Micron Layoffs in Boise

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Baja 500 The Ocho

United States

#1 Jun 29, 2007
I wanted to bring this post from the electronics area to the local boise page. What are your thoughts on Micron Technology's recent announcement? Here is the link to the other forum.
http://www.topix.com/forum/business/electroni...
Dave

Fargo, ND

#2 Jun 29, 2007
No one should get laid off from micron that is a shift worker until all of the first shift fat and good old boys get the axe first. There is no reason to punish the worker bees for the queens ineptitude.
SMcdonald

Fairport, NY

#3 Jun 30, 2007
All you suckers from Micron are freakin' losers. I've moved to Photronics and knew this was coming.
Hahaha!
:)
Suckers_From_Mic ron

Fairport, NY

#4 Jun 30, 2007
Suckers of Micron. Photronics will always rule. Without reticles there's no production.
Photronics Engineering Manager
California Carl

Boise, ID

#5 Jul 1, 2007
How long before you are "out-sourced"? I'll bet it won't be long. You have some "Karma" comming your way and it'not good. Don't make fun of people that have lost their income. That is the mark of a low-life.
The Ocho

United States

#6 Jul 1, 2007
I agree that those from Phototronics taking cheap shots at those affected from Micron's actions should be ashamed of their comments. So you left Micron, good for you. Too bad the move didn't give you a clue. I have plenty of negative feelings for Micron as a whole, but taking it out on those recently affected show your low quality. Give it time, sooner or later Phototronics will have their time in the spotlight. It is not only a Micron issue, but an American issue. Pull your head out, then post something that doesn't show the world your incompetence.
former Micron worker

AOL

#7 Jul 2, 2007
Micron has had a good, long, and successful run. But now that the world is changing Micron must change too or go out of business.

I've always been one to jump ship before it went under. That philosophy has served me well over the years. I left Micron about a year ago. My advice is to take an opportunity when it's presented. It is often not there later.

Job opportunities are fair right now in the semiconductor industry. If you are laid off the decision to go elsewhere has been made for you. If you are spared, but suspect you might go in the next round, then weigh the risks and rewards of remaining or leaving. You might decide to git while the gittin is good.
rationalone

Boise, ID

#8 Jul 2, 2007
Just by way of intelligent update, not pontificating opinion, There don't appear to have been any layoffs in the backend of the production line. Guestimates are that most cuts will occur the week after Independence day, say after the 9th.
Now I'll pontificate. After 10 years at Micron, things have changed quite a bit, mostly for the worse. That happens when a company grows. But I respect the executives for taking pay cuts a few years back, when they could have just pushed the crap downhill (which also happened). They've done some screwy things as well, but their 'symbolic' gesture was not required, nor expected. Overall it's been a great company to work for. Maybe not your experience, but you'll find faults in ANY company you work for. They get greater the more you focus on them. Just my 2 cents.
Nancy

Boise, ID

#9 Jul 2, 2007
I am not employed by Micron, nor have I ever been, however I feel Micron has an obligation to the Treasure Valley Community to be honest and forthcoming with what their current plans are for the workforce. Many companies and families are tied to that company in some way and they deserve to be treated with respect during this troubled time for Micron. Many organizations throughout the community will need to assist these employees and their families as they transition to new work. The least Micron exec's could do is give those groups the chance to gear up to provide assistance to those that will need help! What happened to being honest with those that perform and worked hard for the company?
Sorry to hear it

Boise, ID

#11 Jul 4, 2007
I know a Micron exec who was laid off yesterday. I can only imaagine the angst he and his family feel. They only gave him one week severance after well over 10 years of service. Appleton says he'll outsource to other countries. I always hate seeing that. I wish this country would focus on import/export deficits and get a little more involved with protecting our turf. For you Micron folks facing layoffs, good people will always get ahead. Keep a positive outlook. I guess the good news is that the American economy is very strong right now and the jobless rate is at an all time low.
Nathan

