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 good word
Apparently IT Factory management doesn't think that employees are "tenacious" enough to get paid, according to this string of emails to employees...
When: 11/30/2001
Company: ITFactory
Severity: 90
Points: 190
82 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Shutdowns.com
Meeting today at 1:00pm at Startups.com, major layoffs (not Startup.com the movie, which, btw, if you saw, you should see this).
When: 11/30/2001
Company: Startups.com
Severity: 90
Points: 190
40 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Beemer
I report it a month-and-a-half ago, Yahoo reports it today... layoffs at IBM. </cocky pud>
When: 11/30/2001
Company: IBM
Severity: 20
Points: 116
24 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

Lucked They realized he sucks
Rumor has it Atlantic Records laid off Rod Stewart.
When: 11/30/2001
Company: Atlantic Records
Lucked: 5
Points: 105
33 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Hosed
Rumor has it 30+ employees are receiving pink slips for Christmas today.
When: 11/30/2001
Company: ColumbiaHouse.com
Severity: 40
Points: 140
14 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Bloomin onion
Well that didn't last too long...
When: 11/30/2001
Company: Bloomingdales.com
Severity: 100 - new hall of fame inductee!
Points: 200
24 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Question
Rumor has it Questia.com laid off another 50%. Cuts across the board, but word is the severance packages were pretty good. Apparently 50-or-so people left out of a few hundred. $135 million swirling down this drain...
When: 11/30/2001
Company: Questia.com
Severity: 90
Points: 190
27 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Redwing
Broadwing Communications laid off like 800 people and are proud of it...
When: 11/30/2001
Company: Broadwing Communications
Severity: 40
Points: 140
34 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Thick juicy cuts
Rumor has it layoffs goin down at Scient's (iXL's) NYC office today...
When: 11/30/2001
Company: Scient Profile
Severity: 40
Points: 134
15 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Golden handcuffs
In an effort to stop the hemorage of people leaving, rumor has it Plumtree.com has given anyone they value 1,000 shares of worthless, crappy junk stock options that vest in one year. Flattering. oh, and if you're one of the employees who didn't just get the stock options, you might wanna say Hmmmm..... btw, i've actually got a spreadsheet containing the actual salaries of each Plumtree employee, but i've got some kind of weird morals and ain't posting it.... or should i? nah. or should i? hmm. nah. maybe? dunno. nah.
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Plumtree.com
Severity: 80
Points: 180
187 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Hairy palms
Palm just announced thay they're laying off another 250 employees. That company is so fucked. If I were them I'd just bite the bullet, scap shitty PalmOS, and make a WinCE device... yeah it's the borg, but people would actually buy it.... ya know?
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Palm, Inc.
Severity: 50
Points: 147
134 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Junk in the trunk
How to go from an $80 Billion company to less than a $500 million company in about a year. Details of one of the biggest fucks in US corporate history.
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Enron Profile
Severity: 95
Points: 195
232 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 the big burrito
Adios.
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Star Media
Severity: 90
Points: 190
33 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 cold FusionOne
Rumor has it fusionOne laid off their entire QA staff and all but 15 of their engineering staff, in an effort to move all development work to Estonia (where it's cheap). Oh, and and word is the layoff was 1 person shy of the 30% that would have required them to give decent severence here at christmas time... sneaky
When: 11/29/2001
Company: fusionOne
Severity: 80
Points: 180
50 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Tick tick
Time Inc. is closing down three magazines -- On, Asiaweek and Family Life, amid ad revenue shortcomings. never heard of em...
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Time Inc
Severity: 20
Points: 115
24 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 "hidden" is right...
Rumor has it HiddenMind.com, seller of mobility software that no one has ever purchased, dumped its engineering department in Atlanta, the former AnyDevice.com -- about 10 people.
When: 11/29/2001
Company: HiddenMind.com
Severity: 80
Points: 180
18 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Lubricant
Rumor has it Luminant will file bankruptcy in the next week or so. Prolly be purchased by Divine for pennies...
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Luminant
Severity: 95
Points: 194
33 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 eGout
Rurmor has it B2B marketplace, eScout.com, just laid off around 23%.
When: 11/29/2001
Company: eScout LLC
Severity: 50
Points: 150
74 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Speedy
Broadband provider RexSpeed.com will cease operations effective November 30, 2001 after a whole 2 years in business...
When: 11/29/2001
Company: RexSpeed
Severity: 100 - new hall of fame inductee!
Points: 200
8 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 ...well i guess she's getting, uh, fucked....
Like, oh my god, rumor has it Britney and Justin might get married this coming Valentine's Day. okay this is officially the stupidest thing i've ever posted here... everyone can go home now...
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Britney Spears
Severity: 20
Points: 120
89 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Strike three
Rumor has it in the second round of layoffs in just six months, IgniteSports.com shit-canned around 17 more employees.
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Ignite Sports
Severity: 80
Points: 180
8 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Closed
Rumor has it Openwave (Phone.com, Software.com) is gonna layoff more than 400 today.
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Openwave
Severity: 400
Points: 500
36 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 El Dorado
Rumor has it, last week, Dorado's execs held a company meeting to say that they had enough cash and a good backlog of business and there would be no layoffs anytime soon. A week later they find their backlog is crap and their customers are ready to go elsewhere, so they laid off 25%. Word is the VCs are giving them five months to turn shit around, or they're cut-off...
When: 11/29/2001
Company: Dorado
Severity: 80
Points: 180
30 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Unzipped
Rumor has it Zip2.com will cease operating Dec 31, 2001. Add another CMGI company to the pile....
When: 11/27/2001
Company: Zip2
Severity: 95
Points: 195
119 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Happy Holidays
Rumor has it 20% gone later today from Hearst/SF Chronicle/SFgate.com.
When: 11/27/2001
Company: Hearst
Severity: 35
Points: 135
115 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 That's why they call it a "palm" pilot
Rumor has it Palm is discontinuing their MyPalm Portal. The problem was obvious -- not enough palm-pr0n.
When: 11/27/2001
Company: Palm
Severity: 10
Points: 107
53 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Diddle the Skittle
Rumor has it, after being assured that severence was intact, ClickTheButton.com employees were laid off yesterday and informed that Friday's paycheck is their last, with no sev.
When: 11/27/2001
Company: ClickTheButton.com
Severity: 90
Points: 190
62 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 I had no friends in high school
Rumor has it Classmates.com laid off 12 more. Still, I think this company is a good idea. blah
When: 11/27/2001
Company: ClassMates.com
Severity: 40
Points: 139
118 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Isuzu Joe
Trooper.
When: 11/27/2001
Company: Isuzu Motors
Severity: 40
Points: 140
30 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

 Granny smith
Rumor has it Connectix, the maker of Virtual PC and other Macintosh tools, cut around a dozen staffers of their hundred or so in total.
When: 11/27/2001
Company: Connectix
Severity: 10
Points: 110
49 comments in the Happy Fun Slander Corner!

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