It puts the V in VM
The Chief Executive Bot said: "it's not an issue, we're just planning on virtual people to run our virtual machines and virtually write our virtual software."
VMware today laid off staff across the globe in various roles and departments. The virtualization software giant would not put an exact number on those affected in what seems like an annual round of layoffs: it tends to trim its workforce around this time of the year. Some folks have suggested at least 220 workers were axed, …
Went to a vSphere VMUG in Glasgow last Thursday where the presenter promised us the slides would be emailed to us within a couple of days; with no sign of them, I checked his twitter today to find he's one of the victims. Crazy; it was a useful day and he led it well. Thoughts and prayers and all that.
I was one of the ones that fell victim to this last year. I'd had excellent reviews and had been granted a significant amount of stock options in the previous round of salary increases. Got the call with my boss and HR to tell me I was put on notice, then at the end of that week headed off on Garden Leave. There were no other jobs that were suitable so I took the package and left.
It has nothing to do with performance or ability, often its just a "wrong place, wrong time" situation.
I've also been part of more than one "Workforce Reduction" where I was getting good reviews and stock options. Still, knowing it's down to elimination of a role/position/department doesn't lessen the personal impact all that much, when you see other folk from your group still warming their chairs. Last time I was handed the sack on the same day as my manager, which was some sort of minor consolation. Life goes on.
Right now I'd probably bite my employer's hand off to take any sort of severance package, since I've been strongly considering retirement after 40 years, so not too many worries about the door hitting my arse on the way out.
" The Silicon Valley giant noted that some of the chopped staffers could find other roles within the organization, so the final number may go up or down."
I've heard that lie before .....
" WFR personnel can apply to any positions within the company as long as they are not on a WFR list"
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