I heard from a couple legitimate sources that the company is looking to extend this strike on a bit longer so they can replace the striking union members after 30 days. Their paychecks are the first blow! Then the healthcare elimination on August 31st will be the 2nd and more severe blow. BUT the 3rd and final blow will be the replacement of those that continue to strike.
Ain't gonna happen. There is a misconception that VZ work is easy. It ain't. I have 2 B.S. degrees. More than a few people I work with have or are working on a masters. Even so, you can't learn this stuff in school. I have 15yrs experience and learn something every week.
You have two BS degrees, why do you still in the UNION? I thought all those join UNIONS are low skill workers who need some sort of protection from someone else or they are forced to join.
I would not join UNION if I have two BS degrees. How much you have to pay for the UNION monthly?
right on Brother!!--It is not easy work at all--although Lowell has no clue yet, however I think he is getting some on the job training just how difficult it is, and how he is taking the very highly qualified educated Union workers for granted.
I heard from a couple of legitimate sources that you and Seth91215 are starting a Talking and Singing Rectum Band. Going to be a hoot seeing you two losers getting brapppppped on Americas Got Talent. I'll bet Howie doesn't even buy your Acapella
It's not the telecom industry of 40 years ago. The work is easier, training times shorter, the test sets do everything but pick your nose and a lot of sectionalizing and isolating is remote and automatic. Verizon will be able to replace and train replacements a lot quicker these days.
Yea heavy, they sure trained the managers. They can't figure out how to open terminals, place xcons takes six people,blow up electric transformers,take trucks off road 4 wheeling. Yea they can train em real well.
This can be looked at several ways.
Techs out on FMLA or disability for too many days over 120 day period.
Tech in another office now roves to cover for that "not here today" tech.
Management looks at numbers, realize don't need two or three techs for a certain area, bingo. Downsize.
Pay one tech that works, minus two that don't
The strike is costing Verizon about 200 million per week IMHO.
Such expenses are being borne in order to achieve progress and not as a negotiating ploy.
Thus, it is highly likely that VZ will wait out the days needed for the strike to fizzle.