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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firing programers
by paul14213 on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 18:48 UTC
paul14213
Member since:
2008-12-13

That an help reactos with its kernel.

Im sure reactos would give a kernel programmer

from ms a lead role.

He could say im doing this for free.

One way of getting back at ms.

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RE: firing programers
by bnolsen on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 04:13 in reply to "firing programers"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

And as long as that engineer doesn't have stolen copies of the actual MS code base he can't be touched legally.

But I very seriously doubt MS fired their competent people. It's not likely there's anyone of this calibre in that group of 5000

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RE[2]: firing programers
by Jokel on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 14:34 in reply to "RE: firing programers"
Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Hmmm....

Well - having some looks at corporations that do some "trimming down" it is most times the management that keeps their jobs, while the real workers and innovators are been fired.

A lot of company's are completely "managed" into destruction that way. I don't see Microsoft go down overnight, but I am not so sure they will not fire the valuable people and keep the useless "managers". Most managers I know are good in keeping their self "important" and blame everything on the workers that where not able to get the "target". Most times that target is totally unrealistic, but those managers will feel themselves real "VIP's" (until the bubble burst - witch is the sign to fire some more workers).

So - I am not so sure the most valuable people are been kept...

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