Microsoft to Lay Off 18,000 Employees

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1 year ago#1
This is the biggest layoff ever. Doesn't look good for the X1 sad to say, but I don't think they can lay a lot of the blame with the X1.


Today, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella wrote a letter to all company employees that indicates the corporation is preparing to lay off 18,000 employees. (The New York Times reports that this makes up about 14 percent of Microsoft's global workforce.) These layoffs will be the biggest and most severe in Microsoft's history.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/17/microsoft-to-lay-off-14-percent-of-its-workforce?watch=&utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
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1 year ago#2
The layoffs came from the recent acquisition of Nokia (overlapping jobs) and the shut down of their television shows studio. They currently still have more people employed now then they did 3 weeks ago, even with these layoffs.
1 year ago#3
gamecube101 posted...
The layoffs came from the recent acquisition of Nokia (overlapping jobs) and the shut down of their television shows studio. They currently still have more people employed now then they did 3 weeks ago, even with these layoffs.


Ah, so it's not slow X1 sales, that's good to know.
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1 year ago#4
Welcome to Obama's Economy all Big Business lays off thousands of workers to make more profit
1 year ago#5
They're doomed. Should admit they're more suited to be in the WiiU class. Well out of the PS4 league.
1 year ago#6
Thank god, the 37th topic about this today. I was worried there wasn't gonna be another.
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1 year ago#7
Thank god, the 37th topic about this today. I was worried there wasn't gonna be another.


Right? This is getting idiotic. The xbox camp is just too classy for these type of shenanigans. I remember back when Sony had some layoffs and sold some buildings there was only one topic, and everyone thanked the TC for sharing such pertinent news, then we all had a tea party and spoke of days past.

Nobody spammed that supposed bad news multiple times and tried to bring a sense of doom and gloom to the ps4 board. We all just lamented those who are no longer employed and had a prayer circle for their families.
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1 year ago#8
skermac posted...
gamecube101 posted...
The layoffs came from the recent acquisition of Nokia (overlapping jobs) and the shut down of their television shows studio. They currently still have more people employed now then they did 3 weeks ago, even with these layoffs.


Ah, so it's not slow X1 sales, that's good to know.


If you were to even read the article YOU linked you would know that. Jesus H. Christ.
1 year ago#9
L4YER_CAKE posted...
Thank god, the 37th topic about this today. I was worried there wasn't gonna be another.


Right? This is getting idiotic. The xbox camp is just too classy for these type of shenanigans. I remember back when Sony had some layoffs and sold some buildings there was only one topic, and everyone thanked the TC for sharing such pertinent news, then we all had a tea party and spoke of days past.

Nobody spammed that supposed bad news multiple times and tried to bring a sense of doom and gloom to the ps4 board. We all just lamented those who are no longer employed and had a prayer circle for their families.


Hahaha owned!
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1 year ago#10
L4YER_CAKE posted...
Thank god, the 37th topic about this today. I was worried there wasn't gonna be another.


Right? This is getting idiotic. The xbox camp is just too classy for these type of shenanigans. I remember back when Sony had some layoffs and sold some buildings there was only one topic, and everyone thanked the TC for sharing such pertinent news, then we all had a tea party and spoke of days past.

Nobody spammed that supposed bad news multiple times and tried to bring a sense of doom and gloom to the ps4 board. We all just lamented those who are no longer employed and had a prayer circle for their families.


Yep...and you thought they were pathetic right? And now....you are them. Grats.
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