Thread regarding Optum layoffs

Legacy Alere IT laid off

Got to love that new Linda Peterson heading up the M&A group. They just gave the Alere IT group the shaft. Yup, they told them they are not moving with the rest of Alere on the 21st but at the end of July and yet they just canceled all the contractors contracts, their last day is July 31st. Why get rid of the contractors and why are they not letting IT move with the rest of the business?

So what are we supposed to do for support? The UHG helpdesk has yet to be able to help me with a password reset and they expect us to keep seeing patients if we can't get a working computer?

At least the Alere guys kept us working but now with them being fired...time to find another job, I can't work for a company who doesn't have a working IT team.

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI

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It was all true. Their last day was yesterday. They are all gone except for 3 people from desktop support. How the hell do they expect to keep things running?

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-2ozvy

wonder who this person is that said this
Got to love anonymous posts, no accountability and false information.\
because we are all gone now as of 24 sept

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-1Nixv

Who is the id–t that said Got to love anonymous posts, no accountability and false information.
we all got fired today a hole

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-1Hjfw

So whomever the person said Got to love anonymous posts, no accountability and false information.
what a jerk because we all got fired today

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-1Htrl

all the contractors are all gone now. Not sure what's going to happen to the rest of the IT people but they didn't move on the 31st with the rest of the people. Some Alere people are still in the old building with no move date in sight now.

They have been left behind, probably will be let go soon.

Not a good way to treat people.

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-Qvgj

The Greek civilization existed one time until they all gave themselves big lofty tittles and positions and decided to sit around and think all day long, Look at all the CEO CFO CEEO CEEEEO and all the C titles and Director of this that an the other thing at this company and you will see that its the same model. Will go the way of the Greeks eventually.

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-Oudt

The H1B visa program and outsourcing has destroyed IT in the entire United Sates for all US employees, companies shift there IT overseas to countries where they do not have to pay a living wage or benefits under the false claim that these people are better at IT than American based workers, its a lie its all about getting something for nothing, It is a very Sad day when the requirement to get a Job in IT is a bachelors degree and every Microsoft Cert under the sun and the job is 6 month contract with no benefits and the pay is 18 dollars an hour. You would be better served applying for a Job at Walmart where you need to know nothing but jump up and down in stupid team meetings before they open.

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-Oprc

Not being treated any differently than regular employees. Nobody is safe here. Been quarterly layoffs now for almost 18 months, with more to come.

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-euci

all we have to do is wait for the dates to pass and the truth will be displayed for all to see.

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-7ewq

Its not False, its very very true

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-6eie

Got to love anonymous posts, no accountability and false information.

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-3odn

And the help desk and desktop teams are still doing their jobs. I hope they find work someplace, UHG has treated them bad. They are better than this company!

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Post ID: @ZvyOtCI-3gek

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