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petegz28
01-26-2009, 12:08 PM
In case you had not heard already, 8000 more layoffs are on the way and should be completed by the end of March. :(

Monty
01-26-2009, 12:18 PM
We read that this morning....are the cuts uniform or is one specific are going to be hit more?

DaKCMan AP
01-26-2009, 12:20 PM
Looking over the headlines during lunch was depressing..

GM to lay off 2,000 workers
Caterpillar to slash 20,000 jobs
Home depot to cut 7,000 jobs
Pfizer to buy Wyeth and get rid of 8,000 jobs
Sprint/Nextel to eliminate 8,000 jobs

Gonzo
01-26-2009, 12:22 PM
It's getting rough out there. I wish any of you that are looking at lay off's the best of luck. :(

petegz28
01-26-2009, 12:24 PM
We read that this morning....are the cuts uniform or is one specific are going to be hit more?

Not sure yet. I know IT will get hit hard, as usual. And they said they are going after a lot of the executive leadership as well.

Redrum_69
01-26-2009, 12:25 PM
YAY FOR MORE COMPETITION!!!

Today...I have had two phone interviews so far.

gblowfish
01-26-2009, 12:34 PM
No way I'd ever take a job at Sprint. Way too many layoffs. They happen all the time too.

Pneuma
01-26-2009, 12:35 PM
So happy I got out of Sprint...they were poison to my soul.

eazyb81
01-26-2009, 12:39 PM
Rough times indeed.

Monty
01-26-2009, 12:40 PM
Not sure yet. I know IT will get hit hard, as usual. And they said they are going after a lot of the executive leadership as well.

Hang in there....I'm in telecom as well and it's been ugly for quite some time now. We're in BK protection at the moment and just waiting for the Creditors to determine our fate in a few weeks.

TRR
01-26-2009, 12:44 PM
AT&T laid off 12,000 or are set to. Just the nature of the business with the economy the way it is...

North Dakota Chief
01-26-2009, 01:01 PM
Entrepreneurship is the way to go if you have the start up capital to do it.

Corporate America can go fu<span>ck</span> themselves.

KC-TBB
01-26-2009, 01:04 PM
Start a hair salon in Wichata

BigRedChief
01-26-2009, 01:09 PM
Entrepreneurship is the way to go if you have the start up capital to do it.

Corporate America can go **** themselves.
Yeah most people on here have 50K- 100K lose in a startup. Good idea.

50K jobs lost today alone. 760,000 this month so far.
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=199994&page=2

Man, 760,000 new business's coming our way America.

Redrum_69
01-26-2009, 01:10 PM
Create an account on eharmony.com and start building a harem of whores

CoMoChief
01-26-2009, 01:15 PM
my stepbro works for them in some of the dept they're cutting jobs in.

I forget what exactly he does, but his dept is very small, wonder if he got axed.

BWillie
01-26-2009, 01:18 PM
Are they all jobs in KC? How many jobs are they eliminating in KC?

Monty
01-26-2009, 01:20 PM
Are they all jobs in KC? How many jobs are they eliminating in KC?

According to what I read earlier, 1,200 jobs are in KC.

Fish
01-26-2009, 01:21 PM
A lot of whacking being done lately.....

DJ's left nut
01-26-2009, 01:22 PM
Start a hair salon in Wichata

You'd probably spend less time on your knees.

Monty
01-26-2009, 01:22 PM
A lot of whacking being done lately.....

Unless, of course, you're sitting in a barber chair. ;)

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-26-2009, 01:26 PM
A lot of whacking being done lately.....

It's like when the mob bosses meet in the back of the courtroom in Casino.

ZepSinger
01-26-2009, 01:26 PM
Hang in there....I'm in telecom as well and it's been ugly for quite some time now. We're in BK protection at the moment and just waiting for the Creditors to determine our fate in a few weeks.

Can I ask what telecom? I used to work at one that was constantly flirting with bankruptcy...

Z

Monty
01-26-2009, 01:33 PM
Can I ask what telecom? I used to work at one that was constantly flirting with bankruptcy...

Z

Sent you a PM. :)

wutamess
01-26-2009, 02:18 PM
When's D-Day?

Molitoth
01-26-2009, 02:20 PM
Sprint sucks. I know because I USED to work there.

Pioli Zombie
01-26-2009, 02:28 PM
im thinking of latching on to my ex-wife and crashing on her couch. In time i'll either have a heart attack and go to Heaven or else i'll ride out the time and hope that Jesus returns before we all starve to death.

Fish
01-26-2009, 02:55 PM
Ain't you them kids that been whackin' it in my tool shed?

Pioli Zombie
01-26-2009, 02:59 PM
soon it will be just like in "The War of the Worlds"

people wandering around like zombies looking for worms to eat and hoping God comes back soon.

have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

petegz28
01-26-2009, 03:18 PM
When's D-Day?

Don't know the exact date. Just know they said all will be done by March 31. But Directors already know how many people they have to cut.

BigChiefFan
01-26-2009, 03:20 PM
I'm glad that got the naming rights to a building-that's far more important than jobs, right?

wutamess
01-26-2009, 03:25 PM
Don't know the exact date. Just know they said all will be done by March 31. But Directors already know how many people they have to cut.

How many are there at the company now 30k?

petegz28
01-26-2009, 03:28 PM
How many are there at the company now 30k?

Roughly, yes. Basically they are cutting 26% of the work force.