What We’ve Heard Since December: The Biggest Microsoft Layoffs Will be Starting This Summer

Posted in Microsoft, Rumour at 5:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

10 hours ago:

Biggest cuts are yet to come. Next round will be soon and more than prior. Hold onto your butts

Summary: With deep staff cuts happening in Azure and Microsoft itself questioning the future of Xbox (both already had many layoffs this year), one is left wondering how many rumours like the above it takes to simply reckon that some people high up at Microsoft know “too much”; this morning I heard about a Microsoft manager who is dumping his shares (he lost faith in the company) and I keep hearing about many layoffs coming in July (the commonality in rumours is the month of July)


Microsoft’s Quarterly ‘Results’ for This Week Expected to Disappoint, More Layoffs This Week or in Summer (July)

Posted in Finance, Microsoft, Rumour at 12:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Microsoft’s financial ‘results’ (due in the middle of this week) are already expected to miss targets (set by Microsoft itself), based on media reports from reputable sources; what’s not known, however, is whether Microsoft will announce the next major round of layoffs some time very soon or in summertime (based on rumours this is expected in July)

THE Microsoft layoffs in the past month or so are not part of the “10,000″ announced in January (the media keeps parroting this while ignoring months of consequent and unrelated layoffs, not to mention contractors and “temps”). There are more to come. Expect more layoffs. The word coming from/through the grapevine is that in July (summer, ahead of “results”) there will be truly massive layoffs — on a scale bigger than in January. What remains unknown, however, is whether this week too Microsoft will announce additional layoffs to appease investors; maybe WARN Act can be dodged somehow, but they have until Wednesday to say something (all we see is mindless puff pieces).

“People who still work for Microsoft are very anxious, but they feel unable to leave as not many other companies recruit at all.”Days ago a few media outlets dropped a hint that Microsoft’s results would disappoint in the “clown computing” area (read: Azure), so one can imagine more layoffs in this supposedly ‘strategic’ and ‘growth’ domain. Azure layoffs have gone on every year since 2020 (the media almost never mentions this and trolls from Microsoft are very sensitive about this topic, based on what we saw in IRC).

People who still work for Microsoft are very anxious, but they feel unable to leave as not many other companies recruit at all. As a result, they overwork (for the same salary) and the work they do under stress is of worse quality. Hiring standards fell sharply — to the point where Microsoft hires employees who literally stab other employees [1, 2, 3, 4].


The Rumours Were Right: Many More Microsoft Layoffs This Week, Another Round of GitHub Layoffs

Posted in Microsoft, Rumour at 6:35 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

More to come:

The Washington state WARN site shows 559 new layoffs set for today which, so far, has also included other states but they don't update their state WARN sites. Good luck everybody!

Microsoft pays the workers to not even talk about it! (See below)

Tech layoffs: Microsoft-owned GitHub India fires over 140 engineers, say sources

Also see: Layoffs continuing all over the world (hours ago)

Summary: Another round of GitHub layoffs (not the first [1, 2]; won’t be the last) and many more Microsoft layoffs; this isn’t related to the numbers disclosed by Microsoft back in January, but Microsoft uses or misuses NDAs to hide what’s truly going on


Many More Microsoft Layoffs Later Today

Posted in Microsoft, Rumour at 10:00 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Loss leader “Hey Hi” (AI) is used to distract from Bing layoffs, Azure layoffs, GitHub layoffs, Edge layoffs etc. even if its future is uncertain and there is no viable business model

Microsoft layoffs today

Summary: Yesterday we shared rumours about Microsoft layoffs being planned for later today (there were 3 waves of layoffs so far this year). There are several more people here who say the same. How much noise will Microsoft make in the “media” in order to distract? Will the chaffbot "ChatGPT" help create enough chaff?

Microsoft is Sacking People Every Month This Year, Even Managers (While Sponsored Media Produces Endless Chatbot Chaff)

Posted in Finance, Microsoft, Rumour at 11:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

And it’s already happening, with lots more rumoured for tomorrow:

Several managers have been laid off today. The rumor is that the focus is on consolidation at the manager level, any manager with less than 6 direct reports is at risk. Appears to also targeting managers that have been at Microsoft for many years.

Summary: Lots of Microsoft layoffs lately and so-called ‘journalists’ aren’t reporting these; they’re too busy running sponsored puff pieces for Microsoft, usually fluff along the “hey hi” (AI) theme

Rumours of More Microsoft Layoffs Tomorrow (Including Managers!), Probably Azure Again (Many Azure Layoffs Every Year Since 2020)

Posted in Finance, Microsoft, Rumour at 10:09 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

As of a fortnight ago: (with some comments since then; expect the media to not mention Microsoft’s layoffs and instead focus on Microsoft’s paid-for spam about inane chatbots and “hey hi” or AI)

Most mid-mgmt with less than 8 reportees are a direct target. Only discussion limited to VP & above us. Better be prepared!! India & USA teams in cloud !!

Summary: Amazon is laying off AWS staff and Microsoft has been laying off Azure staff for 3 years already, including this year, so it seems like the “clown computing” bubble is finally bursting


The Rumours Were True. Microsoft Lays Off GitHub Staff.

Posted in Microsoft, Rumour at 10:50 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

We’ll resume this series very soon:

GitHub: Where everything comes to die

This just in:

Microsoft booster

Weeks ago at thelayoff.com (we took note of it at the time):

Any layoffs at GitHub or do they remain unaffected?

Summary: The past week’s media noise from Microsoft (distracting from mass layoffs in Bing and Edge) won’t last long enough to hide the fact that GitHub, still unable to make money, is firing workers; can developers trust this proprietary GPL-violating machine to keep hosting projects/code? Same problem with GitLab, but at least people can self-host.


Latest Rumour: Much Larger Wave of Microsoft Layoffs Already Planned for Later This Year (Updated)

Posted in Microsoft, Rumour at 11:37 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Posted an hour ago:

4th quarter will be a lot worse. SLT has already moved into the planning phase. I have been informed damage control has been top of tongue for July.

Layoffs will be through end of March for this first round. 4th quarter will be a lot worse

Summary: There seems to be attrition and resistance; “4th quarter will be a lot worse,” says a self-proclaimed high-up insider. “SLT has already moved into the planning phase. I have been informed damage control has been top of tongue for July.” A separate thread says: “Layoffs will be through end of March for this first round. 4th quarter will be a lot worse” (some say the layoffs started a week ago, some aren’t paid anything in compensation, and the cuts are implemented in phases, so we don’t know yet how many divisions are affected; insiders moreover complain that the media is failing to do its job and isn’t reporting crucial facts)

Update: Another person wrote: “I’d love for it to all be done today, but notifying 10k people takes time. This will probably last throughout the week and maybe even spill into the next one.” An hour ago someone responded with: “This is the first round and hopefully the packages will be good this round. SN already said rough two years ahead. There will be waves of this until the tech section stop bleeding. The packages will get smaller in later waves.” And below that: “4th quarter will be a lot worse. Already being planned out.”

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