Telstra nosedive?

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  1. supasaiyan

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    everywhere.. except the Senior Leadership Teams (how convenient)
     
  2. power

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    hopefully my AE gets replaced, unless it's with a self serve portal (which I'm pretty sure will probably happen anyway :( ).
     
  3. caspian

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    that is to be expected. I can see the phased reduction of field staff who formerly maintained the copper and HFC networks as being necessary, and the unions will always cry over that.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    And here it is folks, direct debit only folks, post paid mobile phone accounts to go, and there will only be pre paid. It's all about "simplifying options for the customer"....yeah of course it's all about helping the customer :rolleyes:

    Telstra is Scrapping Its Postpaid Mobile Plans, Here’s What You Need to Know

    https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/02/...eres-what-you-need-to-know-new-upfront-plans/

     
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    Its so impressive they are bringing inclusions back that they have gradually phased out to appease you - I am sure once the new way is the norm they will disappear again.
     
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    It's not like they were doing anything constructive anyway
     
  7. supasaiyan

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    not anymore at least... a friend was made redundant, they offered him basically the same position at about 3/4 of the pay
     
  8. caspian

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    was that an internal redeployment?
     
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    This is in the recent round of cuts?
     
  10. supasaiyan

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    yep.. was told that he would be made redundant in the morning, and in the afternoon they released positions available. He would be doing the exact same role, reporting to the exact same people, even using the exact same laptop.. just at a lower pay
     
  11. power

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    some high level shenanigans here.
     
  12. GumbyNoTalent

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    Then take it to QCAT (QLD) or equivalent in other state, won't get job back will get free money with no need for a lawyer because it was wrongful dismissal as the job still exists.
     
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    Luckily for him, his skill-set isn't Telstra specific and he's lined up a contracting role with a finance company
     
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  14. caspian

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    they can redeploy the person into a different role, but if the documented job description is substantively the same then that's a breach of workplace legislation. a business can make a position redundant due to structure, no longer required etc - but they can't just retrench someone so they can hire someone back into the role at lower pay. (the same person, regardless.)

    if he's lining up something external, tell him to withdraw the redeployment offer, take the package, and bail.
     
  15. power

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    should do it anyway, plenty of people do and employers who pull this crap think twice next time.
     
  16. supasaiyan

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    im sure in a year he'll be back at telstra. The amount of people who get made redundant, go off to another company as a contractor (making bank!), come back to Telstra as contractor (still making bank), and then get offered a full time position is staggering
     
  17. caspian

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    sure, as long as you don't mind the uncertainty all of the time.
     
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    Telstra like any big company like to shuffle the deck because they have no proper long term focus.
     
  19. caspian

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    that's no so much a failure of a company as of the management mindset that accompanies it. in my observation professional managers only ever look as far into the future as their next promotion, and their predecessor can deal with the wreckage. that's certainly not unique to Telstra.

    the staff impacted are just collateral damage, which is why everyone should always treat their current job as training for their next one.
     
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    i'd say less their next promotion but rather their next reporting period - actually fuckit, it's both. lol
     
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