More RIM Jobs Lost

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It's a damn shame that more RIM jobs are being cut. Won't somebody please think of the people doing those RIM jobs?

RIM said in May that there would be "significant layoffs" this year. On Wednesday, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company said it has "reduced some positions as part of its program and may continue to do so as the company methodically works through a review of the business."
 

-Jess-

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Title = lol. Article is depressing.

Restructuring to save a billion.... Then spend 90% of savings towards executive bonuses and bonuses? :rolleyes:

Come on RIM, shape up... or die already. :eek:
 

MacLeod

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Have you people no shame? No sympathy? People are losing their jobs and their livelihoods and all you can do is make immature jokes......ah hell, I can't do this with a straight face. HAHA! Rim job.
 

Outamyhead

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This company is s#!t out of luck, and instead of the ex CEO's getting it in the ass, the loyal workers are getting reamed for it.
 

Monkey34

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Couldn't RIM just stretch out to fit more jobs inside? I think that would make all parties happy.
 

plunger

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RIM should go out with a bang. Put all of their resources into making 1 super awesome phone.

Some sort of levitating/Batman/Jetsons/Voltron phone.

Look at Nokia with their 4,500 MP camera phone.
 

Makaveli@BETA

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This company is s#!t out of luck, and instead of the ex CEO's getting it in the ass, the loyal workers are getting reamed for it.

where have you been :p

This is the way it always has been the people at the top always win. Its the reason why most employee no longer have any loyalty to companies and jump ship in a heart beat. Very different from our parents and grandparents time.

this is why i'm not surprised of hearing about stories of ex employee's going back and shooting up the place. But no one really cares to why they are doing it just lock them up and throw away the keys. It won't happen again ......right!
 

plunger

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Yeah, in Japan, they kill themselves when they lose their job. Here, they kill their family and former employer.

I swear, I always think about the day someone loses it in my office. I'm prepared for someone coming through my building guns blazing. I'm going to blind them with my cree flashlight in flashing mode them shank them with some heavyduty scissors. Playing BF3 might pay off.

Or you might find me on the news, nerdy office worker brings flashlight to gun battle and loses.

Colleagues of the victim describes him as a reliable worker and always good at fixing the computer problems. "He always said this day would come but we didn't take him seriously." Said his cubicle neighbor.

He is survived by his mother whom he lived with.
 

Bigbacon

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Have you people no shame? No sympathy? People are losing their jobs and their livelihoods and all you can do is make immature jokes......ah hell, I can't do this with a straight face. HAHA! Rim job.


Shit happens...
 

Major_A

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I see my mind is in the gutter with most of the people here. But... I don't understand how RIM could've fallen this far, this fast. Before the iPhone came out Blackberry was the phone to get. Back when you had a flip phone, Palm, and Blackberry it was an easy choice. Now only a few years removed the company is circling the drain. It almost sounds like it was arrogance/complacency on the upper management's part that doomed the company.
 

Budzman

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The 1%er's always win.

Everyone else just gets fucked over.

Thats whats wrong in the world but it wont change.
 

German Muscle

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They should get off their proprietary os. Start putting a reworked android OS for business class on their phones. I would think it could only help at this point.
 

Kromix

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RIM should go out with a bang. Put all of their resources into making 1 super awesome phone.

Some sort of levitating/Batman/Jetsons/Voltron phone.

Look at Nokia with their 4,500 MP camera phone.

and name it Black Berry Bold?
 

Savi

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man you know the economy is bad when the porn industry is suffering

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.................. wait its not the porn industry? its blackberry! sucks for them :/
 

xxEIEIOxx

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Maybe they should start making Android phones. Kind of like how Nokia is now making Windows Phones.
 

Red Squirrel

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The 1%er's always win.

Everyone else just gets fucked over.

Thats whats wrong in the world but it wont change.

Sad sad truth.

Reality is RIM could probably afford to keep all those employees, but instead of cutting costs elsewhere (like execs) they rather just cut jobs. It's sad how things work. And all companies seem to work this way.
 

Red Squirrel

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They should get off their proprietary os. Start putting a reworked android OS for business class on their phones. I would think it could only help at this point.

I think this would help them a lot. Using Android would mean way more available apps too. A lot of people look at that as a big factor. BB world hardly has any apps compared to Apple or Android.
 
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