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  1. ColoCrossing threatens to sue vpsBoard

    Definitely, they shouldn't really be threatening anyone because honestly talking I am sure there are quite a number of people with real cases that they can sue ColoCrossing...
  2. Servers in unusual locations

    You do understand that this is a 3 year old thread right?
  3. Is this the end of ASO/EIG?

    Glad to see you joining here @latic ;) When you say head of support do you mean the Arvixe head of support? or the ASO head of support? To be honest the escalations department was really stable before the Arvixe-ASO merge but everything went downhill after that and its going to go even more downhill after June 1st.
  4. Tesla Model 3 Officially Unveiled!

    Yes extremely good. Now go home you spammer.
  5. SolusVM panel strange event

    Sounds like you or someone with access to your account rebuilt the VPS with CentOS v7 in that case
  6. Is this the end of ASO/EIG?

    Yep, all of the supervisors work remotely and a number of managers aswell. And I know a number of these people will loose their jobs as they are located in Europe and its not worth it to move to another continent.
  7. Is this the end of ASO/EIG?

    BTW just to clarify the axing does also include supervisors, managers, members from sales and development teams aswell.
  8. Is this the end of ASO/EIG?

    I wonder how many of those are remote but I assume the majority since very few of their staff work from their offices. Now this here is the most funny thing I have heard for a long time now:
  9. Is this the end of ASO/EIG?

    I've got new information. It appears, verified from a few different staff working at different brands, that EIG is discontinuing completely their remote staff by the 1st of June on all of their hundreds of brands. This means several hundreds if not thousands of staff loosing their jobs.
  10. Is this the end of ASO/EIG?

    Not sure how things changed. But in the 2014 the Diya team were in the Monitoring Team only, then there were something like 10 techs out of the US and the rest in the US working remotely with a very small minority working from their Austin and Dallas offices.
  11. Is this the end of ASO/EIG?

    Oh and one more thing Diya sent an email with this subject to several people aswell - they are looking to hire more staff in India: "Endurance International Group | Job | We are Looking Hosting Product Specialist Professionals"
  12. Is this the end of ASO/EIG?

    Hehe I liked your points. It would be interesting to know if Site5 is also affected by this since they were scheduled for merging with ASO. From what I understood they are not covering relocation costs, its basically they are forcing staff to either relocate at their own costs or loose their job. This is also another way to say goodbye to all those European Staff members including their Tech support manager who I don't think will even think about relocating to the US just for working with EIG, salaries with EIG are not that high for someone to relocate to a different continent. And definitely they overwork their staff, they give something like a dollar bonus for each ticket you reply to so the more tickets the fatter your pay check is - but the actual base pay is quite low, even as low as $8/hour for some. Their VPN's have always been a target of DDOS attacks, but this is just a excuse used as they could fix the issue. They haven't been hiring new remote employees for months now, basically September was the last time they hired a few remote techs - the leftovers from the mass terminations from Arvixe.
  13. Is this the end of ASO/EIG?

    Well the below was announced to all employees of ASO/Arvixe. Note that they are keeping the outsourced support, they are just axing all directly hired remote staff. ======================= Over the past few years, ASO has operated as a location based division as well as a remote employment division of Endurance. It’s sometimes been extremely challenging balancing the different approaches that we have to employment relationships, but we have continued to do so as we always have. Recently, there have been challenges in the Customer Service Department that have made it more difficult. From a practical standpoint, I’m sure everyone here has been on a shift where the VPN’s fail, and all employees connections to the tools they must have to do their jobs stop working until those VPN’s can be corrected. From a cultural standpoint, it has become more and more challenging to give remote customer service employees the same connection to the vibrant and exciting changes happening in our Austin office. Due to these and other factors,we have made the decision to start phasing out remote support for the A Small Orange/Arvixe Customer Service Department and are targeting June 1st for the transition. If you wish to join us here in Austin, please contact myself, Mark, or Amy to discuss potentially joining us down here in the Austin office as soon as possible, as we would like all relocations completed by May 15th. For those of you that don’t wish to join us in Austin, Endurance also has U.S. customer support locations in Orem, Utah, Houston as well as Austin in TX, and Tempe, AZ, if you live closer to another physical location that would work better for you. There may be positions available in any of those locations. I realize that many of you will be unable to relocate, and we want to make this transition as successful as possible for everyone involved. We will provide everyone with two weeks of severance, and we’ll give you an additional two weeks pay if you stay through the end date we provide you. We’ll also provide $300 additional for resume or interview coaching, and 1 month of benefit coverage. We’ll also do our best to work with you on scheduling flexibility so that you’ll be able to go on interviews when you need to. I want to express my sincere thanks to all of you for the years you have put into A Small Orange and advanced thanks for your professionalism during this transition. ASO has been very much like a family for many of us, and though this new phase in ASO’s future is very exciting, it is also extremely bittersweet for many of us in Austin. We have built an incredible organization together, and for those you that are considering coming to Austin I can’t wait to work alongside you day to day! For those of you that cannot or choose not to relocate at this time, please know you are going to be greatly missed
  14. FYI it seems the SSL cert is invalid :) careers.knownhost.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is only valid for the following names: *.jazz.co, jazz.co, *.applytojob.com, applytojob.com, *.theresumator.com, theresumator.com (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)
  15. Well the customers who pay with Bitcoin aren't necessarily high-risk, I wouldn't classify them as that. I would though classify them as people who also want to hide income from governments for example amongst other things. It is far too easier to pay with credit card, paypal rather than Bitcoin so in my opinion the majority of people using bitcoin to pay on a day-to-day basis have something to hide - not necessarily their identity.