Thread regarding Western Digital Corp. layoffs

114 layed off in Milpitas

http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/city-manager-weekly-report-week-ended-march-9-2019/

Western Digital

Economic Development Staff has received a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) letter from the State’s Employment Development Department communicating that Western Digital will be laying off 114 employees from its Milpitas location. Employees are expected to be impacted now through May 7, 2019. The 114 professional positions includes a Vice President, Directors, Managers, Engineers, Technologists and Technicians. Economic Development staff will contact Western Digital’s Human Resources Department as well as NOVA for potential job placement services

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@Y3HErPh-bpj

A few questions:

Am I legally required to train my replacement(s) to qualify for the severance package?

Can I be held liable and sued if I engage in what might be considered sabotage and...ahem..."train" my replacements...ahem...'my way'... ;=)

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Post ID: @Y3HErPh-5xen

when i was at WD it seemed to me that it was very top heavy with VP's and Directors and Sr. Directors which implies a heavier Opex cost structure and when sales are stalling the environment becomes not nice. I wish all who lost their jobs well.

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Post ID: @Y3HErPh-5qdt

Very high rank Dennis Brown

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Post ID: @Y3HErPh-2rxg

Bring more family member from China to replace US citizen. What the F... US labor doing ?. In 2016 manager ask me to train for 2 H1B from China and layoff me. Who is manager in HGST/WD was protected by upper manager because they can bring wife and Chinese come to US replace all US citizen if they can, I was worked for IBM/HGST/WD for 28 years. F WD upper management.

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Post ID: @Y3HErPh-bpj

A technologist is actually a very high level within the company. Don’t speak if you don’t have facts.

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Post ID: @Y3HErPh-nkb

"...a Vice President..." as in just one (1) V.P.? Are you telling me that out of all the folks laid off, that less than 1% was in executive management?!?

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Post ID: @Y3HErPh-ibs

Apart from the bad news another thing to note: The article mentions "The 114 professional positions includes a Vice President, Directors, Managers, Engineers, Technologists and Technicians"

Please, note the order:

So to the outside world, a Technologist is something between Technician and Engineer as suggested by the order. Maybe as a "Technologist", we should fix our resume and not write "Technologist" unless applying for a Senior Technician job?

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