John Paczkowski

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Reason for Leaving Last Job: "Voluntary Redundancy"

Sack yourself now or risk being sacked by us later. That’s the choice Nokia (NOK) presented to employees today, announcing plans to offer severance packages to the first 1,000 workers who resign their posts. The resignation-for-severance deal is aimed at reducing personnel-related costs and, in the words of Hallstein Moerk, Nokia’s head of human resources, “lessening the need for involuntary redundancies.”

“Involuntary redundancies.” What a nice little euphemism.

Anyway, Nokia’s Global Voluntary Resignation Package will kick off on March 1. Employees can register for it until 1,000 applicants have been let go or until May 31– whichever comes first.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work