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G'bye

Postby paulg » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:57 pm

Just completed my last week working for T, Monday I turn in my tools. keys and ID. It's been interesting working for BCTel/BTE/2S/TELUS over the last 35 1/2 years but it's time to move on. I will probably drop by to see what's happening but it's time to move on.

Cheers ---:-p



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Postby green1 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:47 pm

I hear the contractors hire retirees.... ;)

best of luck in whatever you choose to do next.



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Postby alec » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:39 pm

Yup, the life of a contractor can be a lot of fun.


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Postby paulg » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:53 pm

Well I have reservations about contracting , but our VP was talking about bringing back retirees to fill in and I was told there are changes coming in the way TELUS hires and deals with contractors.
I do plan on doing consulting work for other clients, network analysis, VoIP troubleshooting etc, the sort of work I did before I moved last year.

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Postby alec » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:33 am

you know, you don't have to contract back to Telus. There are a lot of other opportunities. Give Presige a call...... or Tek Systems. there is overseas work as well.


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Postby paulg » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:15 am

I know of Tek, met them at the so called retirement seminar TELUS put on a few years back , turned out to be a hiring fair with half a dozen firms present. That really ticked off a lot of us. The companies were embarassed, they didn't know anything about the program TELUS had advertised. Anyhow, I know a few people working for TEK, haven't heard of Presige. Work overseas could be interesting



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Postby NC » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:56 am

Please keep in touch, veterans are valuable. We need folks like you to keep the facts on the Board.


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Postby wimpole1 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:18 pm

With all these people getting buy outs from all over the company it is amazing that the only thing on the hot line from the union is that they need volunteers for Labor Day!!
It is a sad day when some of these people getting buy outs can only think of how they are going to double dip.
I heard that paulg used to be a good shop steward. The stewards/members that are around my shop floor don't think that's ethical, but hey, we all know how ethical the twu has become and they can rationalize anything.
Why are we not being told how many ba's have gone back to their Telus jobs because of the down sizing of members?
Because they probably can't get their bellies out of the trough!!



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Postby alec » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:30 pm

I wouldn't come back to do contract work for Telus. there is a whole pile of other companies that need the skills.


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Postby paulg » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:11 pm

My thoughts as well. I used to do network performance analysis and troubleshooting for T, before that server support. There is a pretty large market outside TELUS for those services, and I don't consider working in that environment to be double dipping.



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Postby alec » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:39 am

With all the new wireless outfits getting startede in canada over the next couple of years there are lots of opportunities. Dave wireless, Globealive, Shaw, etc. not to mention the vendors: alcatel-Lucent, Huewei etc. etc,

Go get 'em tiger!


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Postby WonderWoman » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:37 am

Enjoy your retirement PaulG. I have always enjoyed your contribution to this forum. Your knowledge and your passion has been a great benefit to all who read this forum. Take care and good luck with your future endeavors.




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