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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> On Mon, 04 May 2009 17:26:24 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
>>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>Microsoft layoff buzz intensifies
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>>>>| We received a tip last week, from a usually reliable person, that
>>>>| Microsoft would be making more job cuts this week. The company so far
>>>>| isn't commenting, and we haven't been able to get confirmation
>>>>| elsewhere. But independent of our inquiries, the online buzz increased
>>>>| over the weekend to the point that Microsoft employees will no doubt be
>>>>| a little nervous when they check their email tomorrow morning.
>>>>| "Rumors of more Microsoft layoffs being announced on May 5th," wrote
>>>>| former Microsoftie Jeff Erwin in one of several posts on the subject by
>>>>| people on Twitter and elsewhere. "Lots of panic in the employee base."
>>>>MS employee: "Rumors of more Microsoft layoffs being announced on May
>>>>5th. Lots of panic in the employee base."
>>> Microsoft has that quaint belief I see all over the tech arena that if
>>> people won't pay as much for your stock, then it must therefore follow
>>> that you need fewer employees to write the same amount of software.
> The stock price is artificially held at $20 by micoshaft
> buying its own stock back. Its real value is about $13 from using EPS
> as a guide.
>> They have actually been cancelling many projects/services/features. About
>> 10 that I've noticed in the past month _alone_.
> The reason for sackings and project shutdowns
> is because of income drop. Micoshaft products are not worth it any more.
> The alternatives are better and making open source companies
> expand, take on workers and recruit more development staff.
> 50,000 of micoshaft employees are worthless.
> Analists have given the final warnings.
> Those employees may as well go count lamp posts because
> they are not producing anything useful that the world
> does not already have.
...Turns out that it's true. Microsoft confirmed it this morning, so be
prepared for Trolls to attack /users/ of Linux like Google. It's all they have
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | Partition if an operating $ysteM must be set aside
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