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# 208391 9-Feb-2017 21:04
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40 technology roles to be outsourced including our very own John Reader. Fixer of just about everything.

 

I'm not sure how Vodafone will cope without him. After seeing how he works and how he has managed to just about fix everything on his own, who even earned the nickname 'vodajohn'. How this outsourced team will cope.

 

I no longer work for Vodafone but just about to leave a role where he has fixed some of my issues and going into a role where the main customer is Vodafone. I'm hoping that if an issue arises, Someone else will fix the issue as quickly as he has in the past!

 

If anyone from the executive team is reading this please stop this madness!


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  # 1717924 9-Feb-2017 21:05
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all good things come to an end





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  # 1717930 9-Feb-2017 21:12
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I wish him all the best in any role he takes on. Some seriously undervalued talent:-)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1717935 9-Feb-2017 21:15
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We could only hope that, in the best Dilbert style, he is hired back as an outsourced consultant at triple this old salary :D

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I'll bet it was an accountant driven decision. They know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

 

Outsourcing, - the best way to lose control of your business.

 

I firmly believe that any part of your business that is crucial to providing your product or service you need to have full ownership and control over. Otherwise you are very vulnerable to the decisions and actions of the business that has taken on the outsourcing.





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Really sad to hear of his departing. 17 years service. A big loss to Vodafone NZ.




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  # 1717939 9-Feb-2017 21:21
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WTF??? They seriously have rocks in their head!


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  # 1717940 9-Feb-2017 21:21
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coffeebaron: Really sad to hear of his departing. 17 years service. A big loss to Vodafone NZ.

 

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  # 1717943 9-Feb-2017 21:26
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I hope he gets a big send off, decent redundancy and cake


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  # 1717949 9-Feb-2017 21:33
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This is very disappointing. John has been a huge help to me in the past, and to many other people.




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  # 1717955 9-Feb-2017 21:42
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blakamin:

 

WTF??? They seriously have rocks in their head!

 

 

Clearly been smoking crack:-(




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alasta:

 

This is very disappointing. John has been a huge help to me in the past, and to many other people.

 

 

He trained me when I started at VF years ago. He was our network SME. I didn't have a clue at the time what he was going on about but he was really patient and explained things in a way that helped me understand!


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Outsourcing does have huge benefits, cost wise. But you don't outsource the glue


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Outsourcing does have huge benefits, cost wise. But you don't outsource the glue

 

 

While I've only met a handful of other people in the same area when I've been at VF with John it's safe to say they're an incredibly specialised part of the business who pretty much do keep a huge amount of backend stuff working. Lose all that knowledge overnight and you have to start factoring in risk to a business when the knowledge is gone, all to save a few $$ by outsourcing to India.


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  # 1717982 9-Feb-2017 22:26
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:(
Huge loss- they don't yet realise how much of a loss




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  # 1717984 9-Feb-2017 22:32
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jevvv: :(
Huge loss- they don't yet realise how much of a loss

 

They will by the end of [month he leaves]. Morons. 


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