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    Registered blown formula's Avatar
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    I gave it up today & retired!!

    After 33+ years with AT&T, I finally got fed up with them and the "New AT&T". 23 of us retired today and the company spent a total of $400.00 on a luncheon for 100 people...... 776 years of service among us & they spend $17.00 per retiree???? A couple of years ago they would spend up to $150.00 each for a luncheon.
    The company is totally different than they used to be. No concern for service, just meet the metrics.... which they cheat on. AT&T is now a sweat shop. It used to be a good place to work. I would no longer suggest AT&T as a career to anyone. Truly a sad day to see an American icon such as AT&T go to the dogs.
    The saving grace is I no longer have to pay them any heed. I took my money & RAN!!

    Oh yes, I move to the lake on Sunday!!

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    I am a self employed contractor a cable splicer. I have been doing work for over ten years for sprint. ten years ago when we had a deferred order for dervice it had to been done today no matter what we had to do to make the costumer happy, now we get a defrerred days later and they could care less about the costumer its the cost. the last time I knew the CEO mad millions... and wants more . alot of guys hate contractors but alot of people don't understand I qam self employed like any other bussinessman and do some of the finest work and take pride in what I do, and I have personally never crossed a pick it line GIVE RESPECT GET RESPECT, but these companys need with out the customers they do not exisist . I am a unit Cable splicer, They keep takink nicles I am looking for dimes.. GOOD LUCK with your retierment you desure it and Run alot of Guys are getting out... They need to treat Company guys right I have seen these retirement parties my self... you desevre more after 30 years of service you desrve so much more....

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    Management theories taught in the MBA mills produce clones that manage numbers, not people. I see it all the time. Seems OMC was a good example.

    ISO= bunch of people that can't get enough of paperwork

    Six Sigma= Generic management at its finest. See also ISO

    To call some of them douche bags would imply that they have some useful purpose.

    I think I'm gonna buy a garbage truck.

    Yes you deserved something better than a $17 meal. Enjoy your retirement, you luck &@?!

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    Congrats, I'm only 60 yrs. from retirement!

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    George you like the lake better anyway! Congrats on your retirement, just a shame the circumstances were not better.

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    THE AMERICAN DREAM you made it, congratulations

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    Congrats on your discipline for all those years.

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    Good Luck

    I got 8 yrs to go , I can`t wait

    2014 OPA-APBA National Champion Class 7 .Hauling Trash 725.

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    Enjoy your retirement. I'll get to retire right after they throw that first shovel of dirt on my face.

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    One thing that you should take out of that situation is something management will never have, Pride. Best of luck and enjoy yourself......

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