MS to announce its biggest job cuts (close to 6000) including Xbox staff

#81CaioNVPosted 7/15/2014 10:07:05 AM
Someone please make a Steve Jobs joke.
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#82VellBellPosted 7/15/2014 10:12:52 AM
I don't even own an xbone, and I couldn't care less about the COMPANY losing money and facing downsizing. What is sad is those people losing their jobs. Hopefully they can find work elsewhere. (And anyone who cares about this story beyond having empathy for those who lost their jobs, really needs to take a break and go outside.)

And while I'm hoping, let's hope that MS uses this as a good time to restructure things. Their marketing wasn't ever lacking from what I could tell. But holy rusted metal, does their customer service need an overhaul.
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#83SorbetowulfPosted 7/15/2014 10:33:10 AM
I'm confused. Microsoft acquired 30,000 people from the Nokia merger.... and then laid off 6,000, mostly redundant positions from marketing and such.

So...

30,000
- 6,000
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24,000 jobs still around...
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#84RuinerEraserPosted 7/15/2014 10:35:07 AM
Happens almost everytime with a merger, people lose jobs.
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#85OkayPlayer1Posted 7/15/2014 10:39:07 AM
VellBell posted...
I don't even own an xbone, and I couldn't care less about the COMPANY losing money and facing downsizing. What is sad is those people losing their jobs. Hopefully they can find work elsewhere. (And anyone who cares about this story beyond having empathy for those who lost their jobs, really needs to take a break and go outside.)

And while I'm hoping, let's hope that MS uses this as a good time to restructure things. Their marketing wasn't ever lacking from what I could tell. But holy rusted metal, does their customer service need an overhaul.


Another passenger for the "I don't read the link" train. Ah, I see you already have your ticket, all aboard!

Your post is a logical mess. You do care about people losing their jobs, but don't care about downsizing (otherwise known as people losing their jobs) or a company losing money (the primary reason for people losing their jobs). Alright then.

But that is completely irrelevant to the link, article, or topic at hand. MS isn't downsizing or restructuring and the loss of 6,000 means a net gain of 24,000 jobs from the merger, so you could also say MS saved 24,000 jobs by buying a company facing bankruptcy and insolvency where everyone is out of work with no severance (as the individuals would have received in this case).
#86DBGBPosted 7/15/2014 10:50:52 AM
If all of these lost jobs were strictly Xbox division I would say amen. But since they're not I do feel bad for those outside of the Xbox division losing their job.
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#87slyman19Posted 7/15/2014 11:01:59 AM
DBGB posted...
If all of these lost jobs were strictly Xbox division I would say amen. But since they're not I do feel bad for those outside of the Xbox division losing their job.


What the hell is wrong with you?
#88quincy2000aPosted 7/15/2014 12:26:05 PM
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#89VellBellPosted 7/15/2014 12:27:17 PM
Wow Okay, before you start accusing others of not having logic, how about some basic logic yourself? You could use a dose.

I don't care about Microsoft the company. I don't work there, don't own their stock and currently don't even own their console. The BUSINESS of Microsoft has no bearing on my life whatsoever. But as a human being who is capable of empathy, I feel bad for those who lost their jobs. Regardless of how many they "saved", there are still 6000 people unemployed by this turn of events. THAT I feel bad for. Should Microsoft lay off 10,000 super computers, I wouldn't care. If they laid off that many people? Yes, I'd feel bad. Not for the business, but for the people. Not that hard to comprehend with basic reading skills.

As far as your comment about MS not restructuring, perhaps you should gather your ticket for the "I didn't read the article" train. Third paragraph of that very article that I "didn't read, yet you so OBVIOUSLY did" starts with what? That's right! "The restructuring." I'm not even trashing your precious company. Yet you single me out for, who knows what at this point. You obviously didn't read the article you are so fervently defending.

Point being, I feel for those who lost their jobs. And by this very article's contents, I hope this restructuring works to their advantage. I hope they use the opportunity to better themselves as a company.

As far as any other points you tried to make, I just don't care. Get your Internet conflict jollies elsewhere.
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#90slyman19Posted 7/15/2014 12:43:56 PM
VellBell posted...
Wow Okay, before you start accusing others of not having logic, how about some basic logic yourself? You could use a dose.

I don't care about Microsoft the company. I don't work there, don't own their stock and currently don't even own their console. The BUSINESS of Microsoft has no bearing on my life whatsoever. But as a human being who is capable of empathy, I feel bad for those who lost their jobs. Regardless of how many they "saved", there are still 6000 people unemployed by this turn of events. THAT I feel bad for. Should Microsoft lay off 10,000 super computers, I wouldn't care. If they laid off that many people? Yes, I'd feel bad. Not for the business, but for the people. Not that hard to comprehend with basic reading skills.

As far as your comment about MS not restructuring, perhaps you should gather your ticket for the "I didn't read the article" train. Third paragraph of that very article that I "didn't read, yet you so OBVIOUSLY did" starts with what? That's right! "The restructuring." I'm not even trashing your precious company. Yet you single me out for, who knows what at this point. You obviously didn't read the article you are so fervently defending.

Point being, I feel for those who lost their jobs. And by this very article's contents, I hope this restructuring works to their advantage. I hope they use the opportunity to better themselves as a company.

As far as any other points you tried to make, I just don't care. Get your Internet conflict jollies elsewhere.


You seem like a very angry person.