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____/ chrisv on Monday 23 February 2009 14:00 : \____
> High Plains Thumper wrote:
>> rat wrote:
>>> But Microsoft didn't lay off anyone of any stature and the
>>> announced cuts were in specific areas like FlightSimulator,
>>> not Win7 development. These companies have an annual churn
>>> anyway and normal attrition is a lot higher than the layoff
>>Steve Ballmer: "As part of the process of adjustments, we will
>>eliminate up to 5,000 positions in R&D, marketing, sales,
>>finance, LCA, HR, and IT over the next 18 months, of which 1,400
>>will occur today. Well also open new positions to support key
>>investment areas during this same period of time. Our net
>>headcount in these functions will decline by 2,000 to 3,000 over
>>the next 18 months. In addition, our workforce in support,
>>consulting, operations, billing, manufacturing, and data center
>>operations will continue to change in direct response to customer
> Poor rat. Caught lying again...
Microsoft lied to the press about the layoffs just months before announcing
them. It tried to deny them.
At Microsoft, lies are business.
Lying to the press is not like lying to the court under oath.
~~ Best of wishes
everytime you say things like this i just think of that cult of people
who send around .doc files. i dont want to communicate with people who
talk in .doc format, but they do not wish to use something else, so
they discredit those without word. --Ed, c.o.l.a.
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