1. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Giving new products cool, hip names like Groove and Munchkin one minute then slashing thousands of jobs the next.....Satya needs to talk to his doctor about increasing his meds

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    07-08-2015 11:29 AM
  2. jmshub's Avatar
    Microsoft is a very large company with vastly different divisions. One division can be struggling even while they are introducing new products and expanding lines.
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    07-08-2015 02:16 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't see how changing a product name and cutting jobs are opposites or even in the same field?
    07-08-2015 02:32 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    This is nothing new. Sometimes companies lay off hundreds or thousands of employees only to re-hire them, or others, just to shed salaries. When you factor in salary, benefits and burden (worker's comp, taxes, etc.) 7800 employees can be a big chunk of change. Even if they're re-hired at reduced salaries and/or benefits, the savings can be tremendous. Don't blame Microsoft, blame the greedy investors who want to maximize their dividends.
    07-08-2015 02:55 PM

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