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Microsoft is trying to make laid off Nokia employees feel better in the worst way possible

06
Aug
2014

Microsoft is definitely not setting high standards for bedside manner when it comes to laying off Nokia employees. MarketWatch reports that Microsoft is trying to assuage anger in China over its plan to ax thousands of Nokia employees by offering laid off Chinese workers… wait for it… a free Nokia handset. Microsoft is planning to kill 4,700 jobs at its factory and RD center in Beijing and MarketWatch says that the affected Nokia employees have been angrily protesting the plan over the past week. Now in an effort to make the layoffs go more smoothly, “Microsoft is giving free Nokia handsets to up to 300 employees per day if they apply for the company’s volunteer resignation package,” MarketWatch says. What’s

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