i dont think is wise idea you can still raise the production while you keep them
First of all its not nice to see anyone loosing there job but whos to blame?Nokia should of gone android and they would have had market dominance.Yep there are a few people who like wp7 but its not enough.The fact remains it was a bad idea going with windows platform.Its not what the majority of people want.I work selling phones and no one wnats top end nokias now.Its all iphone and samsung and i dont care about other people being fanboys.I myself would buy a nokia phone if it was android and im sure others would too.Also wheres nokia fanbot pro when hes ever loving nokia is going down the pan?Ive said all along that nokia made the wrong decision and now its costing them.
just fire the TOP 3 of Nokia who claim they are doing work they are real sick people this will also save 200 people in the productions sector
Nokia is continuosly vanisihing its brand image. Its petty to see nokia taking this non-appreciable steps.The whole world caught sight of phone due to nokia but consistent failure due to bugs,software malfunction, bad battery, phone issues and now staff attrition is a clear indication of failure in disguise. We are happy to get other leaders taken the position of phones in market. They will keep the market booming. Good bye nokia....
Nokia, its bad that you have become notorious for the act of sacking of people every now & then. You need to remember that they have been with you in times of your low tides.
swiss guy, 23 Mar 2012EUrope is dead!!
how can you get free uenmployment benefits, free healthcare, free baby car... moreYou must be Angela Merkel's alter ego!
By the way, Europe is not falling. The whole world is falling.
Or, even better, the whole worlds economy is a zombie. It is already dead.
rockamau, 23 Mar 2012It's a sham that NOkia has to layoff so many people. I definintely don't agree with Stephen El... moreWell said my friend.
Plus the fact that Elop was proven unworthy and managed to bring Nokia down in a very short period of time. A company, once HUGE and selling millions of devices, required a large number of employees. Now that the giant has fallen, it is necessary that these extra employees will be fired, so that the company outcomes will be balanced respectively with the (much)lower incomes.
If you had a company facing this problem, wouldnt you do the same?
Sakis, 23 Mar 2012Firing people? I will Never buy Nokia again.It's a sham that NOkia has to layoff so many people. I definintely don't agree with Stephen Elop's new direction but he's trying to bring Nokia back to her former glory. Trimming the fat, I suppose. COmpared tpo other brands like Apple, who outsource their production, denying Americans job opportunities and making millions off the backs mistreated Chinese workers, I still think Nokia's incredibly more ethical and socially responsible.
Sony swoop in, make the move. You guys have great marketing strategy, along with great branding. . .
aodxxl, 22 Mar 2012elop will slowly burry the companyThat's total nonsense - he's doing it really quickly :-)
Elope made big mistake by loosing Meego and join the microsoft, and now he is making another mistake.
him, 22 Mar 2012They are true though! I mean even Ericsson have their own flavor of ARM called NovaThor yet No... moreFor your info Vaio, PSP, Vita are all Sony product and not sony ericsson. And Yes...Sony Ericsson no longer exist anyway....is now SONY.
Straightly speaking Nokia cheap and low tech phone have maintain a lifeline for the company, since the demand for these phones are high in 3rd world countries(Using a smartphone in this countries network will be a sucide, they have no 3G, GPRS reception is poor.....)
If you are not aware Samsung, LG all still have low-Tech features phone rolling out from their factories. And I can assure you the profit margin on these phones are much higher then a smartphone, since the cost of hardware are dirt cheap as oppose to a smartphone.
Nokia is in the right direction, as the company grows unavoidable there will be come excess manpower which need to be cut when bad times comes. When a giant falls, another giant will be awaken, the elite of the industry does not fear lay-off as they will be welcome by the new Giant.
Without a doubt, the cost of assembling a phone in Europe will be much higher then the rest of the world, and for any company to survive the manufacturing will need to move to another part of the world, where work can be done at a cheaper cost.
Pity for the people that are going to lose their job, but if Nokia is not doing it now, it will probably go bankrupt and more people will be affected in the long run.
Hopefully it can re-group and make a massive come back. God Bless Nokia!