Boise, ID

#12 Jul 5, 2007
If you have always been one to "jump ship before it went under", what the hell are you doing working at AOL??? That crap company has been on its way "under" for years now. Good Luck and in AOL's famous words... "GOOD BYE!!"
Happily Employed

Boise, ID

#13 Jul 6, 2007
For those of you Photronics people.....Didn't Micron just buy you Phototronics? Which means they also own you. You really should keep your mouth shut and enjoy your job while you still have one.
chas

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Jul 6, 2007
The Ocho wrote:
I agree that those from Phototronics taking cheap shots at those affected from Micron's actions should be ashamed of their comments. So you left Micron, good for you. Too bad the move didn't give you a clue. I have plenty of negative feelings for Micron as a whole, but taking it out on those recently affected show your low quality. Give it time, sooner or later Phototronics will have their time in the spotlight. It is not only a Micron issue, but an American issue. Pull your head out, then post something that doesn't show the world your incompetence.
i agree....how many are going to be laid off?
disability

Boise, ID

#15 Jul 6, 2007
even the disabled are getting unfairly treated

Since: Jul 07

United States

#16 Jul 7, 2007
chas wrote:
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i agree....how many are going to be laid off?
For now, the layoffs are going to be between 20-30 percent of the total Idaho workforce.
That's around 2500 people.
The new factory in China is almost complete. Once it's up and running at 100%, my guess would be another 25-30 percent will be laid off during a secondary furlough, sometime next year.
This has been coming for some time folks. I think Micron Execs have been trying to tell us in their own way. Remember the old adage, "Believe what they do, not what they say". Just follow the actions of the board over the last several years. The writing is on the wall.(See link).
http://www.micron.com/media/2007mediakit/corp...
right here right now

Round Rock, TX

#17 Jul 7, 2007
Apparently the 3 million that Appleton and the other cronies spent on the advertising at Baja didn't pan out. Maybe they should go on another trip and spend 3 million more because it obviously helped. Bastards.
Still at Micron

Atlanta, ID

#18 Jul 7, 2007
I say, if your a good worker, you've got nothing to worry about. Layoffs are for the slackers....who needs em'?
Micron is an excellent company to work for. Think of all it does for our workers. Free Holiday dinners, employee appreciation luncheon, sports, health facility, discounts...the list goes on. I mean really folks...where else can you go and see a doctor for cheap! If you get laid off, evaluate your work ethic...and well, if you think nothing is wrong with it, your time was just meant to be and God's got something greater for your life. That's the way I see it.
JoeOBSERVATION

Boise, ID

#19 Jul 7, 2007
Micron has been good to many and not so good to the few. In balance, Micron has been great for the Treasure Valley and the World. Sure Appleton and his Executive Staff lost touch with their own personal development and fell victim by their own inaction to organizational ignorance. People want leadership, but when those who lead are suffering internally so much themselves, they can't see beyond their own pain\fears... personal and therefore organizational atrophy occurs. Sometimes being loyal to the whole requires removing those who did not keep pace with their personal leadership development. If there is no one leading, there is no one to follow. This is the root cause of Micron’s current state (fall).
Former Micron Employee

Show Low, AZ

#20 Jul 7, 2007
I was at Tech back from '93-'97, then was promoted and sent to Micron Communications. It seemed like a great opportunity. However, 9 months later, it fizzled, and we were sent back to the main plant. I left 5 weeks later after having been given an operator position on D shift. Where did I go? SCP. What happened there? After 3 years, layoffs ...

Good luck to all affected. It isn't fun, but if you take advantage of the schooling opportunity that the Feds will pay for, at least you will come out of it with something positive.

Too bad HP is downsizing, too ...

Since: Jul 07

Calexico, CA

#21 Jul 7, 2007
Maybe if Appleton wasn't so concerned with running around the Baja, and joy riding in airplanes, he might have been in the office to help with this upcoming crisis.

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