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Old 01-26-2009, 12:08 PM  
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Sprint whacks another 8000 employees

In case you had not heard already, 8000 more layoffs are on the way and should be completed by the end of March.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:18 PM   #2
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We read that this morning....are the cuts uniform or is one specific are going to be hit more?
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:20 PM   #3
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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
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:22 PM   #4
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It's getting rough out there. I wish any of you that are looking at lay off's the best of luck.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:24 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:25 PM   #6
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:34 PM   #7
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No way I'd ever take a job at Sprint. Way too many layoffs. They happen all the time too.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:35 PM   #8
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:39 PM   #9
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:40 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:44 PM   #11
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AT&T laid off 12,000 or are set to. Just the nature of the business with the economy the way it is...
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:01 PM   #12
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:04 PM   #13
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:09 PM   #14
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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.
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Man, 760,000 new business's coming our way America.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:10 PM   #15
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