Posted in Microsoft at 12:30 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

If you’re going to lay off thousands of people, blame the virus*

Kirk Sulu Star Trek III: They say many companies fire people and resort to employee furlough because of the virus. OK, here's the plan. Late on Friday and thrice in one month we'll announce Microsoft layoffs and permanent shutdowns.

Summary: Microsoft business units that were defunct (long-failing, well before COVID-19) are being thrown out and Microsoft exploits a virus to rationalise these decisions while spicing up media coverage with “Hey Hi” (AI) and “virtual” experience or Facebook (to give the false impression that nothing really goes away)

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* A Microsoft employee I spoke to today said they had closed the stores because of their failing status, totally irrespective of coronavirus.


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