Date: 12/03/04 04:18 pm
Upper level management is the problem; not the people getting the pink slips today.
Gee, that is what I have been saying since the mid 90's.
Hey, I'm working on a story about AT&T layoffs for Light Reading and was hoping somebody who got let go this week can contact me. You can be quoted or remain anonymous. AT&T is clamming up about what's going on.
My number is 916-361-7500. Thanks.
What else did you expect?
When Armstrong broke up, er, hit his Grand Slam in 2000, he said it was so AT&T could "participate in the ongoing consolidation in the telecommunication industry."
Five years later, isn't the only surprise that this hasn't gone faster?
Date: 12/03/04 03:26 pm
The club is getting bigger. They just got
me and a bunch of other folks today.
Do you think Mr. Hannigan and Mr. Eslimbolchi will take customer calls or try to get service restored? The lost of knowledge by AT&T is now so great they will need to merge with someone just to continue to operate. Guess the leadership team think they can do it all with computers and contractors. Problem with that is the computers are only as good as the software and contractors could care less about the customers.
No, they finally got me at the end of Oct. Actually, this would have been fine with me (29 years experience) except that I got caught by the divestiture rule that didn't allow supervisors to bridge service if they ever came back to AT&T. Then I seemed to just miss the other deadlines (e.g. 12/31/1995 for retirement medical) so I really got screwed. I knew this was coming (had appealed it 3 times in the past) but the end result was very demoralizing to say the least.