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Will Telus Pull out of B.C

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Postby krazytwacy » Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:18 pm

With the way things are going it almost looks like they may pull out of BC and move everything over to Alberta. It would take alot of work to get it done.



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Postby DStewart » Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:31 pm

Here's to hoping. "Bring Telus home!" :P There are plenty of jobs that are Telus BC-only that I would love to get into, but can't since AB offices don't deal with them.



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Postby mowerpower » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:50 pm

That has definately been alluded too... Almost all but installers can be replaced with workers in Alberta...



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Postby rick » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:08 pm

I speculate that the head office will move to Toronto, center of the known universe.



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Postby Ash » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:31 pm

You can bet the head office will be moving back to Alberta. Probably right back to Edmonton.


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Postby DStewart » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:17 am

It would be nice (and highly beneficial for Alberta) if the company would move operations here, but I don't think it'll be likely- or at least not due to the strike/lockout.

I really doubt we'd move it to Toronto or any more east than Alberta (it things move at all, that is), since the east is where Bell lives, and "there be dragons". While we're slowly making our way east, Bell is coming west. The good part is that while we can get into the east pretty easily, Bell has to pay us to use our infrastructure (or spend a fortune making their own).



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Postby !(a.scab) » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:20 pm

Never happen, IMHO. There's just too much money to be made in B.C. - and even if things got really ugly, TELUS is still "practically" the incumbant. They own over 99% of the wireline infrastructure in B.C., not to mention the TOTAL wireless monopoly.
Besides, even if they DID decide to sell off their B.C. holdings, all employees would likely transfer over to the purchasing company. They couldn't just say goodbye to 12,000 people, hire 12,000 new people the next day and expect the company to run like normal... I doubt anyone would lose their job...



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Postby Ash » Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:50 pm

Never happen, IMHO. There's just too much money to be made in B.C. - and even if things got really ugly, TELUS is still "practically" the incumbant. They own over 99% of the wireline infrastructure in B.C., not to mention the TOTAL wireless monopoly.
Besides, even if they DID decide to sell off their B.C. holdings, all employees would likely transfer over to the purchasing company. They couldn't just say goodbye to 12,000 people, hire 12,000 new people the next day and expect the company to run like normal... I doubt anyone would lose their job...
No one said that Telus would pull out of BC, only move the head office and a few other departments...such as the ones they moved to BC right after the merger.


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Postby goatdancer » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:20 pm

Ash
If you really want the head office, have at 'er. I'm pretty sure nobody here will miss it. It would free up some more room for all the high tech stuff.



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Postby Ash » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:37 pm

Keep hoping.


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Postby jorver » Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:17 pm

i have heard from a manager..and admin has posted the rumour from fast..that it will all go back east....we will all loose.



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Postby urbanscab » Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:29 pm

Ash
If you really want the head office, have at 'er. I'm pretty sure nobody here will miss it. It would free up some more room for all the high tech stuff.
And we won't miss BC too much either.


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Postby haiduk » Sat Oct 15, 2005 3:35 am

[quote="Ash"][quote="!(a.scab)"]Never happen, IMHO. There's just too much money to be made in B.C. - and even if things got really ugly, TELUS is still "practically" the incumbant. They own over 99% of the wireline infrastructure in B.C., not to mention the TOTAL wireless monopoly.
Besides, even if they DID decide to sell off their B.C. holdings, all employees would likely transfer over to the purchasing company. They couldn't just say goodbye to 12,000 people, hire 12,000 new people the next day and expect the company to run like normal... I doubt anyone would lose their job...[/quote]

No one said that Telus would pull out of BC, only move the head office and a few other departments...such as the ones they moved to BC right after the merger.[/quote]

Are you looking for a big stake job with Telus? If so, move to Vancouver.

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Postby NC » Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:50 am

I too am doubtful that Telus would pull up stakes and head out of BC. There is no doubt that they have to make some significant changes to the current structure, and I hope everyone is prepared to hear that coming. Pul up and leave entirely... I don't think so.




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