To be honest, I was not really familiar with the Windstream corporation, but according to a report late last week, the company merged with competitor PAETEC and has begun laying off PAETEC employees:
Having acquired PAETEC Wednesday night, Windstream moved quickly to restructure its new operations.Seems like a fairly unremakable story about a corporate merger costing people their jobs, doesn't it? That's what I thought, until I read the Corporate FlackSpeak:
On Thursday, Arkansas-based Windstream let 280 former PAETEC employees know that they would not stay on with the company.
Fifty two of those employees were based in Rochester, leaving a local workforce of around 900.
Windstream did point out, however, that more job cuts were likely over the course of the next year.
Positions eliminated Thursday belonged to marketing, human resources and accounting departments.
"It was based on duplication of positions with our corporate staff in Little Rock," said Joe Marano, Windstream’s Senior Vice President of Business and Financial Services.No offense there, Mr. Marano, but I really wish someone would take one of those arrows out of that quiver and shoot you in the ass with it. These are REAL PEOPLE whose jobs are being destroyed just to improve the corporate bottom line and fatten your fucking bank account. Show a little respect, or kindly STFU.
Marano said the merger turns Windstream into a $6 billion telecommunications company.
He also reiterated the company’s support for an office based in Midtown while maintaining the operations in the Perinton facility.
"This is a wonderful operation and in this industry we need every arrow in the quiver to be successful," he said.