a number of workers in the UK were assured their jobs are not at risk "at this current time,"
At least, not until they've had time to train their replacements.
Sundar Subramanian, general manager of enterprise app platform Progress, marked the completion of his company's acquisition of DevOps outfit Chef with the words: "I can’t wait to see what Progress and Chef can do together." The first order of business appears to have been firing people. On Wednesday, a number of Chef employees …
We are. We see that you boast about how Chef's business is going to continue to grow, and yet you're getting rid of the very people that made Chef interesting to you in the first place.
We'll be very interested in seeing your results, even if we can already guess how things are going to go.
"Gupta urged clients to look at what the company is doing."
He might regret saying that. If I was a potential customer the way these characters are treating their staff might cause me to have second thoughts.
" And you know, work with us."
Ah, with us not for us. And bring a long spoon if you do.
"I'm sorry, as a public company we don't comment on impact to employees"
Err, what does being a public company have to do with that? Maybe I'm missing some U.K. nuance (I'm often a bit surprised by your laws on the other side of the Atlantic, although less so than folks living Stateside since Canada has inherited a lot of British legal tradition) but that sounds like complete bullshit to me.