Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Who needs Halloween when you can work at Oracle?

Let's count the ways this company is scary:

  • Little to no communication about the broader going ons.
  • Layoffs that form via rumor and drop like an ax.
  • Constant fluffing up versus the competition despite little proof.
  • A workforce that constantly wants to be RIFed.
  • Late entry into the cloud after skepticism from LJE himself.
  • LJE's constant buddying up to China with TikTok, etc.
  • Company value that's only propped up because of stock buybacks.
  • Customers who only stay because the licensing fees are too high otherwise.
  • A favoritism towards previous-generation technology. See: Acquisition of Sun.

I'll be going as an Oracle employee for Halloween. Just wear my badge and that's enough to send chills down anyone's spine.

What are scary things to you here?

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An older article but one that still rings true:
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3195264/oracles-next-big-business-is-selling-your-info.html

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Post ID: @4pmj+1jopxt1Q
Someone should dress up as SC and go around various Slack channels laying people off with their spreadsheets.

Margaret Hamilton would have been perfect for that role.

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Post ID: @1xvv+1jopxt1Q
Sun was acquired over ten years ago so adding this to your list as an example of a current trouble is a stretch at best.

It is amazing how Sun stills lives rent free in some people's heads. The acq was announced in 2008 and finalized in 2010. 14 and 12 years. They should have been able to make something of it by now. Any failure is now all on the big 0.

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Post ID: @1yzb+1jopxt1Q

Sun was acquired over ten years ago so adding this to your list as an example of a current trouble is a stretch at best.

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Post ID: @1nya+1jopxt1Q

Someone should dress up as SC and go around various Slack channels laying people off with their spreadsheets.

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Post ID: @1dlv+1jopxt1Q

You could think about going as our ex CEO.

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