Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Microsoft Layoff 2009 Completes Last Milestone and...":
Whether the grapevine guy is correct or not, I just think it's beyond ridiculous that the SLT can't seem to get things right with these layoffs. I still do not understand why we cannot cut once and deep, and then be done with it.
I suppose, one reason might be, the company has got so much fat, that it'll take a while to figure out where all the bloat is. So, we may have to live with this until we do get to a point where the job is finally completed.
I sure hope there aren't any layoffs in December. Just let people enjoy the holidays, and then you can do it in January. Heck, if there are to be cuts in December, why the hell were they not included with the Nov. 5 group?
Now, as far as bad managers and naming names, etc, one thing I want to talk about is the practice of people following their managers around like clockwork. I suppose you can also say the managers are making sure certain directs always follow them to their new teams, like the loyal lapdogs that they are. I mean, doesn't HR see a flag when certain people have always had the same manager during their entire Microsoft existence? If you've been here for 10, 12, 15 years, and you've always had the same manager, that does not pass the smell test, period.
One such pair is CUT!
(Would have been a great comment, but unless they are executive / Partner level, I'm not into naming names here)