SGI to lay off 10 percent of staff

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SGI to lay off 10 percent of staff

Unread postby nekonoko » Sat May 24, 2003 3:30 pm

High-end computer maker Silicon Graphics Inc. said Thursday that it plans to cut 400 jobs, or 10 percent of its workforce, in an effort to return to profitability:
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Sat May 24, 2003 4:54 pm

That hurts.... but in these times... it´s normal. We´ll all be replaced by robots whilst my pilipino neighbours are having a Karaoke party.
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A lot of people have gone.

Unread postby cvisors » Mon May 26, 2003 6:41 am

A friend of mine, works for sgi in Melbourne AU. And a fair number of people he worked with have gone, but he is still there thank god...

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Unread postby Shtoink » Mon May 26, 2003 5:36 pm

I'd love to work for SGI :D

I don't mean that lightly or as a "Hey that would be nice" kind of thing, I mean as a career it would be very cool. I think that being involved in the design process and such for the new machines or helping out in other possible way would be great.

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Unread postby directedition » Tue May 27, 2003 5:24 am

Fortune (was it Fortune?) magazine's list of greatest places to work had SGI as 9th (or maybe the 15th... my mind is muddled right now). Benifits include on-site massages, a quality diner (no microwaves allowed within so many feet of it), and a fully paid six week vacation every four years. :D
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Unread postby lisp » Wed May 28, 2003 1:46 am

directedition wrote:a fully paid six week vacation every four years.

Hmm, I think 2 weeks a year full paid vacation is the minimum legal in Europe.

I could be wrong though.

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Unread postby Shtoink » Wed May 28, 2003 1:48 am

When I was active duty, I got 30 days a year of paid "vacation" time. Man, do I ever miss that. :cry:

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Unread postby Satoru » Wed May 28, 2003 3:03 am

In Italy vacation is in the 6 weeks/year range for full time employees.


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