Layoffs hit Sony's PlayStation unit

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by gkarris, Jun 6, 2007.

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    gkarris

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    The "market leader" gets humbled...

    http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9726665-7.html

     
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    Kicked out immediately? That seems a little drastic.
     
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    gkarris

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    Microsoft and Nintendo eagerly await with open arms...;)
     
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    Not really. Companies don't want to deal with the possibility of employees taking out their revenge by giving them any time with access to computers or the companies files. Most likely those laid off got a decent pay package to compensate for some time to look for a new job but there is no way any big company is going to risk the damage an employee could inflict after getting angry about losing their job. It was one thing when a single PC didn't have access to the network and an almost limitless number of files to help wreck havoc but in this day and age, if you get laid off from most companies you'll be shown the door immediately and only allowed to clean your desk out under supervision.
     
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    This happens to every major division of every major company.............however, if you look at job postings, they are still hiring in Foster City and San Diego.
    So these must be positions that got a little bloated during Sony's "better days."

    In fact....Nintendo just did the same thing when they went "public."
     

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