Thread regarding HP (Hewlett-Packard) layoffs

HP isn't exactly doing well.

HP is getting it's ass kicked in the PC business. It's in survival mode. The choice is simple. Reduce cost of making PC's so it can remain competitive with all the other asian players (and that means laying off some of you now), or shutting down the entire company when it goes belly up (and that means laying off all of you and shutting the door).

Why don't you understand that the PC business has and will continue to be in decline. Since it's a commoditized business, the only way companies know is how to compete on cost and cost alone. And most U.S. companies will NEVER be able to compete on cost alone, when it has to spend so much on american labor.

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Customers will pay for goods and services they perceive as valuable. Just look at Apple. HP's problem is HP, and splits and run/build ngdm shell games are not going to fix that.

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So glad I sold my HP stock a year ago before I left that awful company for another job. Of course they're in decline. They've been in decline since like 2010 after Hurd, some might say earlier when Carly Fiorina was on board. I still find it hilarious our HP laptops are being sold at premium prices yet everyone I speak to say it's cheap plastic crap. Walking around a department store and seeing them charge like $600+ for laptop with low-par specs and a cheap plastic matt finish. I mean come on! Who's gonna pay premium prices for that garbage?? HP CEOs are still convinced they've got a strong brand that can justify that price tag. ha, they are so wrong.

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Oh, thanks for the newsflash

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