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COMMENTARY: Daunting numbers for job losses

Original post made on Jan 16, 2009

It was not like we were not warned. They were expected. Yet, the reality of the numbers was quite sobering.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7:15 AM

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Posted by Another Gatetree Resident
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm

I love how this article was based solely on the Real Estate Market and it's multiple failures. True, it has had a domino affect on the economy, but here's the truth behind AT&T's latest round of announced layoffs -- totaling 13k in additional job losses.

The losses here in California are punitive. Cities are fighting the large terminal boxes required for the U-Verse product, as well as the digging up of their city streets. This means the product is hindered in it's deployment, as well as in it's ability to generate revenue. California is too employee friendly. Too litigious. The result, jobs are being eliminated in California and any replacements are being made in Texas and Georgia.

All this while Randall L Stephenson, who has been has been CEO of AT&T for slightly over one year, makes an estimated $12 million a year. All this while the firm moves their executive offices from San Antonio to Dallas because Randall felt San Antonio wasn't "cosmopolitan" enough.

The one word missing from Dave Walden's "commentary" was GREED.

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