Amazon Layoffs?

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Amazon Layoffs?

Postby TheMightyQuinn » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:13 am

Anybody know the extent of the Amazon layoffs? A friend of mine was let go yesterday, and I think his whole group was canned.
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Re: Amazon Layoffs?

Postby lamont » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:49 am

Amazon does that during good times and bad.

They aggressively topgrade employees and try to let go 5-10% every year, layoffs usually occur a little earlier in the year, however, after the performance review cycle that starts in Feb or so.

Amazon also does like to shitcan entire groups of employees as a management tactic to cause work to get pushed around and either bleed certain things dry, or else cause other groups to step up. They'll do 50% of the work of moving the work off a group and then either fire all the employees or else tell them to find jobs elsewhere in the business in order to create a "forcing factor" to get the other 50% of the work done.

It is kind of unlikely that this is a sign of the economy or of how Amazon is doing.
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