08 Apr Laid-Off Microsoft employees profiled
The New York Times recently ran an article about the realities of being let go from Microsoft, a technology company not historically known for letting go of its own talent. In the past, those who left did so on their own or cashed out and retired comfortably.
Things have changed.
Earlier this year, Microsoft, one of the largest software companies on planet Earth, announced that was letting go 5,000 of its 90,000 employees between 2009 and 2010. Not a huge number, but certainly an indication that things for everyone in tech have slowed down and need some adjustment, especially when you answer to Wall Street, have had failed deals with Yahoo and consumers aren’t spending dough on Vista or much of anything right now.
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