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[Meme] Is It Not a Layoffs Round When You Rebrand It?

"It doesn't seem that the media is particularly interested in doing anything but blame the Coronavirus for everything, and also insist that "it's layoff season at Microsoft anyway like it is every year". "Layoff season" shouldn't really be an annual event that you plan on. I can only imagine what that does to the employees in there. The whole "Winter is coming!" attitude that it must bring with it where you try to look busy and shove other employees under the bus to save yourself. Businesses that are well managed focus on core competency and things that will be around well into the future. Advertising has only ever been profitable at scale, and Skype was a particular way to do something that fell out of favor and was already dated at the time they sold it and ran for the hills. Then you have stuff that just doesn't make sense, like why they would be interested in acquiring an entire company for Minecraft? All of that wasted money in the Nokia deal to try to push Windows phones into a market that was already saturated. That was just completely stupid. Zune 2.0. I would have probably tried to expand on the Nokia X, but they put that right into the trash. They've definitely overextended themselves." -Ryan

Star Trek v Kirk Spock McCoy: Captain, are you hiding layoffs? Behind you? What layoffs? We just optimise and do reorg



Summary: More and more Microsoft layoffs; but the media is hardly interested in reporting those and/or analysing the growing scale of the layoffs (about half a dozen rounds of layoffs this summer alone)

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