A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.— Steve Jobs
Skyrocket Downsizing quotations
I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions.
He stayed on as a bus driver.
As the humanities and liberal arts are downsized, privatized, and commodified, higher education finds itself caught in the paradox of claiming to invest in the future of young people while offering them few intellectual, civic, and moral supports.
In China, I helped introduce UNEP's campaign to reduce food waste on World Environment Day. The government took notice of food waste issues and now, when you over-order in a restaurant, you are encouraged to downsize. This is where people can really impact policy and vice versa!
In practice, downsizing is too often about cutting your work force while keeping your business the same, and doing so not by investments in productivity-enhancing technology, but by making people pull 80-hour weeks and bringing in temps to fill the gap.
I was fired from my television job, simple as that.
Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation.
The corporate killer downsizing is directly responsive to what the mutual funds have wanted.
Much of what is called investment is actually nothing more than mergers and acquisitions, and of course mergers and acquisitions are generally accompanied by downsizing.
I'd fired anyone who was involved with Creed.
I didn't want anything to do with the music business. The entire press and industry hated me, so what was the point?
There are as many foolhardy ways to grow as there are to downsize.
The company calls it 'downsizing' or 'rightsizing.
' My own informal "Name the Layoff" contest produced some other euphemisms: Retroactive Hiring Freeze, Resume Revision Days, Amway Opportunity Time, and Corporation Lite.
I get all fired up about aging in America.
In the days when corporate downsizing was all the rage, Wall Street took a lot of flak for judging companies too harshly and setting the bar for corporate performance so high that executives felt their only option was to slash payrolls.
Downsizing itself is an inevitable part of any creatively destructive economy.
Managers tend to treat organizations as if they are infinitely plastic.
They hire and fire, merge, downsize, terminate programs, add capacities. But there are limits to the shifts that organizations can absorb.
Actually, I began to think that maybe there is a god, after all.
Or maybe its a different one. The old one got fired.
I have had hundreds of people work for me over the years, and I don't think I ever fired anybody.
Best Buy. I heard recently they are downsizing and I got sad! I remember when Circuit City was around, I never understood why people would shop there. I always thought Best Buy had a better selection and cheaper prices.
I don't even like firing people. I don't think I've ever said, 'You're fired' to anybody.
Okay, well, I guess I'm still a kid. Because when I get really angry and fired up and I feel like my back is up against the wall, I will say vicious things.
The downfall of the industry seems to actually be good for art.
I think the industry will find their way once the focus shifts from its greed-based origins, downsizes, and begins to support creative visions that speak to our times and shifting ideals.
But in the past, US companies have been able to increase their profits through downsizing in the US, through colonizing other people's resources, and through the increase of globalization.
At some point, the world is going to have to bite the bullet and accept a huge downsizing in its way of life to bring the assets-to-debt ratio back in touch with reality.
In the career world we are downsizing.
That means the one person that will keep their job will do three or four jobs for the same amount of money. You have to be that way these days.
The problem is that affirmative action could never really get at the issue of corporate power in the workplace, and so you ended up with the downsizing; you ended up with de-industrializing. You ended up with the marginalizing of working people and working poor people even while affirmative action was taking place, and a new black middle class was expanding.
Downsizing trends and the changing global market require people to reinvent themselves and think like entrepreneurs.
Downsizing budgets may be necessary, but downsizing dreams is a decision to be disappointed.
Learn to say no in situations where saying no can be difficult, where it could mean getting fired. Say no anyway, because it could lead you to greater opportunities.
Now, I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company Bain Capital and all of the jobs that they killed I'm sure he was worried he would run out of pink slips.
Unlike a lot of other game companies that, once they launch a game, downsize their teams radically, our plan is to keep the team together and continue to focus on building content.
In this remarkable time for the world, I refuse to believe it's time to stop believing in the possibilities of our remarkable country. I refuse to accept the downsizing of the American Dream. I refuse to bet against American entrepreneurial spirit and American ingenuity.The competition's tough, and it requires us to be tougher - tough-minded, never hard hearted.
The concept of downsizing so that others might upgrade is biblical, beautiful.
..and nearly unheard of. We either close the gap or don't take the words of the Bible literally.