GM Voicemail Cuts Explained

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
gm voicemail cuts explained

We now have it confirmed from two– count ’em two– inside sources close to the story familiar the matter who can’t speak publicly for fear of getting their asses canned: GM is shutting off voicemail for certain employees and contractors. One anoymous person who wishes to remain anonymous but really does exist (or so he thinks) estimates that about half of those working in GM’s RenCen HQ will be affected, mostly in manufacturing. “A lot of it had to do with redundacies between office phones and GM provided smart phones.” Although, it should be said, not all.

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  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Oct 27, 2008

    Maybe they should cut power to the assembly lines where they make the worst selling models. And if they buy Chrysler, there's all sorts of power they could cut.

  • VerbalKint VerbalKint on Oct 27, 2008

    They're cutting voice mail at Milford Proving Grounds also.

  • Yankinwaoz Yankinwaoz on Oct 27, 2008

    If they were smart, they would have installed VoIP on their LAN and used their existing workstation as full feature telephones, kinda like Skype. Of course that assumes that their LAN could handle the bandwidth hit. But good routers and LAN engineers could have tuned it to prevent someone's downloading massive files from impacting the VoIP system.

  • HankScorpio HankScorpio on Oct 28, 2008

    I would guess that GM pays EDS a management fee per line or per vm box, hence the savings.