An Open Letter to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam

from medium: Yet on a work call the other day, one of the managers said technicians like me were “tools to accomplish a task.”

Out-of-town assignments have become arbitrary, disruptive and extended. Your managers have started pulling technicians from our home communities and sending us across the state, sometimes 300 miles away, to work for weeks at a time. These last-second moves are turning our lives upside down. And now you want to make these reassignments even worse by sending us with just a few days’ notice anywhere from Massachusetts to Virginia for up to two months?

comment 1: Verizon. One of USAs biggest companies. Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $705 million tax refund. American Jobs Cut in 2010? In 2010, Verizon announced 13,000 job cuts, the third highest corporate layoff total that year.

comment 2: I worked for a Fortune 5 company many years back. (prior to getting laid off myself). We were required to cut a $1 million from our department’s quarterly budget, which always results in laying off people. Sitting at the managers meeting, I suggested we cut the annual salary bonus, which would have saved 5 jobs at least. Sadly, not the suggestion the team went with!

comment 3: Not caring for their employees means they’re not caring for their customers. Mr. Hylton is being sent on these trips probably because they’ve cut the work force to save wages and up their profits. Too many American corporations are doing this, plus hiding their profits offshore and paying few if any taxes. These corporations have such high profits that they can spend lavishly on buying Congressmen and lobbyists that will keep laws from changing this system. 99% of us are suffering from this while the 1% is loving it.

// now understand why bernie sanders has so many supporters.


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