1. kevinnugent's Avatar
    As much as I enjoy the banter back and forth about Blackberry's prospects, I do not enjoy the personal and social carnage that is about the befall the poor 4,500 Blackberry staff who are about to be laid off.

    I hope they do it with sympathy and dignity and have at lease spent some of their money on provisions for looking after their immediate needs.

    My thoughts are with you, for what it's worth.
    richardat, eldricho, gebco and 4 others like this.
    09-20-13 08:14 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    It really sucks. I understand the company has to do what it has to do but man they had over 18000 employees at one time and after this round its down to under 8000. I feel for them
    richardat and BBVegasGirl80 like this.
    09-20-13 08:21 PM
  3. kevinnugent's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Blackberry provides anything extra in the severance or is it "just walk him to the door" type scenario?
    09-20-13 08:35 PM
  4. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Blackberry provides anything extra in the severance or is it "just walk him to the door" type scenario?
    They have some decent packages. I live in Waterloo and have seen some walk away with hefty sums.

    May God be with them and their families during this period.
    BBVegasGirl80 likes this.
    09-20-13 08:51 PM
  5. birdman_38's Avatar
    Thank you Kevin. That was my first thought when I heard the news today. It sucks for the employees, especially in the period before Christmas.
    09-20-13 10:09 PM
  6. kevinnugent's Avatar
    I got retrenched twice from the same company, about 8 years apart. They virtually paid for the house I'm living in now. There is a brighter future girls and guys. Hang in there.
    09-20-13 10:48 PM
  7. BBUniq01's Avatar
    It might be wishful thinking but if BlackBerry does turn things around, they could rehire some of the staff in the future.

    Curve 8320, Bold 9780, Bold 9900, PB 64gb, Z10
    09-20-13 11:13 PM

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