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T-Mobile to Eliminate 900 Jobs, But Create 550 New Ones

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So they're really. . .

Jayshmay

May 16, 2012, 9:43 PM
So they're really eliminating 350 jobs.
Minusing 900, but creating 550, is really only minusing 350 jobs.
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srich27

May 17, 2012, 7:15 AM
I would assume those 550 created will be different positions filled by different people than the extra 550 they're letting go. In a general arithmetic sense you are correct, though.

Either way, still MUCH better than the 'T-Mobile is axing 1000 jobs' that was reported a few days ago (assuming that this isn't in addition to those).
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Jayshmay

May 17, 2012, 7:20 AM
Personally, I'm not a Tom cuatomer,
Vzn LTE, but I don't get why they're bleeding
100s of thousands of customers each qtr
they have good rate plans, they have
HSPA 42.Is it because they don't have
the iSheep phone?
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srich27

May 17, 2012, 7:32 AM
I'm sure that's at least part of it, but (and this is just speculation on my part) I think the threat of the merger with AT&T and T-Mobile's subsequent attitude towards gaining and keeping customers has a lot more to do with it. God knows I was right on the edge of leaving TMo while watching how events unfolded. Seems like they stopped worrying about updates, and expansion, and getting new phones in because they figured it wouldn't matter in a few months.

Likely with the merger mess behind them this will start to clear up a bit. It'll still take several months to a year for them to stop the bleeding though.
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ParagonAwesome

May 17, 2012, 10:52 AM
srich27 said:

Likely with the merger mess behind them this will start to clear up a bit. It'll still take several months to a year for them to stop the bleeding though.


I agree, T-mobile seems to be trying toeitehr get new customers or winback old ones with LTE on 2013, 1900mhz 3g for current iPhones and the new marketing campaign thats basically says "Our 4g is faster and or bigger and cheaper than others"
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Tofuchong

May 17, 2012, 11:11 AM
Bigger, Faster, Cheaper.

To make me switch, just throw in the T-Mobile girl...
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Versed

May 17, 2012, 5:22 PM
Yes, its much easier to blame Apple and AT&T then to blame oneself over losing marketshare and profits. Heck, might as well blame VZW while you're at it.
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srich27

May 17, 2012, 6:17 PM
So you don't think some people left T-Mobile because they wanted an iPhone and T-Mobile doesn't (yet) offer one? That's funny. Also has nothing to do with Apple being 'evil' or whatever the hell you thought was said.

In case you don't remember, there were several months where a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile was discussed and was damn near settled. During those few months the future of T-Mobile as a separate entity was uncertain, and they as a company did not spend those few months trying to get new customers or retain old customers. That is undeniable. Also as above has nothing to do with AT&T being 'evil' or whatever, only to do with people jumping from a perceived sinking ship.

Are these the /only/ reasons? Of course not, bu...
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Cellbyismyhero

May 17, 2012, 11:18 AM
The article say IN ADDITION TO the 1000 jobs already mentioned. That means 1900 jobs.
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crood

May 17, 2012, 9:29 AM
There's probably more to it than that. Without knowing what jobs are being cut and what jobs are being added, you can't really compare.

It could be that they're cutting 900 well paying jobs and hiring 550 minimum wage positions. There's also the nature of the new positions. Are they full time or part time? It they're part time, that reduces or eliminates what they'd pay in benefits.
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Jayshmay

May 17, 2012, 9:31 AM
Part-time doesn't pay bills!
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