Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Nov 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by pantheraleo
Oracle and SUN The world hasn't been kind to Sun for quite a while now, but with the economic downturn, things are getting worse. Sun announced today that it will be laying off 18% of its workforce, or about 6000 people. In addition, it was announced that Sun's software chief Rich Green has resigned for reasons that were not stated, although as part of Sun's reorganization and cost cutting efforts, many departments are being merged, and the software division is being restructured and reorganized.
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RE[3]: hard to say
by Panajev on Sat 15th Nov 2008 12:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hard to say"
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Well, secretaries, salesmen, advertising, marketing, accounting. I'm sure they have a reasonable number of non tech related positions.

Chances are that most of the cuts will be outside of sales, marketing, accounting, and advertising, and I doubt that secretaries will see huge cuts...
I know it sounds stupid, but too many times in the past tech firms have fired their engineers before firing anyone else...

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