trickle down economy at its finest
Got to save the money for that new HQ (as if tax breaks by foolish cities bidding against each others were not enough).
Amazon has confirmed a round of job cuts are taking place at its headquarters in Seattle, USA. The internet monster on Monday said it was cutting roles, although hopes to reassign sacked people to different positions where possible. "As part of our annual planning process, we are making headcount adjustments across the …
I mean if you expect your employees to get upper body surgery so they can become better archers and swear oaths to defend your company till death and beyond then you shouldn't just be able to downsize them whenever you want oh wait I was thinking about the other kind of Amazons again.
This is just another case of middle managers (and above) expanding their fiefdoms beyond what is sustainable and getting caught during budget planning. I do wonder if some of those actually responsible will be getting "adjusted" though.
With 560,000 employees worldwide it is understandable that this would happen annually.
I thought Amazon was notoriously "flat" and basically didn't allow anyone's span of control to go beyond a small number of people. Most of the MBAs cycling through management consulting land are touting the "2 pizza team" concept that Amazon supposedly follows.
I figured the cuts would be for staff in acquired organizations...Amazon and others are buying up tool vendors at a fast pace so I thought they would have acquired a bunch of employees that way.
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