Thread regarding Anthem Inc. layoffs

Anthem Associates Hoarding Vacation Hours (PTO)

Anthem Associates are Hoarding Vacation hours as they are so afraid they will be RIF or Laid Off in the Next Round.

Basically these Associates are working from Home and taking Vacations while working Remotely or Babysitting the Kids Children (Grandchildren); traveling with their Children and bring their laptops to "Work at Whereever They Are" and playing Nannies for their Grandchildren. All this is to Preserve their Banked PTO, so when they get Laid Off at some point the Cash Payoff they get, is a larger pot of Cash.

Sad that this company is terrifying the Associates it is forcing them to resort to these tactics to preserve Cash for survival.

Maybe these Associates should be working more, but many have nothing to do. They are sitting around at home or meeting with Legato teams doing Knowledge Transfer of everything they know about the Systems they support. This is how Anthem is forcing training of the Legato (Inda based) Associates, from existing Anthem Associates. The Plan is they will be RIF or Laid Off after sufficient knowledge has been transferred. Hear that Loud S---ing Noise, that is the Sound of this company s---ing all the knowledge out of people and sending it half-way around the world to the waiting Legato Associates.

Many of the Legato Associates are just s---ing up all this Anthem sourced knowledge being transferred and also signing up and taking free Technology Classes (in-house) so that they can leave Legato in a shot period of time and move up at their Next position job at another Employer in India. Anthem is training all of South India so the people can get a even better job at their Next Employer. Fully trained on Anthem Systems in Claims, Member, Billing, Provider, Pricing etc. Plus the latest trading in AGILE, Cloud, AWS, AI and ML, etc.

How will this end? You get what you pay for and what you asked for. Let's see in a couple of years if Anthem will be able to get anybody to work for them after they have Laid Off all their formerly Loyal Associates, and or screwed over their Replacements offshore.

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I don’t know about the Legato stuff you mention, but I think you are way off-base about painting work from home associates as babysitting grandmothers. I have worked from home a couple of years. I can assure you I work my 40 hours during the day, don’t take lunch (eat at my desk while working) and then work from 9pm-midnight almost every night. If I were in the office I would not do that. No way I would take my laptop home every night, set it up, work 3 hours, put it in the case and then take it back to work. And, with a one hour commute, even if I did bring my laptop home, I would not be working till midnight if I had to drive into the office in the morning.

The legato stuff sounds terrible. Sorry and disappointed to hear about it. Best of luck to you.

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OMG ... if your over 50 and not a manager, you may no longer get another job !!! Wow !!!

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Nothing against the Indian workers. There used to be more US IT workers- and better workers -but have been screwed for the past decade by corporations and our politicians. First I was a hands-on worker. Then corporate told me I needed to be a manager. Then Anthem told me we have agile, we don't need managers, be hands on. Every day in IT US workers risk job losses. If you are over 50 and not a manager you may never work again if you lose a job.

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There are 3 or 4 states that have a higher max capped PTO hours. If you in One of those states you will receive what ever is your accrued PTO and based on state law for that state.

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You only get paid out for 40 hours max. I know because I was let go.

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Anthem capped out PTO payouts to 40 hours in most states.

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Looking at the IT Org Chart you can see that Indian external contractors clearly now outnumber the American based associates. Even IT leaderships are slowly being replaced by Indian Nationals. It won’t be long now when Anthem home office will be relocated to India.

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