Eugene Smiley on Thu, 24 Jul 2003 09:08:04 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Verizon Contract coming up

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Jeyes, David (371) wrote:

|> W. Magill wrote:
|> In case you haven't noticed, Verizon is running TV ads about how
|> Verizon techs make $75K and have full health benefits ...
|> snip
| Tricky wording in that there commercial if you ask me. I'll bet if
| you ask any tech you meet if they're making that 75k and they'll
| laugh.
| Verizon says something about spending that much total and so is
| including these guys benefits in that 75k figure. I don't know
| about you, but my landlord has never let me use my Cigna card for a
| copay on my rent.
| Take a listen next time you see it- that's got to be such bad
| publicity within the union since I'm sure that's a running joke
| around the office now.

It actually says on screen that it includes salary and benefits. It's
amazing what companies group into the benefits catagory these days
such as "Unemployment Insurance" AKA Unemployment Compensation.

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