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Natasha

Hello! I followed the @thepracticaldev on twitter for months before I got tired of saving every tweet and decided to create an account here! I'm a junior Front End Developer trained in React, Redux, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and SQL. I've also worked with Java and C#. I was last employed at T-Mobile until laid off from them merging. Now back to job hunting, networking, and strengthening my foundation with data structures and algorithms. Happy to be a part of this community!

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Laura VanLaningham

Welcome Natasha

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Natasha

Thank you Laura!

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Chris Boles

Hello Natasha and welcome! I currently work at TMO right now. Mind if I ask what happened? Our department hasn't merged yet and we haven't heard much about layoffs.

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Natasha

Hi Chris! So this spring, Tmo completed its merge with Sprint to create "the new T-Mobile". I didn't feel any repercussions until the end of Q2, where my first team was dissolved in the reorganization as Sprint employees were added to the parent department.

I was then repurposed to work on a second team, with a different set of responsibilities, for another month before receiving notice that I would be laid off to reduce headcount, which doubled with the new additions. That being said, Tmo's a great place to work, so perhaps there may be an opportunity to rejoin in the future!

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Chris Boles

Hi Natasha,
Thanks for the response. I work in Operations and we have not yet integrated the network. So sorry to hear that happened to you. Hopefully you are able to find something quickly or are able to rejoin. I assume you were with Sprint before the merger. I wasn't aware TMO had Full-time Web Developers.