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Unconfirmed reports of McAfee laying off 2000 workers (TX)

Posted on 11/13/2012 8:15:24 PM PST by praytell

I umpire for a softball association in North Texas and I happened to be umpiring a game in which a sponsored team with all employees from McAfee were playing. I happened to be talking to one of the players who mentioned that he was looking for new work.

I said " You work for Mcafee right?"

His reply: "Negative. They just laid off close to 2000 workers and most of my team were part of the layoffs."

I seemed partially skeptical due to the fact that news similar to this is popping up everday on layoffs and I figured 2000 workers was a huge pill. Most of the reports we are hearing are a few hundred or under a hundred, not 2000.

I am asking for research and see if we have any freepers with better know-how knowledge to confirm this.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: layoffs; obamacare; security; vanity

1 posted on 11/13/2012 8:15:30 PM PST by praytell
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To: praytell

I did see talk of this today.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/14/net-us-belize-mcafee-idUSBRE8AC00Y20121114


2 posted on 11/13/2012 8:19:46 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: praytell

Found this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/McAfee-Layoff-quarterly-earnings-security-Intel,18255.html


3 posted on 11/13/2012 8:21:13 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: praytell; null and void

Nully, you see anything on this?


4 posted on 11/13/2012 8:21:40 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: praytell

Well, this might be to do with the fact that the founder of McAfee is in Belize wanted for murder.

(I have a theory he might have murdered the guy on the commercial for PCMatic.com. Anyone noticed he’s missing from those commercials now?)


5 posted on 11/13/2012 8:21:52 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: praytell

There was an article on October 8 saying that Intel (which now owns McAfee) plans to lay off a “small percentage.” No figures given.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/exclusive-intels-mcafee-security-plans-layoffs-222518043—sector.html

I wonder if the recent stories describing McAfee as a drug-raddled murderer might have a further negative impact on the company? It can’t be very good for their image, I wouldn’t think.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 8:22:07 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: praytell
Even if it IS true...IT'S BUSH'S FAULT....
7 posted on 11/13/2012 8:25:26 PM PST by jimsin (w)
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To: Irenic; Tolkien

So we are not just talking 2000. We are talking over 3 times that much.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 8:26:40 PM PST by praytell (Dear God, you already know what I'm praying for!!!!!)
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To: jimsin
It will never be anybody else's fault but Bush.

Do I really have to put the sarc?

9 posted on 11/13/2012 8:28:11 PM PST by praytell (Dear God, you already know what I'm praying for!!!!!)
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To: Viennacon

>> “...the fact that the founder of McAfee is in Belize wanted for murder” <<

.
Embelish much?

He is not wanted for murder, he has been called “a person of interest.”

Don’t expect you to grasp the difference.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 8:31:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: praytell

It’s hard to make money on a product that Microsoft does better and gives away for free.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 8:33:11 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Nully, you see anything on this?

First I've heard.

12 posted on 11/13/2012 8:34:45 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Dogbert41

What does MS have as an antivirus product?


13 posted on 11/13/2012 8:36:36 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Channelnomics:

McAfee Joins Chorus of Tech Layoffs
October 9th, 2012 | Author: Larry Walsh

McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel, is preparing to lay off a small number of employees in what many analysts are already calling a sign the ripple effect of slowing PC sales. It may be also a sign of tech vendors preparing for a more general economic slowdown expected at the end of the year.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 8:37:13 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: null and void

Thx


15 posted on 11/13/2012 8:40:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: null and void
Small number??

7100 employees is not a fart in the wind. Thats pretty damn substantial in my book.

Good Lord, and the liberals refuse to have a clue.

16 posted on 11/13/2012 8:41:59 PM PST by praytell (Dear God, you already know what I'm praying for!!!!!)
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To: praytell

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-intel-mcafee-execs-idUSBRE8AC0W120121113

Says a “small” percentage . . .


