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3-02-2012 @ 12:44PM
Another thing that is often over looked by people who don't work in a corporate environment, is that lay-offs are often presented to managers as an opportunity to fire an employee without having to "fire" them.It can be very difficult to fire an underperforming staff member both legally and emotionally. It's not something managers enjoy, but it's made even more difficult when it's done on an individual basis. When it's done as a part of a lay-off managers have an out and can say "I wish I didn't have to do this but Corporate is making me." So, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the development lay offs didn't have something to do with the individuals not performing at a level they are expected to for their position and pay.
3-02-2012 @ 9:14PM
You maybe be right. I would note that there are still 101 job postings for the Americas on the Blizzard website as of this moment. http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/careers/directory.html#region=Americas
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