Microsoft to lay off 18,000+ people!

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  1. NotMyBro

    NotMyBro VIP Extreme Gold

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    Damn!

    That text above is unreadable bullshit management gibberish to me but as someone who just moved to Seattle area and is job hunting, this fucking sucks!

    I'm guessing he'll replace all these jobs with H-1B visa holders for 1/3 of the price.
     
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    I bet they get decent severance packages.
     
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    Most of them were from Nokia. Lots of overlap.
     
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    I heard on local radio that one MS guy called in and told them that he noticed that almost every conference room at MS is booked tomorrow… by HR.
     
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    Yet Bill Gates Is lobbying Congress to pass amnesty because there are not enough American born candidates to fill the open positions at Microsoft and other large tech companies.
     
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    Lots of HR/PR spin in that message. Apparently no one is laid off these days - just part of a reduction in force or affected by management's efforts to 'right size' the company.
     
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    Recovery summer!
     
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    ...what kind of work are you looking for?
     
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    This is about 15% of staff...Having worked there for 2.5 years I hate to could say they could trim 30% without a noticeable impact. Cold, but those people will get a good severance and have little trouble getting another job, if they are any good.

    Sux tho Bro as it will flood the local job market in Seattle and some other major Metros.
     
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    Buying Nokia was a dumbass decision.
     
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    They said on the news it was from their newly acquired Nokia division.
     
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    Bill and Melinda gates are still giving out billions, yet they lay people off. How philanthropic.
     
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    Ah this changes my metrics but not my opinion on the waste / redundancy inherent in that place.
     
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    Defense contractors. I'm ex-mil with TS clearance so that's something these laid off people don't have so I'm not terribly worried and have some connections. I have an interview with Boeing on Monday and interviews with several other companies on Wed/Thu of the next week. I think I'll be all right. Boeing job should be a shoe-in since I've worked with them while at JSOC. I'm also looking for a part-time job because I'm going back to school in Sept.

    Yeah, it fucking sucks. I think I'll be OK tho.

    It's much deeper than that. While most of the cuts are at Nokia, tons of MS jobs are getting cut as well. This guy in comment confirmed that earlier report about booked conference rooms at MS main campus: https://pay.reddit.com/r/microsoft/...og_large_round_of_layoffs_expected_at/cizmsf4
     
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    I doubt the Finnish government would've approved the Nokia acquisition if they knew 12,500 jobs in Finland would be lost since Microshaft was buying it for the Nokia cache, knowing they'd gut the "unimportant parts" (employees) from the outset.

    Microsoft's stock may be up because investor vultures love layoffs since it reduces overhead but as a brand Microsoft's trajectory is headed downward. They've got Windows and Office and the business products that they're coasting on, everything else they've tried - Windows Phone, Xbox, Bing, Surface, RT, Metro, etc is a flop, consumer have rejected and/or is losing them money.

    Having worked in I.T. for many years, there was a time that things like Microsoft Certifications were prestigious. Funny how that's completely the opposite now, as bad decision after bad consumer-hostile decision has left a bad taste in a lot of mouths, more than they probably realize.
     
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