You'll get a free Nokia Lumia 630 if you voluntarily leave your job at Microsoft in China
posted by Peter K. / Aug 06, 2014, 8:49 AM
According to a recent report, Microsoft is sending enticing emails to the workers at its Chinese facilities, offering them free, brand new Nokia Lumia 630 smartphones. Sounds like a nice employee benefit, right? Well, think again - the workers will only get the new devices if they apply for Microsoft's volunteer resignation package and willingly quit their jobs. According to the report, up to 300 willing-to-quit workers per day are eligible for a free Nokia Lumia 630, which sells for roughly 800 Yuan ($130) locally. The devices are being given away in accordance to the "first come, first serve" principle".
Microsoft has declined to comment on the issue, and while it's sure that a lot of its Chinese workforce will have to look for a new job relatively soon, the total amount of layoffs that will take place in the most populous country in the world is still unknown.
Any thoughts on the matter? Would you willingly leave you job for a free smartphone?
source: Marketwatch via WPCentral
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MS should provide a 930, since losing a job is a pretty big deal.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 8:56 AM 9
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They should give them free phones for the next three years!!!!
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 9:27 AM 4
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I find him hysterically funny, tbh. Although me and him have had arguments on several occasions but gotta give em credit when its due. Although he isnt the biggest WP fan sometimes his comments aren't insulting WP but just making fun of em. P.S.: He probably is bigger Nokia fan then you but doesn't accept the OS just because its Nokia.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 3:41 PM 3
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Its like that for WP devices. Mine is a upper mid range device (820 when it released) and i tried to sell it long back and recently. There were no takers and they explicitly stated WP as the reason. I'm NOT kidding here.
posted on Aug 08, 2014, 1:14 AM 0
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asking someone to quit his job and giving merely a Lumia 630 ???
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 9:08 AM 1
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Read again ... " the workers will only get the new devices if they apply for Microsoft's volunteer resignation package and willingly quit their jobs. -" - resignation package -
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 9:24 AM 7
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Its not unusual for companies to offer severance packages. The fact that they are getting a smart phone out of it as well. Maybe these Android trolls gets a Mercedes Benz or some other really expensive product when they are layed off. Everything MS does they get bashed, Google would let them go without a gift yet they will be praised by the tech media.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 2:36 PM 1
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lol thats downright insulting
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 9:17 AM 8
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Yup I'm about to post this as well. That is totally undervalued their employees. It would had been "little" better if either laid off or resignation will get the phone. Still downright insulting it is..
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 10:32 AM 1
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Instead give Android phones. As they'll not use MS' WP OS coz of hatred.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 9:31 AM 1
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That's actually a good point!!... Give them the choice of all four.. Let them choose!! ................ They should just give vouchers for specific carriers... Transferable vouchers at that! ................ Curious though.. Why would you say Android?.. We have four great platforms to choose from..
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 5:52 PM 1
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MS should be ashamed of its self. And who ever takes the bate should be even more ashamed. This is horrible to say the least. I can't believe a major U.S. based corporation is engaging in this type of behavior. Its absurd and unacceptable. Its like people don't mean a thing anymore damn,
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 9:54 AM 1
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