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Mass Layoffs Are Looming at HP: More Bad News For Obama

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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Britguy
I remember seeing an article last year, about the HP acquisition of Software / Solutions company Autonomy, where it mentioned the strategy was aiming for more software based business rather than hardware. So, I wonder if a lot of those layoffs are trending towards the hardware side?
I hope they do not impact the support side of the business as my company already outsources all project and frontline support to them... and they suck... big time!


Isn't the UK in a double dip recession?

I guess you won't be buying any HP servers or Cisco routers this year.




posted on May, 23 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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Strangely, on all our projects, although HP project manage all IT aspects and procurement of IT infrastructure and equipment, they are still buying in Dell servers!


All IT services used to be in-house, it was then outsourced to EDS (bad service) who were then bought up by HP (even worse service). I was on a conf call with US colleagues a couple of weeks back where one of the US based IT directors said he'd spoken with internal HP director level people and even they said their support sucked!


Oh! Yes! We may be in a double dip recession here but it's a US corporation I work for.
edit on 23-5-2012 by Britguy because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Bad news? Just because HP layoff staff? OP gotta be kidding right?

Does he know how BIG America is? HP is just one corporation amongst many.

When one closed down, it frees up workers to seek better employment elsewhere, amongst the many other companies, or take a break to start up new ones themselves. USA - the land of the brave and free, offers such opportunities. You can never get an american to stay down.

HP leadership had failed the trust and confidence of its workers and consumers that had supported it, and thus their problems today. May they and other corporations learn from those mistakes, to correct them and progress.

Materials are dead, but the brains are of the living. As long as the brain still functions, wealth can be created and shared, for our planet had not run out of resources, not for another millenia espacially with modern tech and management of them.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Obama needs growth.

He is not getting it.

General Mills is also laying off.

Cisco CEO guidance = slowing down

His stock dropped on the day he said it.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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All IT services used to be in-house, it was then outsourced to EDS (bad service) who were then bought up by HP (even worse service)

ok
typical call from IT teck
at the "douche-company",,server room,,went like this,,
This is X,,,
thank-u for calling,,(insert-stupid company name and pledge of alligance,,)
what is the problem,, i ask,,,

IT guy----the light is blinking on the server,,,,
Me, --------which light,,,the top left,,, green,,blinking every 5 secs,,,??
IT Tech----yes,,yes thats it.

------------
conversation below is now made up,,,see company pledge of alligence,,
-----------------------------------------------
So your head of IT at the second largest Server Farm in the world,,and u dont know that it is your hot-swapable, power supplly????????????????????????????
YES YOUR BACK_UP power suppliy U IDIOT, ,,your incharge and u dont even know what is IS???????????
aeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeegggggg u get $100,000.00 ayear?????????and u havent got a clue do u????????
lolololoolol
-------------------------

Tat was for all the guys and gals who could see it comming,,when we worked for EDS,, and H.P,,

training u dont need training,, to FIX the damn servers,,u needed training to record every damn bit of garbage,,
while the call was going on,,,too see if the guys and guys who knew how too fix the stuff,,could be squeezed,,harder,,u no blood from a stone,,
ya $100,000 a yr,,,no not us SILLY ,,,we got ,,$12.00 an hour. and stress like ,,,cold cracking steel,,

dont blame the fixers,,,,we tried.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX

Originally posted by The X
That graph that came out a couple of days ago showing how all unemployment caused by OBAMA has basically been levelled out by jobs created, that graph has nearly killed me twice, when im eating and i think about it, i nearly choke to death laughing.


Your not very good at reading graphs.
There is a -lot- more red than black...combine all of the black together and you might get about halfway through the red. Long way to go still.

What your seeing is obama stopped the progressive loss of jobs, but it took many months to go from losing jobs monthly to finally starting to gain some.


370,000 new unemployment claims each week for the duration of the Obama administration....
Obama policies have failed at sustaining jobs
PERIOD

Freaking Helen Keller could read that stat.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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How is this bad news for Obama? The report said HP beat its earnings estimate, and I bet most of these jobs are NOT inside the United States.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Originally posted by babybunnies
How is this bad news for Obama? The report said HP beat its earnings estimate, and I bet most of these jobs are NOT inside the United States.


The number is here: 27,000 HP workers are getting laid off.

That's 8% of the workforce.

General Mills is laying off 850 workers.

Where is the job growth?



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 08:29 AM
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Originally posted by rebellender

Originally posted by SaturnFX

Originally posted by The X
That graph that came out a couple of days ago showing how all unemployment caused by OBAMA has basically been levelled out by jobs created, that graph has nearly killed me twice, when im eating and i think about it, i nearly choke to death laughing.


Your not very good at reading graphs.
There is a -lot- more red than black...combine all of the black together and you might get about halfway through the red. Long way to go still.

What your seeing is obama stopped the progressive loss of jobs, but it took many months to go from losing jobs monthly to finally starting to gain some.


370,000 new unemployment claims each week for the duration of the Obama administration....
Obama policies have failed at sustaining jobs
PERIOD

Freaking Helen Keller could read that stat.


That is what happens when a socialist president wraps a wet blanket around Free

Market Capitalism.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012

Originally posted by roadgravel
So why is it on Obama that greedy corporations will take away a person's job to make an extra dime on the next financial statement.


