Thread regarding Western Digital Corp. layoffs

More modular chunk layoffs coming!

There will be more layoffs in 2019. More modular chunks cuts as COO said. Some entire groups will be let go to clean up the books!

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9

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The execs will leach off the company until pushed out - there is no strategy other than praying for nand pricing to go up. Until then, why not enjoy golf, spa and shopping at the 5 million dollar conference in Pebble Beach.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-9lhc

It's more than clear, WD top executives are selfless, incompetent, and not suitable to run the company. The MAMR lie is one clear example of this. The list goes on and on. They are going to Pebble Beach and congrat each other a great year aheads and more modular chucks to go.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-7wdd

Ok so you have shifting targets , so my conclusion is you’ve some unfinished business.

Good luck chasing it.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-7rzd

i do have a stake in WD- did you miss my 'gifted' shares? you know so that i won't leave?

this is not the place to 'settle scores'. i'll let the courts do that. first one won, next one i'll get to Discovery. then i can watch Mikey squirm. this place does give me a biased picture of the culture and an unbiased picture of the continuing RIFs. waiting for the next update to WARN @ eed.ca.gov. some massive RIFs might push the stock in the correct direction. oh, sorry for you- it's just business. "modular chunks" and all that.

your lack of reading comprehension only confirms who is left at WD.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-7fdv

Good for you , so if you resigned and not have any big stake in WD ; what brings you to this board ? Settling some personal scores ?

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-6szt

"rented drawers"? wtf?

i did do something, i resigned. never bought a WD share in my life- i was given this worthless stock.

would you care to address the other concerns? or are you just a trolling since you're not doing anything productive anyway?

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-6bsr

So your problem is stock price ? Thats easy to fix, buy better perfoming stocks and take a loss on your WD investment if you don’t believe in it.

Other way to fix it is buy significant portion of WD stock by being an activist investor , get few board seats and drive the changes as you please.

I am sure You got couple of Bs laying around in your rented drawers to make that happen.

Be part of a solution!

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-6anv

i don't feel like a victim. nor do i blame others for my problems.

with that said, +10 Billion in debt, wasting resources on MAMR, top heavy structure, lack of technical knowledge, 60% more revenue than STX yet stock price is lower.

these are fundamental problems and need to be addressed. or not. i expect the latter, unfortunately.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-6jtn

People who constantly feel like a victim or is in constant lookout to attack an entity or an institution, often carry deep prejudice and biases. It often arises by constant comparison with close relationships like a successful spouse or happy sibling or rich neighbors,etc. This is a downward spiral and results into many negative outcomes. This is not a mental health issue but more of an upbringing issue. There is no course on ‘anonymous slandering’ at University of .

On the bright side its not genetics so one’s current or future offspring is not going to inherit it.

Its fairly easy to recover. Here are 30 ideas from internet. My fav in the list is number 19.

  1. “It’s easy to blame others for your situation. It’s much more productive to search your own past and find what caused your faults.” Anonymous

  2. “Blaming others takes time and energy from improving yourself.” Anonymous

  3. “Making bad decisions is a part of life. Blaming others for your bad decisions is immature.” Anonymous

  4. “You’ll never get ahead by blaming your problems on other people.” Willie Nelson

  5. “When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.” Deepak Chopra

  6. “When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” Robert Anthony

  7. “Never blame another person for your personal choices – you are still the one who must live out the consequences of your choices.” Caroline Myss

  8. “The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.” Don Shula

  9. “When people are lame, they love to blame.” Robert Kiyosaki

  10. “Blaming others is nothing more than excusing yourself.” Robin Sharma

  11. “When you check your own mind properly, you stop blaming others for your problems.” Thubten Yeshe

  12. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” Oprah Winfrey

  13. “Never blame anyone in your life.” Anonymous

  14. “You made your choices to get where you are now in life, stop blaming others for your misfortune and choose wisely next time.” Leon Brown

  15. “Blaming others will confine you to a life of mediocrity.” ATGW

  16. “Take charge of your own attitude. Don’t blame anyone else. You control you.” Anonymous

  17. “Some people love being victims because they love being able to blame someone else. Accountability is too much for them. They don’t like being responsible for who they have become or where they are in life.” Anonymous

  18. “Before you start blaming people for your problems. Stop and think about who created them.” Anonymous

  19. “A bad mood is often the reason for blaming others; but very often blaming others causes bad feelings in us: the more we blame others, the worse we feel.” Leo Tolstoy

  20. “Stop blaming other people and circumstances for k--ling your dreams. The truth is; we tend to talk ourselves out of acting upon our dreams.” Steve Maraboli

  21. “Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.” Douglas Coupland

  22. “Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.” Joseph Campbell

  23. “Great leaders don’t rush to blame. They instinctively look for solutions.” Nina Easton

  24. “The dream doesn’t lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education.” Alphonso Jackson

  25. “It’s always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your success and failures are entirely your own responsibility.” Paulo Coelho

  26. “Your life will never improve as long as you are blaming others for where and who you are.” ATGW

  27. “Blaming is a characteristic of losers. Winners take responsibility for their lives and make their dreams a reality.” ATGW

  28. “Why blame others? You are in charge of your life. Awaken to that fact.” ATGW

  29. “If you don’t do your part, don’t blame God.” Billy Sunday

  30. “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” George Bernard Shaw

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-6svq

Bar is indeed low though.I have seen people who can’t read or write a single line of code being hired to run a software programs while silicon valley giants are dropping collage degree requirements to attract people who can code!

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-6kyi

The bar at WD is very low. If you can't get into a real college, go to Northwestern Polytech to get your visa and you can get hired by WD; isn't it.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-6qhi

WD VPs, enjoy your caviar, champagne and golf at pebble beach. Good job on destroying shareholder value. Stock market value now less than Seagate, a pure HDD company.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-3nfo

Guys pls stop complaining the luxurious Pebble Beach offsite for all VPs. Since there are so many of VPs (someday janitors may also have a chance) at WD nowadays so a proper phrased mission statement is needed.

Example:

Missions statement 1: we s&$tted (last year with $3M offsite)

Possible New one: It was s&$tted by us (with $4M offsite this year). You should expect more with more expensive offsite

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-3oam

Test

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-3ozj

Way to go WD! Conference in Pebble Beach sounds so good. Enjoy the drinks, golfing, and the scenery.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-3bxk

The company is having a luxury conference at Pebble Beach for all VPs in a couple weeks. Way to waste money, team!

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-3cmw

Next RIF in June. Not all groups will be impacted.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-1qbe

Plenty of opportunity to trim useless functions, like the Digital Analytics group. The execs are id--ts to keep that organization. Did you ever interact with those mo--ns? Some of the people are OK, but most of them, especially the management, are total bull****ers: all talk that adds no value. I walk by their area all the time, and there is usually no one there... I guess it's some sort of charity for graduates of Northwestern Polytech Institute. If shareholders knew how their investments are being wasted at WD, they would dump the stock. Being on the inside, it is stunning to see how little has been done to trim costs at WD, at least here in the US.

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Post ID: @Z6ZoTX9-1ehl

Titanic

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