REPORTS ARE COMING IN of corporate axemen patroling the Volehills of Redmond looking to cut more than 800 Voles from their jobs.
Microsoft has ordered job cuts of an additional 800 employees on top of 5,000 jobs already eliminated under a plan to reduce costs that was announced in January. Sources in Redmond say that the corridors are awash with pink slips and foreclosed prospects.
The latest wave of cuts are spread across the company's global operations, but about 200 are in and around Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
The Vole had wanted to cut 5,000 jobs, or about five per cent out of 96,000, before June 2010. A Microsoft spokesman said that plan has been expanded with the new layoffs and is now complete, well ahead of schedule.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said that he does not expect recovery to happen that quickly and is staying retrenched behind a wall of chairs that he can fling at people if they come into his office. µ
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