Thread regarding Avaya layoffs

New York

Do the rechnicians in New York still take OPEN time because there is absolutely no work and do they still make pick tickets to look busy even though there is no work, since Avaya is a public company and one in serious financial trouble i think its a smart move to have a mass layoff in New York. There is no work. Also i heard a layoff is coming in May. If there is no work and the company is public you need to reduce dead weight and i hear they could close shop and it wouldn't matter that's how slow it is.

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I am screenshotting this and sending to Avaya Ceo to look into this area. The stock is down enough we dont need this waste.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-Ftqs

So here is an honest opinion about New York, i will admit i was a DT who got hired in the 90's and got laid off after being promoted to technician without passing any tab tests. I admit i was way over my head and should not have been given that title, i was more suited to pulling wire and construction work. However it was the card i was dealt, i tried hard but wasn't the greatest tech, computers and high tech stuff wasn't my thing and the training provided in Melville was horrible, all we had to do was sit there and get green dots in the development plan. I have since been out of Avaya over a decade now and have a great career in another field completely. I'm chiming in because i know people still there who started with me who seriously have not done a thing in 20 years, its insane how the manager in charge still allows certain technicians to sit in dedicated accounts and learn and do NOTHING and because of that good technicians have been laid off. The New York area should and could have been amazing if they hired the proper people and trained those people properly. Its too late now its a circus, the techs left even the best ones couldn't get jobs for business partners because they can't program the way they need to. Big difference between Avaya and real world technicians. I like i said wasnt the greatest tech however i am one of the best in my industry now and im going strong. I heard big layoffs in GCA 104. Not just craft management too.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-Efii

New york is a waste, if not for business partners and backbone engineering those technicians couldn't program a vcr. There is no work, open ,travel, and training time and administration is all the technicians take their 8 hours to daily at $40 an hour. Total waste. Oh wait 39.75 hr sorry

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-Cbhk

Oh my. Screenshot this and send to Avaya ceo.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-xpou

The manager in New York looks like Marge Simpson and is fully aware of the use of open time and all the other codes being used when 90% of the technicians cant program the time and date on a 8700 server or EVEN login to it. Its sickening actually. No training can get through to the technicians like that one manager said yesrs ago the Jimmy Garapolo looking guy these new York technicians cant learn. Very sad what's going on in new york. I was there over 8 years ago but still have a few people i speak to when i run into them in the field. Most are partner fixers or the simplest form of ip office installers now and after each ip office installed they lose the maintenance to us the business partners.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-otpp

Open time and Travel and pick tickets were all i took time to when i was there. Administration time too. Oh let's not forget about all the Training time!!! New York is so mismanaged, what a shame this is still going on.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-ddhd

I think Flounder is trying to start something about health insurance. I heard Avaya is closing Baltimore and Georgia ops totally. Not sure if its true but that's the rumor.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-cedz

Did any of you Avaya techs retire in 2014 and lose your health insurance? CEO Kevin Kennedy took home a big bonus while stealing our retiree health insurance. I'm trying to find more people who lost their insurance. I know of at least 400 people in one group who lost it, Are there more? I'm in Ohio. I found out from the CWA that our group that retired during that time were pawns. Just curious how many are having a hard time paying for healthcare. would like to find a good Corporate attorney to see if we have a case.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-aqrg

Open time, travel time and Administration time whatever it takes to get 8 hours in. There is absolutely no work business partners do it all. Massive layoffs are not only imminent but necessary in New York. Techs go out with one job if that a day.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-9emq

Didn't New York let Salmon go and keep a tech who hit their head with their hands when they wete confused? I heard June 1st will be house cleaning day, this news is fresh. Salmon or Talapia i think got laid off, or was it Flounder, Flounder seems correct . Anyway i wish everyone well. But the rumors im hearing as an insider is June, and fyi you are supposed to post things you hear on this forum , its just information do with it as you wish. Good luck to all

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-5rzf

Wait you mean New York still has jobs? They still work on Partners. Biggest waste of money in the world that Gca. Bunch of wire pullers who shouldn't have ever been promoted. They should have gotten rid of the entire bunch 10 years ago nobody would have cared less they are useless.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-4ruy

When i worked at Avaya and i don't anymore thank God oh God the place is so toxic, anyway i was in New York and was instructed due to lack of work to look busy and take OPEN time but only to fill in for time we couldn't take to Travel and made up pick tickets by dispatch. Sad this is still going on. I worked with a bunch of unskilled, lazy, and dirty people not the best of the best and felt sick working in NYC. ITS been a while since im out the door but im actually happy now working as a chef. Hope all is well and the situation gets better.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-3mmj

still the same FIsh

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-2pvy

At one time I was a field service manager in NYC. I had some fantastic techs on my team. Every team has it's deadwood. We can all thank the union for allowing this to happen.

I also managed very briefly the team in Albany that handled the contract we had with the State of NY.

Again I had some great guys and then I had some incompetent clowns.....again same as any team....

I ended up taking early retirement when my leadership told me to make up lies, falsify data, do whatever I had to do to fire certain people...

That is not how I operate and I told them to put their job where the sun does not shine....

Avaya remains a shining example of how not to manage a company....sad, very sad

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-2rya

They do.. New York technicians are the absolute worst workers in the entire world.. Save for tech support they couldn't do their job one bit.

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-2aju

Its not just new york that takes open time and makes fake pick tickets it goes on in a lot of areas. Management is in on it. The local managers need someone to manage so they allow it...

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Post ID: @YoXpXcB-lxd

Employee count would be cut down to 5000 only.

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