From what I understand, the attrition rate at Malta is 18% in the fab alone. I believe the exodus has begun and with the fact that virtually no one ever returns to GF after leaving, laying people off is no longer a viable solution (unless done so en masse via a whole department). I would think that an announcement would come sooner than later as February could still hit, but there is just not enough manpower staying to justify cutting more people. Financially, losing people through attrition is better than involuntary separations so I would not be surprised if they just left the door wide open for employees instead of being proactive (i.e. layoffs).
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@BP, do you actually realize that there are multiple people responding to you? Judging by your response, I think the "Ritalin" guy got you nailed.
You are welcome. I'm glad we were able to put the rumor down early as false.
I am the original poster. A big thank you for those who contributed with maturity and understand professionalism is appreciated even in anonymity. As for the latter part of the thread contributors: get a life.
Nice word salad of zero content. Behold, my ability to take the current date, and the phrase '14 days ago' and covert that into another date. The only reason you made that comment is because ya got absolutely nothing in response to my overwhelming body slam on your previous duuumb statements. You were the one who thought the manager strike was true. I was the one who correctly told everyone before it was supposed to happen that it was false. The fact that you come back and talk gibberish in response to me pointing that out only makes you look even more duuumb than you were the first two times. You're 0-3 now, Monday morning q-backing it like 'oh yeah I knew that." Well why didn't you say so back then when I did?....because you didn't know it back then, that's why. Speaking of stuff you don't know....Hows the job hunt going from your mommy's basement while you take a Ritalin? --- Not sure you realize but that last statement just means 'How's the job hunt going?'. The rest was filler to make me feel like a winner. Which means everything in your last post was filler, no content. Go back and read it again and try to find something in there. Nothing. Zero. Dead air like that between your ears. You can do it!...youre a winner, you won da severance prize!
Anyone with two brain cells knew the "manager strike" was a crock. That's the only reason Big Pivot called it correctly. Deduction or reasoning that involves three or more brain cells, and he's useless. Really though, he's patting himself on the back for predicting something as easy to predict as the sun setting in the west. Anything more complex, and he is hilariously called out as wrong every time.
@BP - Wow, dude, did mommy forget to give the Ritalin yesterday? You went back and actually parsed through the threads to pull that out. You must have been sweating pretty good looking for it "I know I wrote something...I know I wrote something" and then to back calculate the date since TheLayoff only puts so many days ago. I am impressed with your maths skills for such a simple mind. I think you need to get out of mom's basement and get some sun, the lack of VitaminD is really messing with your head.
once AMD announced they go to TSMC for 7nm and IBM the same thing.. .u know the future is bleak... soon TSMC will have ample extra capacity for 7nm and they will tell those 2 giants to move their product to 7nm and use their special inFO WLP... then we will see the real impact , Fab 8 will be 20% utilized... and how long can u last with 20%
Wrong Again! Wow impressive, you're wrong rate is running a solid 100%. My exact quote on Nov 27th on the "rumored manager strike" thread was "This rumor is false and doesn't pass the snif test." Haha you're the one who believed an obvious lie and I'm the one who is always right. It's not that I can see the future, its that I'm just better than you. Good luck finding a job. You can do it!
Don't worry about MerryPivot or OriginalBigPivot or whatever he calls himself. He has no confidence in his ramblings since he waited until the week was over to respond to such things so he must have thought there may have been some truth to them. He may actually have been the only one that took the manager strike seriously.
I don't think anyone took that manager strike seriously. If such a plan was in place, an organizer would have contacted local news to bring awareness to their cause.
Turn-over is below the industry average for this time of year. More false rumors like the "Monday layoff" and "manager strike" rumors that turned out to be wrong wrong wrong. Although that "manager strike" rumor was good for a laugh. Thank you kind sir for your wit and a good hearty ho ho ho.
From my tiny place in the world it appears departures are occurring at all levels. wafer fab techs, process techs, maint techs, engineers, sr. engineers, principal engineers... etc
Only folks not leaving are the happy workers in the cafe. Maybe GF managers should speak to cafe management how they keep their employees so happy.
Agreed. GF is hiring again on Linkedin.
Is it the highly paid people leaving though or the lower level techs???
LOL at blaming anything occurring in Malta on GB. 3 years later, where is the high yielding 7nm from the magical IBM R&D teams defeating TSMC and bringing in business? It was an absolute disaster.
Failed management like GB has put this company in an untenable situation. Why GF ever hired him after his career of failed ventures at Motorola and Infineon are a total mystery! Chalk up another technological failure for him.