Boy, it's been quite a week so far.
I had not anticipated how quickly news of the layoffs (specific people leaving or being asked to leave) would spread on-line. But with blogs, Twitter, TechMeme, Facebook, LinkedIn, IM, Valleywag (sigh), and TechCrunch it's remarkably easy to find out who is affected.
I have to say, it's rather spooky. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "public company."
Had I thought about it in advance, I would have seen this coming. But watching the situation evolve in real-time has been a little disconcerting. And having it all happen against the backdrop of a $150 million acquisition and a corporate takeover bid makes it all the more surreal.
To any former Yahoo folks looking for work: feel free to ping me (LinkedIn, email) if you'd like a hand. I've already heard from a few companies looking for good ex-Yahoos. And I may encourage some to post on my job board too. From what I've been seeing and hearing, there's a lot of good work out there, so take your time and enjoy a bit of a break before jumping right back into the fray.
Posted by jzawodn at February 13, 2008 06:51 AM
I'm going to do a linkedin request for you Jeremy, if there are Yahoo folks out here in New York (especially ruby or php folks), we might be able to snag a couple here at MTV.
Sigh? They deserve a lot worse than that.
Hey Jeremy, feel free to ping me if you know people who are looking for stuff. I might have a few leads for 'em.
If folks laid off from the Bangalore office are looking for new opportunities, I've had a few friends ask, so I can pass on resumes.