UPDATE MARCH 7, 2019 — 200 COMMERCIAL SALES DIVISION JOBS GONE
Microsoft is planning to layoff approximately 200 employees in its commercial sales division as the company continues to reorganize to take advantage of the increasing impact of cloud services. The last major reorganization of the division occurred in 2017.
It appears that Microsoft has announced massive layoffs and it is attributing it to a change of leadership and direction. The layoffs will mostly affect the sales and marketing people.
Let us not forget that in July of 2015, Microsoft shed 7,800 jobs and wrote off $7.6 billion of its Nokia acquisition costs. And in 2016, Microsoft announced that it would be making approximately 2850 jobs redundant.
The word on the internal chat app is that management "has booked numerous conference rooms and that some employees are being scheduled for short 15-minute meetings with their respective managers.
Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere ... are you now wondering, Am I Next?