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[2]: firing programers
by Jokel on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 14:34 UTC in reply to "RE: firing programers"
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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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