The answer to your question is one word.

- s t a g n a t i o n -

Fortune 500 corporations are downsizing in order to ride out the current economic

malaise created by Obamas economic policies.

General Mills is laying off 850 people. Question: Where's the growth?


Obamas economic polices created economic malaise???....really?....specific details or this is just a right-wing rant. all i see is that the economy is adding jobs, the majority of businesses are doing better, unemployment is coming down, and with europes "austerity" program (what the republicans wanted), europe is going into a double-dip recession.
no more karl rove one-liners or FOX NEWS "alerts"...show details of a reliable source.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012

Originally posted by rebellender

Originally posted by SaturnFX

Originally posted by The X
That graph that came out a couple of days ago showing how all unemployment caused by OBAMA has basically been levelled out by jobs created, that graph has nearly killed me twice, when im eating and i think about it, i nearly choke to death laughing.


Your not very good at reading graphs.
There is a -lot- more red than black...combine all of the black together and you might get about halfway through the red. Long way to go still.

What your seeing is obama stopped the progressive loss of jobs, but it took many months to go from losing jobs monthly to finally starting to gain some.


370,000 new unemployment claims each week for the duration of the Obama administration....
Obama policies have failed at sustaining jobs
PERIOD

Freaking Helen Keller could read that stat.


That is what happens when a socialist president wraps a wet blanket around Free

Market Capitalism.


please explain "free market capitalism" now......because "free market capitalism" is what got the western countries into this depression, excuse me, recession, in the first place...sounds like you want it to happen again?? why? because it didn't finish off what was started??



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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The next Jobs Growth Report will spell out the truth.

Socialism doesn't work.

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Hang in there. Less than 6 months to go.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Bad news? Just because HP layoff staff? OP gotta be kidding right?


When one closed down, it frees up workers to seek better employment elsewhere, amongst the many other companies, or take a break to start up new ones themselves. USA - the land of the brave and free, offers such opportunities.





i would say that Facebook, Google, Microsoft will all be head hunting with the culled employees from HP


if you are not able to relocate, then that's a strike against you...



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
HP is laying off people.

The Bob Beckel spin: They just retiring!

Yeah, right Bob.
- CNBC - HP Laying Off Workers

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Gee, i wonder what the next Job Growth Report will look like?




gee... i know this might be a stretch for you, but, where is the house republicans on authorizing and passing infrastucture project bills, that actually puts people back to work...oh that's right, they want the economy to fail, they want the american people unemployed, they want to destroy the middle class, they want more taxpayer money going to the top 1%, they want to keep 30 billion dollars in subsidies go to the largest oil companies in the world, they want to kill roe v. wade, they want women to shut the hell up about equal pay, they want to de-regulate wall street..they have alot on their plate, besides helping america with job growth.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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Good. Couldn't have happened to a better company. HP makes terrible computers. This time last year I bought a HP laptop. The screen stopped working and the fan over the processor died at the same time. Bought another HP laptop, and after a few months, this one had poo'd the bed also.

Horrible company. I hope they go under.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by Monger
Good. Couldn't have happened to a better company. HP makes terrible computers. This time last year I bought a HP laptop. The screen stopped working and the fan over the processor died at the same time. Bought another HP laptop, and after a few months, this one had poo'd the bed also.

Horrible company. I hope they go under.


They make better servers. Apple filled their server farm in Maiden, NC with HP servers.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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Too little too late. It's over.

The fat lady is singing.

Socialism doesn't work.

Time for new management.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by jimmyx
 


The next Jobs Growth Report will spell out the truth.

Socialism doesn't work.

---

Hang in there. Less than 6 months to go.


really?? what socialism have we had?? answer this...why haven't the republicans in the house brought to the floor for a vote, a bill to heavily tax american companies from moving jobs overseas, instead of keeping the jobs here for americans? why haven't the house republicans agreed on wallstreet reform details in the already-passed dodd-frank bill? why have the republicans deliberately set out to destroy the united states post office.....as far as i'm concerned ..washington republicans are the biggest traitors...they are out to destroy the middle class, they want a few 1%'ers, and the rest of us to be low-paid wage slaves, who have no way of ever getting out of poverty...don't think so??....don't believe me, just go to the house of representatives voting record in congress...and you will see bill after bill, that hurts the middle class, and enriches the wealthy. there is no political "spin" on voting records.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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Actually it is,,called upward mobility,,hp laptops,,desktops,,pssttt,,why do u think service was non-existint,
they want the " backbone ",,pc's and such,,,and the support that goes withit,,who do u think is getting laid off,,lol
they are not in the new ,,,,,,,,,H.P Control The Backbone Business Plan,,,
it is upward mobility,,in the Last Industrial Revolution,,the Computer.
Steam
Car
Computer,,
from a historic bizzness,,sence.
Information Control,,thats power,,and big $,,
p.c's&Laptops,,,, who cares,,there already dead,,Tech wise,,,who needs too go faster, than 87687687.mhz
a nano sec,and terabits of data storage?,,for $500.00,,hear ya go,,,
start your own,,server farm i say,that is the next step,,,
WAR OF THE SERVERS!
wHO'S WITH ME opps,,,



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:51 AM
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HP should try to look more like IBM.

HP should also seek better management.




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