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Verizon Communications Inc. Message Board

  • nlr2pdr nlr2pdr Jan 14, 2005 1:32 PM Flag

    buyout

    Some rumors have it that VZ is looking for a buyer now for all of its land lines or for the most spin them off into another company...
    Anyone hearing any different.

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    • Now semi-retired. Semi because I spend too much time health wise. Semi because I am self-employed now. Have a consulting business with daughter.

      My job is evaluating a business from business plan and product to finding buyers, if necessary , to helping them cope with failure or success. Love it when they have to grow and don't know how to handle it. (There are managers in this world, and there are those who want nothing more than to work for someone else. A place for everyone. )

    • 72, I read you loud and clear. What did you think would happen when they continue to fill 1st level technical type jobs with people who don't know anything about the job and their only qualification is that they were the flavor of the month. That is one of the reasons I had to get out after 33yrs. You just couldnt do the job the way it was suppose to be done. To much touchy, feely, hug them and they will work for you crap. I always treated everyone the same, as much as I could and they knew what was expected of them. They also knew I knew the job and where they were comming from.

    • Don't bet on it. First off 1st level management has very little say in what goes on in the company anymore. While I will agree with your 8hrs for 8hrs pay, management is not getting the job done. They implemented gps, but don't use it to their benifit. It was suppose to be married with dispatch but isn't. It is a waste of my time to travel many miles from one job to the next. It was suppose to dispatch you to the next nearest job . All they use it for is disipline. Don't get me wrong I think you should be where you are suppose to be doing your job,but please use common sense.

    • "I have been boss or supvr. in the last couple of jobs worked. Have to admit that before company access to the net, we only chastized employees for watercooler or coffee breaks, or goofing off on the job."

      Ok...

      "But if I know you are accessing company's stock msg board when you are supposed to be working---bye."

      Ok, That's the way you choose to run your crew and I certianly respect that. I think my bosses just look at it a little differently. As long as you don't abuse it, and they DO check, they're ok. Basically it's like this, they know that certian tests we run take a few minutes to produce results. While waiting for results, there isn't anything else we can do on other circuits, because the test system is tied up. I guess they feel that they might as well let us do something else so we're not sitting there waiting with our thumbs up our butts. Again, as long as the privilege isn't abused...

      "When you are paid to work, I expect just that. Eight hours of work, not following your own inclinations to work or not."

      I absolutely agree. And I do just that, work. I work by thier rules, not mine.

      "But you will continue to make excuses (justifying in your own mind) for what you are doing -- cheating your employer."

      I'm not making excuses at all. Again, it isn't like it's my fault that the company purchased a tool that is only capable of testing one at a time. When the test results come back, I minimize the screen and go right back to the ticket. I even frequently work through breaks if I'm on something and breaktime comes.

      Look, you're used to slackers, people trying to get over on you as a boss. I understand and appreciate that, but I'm not one of those people...

      As a sidebar, I'm just wondering if, while crucifying me, if you are posting on your company time as well...

    • I have been boss or supvr. in the last couple of jobs worked. Have to admit that before company access to the net, we only chastized employees for watercooler or coffee breaks, or goofing off on the job.

      But if I know you are accessing company's stock msg board when you are supposed to be working---bye

      When you are paid to work, I expect just that. Eight hours of work, not following your own inclinations to work or not.

      But you will continue to make excuses (justifying in your own mind) for what you are doing -- cheating your employer. Just don't tell us that you believe in ethical behavior.

    • Too good.

    • "If you wanted to fix all the ills of the company, why didn't you do it while you still worked here?"

      A few friends of mine and I have solved the ills of this company many time over...it's just with the hangover, we can't recall the solutions.

      Since we couldn�t recall the solutions and they wouldn�t listen to us anyway, we retired. Problem solved.

    • Way more than is required? Sounds like a LAME excuse for goofing off.
      You work while on the clock? WOW! What a novel idea.

    • "If you wanted to fix all the ills of the company, why didn't you do it while you still worked here"?

      I did what had to be done in the group that I managed. One person can't fix all the "ills" in the company. Each Manager must do thier part in their own groups.

      "And I do work while on the clock. I do WAY more than what is required of me, and go above and beyond for customers"

      What Is required is 8hrs work for 8 hours pay. As for going above and beyond, each employee is required to do just that, if that what it takes.

      "Actually, if you read the Verizon code of business conduct, you'll see that managers have a wide berth with regard for giving permission for certian things, including internet use. Also, Corporate Security has nothing to do with the equation unless the supervisor in question were to log a complaint, or if you were accessing inappropriate material"

      Wrong Flash, Internet use is allowed for company use only, ie. vendors, tech web sites, things to help perform work required by the company. Not to post on the stock BB. A supv does not have the right to over rule the code of conduct. He/ she must enforce it not find ways to bend it. I suggest you read it again. Don't you get the Security reports? How many people do you see in there being fired because they broke the rules? Last year a person was fired for posting on the internet many many times during work hours.
      Hey, because I am Retired now, I don't make an issue of these things anymore, just don't blow smoke up my ass. With over 33yrs wkng for Verizon, 28 as a manager I know better.

      "Like I said, they'd have no reason to do that unless there were some kind of complaint from within the organization that I work for".

      Flash you are smarter than that. The company does set up traps on their network looking for abnormal use of the internet. As for a complaint just coming from your org. not true the complaint can come from any dept. or even from the outside.
      Be careful that's all. Because when push comes to shove, your Supv. if asked by security, isn't going to but her ass on the line to save yours. If someone has to go, after 33 yrs with Verizon I know it won't be her or her Manager.

    • "Oh great now we have two people standing around doing nothing. Doesn't she have some observations or evaluations to do, or something else other than reading posts on the web?"

      Actually, I was helping her with a customer's line, and as I said previously, waiting for test results to come back.

      "It's a matter of working when you are on the clock and they are paying you."

      And I do work while on the clock. I do WAY more than what is required of me, and go above and beyond for customers that I work with. Like I said, I only post when I'm waiting for test results.

      "Ask her if security would allow her or your Manager to give their employees the OK to post on the web during working hours."

      Actually, if you read the Verizon code of business conduct, you'll see that managers have a wide berth with regard for giving permission for certian things, including internet use. Also, Corporate Security has nothing to do with the equation unless the supervisor in question were to log a complaint, or if you were accessing inappropriate material, which I do not.

      "So, when they put a trace on "Flashman 25", and they will,"

      Like I said, they'd have no reason to do that unless there were some kind of complaint from within the organization that I work for.

      "Have a nice day."

      You too... Enjoy your retirement. If you wanted to fix all the ills of the company, why didn't you do it while you still worked here?

      Besides, like I said before, if you're looking for the real problems with this company, start at the top where the scrutiny belongs...

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