Dell's Sneaky Surprise
Today Dell lowered the boom on more than 250 XPS tech support employees. This after Dell had promised it's premium line of computer customers that they would be receiving upgraded support. The XPS line of computers can cost upwards of $10,000.00 for a highly functional gaming machine.
Employees at work at the Dell campus in Nashville were totally surprised when the Staff Management people notified them of their terminations and had them immdiatly escorted from the building by Wackenhut Security. Local media was ordered away from the site so that pictures of surprised and enraged employees could not comment.
Many employees, working in the sweat shop type environment common at most Dell sites, regularly refer to Dell as the "Evil Empire." This because of the tremendous micromanaging carried on by Dell management an example being the fact that employees are limited to 18-24 minutes per week toliet time to go to the bathroom. This Orwellian surveillance is accomplised by employees logging every millisecond of their time at work by using a state of the art telephone logging system.
Rumors are rampant that an additional 250-300 employees will also get the axe at the Nashville Campus this week. These will be the GTS, or Gold Technical Support group. Dell's customers pay an additional premium for Gold Technical Support and have been promised excellent support coverage by paying these increase service warranty prices. How Dell will deliver on these promises and at the same time reduce the staff available to deliver, remains a mystery at this time.
In the meantime, if you call into Dell Technical Support, you will hear, Thank you for Calling Dell, because the American tech center's phones are always being monitored **FROM INDIA** Also you will be asked for your Service Tag number, so have it ready.