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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

Odds are he simply wanted a change of pace, and potentially financial motivation.

There doesn't have to be a BAD reason to leave a company, you may simply find it is time to move on. I have worked for businesses in my life that I absolutely loved, and still hold dear. I simply felt the need to move onto other things in life, and should life take me back to them that is fine as well.

That's me right now!!! I don't dislike my job, but an opportunity came around to learn a completely new set of skills in a different environment and I decided I wanted to change. Of course financial compensation definitely plays a part too.
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post #12 of 17
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Timing seems a bit odd though. XboxOne is still less than a year old and still has lots of things to clean up. Leaving a company a few months after they released their product to me seems a bit sketchy.

To us Xbox One is only a few months old, to Microsoft it is several years old, it isn't like they just started working on it right around release. So, no, he isn't leaving a new project, he is leaving a several year old project in good hands.

Just from speaking with one of the lead engineers for Sonos, when he was a client, the company has huge compensation charts. They also seem to be a really chill place to work as well, he raved about their work environment to a very high degree.
    
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M$'s new CEO is doing a bit of reorganizing, which probably includes clearing out some deadwood so, mayhap, Whitten decided to clear out before the axe fell?
     
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I hate this typical PR crap. Its always a thanks everyone for the help, we acomplished alot GG. But i really want to hear him say, why he is leaving. Is it money? Is it some decisions he was against ... something like "we need a better graphics card" and everyone is like... no no, this should be fine. Perhaps he was forced out ? Hey guys, I have a great idea on how we can enforce DRM.

You can bet that if it were me, i'd be rolling out all "f u f u you're cool f u, i'm out" biggrin.gif
that being said, its also why i'd never have a job like that lol.
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You can bet that if it were me, i'd be rolling out all "f u f u you're cool f u, i'm out" biggrin.gif
that being said, its also why i'd never have a job like that lol.

I bet my co-workers would get that reference... my boss the person who actually matters... probably not. Sigh... =P
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Sonos are amazing im surprised most of you haven't heard of them, also their customer service is top notch
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post #17 of 17
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Sonos speakers are fantastic. Its a really cool product.

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