October 5, 2001

Layoffs at Sun or as HR says "Involuntary Separation"

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes: "The layoffs have finally hit Sun Microsystems. Here is a snippet: Scott McNealy announced today in a WSUN Special Report that, "We need to have a reduction in force, layoffs, not just the small, targeted redeployments that we have done in the natural course of business over the last 20 years. We held off as long as
we could. Longer than many other companies. But this doesn't make it any easier to deal with, to do, or even to justify." McNealy stressed the difficulty of the message and said that he wanted to deliver it personally. "It's going to be tough," he said. "I really, really do care about each and every Sun individual. But we have to ensure the long-term health of the business and all of its employees and shareholders."
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