When Microsoft’s job cuts meet Jurassic Park
The announcements do not say outright, “…and with this merger, we will cut X-number of jobs,” rather, the language is more nuanced, if not less obvious, “…and with the efficiencies to be gained in this deal.”
It stands to ask though if the cuts are being made in the right places, however. Of the 18,000-ish jobs to be cut over the next year or so, a full two-thirds of these “efficiencies” (or synergies, harmonization, cost-savings – pick a nom de guerre for layoffs) will impact people who were part of Nokia Devices and Services, which as we all know, was acquired by Microsoft. That accounts for a little more than half of the employees who did a veritable #maketheswitch (from Nokia to Microsoft, see what we did there?).
It is times like this, it could be said, where it helps to perhaps not attract attention to oneself while the final tally is being run up of who to keep, and who to let go. Sadly, the trawler will scoop up a lot of former Nokia positions no matter what people do. The Microsoft employees have a different perspective. Movement attracts the watching eye you see, and so if some folks remain very, very still…
2. Beijendorf (Posts: 327; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Hahaha, this was actually really clever!
3. corporateJP (Posts: 1844; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Waiting on Liveitupunderarock, MicrosoftMobileOyjFTW and jillgates to come on here and talk about how great this is and how WP is the hottest property ever.
MS has all the employee's glasses of Kool-Aid filled half-full.
I hope some of those Kool-Aid glasses are thrown into the face of Stephen Elop on the way out the door by some ex-Nokia employees...
7. tech2 (Posts: 2460; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
LOL...those names ;D.....and your thumbnail goes perfectly with that comment . +1 for the laugh
15. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
The second one is my original. ;)
17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3748; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I think your original was a little better :)
37. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Good humor. As long as it is in good taste. +1
10. Liveitup (Posts: 1579; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
As a WP user thats where you should find me its not surprising that Android troll like yourself is already on the article spouting off.
33. Jillsandwich (Posts: 58; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Aw, you thought of me. I'm touched.
You know, for a moment, I thought you were actually a level-headed poster when you said that you don't like blind fanboyism. Little did I know at the time, that it was really just a passive aggressive way of saying "I hate Microsoft and anyone that likes them." It's something that was made obvious when you went out of your way to troll every MS article, even ones that were positive. You know what's worse than people who blindly follow a single brand? People like you who stand on their soap box and protest about how much a company sucks because they aren't running things the way you want them to.
I admit the layoffs really suck, but guess what? It's not news. I've worked in companies that were bought out, and not only was my team laid off, prior to the axing, we were treated like second class citizens from the company that bought ours
. I also think that it sucks that Microsoft canceled the McLaren, but again, crap happens, regardless of brand. Samsung releases an updated version of a GS5 months after the original, then trolls users "You should want more than a 1080p screen."
Crap happens. Get the hell off of your soap box and take things at face value and move on.
And didn't I shut you up in that other thread? Yeah, please keep your trap shut. Nobody *really* cares. Go enjoy your lagdroid, STFU and stop trolling. I'm finished with Phonearena for a while. Peace out and stop sensationalizing Microsoft, scrub.
39. nasznjoka (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
You forgot Rodneyej1 and smile or whatever his name is
6. Finalflash (Posts: 1908; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Obviously, MS killed the Nokia phone, now there will only be MS fail phones.
13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
You mean microsuck
Ms failed phones
All of Ms conglomerate businesses are failing, accept W8
22. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I still want to make time machine.... Dude.
34. sbw44 (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
It's funny that the idiot that you are mentions multiple times how crap MS/Nokia are, how they suck etc... yet you come to every MS/Nokia article and say the same crap!
I mean seriously? If something is so crap like you people say and there is so little people using it why the F**K do you still make time in your life to come on all these MS/Nokia articles?????
How stupid can you be!
9. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3319; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I love Microsoft Windows more than any other OS. But where MS made the mistake was expanding out of that.
They should have made WP earlier and stick with those two: WP and "real" Windows.
Just fu** you MS. I'll keep loving W8.1 but anything else from you is utter shi*. Except WP sometimes.
12. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Hilarious but we must remember these are people's lives at stake here, I hope all 18000 find jobs in other companies.
That is a hell of a lot of people to get rid of and a lot of families that will be affected.
16. Liveitup (Posts: 1579; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
With the beefing between Google and Samsung over Android wear I'd love to see a rendering of that as well.
19. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Say what you want but internet explorer is magnitudes better than that malware chrome. I'm not talking about that crap ie8 or ie9... Explorer started getting better at ie10. I actually use ie11 in conjunction with maxthon.
Seriously. What's up with chrome's installation? Trying to remove is like getting rid of pop up porn virus. Or that virus that hides your folders and creates .exe files.
Not to mention battery killer and ram hog.
Explorer still is one of the lightest browsers out there
23. AfterShock (Posts: 2983; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
IE let's you get infected with pop up porn virus?
That's kind of sad really.
Just Wait, if it ever gets popular, it'll be slowed with security patches, an then sluggish.
26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3748; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"Seriously. What's up with chrome's installation? Trying to remove is like getting rid of pop up porn virus. Or that virus that hides your folders and creates .exe files."
Chrome is just POS spyware that I delete from my Android devices and would never install on a PC.
But IE? For Windows, it has the nickname "Internet Exploder" for a reason. I wouldn't use this either. It's like getting your kicks by running across a minefield.
Firefox is a very nice browser, has a lot of addons available, and doesn't go crazy creating processes and sucking up memory like Chrome/IE. And it supports sessions. It's not perfect, but IMO it's the best overall.
36. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
If you are talking about desktop browsers, then Chrome just kicks ass other browsers. Give me a browser with such minimalistic and beautiful interface, as lightning fast speed, thousands of useful third-party plugins and beautiful themes and just enough functionality combined and I might think giving it a try.
32. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 407; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)
Where's team Motorola and team Google+?