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EA to lay off 1500 people and to close studios

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by NetMonkey, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    Stillfly199

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    Ya, hopefully your not in the bottom 1500, if that is how they do it, good luck man, sorry to hear about your wife losing her job, good luck
     
  3. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    jdkeller

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    Ouch. Im pulling for ya!
     
  4. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    calicoupe

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    wow! sorry to hear this! do you know how many will be affected in their playa del rey facilities.....I gotta a friend there.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    i dont know yet. we have a meeting tomorrow at 10am.

    whos your friend here, BTW?
     
  6. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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    magikbean562

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    damn dude when it rains, it shits all over the place...er....yeah. sorry to hear bud. i actually did some work at your offices back in the day with an old company i used to work for. it was the guys that set up the exterior elevators (swing stages) for window washers and painters. stay strong, we're rooting for you man.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    That news can be nerve racking for anyone in that position. I wish you guys made Call of Duty 2 (which is coming out tomorrow!!!!)
     
  8. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    Sorry to hear that. Hope all goes well.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    that sucks, i hope you make the cut man. best of luck with your wife finding a job as well.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    ea will look at studios and departments as a whole. rarely, does ea look at individuals when making lay off decisions.

    i have survived 6 lay offs in my employment here.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    I work for the airlines - we worry about cutbacks all the time. Things always work out in the end, though. Just hang tight!
     
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    Sorry to hear EAm. Fingers crossed for you. Hey, yer good - you got cred and rep and an awesome resume. :D GL!
     
  13. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    hehe... thanks :)

    ohh.. that reminds me... i should update my resume :typing:
     
  14. Nov 9, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    Hang in there and wish you the best!
     
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    Shitty time of year to have to worry about this. Good luck man.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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    Good luck! Do you have 78 weeks of unemployment?
     
  17. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:31 AM
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  18. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    The entertainment industry is usually pretty resilient during time of economic woe, but this time around it was hit pretty hard. I know the studio one of my friends works at laid off almost everyone he worked directly with. . . he's all alone in an empty room now. . . =/

    . . .here's hoping to survive a 7th layoff ::crossing fingers::
     
  19. Nov 10, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    Hope you survive the layoffs!
     
  20. Nov 10, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    well, damn.

    i got a layoff notice. 70 people at the studio got hit.
    my last day is february 26, but they are offing a generous severance package. essentially, i will get paid through july of 2010.

    meh.. anyone need an engineer? :)
     
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