back to article Oh, Lenovo! 1,000 staff strapped to redundancy cannon

Lenovo is laying off a little more than 1,000 employees with the majority of heads set to roll in the US and China. The “worldwide resource action” will impact “approximately two per cent of our approximately 52,000 employees globally,” a spokesman confirmed to The Register in a statement. “While we are making good progress …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    1. wolfetone Silver badge

      I did think it strange that they'd be strapped to Canon's new "redundancy" DSLR...

      1. Korev Silver badge

        You mean "Resource Action" DSLR?

        That phrase is awful, isn't it inherited from IBM?

        1. Graham Cunningham

          "Resource Action"

          Well it used to be "Rightsizing"...

          1. Graham Cunningham


            Down-Sizing Labo(u)r Resources

          2. Lysenko

            Re: "Resource Action"

            I believe the correct Livestock Management[1] term is "Culling the Herd".

            [1] A more humane euphemism for HR since it eliminates the word "resource" which inevitably (and accurately) implies "exploit".

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Like shooting fish in a barrel... a Superfish world...

  3. m-k

    worldwide resource action

    this must be a new phrase in the scumbag dictionary, never seen it before :/

  4. Troy Tempest

    One job to do

    Lenovo you only had one job to do - a clean safe boot of a PC - instead you gave us Superfish.

    Lost the trust and the mojo .....

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