious about fixing problems." After he left things just got worse because nobody "got it". Chase Carey knew the problems that we plaguing the business when it was scaling staff to the needs of needs of business for the rapid growth of HD services. Things were built and launched without designing for testability or monitoring. You can't just say "ship it, that's what patches are for"; that's a software engineer speaking who never had production responsibility for something running 24x7.

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Post ID: @JEEl1aL-cyl

Redo too much text in one post

It used to be great company. Great bonuses, holiday parties. Have you ever had mixed drinks out of ice sculptures? DTV had it good prior to 2005. Things took a real nosedive from 2010 to 2016. It's sad the AT&T f'd up DTV in just six months post acquisition.

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Post ID: @JEEl1aL-anh

It used to be great company. Great bonuses, holiday parties. Have you ever had mixed drinks out of ice sculptures? DTV had it good prior to 2005. Things took a real nosedive from 2010 to 2016. It's sad the AT that's a software engineer speaking who never had production responsibility for something running 24x7.

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