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Microsoft Lays Off African Staff as Windows Market Share in Africa Falls to 15%

Summary: Microsoft is rapidly shrinking while the media is paid to run a festival about "Hey Hi" (AI), distracting from what really goes on at the company

BEHIND the smokescreen of chaffbots and fake figures (e.g. about Vista 11's adoption rates) there is a very dark reality. Last week I heard from two people connected to the company. The workers are terrified. Not only colleagues but also managers just 'vanish'. Morale is awful.

Only 15% of Web accesses in Africa originate from Windows and this exacerbates further after Microsoft was paying Kenyans just $2 an hour to work for Microsoft, reportedly trying to 'correct' the output from Microsoft's epic waste of electricity, trying to put over-provisioned and under-utilised Azure to work; let's face it, Azure is failing and many there have been laid off for 3 years already! There are more reports from TheLayoff. It's impossible to keep track of the number of waves of layoffs anymore. Have over 20,000 Microsoft employees been shown the door or given notice yet? 30,000? Anyone deviating away from Microsoft's "official" talking points is being ridiculed and dismissed as crazy. The media helps Microsoft cement a lie, belittling the crisis.

How very tolerant those Microsofters

How many Cantrells are on Microsoft's payroll?

It was covered in a local site:

Microsoft begins wave of African layoffs in Kenya

More to come for sure.

Microsoft is also firing many workers in India, so it's not about the 'price' of workers, nor is this a case of eliminating Seattle area jobs to hire in India instead (to reduce salaries).

Even the buzzwords departments are being scuttled completely (and all staff laid off).

More on this:

Metaverse layoffs at Microsoft

Are shareholders being properly informed about all this? Are they forced to see chaff about vapourware all day long?

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