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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hard to say
by TechGeek on Fri 14th Nov 2008 23:44 UTC
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2006-01-14

Hard to say what the deal is. Sun was re-organizing anyway, is this just bad timing? Or is this due to the economy. Also, are these IT jobs being lost, or people like secretaries and such. Hopefully we don't see a big down turn in the IT field. I don't want to be job-less.

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RE: hard to say
by Hiev on Fri 14th Nov 2008 23:49 in reply to "hard to say"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Yeah sure because sun has about 6000 secretaries.

Where does this people come from?

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RE[2]: hard to say
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 14th Nov 2008 23:59 in reply to "RE: hard to say"
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2006-07-14

Well, secretaries, salesmen, advertising, marketing, accounting. I'm sure they have a reasonable number of non tech related positions. Although, it would be naive to assume that they wouldn't cut any engineers at all. I would be very afraid, if I was one of the devs working on an obscure java technology. Like any of these:

http://java.sun.com/othertech/index.jsp

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