Updated Jul. 17, 2014 at 9:22 a.m.

Premium Lock Microsoft to lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year

Published: 2014-07-17 08:21:00
Updated: 2014-07-17 09:22:17

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Microsoft, which has a large software-related operation in Charlotte, is going to cut its work force by some 18,000 in coming months, the tech giant said Thursday. This would be the largest round of cuts at the company in five years....

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"oh, thank you for 20 years of work and dedication. We hope you can find a job in the future as a dishwasher or grounds keeper. What? All those jobs that Americans won't do are taken by criminal illegal immigrants? So sorry, the door is down the hall and to the back, please don't let anyone see you leave."
Great. Firing almost 15% of it's employees and the stock only goes up 3%? Or was this decision factored into the stock going up 18% this year. Is this a great country or what! Cut a large enough portion of you work force to make headlines (or move jobs overseas, which is more likely) and your stock price zooms. Looks like they are following the IBM model.
Just another good Capitalist - I mean American company. Nokia may provide even more opportunity to keep profits off shore and avoid more taxes! Thanks Microsoft!
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