AT&T tells its employees there will no authorized vacations in June

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AT&T tells its employees there will no authorized vacations in June
All hands will obviously be on deck over at AT&T whenever Apple decides to out its next generation iPhone to the masses. BGR is hearing from their multiple AT&T contacts that the wireless carrier has blocked off employees from asking for a vacation in June – which is now becoming all too real that the the fourth generation iPhone will see a release some time then. There are very few handsets that can be accompanied with a large following that'll force to make AT&T focus their attention solely on a smooth launch. Just like what we've all witnessed in prior iPhone launches with AT&T, employees will have to look at other months to get in their summer vacation because June is already blacked out and reserved for what is expected to be for nothing but the iPhone. The interesting part about all of this is that we may all get treated to an earlier launch that was originally expected to happen in July.

source: BGR

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20 Comments

1. gdbw

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 18, 2009

I work for at&t and this is the first I've heard that you can't take a vacation in June. That had better not be the case cause I am. Figures that this blood sucking company would do that though. they expect you to have no personal life and live, eat and sleep at&t. if they could put beds in the stores they would.

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Sounds like my job, we aren't allowed to miss one full day, we don't get sick days and they expect us to use our vacation hours as sick days.

5. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

hmmm, in such a competitive industry i would rather think you would hope this is the case. the alternative...continue to lose market share to VZW and TMobile and you may have all the time off you need and then some. ask a former Sprint employee for proof. stop wining, be greatful and sell lots of IPhones (which will happen inspite of you).

7. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

and to add on to that, you really can't be too upset as an at&t employee when your commission checks will be GUARANTEED to be huge. unless they up your quotas or something dumb like that. I used to work for an at&t authorized retailer and those data plans got me bank.

11. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Well if you take a look at the picture and think outside the box, it obviously means there's most likely a release date in June...so that being said, it should occur to you that you don't get vacation because the next big phone will most likely come out then.

18. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I wouldn't think the iPhone is a huge commission generator, I mean, crApple asks for a lot in return for the exclusivity doesnt it?

20. gba2000

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

It wouldn't be such a big deal but I planned for and pain thousands of non-refundable money for my vacation since December, manager was aware of this so I should be okay.

3. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

hell..I haven't taken a honeymoon in 5yrs!!

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

how many times have you gotten married

4. JagerDJ

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

I'm very sure this just refers to corporate store employees, and exceptions can always be made. Besides, you can't blanket the whole month for somthing that only occurs in the back half.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The document/article contains inaccurate information - this site reminds me of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER....

8. WhoDatBe

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 25, 2010

Sprint did this when the palm pre launched just fyi

10. pimpinmcd53

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

hmmm i really wish phonearena spoke good english at least.......ATT tell its employess there will BE no authorized vacations in June.

13. gdjsnyder

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

You wish PhoneArena spoke good english? How about you speak "good english" first. And in doing so, you would be speaking english well, not speaking good english. Jeez.

12. scottmbolt unregistered

i-PhoneArena just flat out SUCKS at reporting "news".

14. kjh267

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

who cares honestly!!! att and phonearena need to realize no one gives a shit about the iphone anymore... not that i ever cared... there are so many better devices available... att stop blowing steve jobs before you lose all your customers... you already lost me after 10 years just last month... you guys suck anymore

15. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

If nobody cares, what are you doing here bashing the iphone...???

17. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

atthas great churn. you didnt do much damage buddy so you keep thinking that.

16. 1987riot

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 24, 2010

I don't understand that big hype for this phone, ya sure it was a good phone and concept however I feel like we have evolved into something better much more options, much more better phones. Like seriously an iphone with no flash? for how many years and changes? As well as recently up to a year ago video? eh, i like out doing my friends with my droid and they get so impressed by it (all of my friends have an iphone). Haha it feels good! but all this hype for a phone its like lady gaga all pretty but no soul. lol

19. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I'm sorry but the gaga lady is butt ugly...

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