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An old good "G" days are over ...

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Microsoft staff savage Ballmer at company confab
Claims of staff walkouts and tanking morale

By Iain Thomson in San Francisco • Get more from this author

Posted in Business, 28th September 2011 06:00 GMT

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During Microsoft's annual full staff meeting, employees unmistakably
expressed their displeasure about how the company is being run.

Every year Redmond assembles the rank and file for a huge presentation about
plans for the next 12 months, with senior management laying out current
progress and future plans. According to comments made on the unofficial but
respected Mini Microsoft blog, staff were less than impressed.

“What a sad spectacle. While SteveB was yacking away, people were leaving in
droves. Back in the good old days when BillG spoke, EVERYONE listened,â€
posted an anonymous commentator.

Due to prior leaks from these, events staff are usually told nothing too
sensitive, and this year’s gathering appears to be no different. Windows 8
will be out in a year’s time, Microsoft is refocusing around cloud and
applications, and there were frequent demos of the Windows 8 fondleslab that
Microsoft showed off at BUILD.

Overall, the tone of the comments was almost uniformly negative, although
one poster claiming to be an employee said that the event was “pretty good.â€
Others pointed out that most of the presentations were dominated by Windows
8, and particularly the new fondleslab.

“Is Win 8 tablet all we have left to be excited about? Has the morale across
the company slumped so much that 20,000 of us together can’t even generate a
decent applause? Please someone tell me I’m wrong. Tell me I’ve just got a
bad attitude and I completely misread the meeting,†pleaded one poster.

Commentators reported that Ballmer also didn’t do his traditional shout of
“I love this company,†and there was no sweaty dancing around and screaming
by the CEO, unlike at previous meetings.

“SteveB did one of the smartest things I've ever seen him do as CEO today:
He delegated responsibility by paying someone else to jump around like an
asshole during his entrance instead of doing it all by himself,†said a
poster. “Now if only he'd do the same with his regular day job.â€

Try as we might, The Register could find no Microsoft staffer who was
willing to talk to us on the record. ®

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VanguardLH

Unicorn said:
An old good "G" days are over ...

__________________________

Microsoft staff savage Ballmer at company confab
Claims of staff walkouts and tanking morale

By Iain Thomson in San Francisco • Get more from this author

Posted in Business, 28th September 2011 06:00 GMT

Download Visual Studio 2010 Professional Trial Web Installer

During Microsoft's annual full staff meeting, employees unmistakably
expressed their displeasure about how the company is being run.

Every year Redmond assembles the rank and file for a huge presentation about
plans for the next 12 months, with senior management laying out current
progress and future plans. According to comments made on the unofficial but
respected Mini Microsoft blog, staff were less than impressed.

“What a sad spectacle. While SteveB was yacking away, people were leaving in
droves. Back in the good old days when BillG spoke, EVERYONE listened,â€
posted an anonymous commentator.

Due to prior leaks from these, events staff are usually told nothing too
sensitive, and this year’s gathering appears to be no different. Windows 8
will be out in a year’s time, Microsoft is refocusing around cloud and
applications, and there were frequent demos of the Windows 8 fondleslab that
Microsoft showed off at BUILD.

Overall, the tone of the comments was almost uniformly negative, although
one poster claiming to be an employee said that the event was “pretty good.â€
Others pointed out that most of the presentations were dominated by Windows
8, and particularly the new fondleslab.

“Is Win 8 tablet all we have left to be excited about? Has the morale across
the company slumped so much that 20,000 of us together can’t even generate a
decent applause? Please someone tell me I’m wrong. Tell me I’ve just got a
bad attitude and I completely misread the meeting,†pleaded one poster.

Commentators reported that Ballmer also didn’t do his traditional shout of
“I love this company,†and there was no sweaty dancing around and screaming
by the CEO, unlike at previous meetings.

“SteveB did one of the smartest things I've ever seen him do as CEO today:
He delegated responsibility by paying someone else to jump around like an
asshole during his entrance instead of doing it all by himself,†said a
poster. “Now if only he'd do the same with his regular day job.â€

Try as we might, The Register could find no Microsoft staffer who was
willing to talk to us on the record. ®

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/28/microsoft_staff_savage_ballmer/
So, from all of this copied copyrighted article, all that's told is
there are some disgruntled employees. Okay, yeah, but nothing specific.
Don't see how it helps to know this without knowing the complaints. It
seems to be a definite outsiders opinion of what happened at a meeting.
For all this says, it could be a bunch that are grumbling about low pay,
not getting their annual review or getting it stretched out over a
longer time, or layoffs, or ... which isn't specifically saying that the
company is running "things" badly which is a business, not a fraternity.
 
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Paul

Unicorn said:
An old good "G" days are over ...

__________________________

Microsoft staff savage Ballmer at company confab
Claims of staff walkouts and tanking morale

By Iain Thomson in San Francisco • Get more from this author

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/28/microsoft_staff_savage_ballmer/
Well, to their credit, they didn't "pull an HP" :)

It's when your executives send out "bad vibes", that's when you have to worry.
And that dude at HP, manages to do that in spades.

Paul
 
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Andy Burns

Paul said:
to their credit, they didn't "pull an HP" It's when your executives
send out "bad vibes", that's when you have to worry. And that dude at
HP, manages to do that in spades.
s/ges/ged
 
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