Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

Job update

News about my job situation is finally becoming public knowledge. As such, I feel much more comfortable talking about it in an open forum. According to Reuters, "AT&T Wireless to Lay Off 1,800 IT Workers". After looking at that article, I don't have any information that would dispute anything reported there. Additionally, none of the information in the article was new to me.

What does this mean for me? I don't know yet. There's a lot of time between now and the end of 2004. All sorts of variables are still in play and there are a number of ways this can work itself out. Most likely, I think the company will attempt to consolidate the workforce to Seatle, and when some people decide not to move, the company will decline to hire a new employee for that position. My guess is that they will be able to get a lot of workforce reduction in that manner.

If given the opportunity to move to Seatle and continue working for AT&T Wireless, would I do it? I don't know. It depends on all sorts of factors. At any rate, I haven't closed out the possibility.

There is also always the possibility that the company will change its mind between now and the end of 2004. I'm not holding my breath, but it could happen.

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