uSwitch cans IT workers
'You gotta switch!'
Price comparison site uSwitch.com has made around 10 of its IT department redundant in a bid to cut costs.
Marketing boss Alan Tattersall said the job losses were part of a reorganisation after the firm moved to new offices and combined IT departments with sister site Shopzilla.com.
He said: "It's a minor restructure. Like any business, there's no point in keeping people we don't have a function for." No further redundancies are planned, he added.
Affected workers have entered a consultation period when the firm "may" find other roles for them. The IT department currently employs about 70. ®
Should have laid off marketeers and kept the workers.
The IT dept
I was offered a job by them in the server support team - very nearly took it too - and they said that the goal of their department was to get the site running to a standard such that they could then do as little work as possible. A noble aim, especially in the context of IT support, but not one likely to impress anyone else in the business :s
Still, at least you know the site is stable now :)
"Not sure I see a reason for any negative comments on uSwitch?"
They're a bit dodge - take a look at the bottom of this article -