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Does anyone collect Southwestern Bell Telephone memorabilia?
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Posted 1/5/2019 21:46 (#7223374 - in reply to #7222197)
Subject: RE: Does anyone collect Southwestern Bell Telephone memorabilia?

rosiesdad - 1/5/2019 01:28

TractorAddict - 1/3/2019 22:19

Ha ha. Yeah relative was in sales with SWB for her entire career. Started in Arizona and then transferred to Dallas. 30 plus years putting up with Dallas traffic and working in downtown Dallas is a feat. She said the latter years were incredibly difficult. If someone higher up, especially if a female, didn’t like you for whatever reason they could make life hell for you at SWB and get away with it back then.

I was working for another of the ATT "Baby Bells", Ameritech. We got bought up by SWB, boy the changes came fast and furious. Some for the better, some not. I retired from Digital Ops in 03 on a buyout. Loved the job, but boss said you arent going to like the changes coming down the pike. He also said if they offered MGT an incentive like this offer I wouldnt be here to answer the phone.

Later on SWB bought ATT for the name and world reputation. They also got stuck with a lot of ATT management and the company did another 180.

I had left at age 54 1/2. Took a ton of adjusting to being retired.... now Im coming up on 70, still adjusting, but it seems better, lots better.

I can imagine it was tough retiring. Had heard from one guy in repair at AT&T before it was bought out. Think he left right after. Not sure now what age my aunt was when she finally retired from SWB. Seems like there was some new computer systems that she was forced to learn and that put a lot more pressure on those in sales. Might’ve been a couple weeks prior to her passing that I happened to be over at her house and was helping go through things packed away. Came across her SWB retirement party things. Glad I got it all out for her to read as she had forgotten those things were all in there. She fell at her house and broke some bones. Unexpectedly she passed away a few days later after slipping into a coma. Sure do miss her.
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