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AT&T promises its acquisition of T-Mobile will bring 5,000 US jobs back

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Aug 2011, 03:22

Amidst growing concerns about disturbingly high US unemployment rates, AT&T’s planned acquisition of the nation’s fourth-largest carrier T-Mobile will bring 5,000 jobs back…

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posted on 31 Aug 2011, 03:30 5

1. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Would LOVE to see their breakdown of how they will keep all 25,000 workers employed at jobs that overlap each other. And create 5,000 more?? Let's see that in writing, please. When has a purchase of one company by another EVER resulted in jobs gained as opposed to jobs getting cut when they are companies of the size of AT&T and T-Mobile?? We have reached the "Say Anything" portion of AT&T's P.R. Media blitz.....

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 13:38 2

10. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Absolute truth, sad to say.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 05:19 2

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Broken promised like Sprint & Nextel and ATT & Cingular, etc.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 06:57 1

3. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


what a crock of crap.

Att and Tmobile have already told us that they are laying off around 20k jobs on the Tmo side alone. Thats not counting the jobs they will get rid of on the ATT sales side. All those overlapping positions will be filtered and dissolved.

So we should stop caring about that and instead focus on 5k jobs coming back from india!?!?!?!?!

Wow.. ATT, just get back to bribing senators and stop making stupid claims.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 10:34 1

6. Geeksarebest (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)

AT&T and T-Mobile announced nothing. T-Mobile said they'd laid off around 2,600 and it was *blamed* on the merger, even though T-mobile had already said it was due to a lack of funds to maintain manpower. T-Mobile only employs around 36,000 people, cutting 20,000 of them would be service suicide for AT&T.

As far as those 20,000 jobs, when Alltel bought CellularONE they provided "severance packages" for workers who either didn't want to merge over and learn new rules and ways, or in this case...Union workers who wouldnt want to work for a non-union company.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 12:07 1

7. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

they told us what our severance packages would be about 5 or 6 months ago. No, go do some research, the number of layoffs are rumored to be around 20k.
think about it.. most ATT and Tmobile stores are close to each other. One of those stores are getting shut down. Then you have to get rid of the extra employees as you dont need 20-30 sales reps in every store. Then you have management, call centers, network repair guys, the whole nine.. Lay offs galore.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 08:12 1

4. Oliver (unregistered)

Lol, I'm glad I'm not the only one that regards this as empty promises.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 09:34 1

5. Houdini (unregistered)

Left Hand = Look over here, I will bring 5000 jobs back to the state :)

Right Hand (wielding axe) = 20K people from former TMO and ATT, "Thanks for all your hard work and dedication but you are dead weight now, GOODBYE"

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 13:37 1

9. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

This pretty much sums it up.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 12:10 2

8. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

Yeah and they are going to give Manhattan back to the Indians.

Sorry...Native Americans

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 21:39 1

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

IF AT&T Merge with T-Mobile it will take away 2,600 jobs most of them from T-Mobile

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