will the irony never cease

will the irony never cease

Post by David Math » Mon, 02 Jul 2001 05:04:02



Received an email yesterday from somebody in Compaq who must subscribe to
this group:

   Subj:   Out of Office AutoReply: Thanks Compaq for the new business!

   I will be out of the office from 2-JUL-2001 thru 8-JUL, returning 9-JUL,
   due to the general COMPAQ-wide 4-JUL week shutdown.

At least there was an emergency contact number supplied below the boiler
plate, so I guess they have a few people working this week.  Still, it
seems like a good 7 days not to have to try to employ your service contract.

Regards,

David Mathog

Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech
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will the irony never cease

Post by Terry C. Shanno » Mon, 02 Jul 2001 06:22:53



Quote:> Received an email yesterday from somebody in Compaq who must subscribe to
> this group:

>    Subj:   Out of Office AutoReply: Thanks Compaq for the new business!

>    I will be out of the office from 2-JUL-2001 thru 8-JUL, returning
9-JUL,
>    due to the general COMPAQ-wide 4-JUL week shutdown.

> At least there was an emergency contact number supplied below the boiler
> plate, so I guess they have a few people working this week.  Still, it
> seems like a good 7 days not to have to try to employ your service
contract.

From what I understand, the shutdown is US-specific and does not affect
finance folks (doing end of quarter quarterbacking, etc) and, one would
hope, Services resources.

One would also hope that the Trees War Room/Fallout Shelter will remain
active. Not an optimum time to be devoid of marketing resources....

 
 
 

will the irony never cease

Post by mulp » Thu, 05 Jul 2001 15:42:54




Quote:> From what I understand, the shutdown is US-specific and does not affect
> finance folks (doing end of quarter quarterbacking, etc) and, one would
> hope, Services resources.

> One would also hope that the Trees War Room/Fallout Shelter will remain
> active. Not an optimum time to be devoid of marketing resources....

Why would anyone work during this week when this year has been marked with:
    1) all vacation must be used by the end of the year or you lose it
        (there is a two phase in)
    2) the reason for this policy change is that we want to ensure that
employees
        have work/life balance
    3) you managers will work with you to ensure that you are able to
schedule
        your vacation
    4) if you don't wish to use your vacation, you will have a one time
option
        of selling it for 75% of its value, the decision to sell had to be
made before
        99.99% of employees knew of the change in strategy
    5) to assist everyone in taking time off, the entire US will take the
week
        of the July 4th off; Michael Capellas is setting the example by
taking the week off
        (employees to support customers will be exempt from this policy;
because it might
        result in employees who need to work qualifying for holiday pay,
California
        employees are exempt, but it is hoped they will take the week off)
 
 
 

will the irony never cease

Post by Larry Kilgall » Thu, 05 Jul 2001 19:46:24





>> From what I understand, the shutdown is US-specific and does not affect
>> finance folks (doing end of quarter quarterbacking, etc) and, one would
>> hope, Services resources.
> California
>         employees are exempt, but it is hoped they will take the week off)

My first guess would be that California has a state low covering this
sort of thing, but most of Sun is in California and I thought they
were doing something similar.
 
 
 

will the irony never cease

Post by LBo.. » Fri, 06 Jul 2001 01:13:20







>>> From what I understand, the shutdown is US-specific and does not affect
>>> finance folks (doing end of quarter quarterbacking, etc) and, one would
>>> hope, Services resources.

>> California
>>         employees are exempt, but it is hoped they will take the week off)

>My first guess would be that California has a state low covering this
>sort of thing, but most of Sun is in California and I thought they
>were doing something similar.

I was going to suggest that if DELL decided to jump
of the Empire State Building, CPQ would be right behind them,

but it looks like several other companies are all doing
the same "mandatory" vacation scheme ...

From what I hear, some parts of CPQ are even shutting off
power completely this week.  
Good maintenance window for A/C, and UPS work, I would guess ...

http://www.siliconinvestor.com/stocktalk/msg.gsp?msgid=16026196
...
...
Technology companies this week are taking a lesson from more
traditional industries, such as automakers, by asking employees to
take vacation time. Both Dell and Compaq join several other high-tech
firms in shuttering their offices during the holiday week in further
cost-cutting measures.

Dell is asking employees to take five days off. Hewlett-Packard is
asking its employees to either take eight vacation days by October
31st or accept a 10 percent pay cut.

Other companies requesting that employees take the week off include
Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT)
and Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE).

By Ed Sutherland
URL: http://www.mitac.com
http://www.foxconn.com
http://www.forrester.com

Copyright (C) 2001, NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved

 
 
 

will the irony never cease

Post by Nic Cle » Fri, 06 Jul 2001 20:32:55



> Received an email yesterday from somebody in Compaq who must subscribe to
> this group:
>    I will be out of the office from 2-JUL-2001 thru 8-JUL, returning 9-JUL,
>    due to the general COMPAQ-wide 4-JUL week shutdown.

