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the internets is dying? aol to lay off 20% of its workforce

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HoopsMcCann, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    <a href="http://news.wired.com/dynamic/stories/A/AOL_LAYOFFS?SITE=WIRE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2007-10-15-18-18-44">Here's the link</a>

    sucks for those folks, i hope they find jobs, and it sucks for us looking for jobs to have more folks out there

    i guess newspapers aren't the only media industry struggling

    BLOGS!
     
  2. No, the internets are owned, on occasion, by the same greedy bastards who run the corporate class elsewhere.
     
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
     
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    We warned TBL that if he kept up his shaky practices....
     
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Isn't AOL like 'the newspapers' of the interweb, in terms of relevance?
     
  6. Certainly in terms of Human Resources, it seems to be.
     
  7. daemon

    daemon Member

    the difference? aol is "re-investing in high-growth areas."
     
  8. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Dial-up ain't what it used to be.
     
  9. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    You've got ... to clean out your desk. Oh, and other layoffs/downsizings/firings in Flint and Riverside today.
     
  10. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Just means their higher ups know how to write a better release.
     
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    A lot of these AOL employees made a ton of money on AOL stock when the company first started.


    I'd have to search for the link, but a lot of those people were just regular employees too. So yeah, they may be out of a job, but a lot of them won't be hurting.
     
  12. The guy who was sitting down the row from me in a pressbox a week ago and using AOL dial-up will be heartbroken.

    I think his laptop ran on coal.
     
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