Microsoft makes tough but necessary decisions to streamline and fortify its bottom line after acquiring Activision Blizzard. And guess what? They’re doing it in a way that liberals will absolutely despise: by decreasing the workforce.
That’s right, the bigwigs over at Microsoft know that in business, sometimes you’ve got to make the tough calls. With their recent $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, they’ve decided to trim the fat by letting go of 1,900 employees. It’s the same painful yet pragmatic tactic companies use to stay afloat and stay competitive. This isn’t a kids’ lemonade stand, folks.
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Microsoft honcho Phil Spencer had to break the bad news to his team in a memo, but he did it with the finesse of a surgeon. In it, he expressed gratitude for the soon-to-be former employees’ hard work and dedication. He even promised to provide severance benefits and support during the transition. Because even when you’re letting people go, it’s important to do so with respect and compassion.
But hey, no matter how you slice it, when a company is eliminating nearly 10% of its workforce, heads are gonna roll. Matt Booty, president of Microsoft Gaming content and studios, announced that Blizzard president Mike Ybarra would be one of the casualties. These decisions aren’t easy, but they’re necessary to keep the ship afloat.
It’s important to note that this isn’t the first time Microsoft has cut back on staff. Last January, they let go of 10,000 employees to scale back some pandemic-era expansions. But despite the layoffs, Microsoft is still kicking butt and taking names. They’ve hit a $3 trillion valuation, making them just the second company to ever reach such a lofty number. That means they’re doing something right over in Redmond.
So, even though the left will undoubtedly decry these layoffs as a sign of corporate greed and unfair treatment of workers, it’s clear that sometimes tough decisions need to be made for the greater good. And if you don’t believe that, just look at Microsoft’s valuation. It doesn’t lie.