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Topic # 189283 22-Dec-2015 15:46
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Things must be getting bad at vodafone having to move from the desirable Viaduct location with great CBD parking,  to the North Shore.

This is a massive downgrade for staff. Both in terms of shifting from a premium location to a distinctly less attractive location and having an hour added to the daily commute for staff south of the harbour bridge. 

I think this is indicative of the telco/ISP industry though, where the main product is now a commodity (bitstreams).  VAS revenue must be going down the tube. 

Side offerings like TV are doomed to fail as US content providers will roll them over at some stage. 

It is quite sad though, IT is changing really quickly and you can become obsolete overnight.  

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  Reply # 1455420 22-Dec-2015 15:59
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I thought they'd been on the North Shore for ages anyway - they've occupied most of the complex at Smale's Farm on the corner of Taharoto Rd and Northcote Rd for a long time, haven't they?

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  Reply # 1455422 22-Dec-2015 16:03
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Things are bad because a company is relocating? I don't see how you got to that conclusion....

V.nue (Vodafones Viaduct office) is full. When I was there it was getting close to full before the Telstraclear merger, With the additional staff which moved in as part of the merger as well as the consolidation of their Great South Road call centre back to V.nue pushed the building close to its capacity.

IMO its a good move for them to move everything over to Smales Farm, for staff (who don't get free parking, which is most) there's a lot more of it than in the CBD.
Smales Farm also has a bus terminal right next to it which bus lanes on the motorway so public transport isn't really an issue.

From the companies prospective I'm sure the additional space, having staff all in the same building (excluding the people based at Manakau) and what I presume is a cheaper lease than the current Prime Waterfront location makes alot of sense as well.

TLDR: Companies grow & move offices from time to time. I wouldn't read into this as anything other than a new office.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1455423 22-Dec-2015 16:06
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andrew027: I thought they'd been on the North Shore for ages anyway - they've occupied most of the complex at Smale's Farm on the corner of Taharoto Rd and Northcote Rd for a long time, haven't they?


I think the Corporate support etc (and ex TC?) staff are in Smales Farm already? I know the SELECT team is there.

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  Reply # 1455424 22-Dec-2015 16:06
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@surfisup1000 Another poorly written article that is not correct and you fell for t, Your comments are far from fact when $$$ is up,

VodafoneNZ has been in Smales Farm since the purchase of Telstraclear, Now read the updated Herald article

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  Reply # 1455425 22-Dec-2015 16:08
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Andib: Things are bad because a company is relocating? I don't see how you got to that conclusion....



Cause some people just want to find the negative side, Dream things up the world is about to end

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  Reply # 1455427 22-Dec-2015 16:11
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Looks like the article has since been pulled, so maybe the herald jumped the gun a bit.




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simple logic.


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  Reply # 1455429 22-Dec-2015 16:14
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Good excuse for @johnr to fly across harbour bridge every morning.





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Bad news sells newspapers and generates clicks

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  Reply # 1455434 22-Dec-2015 16:18
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keepitwarm: Looks like the article has since been pulled, so maybe the herald jumped the gun a bit.


It was pulled cause it only contained BS, Comments like ' Staff advised ' and a few other things

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  Reply # 1455438 22-Dec-2015 16:20
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surfisup1000: Both in terms of shifting from a premium location to a distinctly less attractive location


They're moving out of the CBD, not in to it, so it's to a better location :P




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  Reply # 1455439 22-Dec-2015 16:22
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nakedmolerat: Good excuse for @johnr to fly across harbour bridge every morning.


I live on the Shore round the corner from Smales Farm

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  Reply # 1455441 22-Dec-2015 16:24
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surfisup1000: Things must be getting bad at vodafone having to move from the desirable Viaduct location with great CBD parking,  to the North Shore.

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What's the problem?

I worked at Smale's Farm for several years (not for VF), and walked to work from Takapuna.

A "desirable location" and a very pleasant life style.  smile




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  Reply # 1455443 22-Dec-2015 16:26
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johnr:
nakedmolerat: Good excuse for @johnr to fly across harbour bridge every morning.


I live on the Shore round the corner from Smales Farm


Ahh, so its all part of JohnR's "Master plan" TM to improve his work life balance and stroll to work in his PJs :)

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Reply # 1455449 22-Dec-2015 16:42
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wellygary:
johnr:
nakedmolerat: Good excuse for @johnr to fly across harbour bridge every morning.


I live on the Shore round the corner from Smales Farm


Ahh, so its all part of JohnR's "Master plan" TM to improve his work life balance and stroll to work in his PJs :)


Who said I don't now?? Get odd looks on the bus

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  Reply # 1455458 22-Dec-2015 16:57
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When I was there the other side of the building was taken up by EDS. That was a while ago now.

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