I'm so sorry to those of you who lost your jobs. I'm just so sorry. =( *super hugs* No matter what people say about blizz, its still hard losing a job.
Why WoWHead reposts stuff like this is beyond me, they have to know it will do nothing but get flamed or elitist jerk responses... Especially since half of the people responding will not read the whole blue post.They said layoffs in some areas and hires in othes.Its not because of Cata, either, folks, its just how companies flux with time.
600 people is a lot. Could it be some 10% of total Blizz workforce? Anyway - good luck finding new great job!
A lot of these comments I'm seeing here are to the tone of: 'Blizzard messed up and now they're paying the price for it'. There might be some truth to that, but it could also be that they've simply had time to refine their process. It sucks for those who've lost there jobs, but all companies have to think 'efficiency' if they want to last. I guess what I'm saying is that this is not necessarily a sign of problems.. It might be a sign of solutions. ^_~
Even though this would not come as a surprise to many readers, I would like some opinions on the way this post was built-up.Starting with my point of view; I simply dislike the way this is announced, followed by soothing words towards the community, and taking for granted "we" would understand anyway. Good luck to all that get the sack, thanks for the (perhaps indirect ) service you had me enjoying past years!
It's funny how people misinterpretation things, like "layoff". After having worked in the auto industry years ago, you learn that layoff sometimes (in cases like this) means that we're letting you go permanently but it's not your fault. It's simply sugar coating something for pr. Announcing you're laying off 600 people sounds a lot less bad than having to fire 600 people.