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[Kotaku] Report:EA About to Let Go 500-1000 People

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According to a report on Startup Grind,a site that normally dealswith tech companies and their founders,publisher Electronic Artswillvery soon lay off as many as1000 employees.
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The report claimsbetween 500-1000 employees will be affected. That's a lot of people, even for a company asbig asElectronic Arts.


http://kotaku.com/5902222/report-ea-about-to-fire-500+1000-people
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What a shame frown.gif
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I wonder where these people are currently located department-/studio-wise.
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not to sound mean especially when it comes to people loosing jobs, hopefully its all from the terrible support staff.
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Yeah. Before people start bashing, these are real people with families to support.
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In before the EA haters arrive.....

Yes its a far from nice thing to be made redundant but with the economies of the world still in turmoil, its not surprising really.

Anyone know the % of all staff this equates to?

A second point is (and I cant check the source to see if it states this) but a majority/minority/some/all of the 500-1000 could be temporary/contract workers whose contracts wont be renewed. Which is slightly different to have permanent staff leave.
    
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Well i doubt its bcuz of finances struggling, most likely the opposite.
big corps always do t his, like how pual ottelini from intel fired 10,000 people even tho intel was extremely profitable these corps just want more money
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Most of these people are probably low level QA Testers and leads.
 
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Yeah. Before people start bashing, these are real people with families to support.

Uh, so? Get a new job, like everyone else. Or draw unemployment for doing diddly squat for 9-12 months.

If you suck at your job, you deserve to lose it. And I doubt many here would disagree that "EA" sucks at "their job." Gotta start cleaning out the closet SOMEWHERE.
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lol EA sucks at their job yet they are massively profitable. Wish I sucked at "my job" so much.
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