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Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« on: November 30, 2017, 01:29:43 am »
http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/software-giant-autodesk-to-axe-13-of-global-workforce/

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Autodesk, creator of go-to animation/VFX/gaming software solutions such as 3ds Max, Maya and Stingray, ....

Really??!?

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The Company is taking these actions to accomplish the Company’s strategic priorities of completing the subscription transition; digitizing the Company; and re-imagining manufacturing, construction, and production.

Given what I've seen to date, good luck with the last three!
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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 08:07:05 am »
AutoDesk as a company is insanely bloated. It's not entirely their fault but they just keep on purchasing companies  :idiot2:

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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 09:06:01 am »

Awesome news!



For their share holders...



for the rest of us; well those things that don't work, or don't work well....they're going to take a little bit longer to not get fixed.  OK.
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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 10:11:37 am »
And here is the motivator....

Quarterly Earnings Surprise History
Fiscal
Quarter End   Date
Reported   Earnings
Per Share   Consensus
EPS* Forecast   %
Surprise
Oct2017   11/28/2017   -0.42   -0.33   -27.27
Jul2017   08/24/2017   -0.38   -0.37   -2.7
Apr2017   05/18/2017   -0.43   -0.36   -19.44
Jan2017   03/02/2017   -0.56   -0.49   -14.29


from  http://www.nasdaq.com/earnings/report/adsk

The share holders are probably NOT very happy with their returns....so the workers get canned,
how very Dickinsonian.  Right Mr Scrooge?
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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 03:15:32 pm »
CEO Andrew Anagnost says "we put a lot of effort into helping them get to the next job - and some will end up in the new roles we open in the company"
https://twitter.com/andrew_anagnost/status/935751452584275968

And "We’ll hire at least as many back."
https://twitter.com/andrew_anagnost/status/935885369467330561


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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 03:32:35 pm »
CEO Andrew Anagnost says "we put a lot of effort into helping them get to the next job - and some will end up in the new roles we open in the company"
https://twitter.com/andrew_anagnost/status/935751452584275968

And "We’ll hire at least as many back."
https://twitter.com/andrew_anagnost/status/935885369467330561

Yeah, he sais that now....

However no way to hold him to account nor verify his claim(s).


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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 05:16:43 pm »

I wouldn't like to live inside your head Michael ... the negativity must be depressing.
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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 05:34:41 pm »

I wouldn't like to live inside your head Michael ... the negativity must be depressing.

Actually, I'm a very cheerful guy.   

But I'm also a realist...I've been around long enough to know fertilizer from B.S.

I don't see the facts that I posted as being negative...they are from a profit/earnings standpoint; but the facts are what they are.
Sugarcoating them doesn't change them. 

But thanks for your concerns.
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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 10:01:41 pm »
And here is the motivator....

Quarterly Earnings Surprise History
Fiscal
Quarter End   Date
Reported   Earnings
Per Share   Consensus
EPS* Forecast   %
Surprise
Oct2017   11/28/2017   -0.42   -0.33   -27.27
Jul2017   08/24/2017   -0.38   -0.37   -2.7
Apr2017   05/18/2017   -0.43   -0.36   -19.44
Jan2017   03/02/2017   -0.56   -0.49   -14.29


from  http://www.nasdaq.com/earnings/report/adsk

The share holders are probably NOT very happy with their returns....so the workers get canned,
how very Dickinsonian.  Right Mr Scrooge?

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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 10:42:58 pm »
And here is the motivator....

Quarterly Earnings Surprise History
Fiscal
Quarter End   Date
Reported   Earnings
Per Share   Consensus
EPS* Forecast   %
Surprise
Oct2017   11/28/2017   -0.42   -0.33   -27.27
Jul2017   08/24/2017   -0.38   -0.37   -2.7
Apr2017   05/18/2017   -0.43   -0.36   -19.44
Jan2017   03/02/2017   -0.56   -0.49   -14.29


from  http://www.nasdaq.com/earnings/report/adsk

The share holders are probably NOT very happy with their returns....so the workers get canned,
how very Dickinsonian.  Right Mr Scrooge?

It's Trump's fault!!!  Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2017, 05:53:26 pm »
I follow a ton of peeps who are just basically paid to blog about the software and travel, but as long as youtube is around and allows anyone and everyone to post stuff on their software, it seems their will always reliable and applicable content from users working with the software in actual production... I find myself wondering how many thousands of dollars in mediocre blog posts and travel photos companies like mine are being manhandled to pay for through subscriptions

Then I wonder, will companies ever bring down the ban hammer on sites like youtube, or will they continue to promote the democratization of their software (which I prefer)...only time will tell

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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 01:47:06 pm »
Then I wonder, will companies ever bring down the ban hammer on sites like youtube, or will they continue to promote the democratization of their software (which I prefer)...only time will tell
ummmm.... exactly what "ban hammer" might that be??  There is little or nothing that can be done about review material or even educational material.
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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 03:05:25 pm »
Then I wonder, will companies ever bring down the ban hammer on sites like youtube, or will they continue to promote the democratization of their software (which I prefer)...only time will tell
ummmm.... exactly what "ban hammer" might that be??  There is little or nothing that can be done about review material or even educational material.

Sharing sites are getting more aggressive on reports of IP violations, to the point where it's getting abused (e.g. reports of people claiming rights-infringement on music tracks, although they have zero basis to it).  If there was a review with completely false, inflammatory information I could certainly see Autodesk looking into issuing a take-down notice.  Just like any other company, they cannot afford to sit around and ignore certain things.
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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 12:55:54 pm »
Sharing sites are getting more aggressive on reports of IP violations, to the point where it's getting abused (e.g. reports of people claiming rights-infringement on music tracks, although they have zero basis to it).  If there was a review with completely false, inflammatory information I could certainly see Autodesk looking into issuing a take-down notice.  Just like any other company, they cannot afford to sit around and ignore certain things.
and I'm fairly sure that aspect was not the target of Mr. Area51's "ban hammer" comment, at least it doesn't appear so.
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Re: Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2017, 07:39:40 am »
Then I wonder, will companies ever bring down the ban hammer on sites like youtube, or will they continue to promote the democratization of their software (which I prefer)...only time will tell
ummmm.... exactly what "ban hammer" might that be??  There is little or nothing that can be done about review material or even educational material.

There's a ton that can be done. Question is do they care, will they, or will there ever be a reason to.  Right now the entire world is on board with sharing everything about everything....since that's never been done before, we don't know the consequences.  Will every pirate on the planet sharing how they are exploiting hacked Autodesk software force wages down or bring users up (better talent, better ability)? Time will tell. 
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