Those awful competitors! How dare they?!
Would SBC prefer that all of its competitors go away? Would it prefer that no one were using -- and paying for -- its lines? Can SBC throw stones because it never cuts jobs?
SBC's CEO Ed Whitacre Jr. said last week that SBC is going to cut more jobs soon, though he didn't give specific details. The company now has about 175,000 employees, 29,500 (14%) fewer folks than it employed as of December 1999, the year when dotcom startups and CLEC competitors were even thicker on the ground.
Be they telephone lines or payroll checks, SBC evidently doesn't like to share. But enough about them. Let's take a moment and review some of the most interesting hirings and firings of the last few days:
Here's a summary of other industry appointments (and disappointments) from the past several days:
- Lucent Cuts Retiree Healthcare
- Intense Hires Market Boss
- Laser Guru Named DMG CTO
- Verizon Regional Prez Surinders
- Juniper Hires Director
- Ex-Nortel COO Resurfaces at CGI
- Sprint Names New Prez/COO
- Colt Reveals Director's Details
- Bookham Consolidates Wafer Fabs
- Yipes Rides Back With $63.5M
— Phil Harvey, Senior Editor, Light Reading