- Last Active
The layoffs will include what Bending Spoons refers to as a "substantial separation package," which includes 16 weeks of salary, up to a year of health insurance coverage, and a performance bonus paid pro-rata as if "year-end performance targets have already been achieved." Additional support is also offered, such as workers on a visa.Compare and contrast the severance package with the kick-em-to-the-curb-like-Elon-Musk cheap-ass approach of far too many North American companies.
Where was this sense of deep and profound concern for end users (or milquetoast consumers as everyone seems to continually want to label us) in the 90s and 2000s when Microsoft was dominant around the world and were screwing both their partners and competitors? Other than the US DOJ's lacklustre anti-trust investigations that resulted in virtually no remedies, all we heard globally were crickets.For you kids out there, this quotation best sums up Microsoft from that era.
History reveals that partnering with Microsoft is like accepting a dinner invitation from Hannibal Lecter. One might as well just roll in seasonings and jump in the oven.
- Daniel Eran Dilger