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Activision Blizzard Cuts Coming

Activision Blizzard to suffer job cuts on mcvuk.com has word that the merger of Activision and Blizzard will lead to an "all-star team" of developers, but that "overlaps" will result in "redundancies," meaning that some people are going to lose their jobs: Here are quotes pulled from their Thomas Tippl interview:

“With every merger, there is overlap and redundancy, and so the same will be true here. Of course we’re going to go to our customers with one face. We don’t need two sales forces,” he explained.

“Having said that, if you look at our industry, it’s rapidly growing – last year it grew 30 per cent. So over time I expect our headcount to grow.”

“But in the short term we will exterminate some of our overlap through redundancy – but we will treat people respectfully.”

“We will try to put the best team together – the all-star team. We’ll update both companies’ skill and experience levels and become a formidable company,” he added.

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19. exterminate ... respectfully Jul 17, 2008, 15:18 shul
 
am I the only one turned off by seeing both of these words used in the same sentence ?!


 
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