Article 43


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Corporate Policy Of Indifference

Last week I got a call from a former colleague at AT&T.

She just got layed off as a manager. 

We bantered about old times, and how nowadays love and compassion seems to have MOVED AWAY from just about everything. Concerning layoffs - the contrast between the way we were treated 15 years ago and now is striking.

Back then AT&T hired an outside psychology company to counsel BOTH those GETTING LAYED OFF, and those staying - to DEAL WITH the STRESS OF UNEMPLOYMENT and related loss. Then they had resume writing experts show us how to make a good one. Head hunters visited our office. Money for retraining was offered right away.  A rep from the state came and explained their programs. Together, AT&T and The State Of Florida paid for my Novell CNE and a bunch of other computer classes.  Financial counselors espoused us with their wisdom. And on, and on, and on. The support was unending.

60 DAYS after notification, we were officially unemployed. The support still didn’t stop. AT&T set up rooms in their local buildings and gave us former employees free access to them for another six months.  Each had PCs with word processors and printers, telephones, and fax machines. We were encouraged to use them to conduct our job search.

TODAY, as soon as you’re notified, you’re (thrown) ESCORTED OUT OF THE BUILDING.

And left to die.

Posted by Elvis on 10/11/06 •
Section Telecom Underclass • Section Personal
View (0) comment(s) or add a new one
Printable viewLink to this article
Page 1 of 1 pages


Total page hits 12163684
Page rendered in 0.5226 seconds
41 queries executed
Debug mode is off
Total Entries: 3450
Total Comments: 339
Most Recent Entry: 11/21/2022 01:12 pm
Most Recent Comment on: 09/26/2021 05:03 pm
Total Logged in members: 0
Total guests: 8
Total anonymous users: 0
The most visitors ever was 172 on 12/25/2019 07:40 am

Email Us


Login | Register
Resumes | Members

In memory of the layed off workers of AT&T

Today's Diversion

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits. - Albert Einstein


Advanced Search



November 2022
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

Must Read

Most recent entries

RSS Feeds

CNN Top Stories

ARS Technica

External Links

Elvis Favorites

BLS and FRED Pages


Other Links

All Posts



Creative Commons License

Support Bloggers' Rights