Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 15:37 UTC
Microsoft After much, much, much speculation, Microsoft let the cat out of the bag today: due to weak results, Microsoft is going to cut 5000 jobs. Those 5000 jobs will disappear over the course of 18 months, with 1400 jobs being cut immediately. Quarterly results, as well as the cost-cutting measures, were made known in a press release today.
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RE: It is a shame
by Yamin on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 20:38 UTC in reply to "It is a shame"
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yeah, but it is the fault of the engineers and computer scientists.

Do we form cooperative companies?
Do we form professional association?
Do we unionize?

No, we buy into the corporate ventual capital, share holder model. As they say, us workers didn't have a problem taking their money in the beginning.

Even when we are successful (Bill Gates) or any number of other rich people. Do we use that money to create our own employee owned companies... nope. Not doing that either.

The only shame belongs on us engineers/programmers for not empowering ourselves.

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