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Can you guess how Stephen Elop addressed the employees that Microsoft is giving the pink slip to?

0. phoneArena 18 Jul 2014, 05:08 posted on

Among yesterday's burst of news that came out straight from Microsoft, one story in particular came with a higher amount of dismal and will surely affect a large number of people...

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posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:13 7

1. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


He only need 2 sentences to fired 12,500, and of course he talk about microsoft product.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:43 6

41. sgodsell (Posts: 1289; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Elop told them "Where do you want to go today?". It can be any where, just not here.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 10:02 4

56. CellularNinja (Posts: 303; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


My boss always says at the end of the day, "You don't have to go home, but you gotta get the hell out of here."

He spares us the novel.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 06:16

91. PhoneLuver (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


The ultimate betrayal by Elop. He betrayed Nokia, its shareholders and now the staff too!

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 07:44 5

47. Ashoaib (Posts: 2283; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I didnt like elop or flop for termiting nokia and now I also dont like nadella for bed bugging so many people...

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 09:22 8

50. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5866; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Vintage Elop. He will be arrogant to the day he dies.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 09:40 4

53. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Don't worry, karma, God will get him, for what he's done

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 15:07 1

74. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 460; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


God is a fairytale...

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 16:49

81. torr310 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Elop arose, then Microsoft demised.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 14:48 7

66. corporateJP (Posts: 1570; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Elop is a douche.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 16:41 5

80. hassoups (Posts: 373; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


How he still has a job in the industry is mind-blowing.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 17:21 3

84. medicci37 (Posts: 649; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Apparently competence isn't a requirement for running MS

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 22:47 2

87. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Because he was a secret weapon. Microsoft might sent him to apple, or bb, or google, or intel, or amd, or maybe wells fargo bank.

posted on 19 Jul 2014, 03:42

89. aksa123 (Posts: 217; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Actually, he only needs to say 3 words : YOU ARE FIRED !!!

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:24 9

2. GreekGeek (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Probably 80 percent of them will end up in a part time minimum wage job.
And when youre above 50, chances are you will never get a job again.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:02 22

21. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Eflop is a burden for humanity.

posted on 19 Jul 2014, 08:17

90. Settings (Posts: 488; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I just want to know Bill Gates' comment on this.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:25 3

3. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1100; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I have been aid off before and thought more about my severance money and getting a new Job more than what an exec says. It's always an awkward circumstance for People to try to
talk to People they have to say your "JOB IS GONE" Thanks for your great service. God Bless you! best of luck, GOOD BYE! Nothing a person can say can really take the shock away. Each person must know they will go on and will find a way to SURVIVE!

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:51 3

64. cezarepc (Posts: 575; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Yeah been there too.

When our company closed down, our CEO made the best possible email ever. Contained everything I wanted to hear/read.

something like this:
"Our company is closing down. Everyone have until the end of the day to pack up your stuff, go home, and tell your family about it. Wait for your check on (date here). If you are free tomorrow I'll be n the pub below, beer's on me."

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 15:38

78. Roynz (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


:) same here... sad part of modern ruthless business

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:32 2

4. kirholstov (Posts: 136; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That's not cool. That's not how you do it. By firing employees you're not developing your business.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:37 8

5. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


They mostly firing the Asha team, and nokia X team.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:29 10

39. Finalflash (Posts: 1799; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Oh well why didn't you say so earlier. That makes the whole thing less of a humanitarian crisis. I mean those teams' members can hardly be considered human so it doesn't really matter.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 15:09 3

75. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 460; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Yup, those 12.000 peeps working on Nokia X development...

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:39 32

6. luis.d (Posts: 167; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Now I'm terrified each time Boss says "Hello there, Luis!".

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:41 6

7. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


As long as you have a forward thinking, and not stuck behind, you should not affraid at your boss.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:26 2

38. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I believe Meanestgenuis always follows you...?

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 10:01 1

55. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Yeah, I've been followed by that psycho. LOL
If I said, "As long as you have a forward thinking, and not stuck behind with expired product such as bb, you should not affraid at your boss.". Meanestgenius will scream and crying again. LOL

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:48 2

13. iLegend (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


lol...

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:59 5

17. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Hello there, Luis!

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:01 7

19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Luis D. trolling your boss in comment section is not good! :D

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:02 16

20. PeterK. (Posts: 100; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


Hello there, fellow co-worker!

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:13 6

24. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmao

+1

I wonder whose next:

Michael Heller
Alan F
maxwell R
Fau Guy
John V
What about the moderator. ..?

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:07 2

60. tadaa (Posts: 250; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


you forgot

victor h.
nick t.
paul k.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:21

61. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I know, I was in a hurry

Thanks

Looks like your a regular reader on here?

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:30 1

63. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


You forgot

Florin T

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 14:51 2

67. Busyboy (Posts: 348; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


And Ray S

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 17:11 2

82. cezarepc (Posts: 575; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


You should never forget Ray S.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 17:51 2

85. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


O yea, thanks

Ray S

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:41

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Damn...but don't forget, you work for the greatest company in the world

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:42 9

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Instant classic just like his burning platform memo now use as a case study his many university on what not to do as a CEO and exactly what to do if you are a Trojan horse sent by an evil empire.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:48 7

12. Liveitup (Posts: 1331; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Elop didn't work for Google, he couldn't have been working of the evil empire.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:55 12

14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1019; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Oh please, grow up.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:18 1

31. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


O please be honest.

Liveitup said the truth

+1 to him

That P oS

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:23 12

37. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1019; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Like Google is the only evil empire out there. Every single multinational has done things that are 'evil'.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:34 4

40. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


True...

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:56 6

15. ihavenoname (Posts: 1441; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I wonder if arenanew and Liveitup are the same guy...

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:20 1

34. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


No they can't be.

Arenanew is an Apple fan, Liveitup loves MS Nokia WP.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 10:33 3

59. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Yeah! We all know how microsoft shows its love and care for its employees. Maybe I should write to microsoft that miss out on one of the most redundant employee by the nick of Liveitup.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 14:55

68. corporateJP (Posts: 1570; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Still a tool Microsoft poser, I see.

A true 4%er.

Microsoft is nothing in the mobile business without Nokia, and they'll continue to find this out.

Microsoft didn't "bail" Nokia out as previously believed, it was really the other way around all along.

Windows Phone will go the way of Windows Mobile.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:45 12

10. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


What a son of a...

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:58 7

16. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I agree with you. You might be the troll of the year in PA but this guy is a troll of this era.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:15 3

26. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao. Hahaha

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:14 3

25. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Beach.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:47 3

11. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I hate looking at this guy's stupid face. Love Microsoft but this all makes me sick.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:01 1

18. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Billgates hates eflop?

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:16 2

29. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


If a company does something bad it's bad regardless of how much I like them. Fanboy yes but a blind fanboy no

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 14:56

69. corporateJP (Posts: 1570; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


LOL. Whatever, man. You pull off to his picture daily.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:16 1

28. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I feel the same to.

God I hate this p O S

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 21:34

86. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 143; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Is it me, or does this guy have an eerie resemblance to Lewis Black?

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