Thread regarding Avaya layoffs

Technicians need to know when its time to retire

What's mind boggling to me is that we have men who have been with this company over 40 years and are being offered 2 years salary to retire and don't, these technicians like thinker said sit in dedicated accounts and collect a hefty paycheck and have limited relative skills. Technicians need to know when its time to retire, your only jeopardizing your own pension and medical, if the company goes under all bets are off. Good luck trying to get anything then. Don't believe the pension is guaranteed its a company pension not union that means there is little to no guarantee and what may or may not be guaranteed is reduced. To survive head count must be reduced, anyone with over 40 years and still here is selfish and the management needs to get them out. They got over enough.

Originally posted by @Zf3ovdP-fqai.

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Post ID: @ZvcIige

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If Avaya still supports Partners/Merlins/Legends there's no hope. One of the last jobs I did for Avaya was on a Definity Audix. Hello! The damn thing backs up to a CASSETTE tape! Talk about being stuck in the eighties. Whats next token/ring?

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Post ID: @ZvcIige-8ftu

Do Avaya technicians work on Com Keys still?? That's all these old guys know.

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Post ID: @ZvcIige-7dae

You guys make me laugh, If you want to leave just go and stop complaining about the "old guys"

We made a packet from changing handsets and are very happy doing it.

I am staying so i can buy another house at the beach, and my kid needs a new car, if i leave who will change the handsets ?

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Post ID: @ZvcIige-3bgp

Blessed, another foolish comment. In todays world when some GCA's have zero or 1 assigned technician you can not have a c---y old man sitting in a dedicated account who only knows how to change phone cords. We need to have skilled technicians who can do other work assignments as well. Avaya has at least 25 technicians that have 45+ years with the company who don't even know how to turn a laptop on. They literally do not know how to plug a usb cable into a laptop or how to change the ip address of their laptop. I mean seriously. The last decade at Avaya was like a country club for these guys, now its time to get them to retire finally, i suggest vision tests, if they fail then no company car, in some areas that's a condition of employment, i would also suggest managment put them on an out of service S8800 and make them install the software needed etc. Trust me after a few of those jobs they would quit, nevermind the 2 years pay. You can't honestly say we can afford to have a workforce like this anymore, we can't sustain it. All the big accounts that supported the dead wood like Home Depot's are gone. Management NEEDS to get the technicians out of dedicated accounts and on the streets. That will solve the problem, i guarantee it.

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Post ID: @ZvcIige-3lto

Grandpa must be doing ok or he would be gone.

The customer is still paying right?

D*mn son get trained up and go use it somewhere before it all goes to the cloud.

The Gov will hire you if u got half a brain and aren't a felon.

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Post ID: @ZvcIige-3wsy

I get it. Believe me. I was an Avaya tech once. You can't beat them so you either join them or find another job. Which is what I did. I was fed up with working with a bunch of folks who couldn't care less about the company, or the customers, or even their fellow employees, they we're out for one thing and one thing only, themselves. I was young, willing to travel and learn, so I found another job. When I feel like getting nostalgic I read these blogs. Amazing how nothing has changed at Avaya. Actually sounds like it's gotten worse.

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Post ID: @ZvcIige-1iko

If management just gave the old folks the REAL work they'd be running for the door. Instead they hide and coddle them. No idea why.

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Post ID: @ZvcIige-1pep

Listen about Grandpa's financial situation, that furthers my point. The guy probably does need the money with 45 years on the job, because he was dumb with his decisions, actions etc. If he hasnt figured out how to manage a 1600 a week base salary when he paid a whopping 65k for his house what's another 2 years gonna do for him, oh wait probably get him in more trouble. These guys cant be taught. Get them out, i have a job and family and am willing to learn and travel. Not trying to be mean but management needs to wake up and do something because its all our jobs at stake. Get Grandpa a rocking chair and his pension and let him reflect on how he wasted his life on a EASY job.

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Post ID: @ZvcIige-1dsi

Selfish? You better believe it. If you are here for any reason other than taking care of yourself, you are a naive fool. I’ll continue to sit here and collect my check as long as they pay me to do so. If that is costing the company money, that is their decision. Go whine somewhere else Junior.

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