Laying people off this close to Christmas is especially low, even for the soulless train-wrack Mattel has become. Did they wait for the worst possible moment to do this?
Not to mention, layoffs are the last thing Mattel needs right now. Without thorough change in direction, the company will see a small profits bump from the layoffs for one quarter, and then it will be back to same old, same old.
In the end, all these ruined holidays and lives will be for nothing.