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Brokerage Firm Asks Microsoft to Fire Over 9,000 Employees

"Today many people are switching to free software for purely practical reasons. That is good, as far as it goes, but that isn't all we need to do! Attracting users to free software is not the whole job, just the first step."

--Richard Stallman



THERE IS NOTHING joyful about layoffs, but Microsoft caused so many companies to lay people off, usually by committing crimes, for which they paid relatively minuscule fines. Therefore we feel comfortable enough to show that Microsoft will likely sip its own poison of endless greed while it approaches debt (assuming it's not already in it [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]). From the Financial Express:

New York: The world's top software firm Microsoft has been asked to cut its workforce by 10 per cent, or about 9,100 employees, to tell the market that profits are more important than revenue growth in difficult times.

Brokerage firm Oppenheimer & Co's analyst Brad Reback has said in a report on Microsoft that such layoff exercise "would be a healthy move for the company."


For a company that "savors" the destruction of other companies -- to borrow the words of James Plamondon -- this might not be sob story. There is always cheaper labour (Abramoff Visas) and government connections to serve as a last resort.

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