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edesignuk
Nov 11, 2008, 09:23 AM
Cable group Virgin Media has said it will cut 2,200 jobs by 2012, as part of a group-wide overhaul.

Virgin Media said the changes were "critical" to ensuring it was positioned to compete effectively.

The firm said it expected to improve its cash flow by up to 120m ($186.4m) over the next four years.

The company won a deal to delay its debt repayments earlier this month, giving it until 2012 to refinance 4.3bn worth of loans. BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7722644.stm).

There goes another big chunk of jobs :(

themoonisdown09
Nov 11, 2008, 09:38 AM
Ouch. I guess all the big companies are cutting jobs now... it must be the new thing.

Dagless
Nov 11, 2008, 07:11 PM
Oh bugger! Thing is Virgin has a much nicer public image than Sky and more content than Freeview, we're likely to go with them when me and the girlfriend get a place together.

Hope the service doesn't falter and hope those 2,200 get jobs swiftly.

Schtumple
Nov 11, 2008, 07:36 PM
Oh bugger! Thing is Virgin has a much nicer public image than Sky and more content than Freeview, we're likely to go with them when me and the girlfriend get a place together.

Hope the service doesn't falter and hope those 2,200 get jobs swiftly.

I wouldn't suggest it, I've found Virgin to be bandwidth nit pickers, if you so happen to go over 350mb downloads a week, you get limited to 512k, then over another limit (that I haven't worked out), you get put to just over dial up speeds. Virgin are horrific for customer service too, very rude and obnoxious.

ReanimationLP
Nov 12, 2008, 02:43 AM
I wouldn't suggest it, I've found Virgin to be bandwidth nit pickers, if you so happen to go over 350mb downloads a week, you get limited to 512k, then over another limit (that I haven't worked out), you get put to just over dial up speeds. Virgin are horrific for customer service too, very rude and obnoxious.

You'd be insanely ********* then if you played World of WarCraft.

edesignuk
Nov 12, 2008, 03:17 AM
I wouldn't suggest it, I've found Virgin to be bandwidth nit pickers, if you so happen to go over 350mb downloads a week, you get limited to 512k, then over another limit (that I haven't worked out), you get put to just over dial up speeds. Virgin are horrific for customer service too, very rude and obnoxious.They're not nitpicking, and the extent of "capping" isn't down to chance. Their throttling policy has been around for quite a while and is documented.

"Traffic management" (http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/internet/traffic.html).

Schtumple
Nov 12, 2008, 06:19 AM
They're not nitpicking, and the extent of "capping" isn't down to chance. Their throttling policy has been around for quite a while and is documented.

"Traffic management" (http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/internet/traffic.html).

I didn't say the capping was down to chance :confused: I'm just saying their bandwidth policy isn't exactly great and that the connection isn't reliable.

I know that it's been that way a while, we've been with them a while... we're waiting to jump ship once the contracts up...

Hopefully BT will be more reliable.

EDIT: I didn't know they finally put up the actual amounts you need to download before you get capped, that's handy.

You'd be insanely ********* then if you played World of WarCraft.

A few nights of xbox live and general internet browsing is easily enough to push it over...

Dagless
Nov 12, 2008, 12:22 PM
Then I'll stick to Freeview and one of them godly awesome lesser-known ISPs who are friendly to pirates (not that I'm a pirate, but I do a lot of iPlayer and online gaming).

OllyW
Nov 12, 2008, 12:57 PM
but I do a lot of iPlayer and online gaming).

iPlayer through the Virgin TV box is great. It's much better quality than on the computer and doesn't hammer your bandwidth allowance.

FrankieTDouglas
Nov 12, 2008, 06:40 PM
I love how cutting jobs to ensure future earnings basically just means the remaining employees workload just doubled without a raise.

dshady75
Nov 12, 2008, 10:37 PM
I love how cutting jobs to ensure future earnings basically just means the remaining employees workload just doubled without a raise.


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