17 posted on 11/13/2012 8:42:06 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: praytell

They have 7100 employees, they say they are laying off a small percentage of the 7100, not all of them.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 8:45:01 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: DonaldC

There are two MS prodcuts. One is aimed at questionable web sites. It is named, “Windows Defender”.

The other is an MS anti-virus product named, “Microsoft Security Eseentials”. Google search or Bing search will point you to both of them.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 8:46:41 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: praytell

Not that 2000 is a small percentage of 7100, but the only place that has that 2000 number is this here thread.

Two dozen, two thousand can sound similar in the middle of a noisy baseball game.

Or maybe it really is 2000, and small is in the eye of the beholder...


20 posted on 11/13/2012 8:49:32 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
The other is an MS anti-virus product named, “Microsoft Security Eseentials”.............. which is worse than the virus.
21 posted on 11/13/2012 8:50:13 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: DonaldC

MS Vista has “Microsoft Security Essentials”, MSE

Don’t know if it’s available for XP, 7 etc


22 posted on 11/13/2012 8:53:54 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: praytell

Unless it’s a McAfee subsidiary under a different corporate name, this is not true, it would require a WARN notice, McAfee has not posted one with Texas Workforce Commission.

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/jtpa/warn.html


23 posted on 11/13/2012 8:58:57 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: Viennacon

I figured Otto might just be out in the garage, conducting research on bath salts after getting his computer running so much better (and sending an email to his inbox). Oh, no wait - thats John McAffee.

But I am so distracted with carnal thoughts about all the women in the PC-Matic commercials it took me a week to realize it’s a new guy reciting Ottos lines in the “Flowers” commercial.


24 posted on 11/13/2012 8:59:48 PM PST by bigbob
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To: editor-surveyor

Ii reckon you should straighten out all these people too:

http://twitchy.com/2012/11/13/wired-reporter-live-tweets-murder-suspect-mcafees-run-from-police/


25 posted on 11/13/2012 9:03:59 PM PST by bigbob
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To: JerseyHighlander
Unless it’s a McAfee subsidiary under a different corporate name, this is not true, it would require a WARN notice, McAfee has not posted one with Texas Workforce Commission.

Not quite correct; The Obama admin told government contractors they could ignore the WARN requirements, and McAfee has a contract with the government.

26 posted on 11/13/2012 9:49:47 PM PST by azsportsterman
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To: DonaldC

If you don’t have any malware virus, then you just have to uninstall whatever anti virus program you have before you install the MS one. It’s free, it’s updated daily, and it really works good.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/security-essentials-download


27 posted on 11/13/2012 9:54:14 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: praytell

OK this probably isn’t a consequence of Obamacare.


28 posted on 11/13/2012 10:25:55 PM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: Dogbert41

“It’s hard to make money on a product that Microsoft does better and gives away for free.”

They made tons of money off Microsoft’s security holes.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 10:27:37 PM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: Dogbert41

That’s the truth...I made the mistake of installing it once. I barely could even use the internet. I had to completely uninstall it to try and cancel/return my order.

McAffee didn’t have a place on their website to cancel at all.....I finally just wrote it off...

You’re right ME and maybe some other add-ons are all one needs. McAffee is trash as far as I’m concerned. Same goes for Norton.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 1:58:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: 1066AD

Microsoft Security Essentials does work on Windows 7. I installed it a few weeks ago and can say that it is the best security software I have ever used. After installation my computer ran significantly faster and I have no worries about security.

It simply is the best.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:54 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: bigbob

Move to Beliez while you still can!

My wife and I spent last week in Lima, Peru. Great people down there, but you couldn’t miss the massive military presence, especially at the Palace.

Peace and power flow from the barrels of guns, that are ever-present.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 10:10:46 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Dogbert41

Yea, it’s like dragging a 300 Lb rock around with your mouse!


33 posted on 11/14/2012 10:14:02 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: praytell

Seems you were right,

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49835852

Texas Instruments Cuts 1,700 Jobs, Winds Down Tablet Chips


34 posted on 11/15/2012 9:14:19 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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