Verizon Trims Store Employees
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Oct 8, 2016, 8:51 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Verizon Wireless this week let go of an unspecified number of store-based employees around the country. Tim Dubnau, a union representative with the Communications Workers of America, placed the job cuts in the "hundreds or even thousands," but Verizon spokesperson Kin Ancin called that estimate "an exaggeration." According to Dubnau, Verizon combined the previously separate roles of inventory stocker and customer service specialist into one, which is how it trimmed store-based headcount. Verizon has about 162,000 employees in the U.S.
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The job I had with Verizon Wireless was called Experience Specialist. In the retail setting, I was responsible for team selling and maximizing the sale. Additionally, I was an in store instructor for Android and iOS classes.
I was told and later confirmed that my GM had nothing to do with the decision and tenure had nothing to do with my layoff. I was given two weeks severance pay per year I worked, the remaining pay for my vacation time, and an annual prorated STI (store performance) bonus.
I was given the chance to take the payout immediately or to apply for another position within the company. Unfortunately, the company went through the same restruct...