Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

How is this even going to work?

Those of us that are left are totally unable to keep up with anything but the most critical security fixes. There are only a handful of us. Support will continue to file bug reports on behalf of customers, but we have no engineers to assign. Fortunately for Oracle, it does not have any type of SLA for resolving issues, so Solaris bug reports from customers can be "file and forget". Support will tell the customers that "development is working on it", but in reality, none of these new issues will get any attention from us.

Can somebody please tell me how can they think this is going to work? We are going to alienate all of our remaining customers by the year's end. Seriously, we have pure geniuses running this company...

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os
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There are only a handful of us. Support will continue to file bug reports on behalf of customers, but we have no engineers to assign.

Looks like the only problem left is to get rid of support. No support, no bugs, problem solved.

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os-smg

And for the people who are left behind....you can be both worked to death and then blamed for any failures that occur along the way.

That will satisfy the remaining need to wipe out anyone left at a later time. Those that don't leave on their own will get any blame they can lay on you.

For those of us who are older developers and grew up in a company culture where our abilities were valued... that just doesn't exist anymore. We are nothing more than a name on a spreadsheet to the management above. You can be used in whatever way they see fit, as far as they are concerned.

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os-esb

This is how providers like Microsoft and IBM do, tell the customers the release cycle in the cloud is shorter, just to eventually update the products so rarely that the customers can't comply for security requirements. This is why the customers who don't go cloud native will get in trouble.

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os-eld

Oracle SR resolution.

Told customer that this fix is in Oracle cloud. they need to move to Oracle cloud to get fix. Customer say they arent happy. Told customer there is nothing we can do. case closed.

Maybe that's the plan? if you break everything but the cloud, do you force customers to go there?

I was working in the fusion area a couple years ago and the management was moving all of the on-premise stuff to India. But, it wasn't being done in any logical way. There was no code hand-off to anyone. Just one day, the statement that it's now being done in India.

Is the intent to destroy everything the customer is using, except the cloud? I don't know. It all seemed so unbelievably destructive. I have a difficult time believing that the management really has no idea at all what they are doing. I keep looking for some clue to some logical plan.

Maybe there just isn't any plan? I don't know. The customers can go elsewhere. They don't have to work with Oracle. Maybe the management thinks the customers are trapped and they can manipulate them in any way they want?

I don't know. But it looks like everything is going under to me.

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os-pcv

Oracle SR resolution.

Told customer that this fix is in Oracle cloud. they need to move to Oracle cloud to get fix. Customer say they arent happy. Told customer there is nothing we can do. case closed.

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os-vyu

Yep, cost reduction and push to get clients to move to the non-existent oracle cloud. Oracle customers are F:ed either way

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os-azt

I truly feel for the folks left behind to do this utterly thankless task, while being required to meet a zillion arbitrary KPIs and getting grief from customers.

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os-uiv

There is not enough profit anymore. 40% margin is too low to support fixing critical bugs. S---ers that don't move to Linux deserve to get raped.

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os-jsu

And at some point in time a FAQ will come out saying "if your customer start complaining tell them it's their fault since they have not moved to Oracle Cloud. In the Oracle Cloud everything is beautiful, everything shines, everything works automagically."

Same as a FAQ has been given to sales management for the recent layoffs, saying that the strategy is to move all Sparc installed base to the cloud, or in the worst case to x86 servers.

Funny. And, yes, pure geniuses.

by | Post ID: @Pf8b6os-ujz

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