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____/ AZ Nomad on Monday 04 May 2009 19:52 : \____
> 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.
They have actually been cancelling many projects/services/features. About 10
that I've noticed in the past month _alone_.
~~ Best of wishes
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