... There are going to be massive layoffs, but since the Nokia executives don't give a damn, and the frogs won't back down, all the layoffs are going to be from Usa, Finland and other places. Nokia promises to keep the HQ at Finland, but that's it. Few years go by and the HQ will have to be moved to froggieland. The same useless shit alcatel has been doing will continue, because the Nokia executives didn't learn anything from losing their mobile business.
There'll be layers and layers of useless bosses and strikes like the french like to do. The whole India thing will be repeated. Trying to layoff any french will suddenly cause weird backtaxes, that never existed before.
Nokia will be another piece of shit company.
Sounds about right. As a current employee, the power that the French gov has over businesses to keep employees has been a damper on our operations. We just went through a lot of layoffs to make us presentable for sale. Now we'll likely be going through more sadly.
Not me. JJ's Star Trek movies were lame, so I have no hope he's going to do better here. Better than Lucas, perhaps, but that's not saying much.
I know I'm not the only Star Wars fan that liked the new Star Treks better than the SW prequels.
To the outside world, my manager says there is a shortage of qualified labor. In managerial meetings, he states openly that his intention is to replace all new openings with H-1B workers for budgetary reasons. Entirely coincidentally, during that time it has become less and less pleasant to work here, and also coincidentally, all of the attrition last year was amongst regular (non-H-1B) employees.
What I take away from this is that "qualified" in this context means "willing to work for third world wages and no benefits".
Or if you're like my company, an international telecom, you can't hire in a "high cost" country anymore. You open offices in low cost areas of the world. About the only place new hires come from are Poland or India. Their engineers get paid about a 1/3 to 1/2 of what American workers do for doing the same job.
First Cash for Clunkers, now this. Stop helping! Just get out of the way. The market will work.
Oh and as Eric once said, "Fuck the FCC!"
The market only works when it isn't crippled by crony regulations preventing competition. Just this month T-mobile announced mobile data carryover and guess what appeared on my AT&T bill? That would never have happened.
Although my local cable provider has some competition and has "doubled their speeds" you can bet they wouldn't have done that without encroachment from Google Fiber or AT&T's fiber to the press release announced last year.
But there are still numerous areas such as Chanute, KS that are fighting to build their own infrastructure b/c the local telcos have a monopoly and won't build there but are being taken to court over it.
I only see them on my phone, where I don't have all of the anti-infection-anti-annoyance plugins loaded, when I'm associated with my AP at home.
Wouldn't that only be related to location based advertising? Still not sure I understand.