> At least there was an emergency contact number supplied below the boiler
> plate, so I guess they have a few people working this week.  Still, it
> seems like a good 7 days not to have to try to employ your service contract.

I had to raise a call at 0700 hours Mountain Time on July 4th, and I
had a specialist on the problem in less than 30 minutes, and complete,
correct problem diagnosis by 0745 Mountain Time.

If you pay for the service, you still get it. Therefore I can't agree
with your cynisism David.

(This is nothing unusual for the folks in Colorado, a finer set of
professionals you could not wish to deal with, but we do have an
assigned team. All credit to Rick Abbott.)

Regards, Nic Clews CSC Computer Sciences
nclews at csc dot com

 
 
 

will the irony never cease

Post by Terry C. Shanno » Fri, 06 Jul 2001 23:37:25




Quote:> > Received an email yesterday from somebody in Compaq who must subscribe
to
> > this group:
> >    I will be out of the office from 2-JUL-2001 thru 8-JUL, returning
9-JUL,
> >    due to the general COMPAQ-wide 4-JUL week shutdown.

> > At least there was an emergency contact number supplied below the boiler
> > plate, so I guess they have a few people working this week.  Still, it
> > seems like a good 7 days not to have to try to employ your service
contract.

> I had to raise a call at 0700 hours Mountain Time on July 4th, and I
> had a specialist on the problem in less than 30 minutes, and complete,
> correct problem diagnosis by 0745 Mountain Time.

A reseller friend of mine had a similar experience on the Fourth of July.
The marketeers might be hibernating, but the services folks are still
manning the frontiers of availability and the bastions of uptime.
 
 
 

will the irony never cease

Post by Larry Kilgall » Sat, 07 Jul 2001 01:55:01







>> > Received an email yesterday from somebody in Compaq who must subscribe
> to
>> > this group:
>> >    I will be out of the office from 2-JUL-2001 thru 8-JUL, returning
> 9-JUL,
>> >    due to the general COMPAQ-wide 4-JUL week shutdown.

>> > At least there was an emergency contact number supplied below the boiler
>> > plate, so I guess they have a few people working this week.  Still, it
>> > seems like a good 7 days not to have to try to employ your service
> contract.

>> I had to raise a call at 0700 hours Mountain Time on July 4th, and I
>> had a specialist on the problem in less than 30 minutes, and complete,
>> correct problem diagnosis by 0745 Mountain Time.

> A reseller friend of mine had a similar experience on the Fourth of July.
> The marketeers might be hibernating, but the services folks are still
> manning the frontiers of availability and the bastions of uptime.

For those outside the US, July 4 is a major national holiday in addition
to being in the middle of Compaq's company-wide vacation week.
 
 
 

will the irony never cease

Post by Rich Jorda » Sat, 07 Jul 2001 11:47:53








...
Quote:>> > At least there was an emergency contact number supplied below the
boiler
>> > plate, so I guess they have a few people working this week.  Still, it
>> > seems like a good 7 days not to have to try to employ your service
>contract.

>> I had to raise a call at 0700 hours Mountain Time on July 4th, and I
>> had a specialist on the problem in less than 30 minutes, and complete,
>> correct problem diagnosis by 0745 Mountain Time.

>A reseller friend of mine had a similar experience on the Fourth of July.
>The marketeers might be hibernating, but the services folks are still
>manning the frontiers of availability and the bastions of uptime.

Thats better than I was getting the week before.  30 minutes on hold and I
hadn't got a call screener yet.  Second problem call too 15 minutes on hold.
In all the years we've had Digital service and the descendant (in many ways)
Compaq service, I  had never had to wait more than 3-4 minutes before.
Maybe all the management types and beancounters should take more vacations
like this one... it seems to improve service :)

Rich Jordan

 
 
 

will the irony never cease

Post by Stuart R. Fulle » Tue, 10 Jul 2001 01:05:00


: Received an email yesterday from somebody in Compaq who must subscribe to
: this group:

:    Subj:   Out of Office AutoReply: Thanks Compaq for the new business!

:    I will be out of the office from 2-JUL-2001 thru 8-JUL, returning 9-JUL,
:    due to the general COMPAQ-wide 4-JUL week shutdown.

: At least there was an emergency contact number supplied below the boiler
: plate, so I guess they have a few people working this week.  Still, it
: seems like a good 7 days not to have to try to employ your service contract.

I worked last week (except 4-Jul-2001).  My customers didn't have a problem
employing their service contract.

        Stu

 
 
 

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