Furious HP staff stage protest over job cuts
Laying down on the job ... at a trade show
Photo HP staff downed tools at the SIMO Network 2011 conference in Spain this week to protest against job cuts.
If you're HP and you know it, wash your hands...
An El Reg contact kindly took a photo as disgruntled workers took to the HP stand on 5 October only to lie down clasping placards urging their employer to "Stop Lay-Offs".
The US tech titan – which employs more than 324,000 staff worldwide – revealed in June 2010 that it would axe 9,000 bodies over the next three years following "productivity gains and automation" in the services business.
The webOS hardware team are also facing some redundancies, with 525 expected to receive their pink slips, after HP canned further fondleslab or smartphone development on the platform.
HP refused to comment. ®
Am I bad?
The first thing I noticed was the sex of the person nearest the camera ...
nice rack, HP!
Layoff are part of business but....
... you can layoff a few while trying to restructure the company and make it profitable and more competitive (good)
...or you can layoff 6,000 people just because your revenue dropped 3% while still maintaining a HUGE profit... 1.7 BILLION in 1 quarter!... that's just corporate greed and some sleazy white collars trying to save their HUGE bonuses.
"The company remained profitable, however, posting results that were in line with analyst expectations. HP recorded a profit of US$1.7 billion on sales of $27.4 billion. Earnings per share were $0.70 for its second fiscal quarter, ended April 30"