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big daddy 12/4/2012 | 9:58:28 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out? Bluey, nice perspective.

But, when you have your own sub shop, be prepared for your employees to be writing posts, such as yours, on Lighteating.com.
etherhead 12/4/2012 | 9:58:27 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out? Whiny and clueless.

Many of these CEOs didn't lie...like they knew that WorldCom was off by $7B in their numbers. If you believed $10M, even during the bubble, the shame on you.

Seems every VC, CEO, leader in the industry had no clue, so stop ragging and whining on company management (which I am not btw, hate the beauracrats as much as anyone) who are doing what they have to to survive.

Face it you whiners...the pendalum has shifted and right now they employers have control. We didn't whine 3 years ago when we drove up salaries, got ridiculous perks, and had the easy life. If you have a job right now and aren't humping it, be prepared to join these whiners.
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Don't be a putz! These people were told they were going to be millionaires, they were promised that if they gave up their lives to the company for a few years they would never have to work again. I was told that I'd end up with somewhere around 10 Million for my efforts by one CEO.

The problem here is that irresponsible promises were made to entice people to devote themselves to work and then when times got tough the promise makers had no problem pulling the plug on those poor stiffs. It is true as you say that life is not fair, and in these times hard decssions and layoffs are necessary, but don't give me that crap about getting real! Those laid off have every right to be bitter, they were lied to and it makes matters worse when they look around and see the more politically adept (but productively challenged) schmoozer types still with jobs. In fact, I'd say these laid off have a responsibility to be bitter so we can make sure the word gets out. Maybe we can see to it that (at least for a little while) nobody else buys into the crap some of these rich CEO wannabees spew out.

Luma
etherhead 12/4/2012 | 9:58:27 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out? actually the Author made the mistake and it was 1/3, not one half.....you doomsayers live for this crap don't you.
let-there-be-light 12/4/2012 | 9:58:27 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out? hardly puts one in the same league as VCs or tech 'executives', expoiting highly educated, in-career professionals

The really big league exploiters don't even do it themselves, they get their kids to do it for them.

Picture this, a married man with three kids, and twenty years experience in the telecom industry, being pushed around by the CEO's son, who doesn't even know (or care) that there is a difference between SONET and SDH.

Why? I hear you ask?

Because they can, and because we're stupid enough to let them do it, in spite of all our so-called education... Plus, we're scared as hell our kids will have to go hungry or un-insured...

Excellent post, bluey, you hit the nail on the head. You deserve more than a "5" for that one.
PresterJohn 12/4/2012 | 9:58:27 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out?
Most sub shop employees are on their way to someplace else, and most would refuse to work 50 hours a week if asked nicely. Being the 'capitalist' owner of a sub shop hardly puts one in the same league as VCs or tech 'executives', expoiting highly educated, in-career professionals.
pustule 12/4/2012 | 9:58:24 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out? Although you claim otherwise, you don't know what you are talking about.

The article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat was only as acurate as the information fed to it by Calix.

1. The first article had the number of layoffs at less than 50. After several people called the reporter to inform him that the true number was 122 people, the number 122 did appear in the second Press Democrat article.

2. Calix intenionally misinformed the Press Democrat, saying that a 50 million dollar financing round closed a few weeks ago. This is not true. The round has not closed, and may never close.

3. Calix misinformed the Press Democrat that no engineers were part of the layoff. Actually, two out three people layed off were engineers, essentually gutting the engineering department.

Get your facts straight before posting on ths board again.
Amused 12/4/2012 | 9:58:24 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out? You are incredibly na+»ve..
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As for the stats in the local paper, Calix internally provided the numbers the day before the article. Calix isn't big or stupid enough to then provide a different set to the press. If it were Lucent or Nortel, maybe. Given the newspaper in question, I can easily belive they misquoted.
gea 12/4/2012 | 9:58:22 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out? "According to the H1-B data base Calix has over 200 H-1B visa employees"

Holy Shit. Add this fact to the other alleagation (frequent demands by management to work weekends) and you have a very, very ugly picture: A HIGH TECH SWEATSHOP...imagine being an H-1 from Harbin China or Vladivostok, and knowing that if you lost your job you might then be kicked out of the country and your whole career and standard of living dissappear.

Boy if this is true, then Calix's management out to be literally hung out to dry. Absolutely dispicable. Again and again and again I have seen "management" 'lead' like this, and when things get tough (largely due to their own greed and/or incompetance) stick it to their workers. Eventually, we smart engineers will start figuring out a way to stop this....for instance, perhaps when signing on with a new company we should insist that the full severance amount be held in escrow or something.
riveredge 12/4/2012 | 9:58:22 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out? According to the H1-B data base Calix has over 200 H-1B visa employees. Does anyone know if the lay-off will include any of these individuals?
jackall 12/4/2012 | 9:58:21 PM
re: Calix: Shaping Up to Ship Out?
gea,

I don't want to interrupt you while you are wetting your knickers but do you have any idea
how long it would take to employ 200 H1-Bs at
the speed the INS works ? I don't know how to
check this database but the reality database
shows a much smaller number.

Were foreign engineers expected to work as hard
as Americans? Oh boo hoo.
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