More job cuts for tech sector

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  1. The U.S. technology sector suffered another round of widespread layoffs
    during the third quarter, with computer firms slashing jobs most
    aggressively, a report said on "High-tech job cuts are on the way up as the
    end of the year approaches," said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer
    of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. "Behind this trend is the fact that
    technology companies have virtually no pricing power,"


    Job cuts in technology jumped 60 percent between July and September to
    54,701, compared with 34,213 layoffs in the second quarter. Computer
    companies alone saw job cuts jump 127 percent, to 30,624.


    full story

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41814-2004Oct18.html
     
    =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=, Oct 18, 2004
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Consultant Guest

    i knew someone would post something to cheer me up!

    "Kebishop31" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The U.S. technology sector suffered another round of widespread layoffs
    > during the third quarter, with computer firms slashing jobs most
    > aggressively, a report said on "High-tech job cuts are on the way up as
    > the
    > end of the year approaches," said John A. Challenger, chief executive
    > officer
    > of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. "Behind this trend is the fact that
    > technology companies have virtually no pricing power,"
    >
    >
    > Job cuts in technology jumped 60 percent between July and September to
    > 54,701, compared with 34,213 layoffs in the second quarter. Computer
    > companies alone saw job cuts jump 127 percent, to 30,624.
    >
    >
    > full story
    >
    > http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41814-2004Oct18.html
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Consultant, Oct 18, 2004
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Doom Guest

    Doom, Oct 18, 2004
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  4. >i knew someone would post something to cheer me up!

    don is dead

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Oct 19, 2004
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  5. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Mike T. Guest

    Mike T., Oct 19, 2004
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  6. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Ben Guest

    "Kebishop31" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The U.S. technology sector suffered another round of widespread layoffs
    > during the third quarter, with computer firms slashing jobs most
    > aggressively, a report said on "High-tech job cuts are on the way up as

    the
    > end of the year approaches," said John A. Challenger, chief executive

    officer
    > of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. "Behind this trend is the fact that
    > technology companies have virtually no pricing power,"
    >


    Sadly its the consequence of the sector we're in. The whole point of IT is
    to make things quicker and more efficient, so less people are required.
    An example of this was last year, when I decided to impliment MS Software
    Update Service (SUS). Before, whenever MS released a patch or hotfix for
    Windows 2000, me and the other 2 engineers went out to each PC (300 on site)
    and installed it manually. Now however SUS (and Group Policy) pushes out all
    the updates, automatically, once a week, we don't have to do a thing. Same
    with Virus scan, updates are pushed out via e-policy.
    I'm currently working on RIS, it only takes 10 minutes to install Windows
    along with all the apps, pre-configured, rather than an hour or 2 like
    before.
    Pretty soon the whole system will be entirely automated, and we won't need
    any onsite IT staff!
    Its crazy really, our job is to try and create a perfect system, but in
    doing so, we're shooting ourselves in the foot!

    Ben

    "The internet - where men are men, women are men and children are FBI
    agents."
     
    Ben, Oct 19, 2004
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  7. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Doom Guest


    > Just use one of these addresses:
    >
    >
    >

    That's a good idea. Give spammers a spammer address. I think I found the
    nexus of the universe.
     
    Doom, Oct 19, 2004
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  8. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    kpg Guest

    An unfortunate bookcase accident?
     
    kpg, Oct 19, 2004
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  9. >An unfortunate bookcase accident?

    we hope so.

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Oct 19, 2004
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  10. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Doom Guest


    > Its crazy really, our job is to try and create a perfect system, but in
    > doing so, we're shooting ourselves in the foot!


    Just do what I do. Surround yourself with clueless users who can barely turn
    on their PC. I'm guaranteed a job for life.

    Doom
    "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man in king"
     
    Doom, Oct 19, 2004
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  11. >Pretty soon the whole system will be entirely automated, and we won't need
    >any onsite IT staff!


    isn't that what happened to the cylons?

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Oct 19, 2004
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  12. >Just do what I do. Surround yourself with clueless users who can barely turn
    >on their PC. I'm guaranteed a job for life.


    .... and there are plenty of them, sad but true....

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Oct 19, 2004
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  13. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Doom Guest

    "The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere" <.> wrote in message
    news:...
    > >Just do what I do. Surround yourself with clueless users who can barely
    > >turn
    >>on their PC. I'm guaranteed a job for life.

    >
    > ... and there are plenty of them, sad but true....
    >

    Sad for them but good for us. It may be a pain dealing with them but without
    their cluelessness I'd be living in a dumpster.
     
    Doom, Oct 19, 2004
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  14. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Consultant Guest

    it is real

    "The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere" <.> wrote in message
    news:...
    > >i knew someone would post something to cheer me up!

    >
    > don is dead
    >
    > Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    Consultant, Oct 19, 2004
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  15. >Sad for them but good for us. It may be a pain dealing with them but without
    >their cluelessness I'd be living in a dumpster.


    you are very wise.

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Oct 19, 2004
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  16. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Doom Guest

    "The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere" <.> wrote in message
    news:...
    > >Sad for them but good for us. It may be a pain dealing with them but
    > >without
    >>their cluelessness I'd be living in a dumpster.

    >
    > you are very wise.


    I'm glad someone finally noticed.
     
    Doom, Oct 19, 2004
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    Ben Guest

    "The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere" <.> wrote in message
    news:...
    > >Pretty soon the whole system will be entirely automated, and we won't

    need
    > >any onsite IT staff!

    >
    > isn't that what happened to the cylons?
    >
    > Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3


    You been watching the new Battlestar Galactica series too?
     
    Ben, Oct 19, 2004
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  18. >You been watching the new Battlestar Galactica series too?

    Well, actually I remember the original series.....

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Oct 19, 2004
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  19. =?Utf-8?B?S2ViaXNob3AzMQ==?=

    Neil Guest

    incase you missed it "Consultant" <consultant_mcngp@yahoodotcom> said in
    news:#e$:

    > it is real
    >
    > "The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere" <.> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> >i knew someone would post something to cheer me up!

    >>
    >> don is dead
    >>
    >> Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3

    >
    >
    >


    updates?


    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    the "curious" hair on the soap of society
     
    Neil, Oct 19, 2004
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  20. The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere wrote:
    >> You been watching the new Battlestar Galactica series too?

    >
    > Well, actually I remember the original series.....
    >
    > Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3


    I couldn't watch Lorne Green without thinking of "Alpo" and "Pa!"

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    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Frisbee=AE?=, Oct 19, 2004
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