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'They're liquidating us': AT&T continues layoffs and outsourcing despite profits

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posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 03:59 AM
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The only thing that seems to be trickling down is bull***t.


Cindy Liddick had worked at the AT&T call center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for 12 years before it closed earlier this month.

The former customer support specialist is among the more than 16,000 people in the United States who have lost their jobs at the communications giant since 2011, as it continues to shut down call centers to consolidate facilities within the US, or in favor of offshore alternatives in countries such as India, the Philippines and Mexico.


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Cindy can smell it, that's for sure.


Though AT&T is earning record profits, spending billions on stock buybacks and is expecting an estimated windfall of $20bn in savings from Donald Trump’s tax reforms, it has continued to lay off workers and outsource jobs.

My husband is very ill, I’m about to lose my health insurance and starting over in the job market at my age is going to be tough,” Liddick said.


But hey heyyyy we're constantly told by the media that there's record profits and the economy is doing fantastic! That $1.5 trillion tax cut is certainly doing a great deal for us right? In the mean time the rich get richer and the middle class get squeezed out. We've seen the stats, we've all seen it, since the 80's. Income stagnation, less job security, rising food prices. The only people benefitting from these topside tax cuts are the wealthy. How many actual examples should we give before people wake the hell up?

Oh that's not all.


In a December 2017 news release advocating in favor of Trump’s tax cuts, AT&T promised bonuses of $1,000 to 200,000 employees over the next year. The news release omitted that unions had already previously negotiated those bonuses with AT&T before the tax cut bill was passed.


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They couldn't give a damm about the working man. Not the corporations, not the high paying politicians in DC, BOTH Democrat and Republican, not the current administration. It's all BS. That's the only thing we're seeing trickle down here folks. When are we going to give up playing this charade?





posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:33 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

The outsourcing by them has been going on for awhile now. I do remember reading that when they knew the new tax reforms was going to be a go they had already started a plan to cut jobs and do more outsourcing. Then they say that crap about how they just decided to give bonuses even though they had previously already stated that. So all they did was save money and add to profits while trying to play the good guy. Trickle down imho is stupid and it didn’t work in the past so why would it now.

Pretty much I agree completely with your OP.


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posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:39 AM
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This is what happens when your country becomes a corporate oligarchy.

Neither Party in America wants to fix this because they are all on the leash of these corporate interests.

Either somebody must challenge this status quo or it will correct itself, violently. People get very angry when they don't have enough money to eat.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:54 AM
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The GDP has been driven by stock buybacks and increased consumer debt due to confidence

Major bubble



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:55 AM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Pick yourself up by your bootstraps son!!

My island is fine I have a moat around my castle and cannot be affect by anything.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:59 AM
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Having experience running outsourced call centers for AT&T i can tell you this isnt new, unusual, or not to be expected.

I left that industry when TMobile decided to move my locations calls to a split between panama and the phillipines (we did bilingual pre and post paid accounts).



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:00 AM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: Ohanka

Pick yourself up by your bootstraps son!!

My island is fine I have a moat around my castle and cannot be affect by anything.


UMMMMM can I come live on this island please?



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:02 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

These big corporations have many stockholders,perhaps they found a way to make even more profit,since when has a corporation think of labor force,only to make it cheaper


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posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:11 AM
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Unfortunately you act like Trump is the reason for every problem in America, and seem to ignore that things have been bad for a long time now.

From 2014
1 in 7 americans use food banks,
eu.usatoday.com...

From 2016
12 million payday loans in America per year.....$9billion in fees
www.pewtrusts.org...

Demographics of loan users and what they spend it on, hint, it aint booze and smokes.

www.pewtrusts.org...

From 2013
50% of Americans are 1 paycheck away from the street.

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk...


It is disingenuous and naive to believe that Trump alone is causing all the "problems" you keep noting.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:18 AM
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Hmmm,
"2018’s challenge: Too many jobs, not enough workers"
www.washingtonpost.com...


"U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs"

www.npr.org...

How about we blame a failing education system that pushes expensive college degrees instead of apprenticeships along with failed guidance counciling and poor curriculums.



OH and this "As more Americans fail drug tests, employers turn to refugees"

edition.cnn.com...



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: lakenheath24

How about we blame companies for FORCING you to have a degree for jobs that don't require them and then also not being willing to train people



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: lakenheath24


Unfortunately you act like Trump is the reason for every problem in America


Where did I only blame Trump in the OP?

Seems like there's an issue with reading comprehension here. Trump IS part of the problem whether you like it or not. In addition, we've had a GOP majority congress since 2010 and the the Bush tax cuts, favoring the wealthy, was passed with the full support of congress and the Obama administration during that period. You know, the Bush tax cuts?

How Obama's tax deal reinforces Republicans' trickle-down worldview

Get your head out of the sand. Corporate media, corporate parties, corporate politicians, corporate presidents. Wake up.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:21 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Just curious, I would love to read your threads on this topic when Obama was in office so I can see what if anything has changed. Can you link me those?



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:22 AM
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originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: Southern Guardian

These big corporations have many stockholders,perhaps they found a way to make even more profit,since when has a corporation think of labor force,only to make it cheaper


I realllllly hate to say this I mean I really do but I sort of agree with Elizbeth Warren on the labor representation on the board of every mega corp.

Or anything that is tax payer subsidized.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:23 AM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou

originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: Ohanka

Pick yourself up by your bootstraps son!!

My island is fine I have a moat around my castle and cannot be affect by anything.


UMMMMM can I come live on this island please?


Pick yourself up by bootstraps and you can have your own self sufficient island



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:26 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04


Just curious, I would love to read your threads on this topic when Obama was in office so I can see what if anything has changed.


Like here?

pssst.... scroll down in that link....!

Now back to the OP. You want to b**ch about Obama and Hillary go post another thread that can join the dozen others.




posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults


How about we blame companies for FORCING you to have a degree for jobs that don't require them and then also not being willing to train people


Wait are you being sarcastic? Or is this straight up?

Am I agreeing with you toysforadult?

You have got to be sh***ing me....



I can't be agreeing with ya right now. Can't be.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

I'm going by all your recent posts so don't pretend like that isn't who you are directing it at.
I can read just fine thank you, and maybe if you hadn't skipped my links you would know where my head is...in reality.

Poor people don't create jobs, so I don't know what else you would propose.

I am all for the corporate tax reduction, mainly because it was going to help the 28 million small businesses in America.
townsquared.com...



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:52 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Didn't read the NPR article did ya?

"Peter Cappelli, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, agrees. He says one problem is that companies are posting openings with required qualifications that aren't really necessary for the job.

"They're just asking for the moon, and not expecting to pay very much for it," Cappelli says. "And as a result they [can't] find those people. Now that [doesn't] mean there was nobody to do the job; it just [means] that there was nobody at the price they were willing to pay."


LOTS of blame to go around as I said.

Personally, there seems to be a giant disconnect between the education dept and business. It is why I like that STEM schools are catching on.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:53 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Im not a partisan hack repeating my narrative in every thread so we will agree even if only once in a blue moon. Probability and all



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