Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The tumbleweeds out on Legacy Drive

It's a shame that, over the last 6-8 years, EDS has laid off just about every staffer at their headquarters. Otherwise, someone in Plano might actually be happy that things are finally looking up.

1 comment:

David Daniel said...

As one of those "former EDSers", I am happy for the good folks (however few they may be these days) that I know still haunt the buildings out on Legacy.

For the company, I have exactly ZERO feelings.... nothing good... and nothing particularly bad... well, a little bad.

Of the five houses on my cul-de sac when I arrived in 1999, 4 of them worked at EDS. Today - none of them do.

The horrors that people had to go through to satisfy the greed (and blatant stupidity) of folks like Dick Brown is incalculable. Folks who had 20 years with the company came in one day to find they had no job... no severance... nothing. The corporate lawyers even figured that paying the fine for no 30 day notification of layoffs - rather than pay the employees for the 30 days.

And why? All for Dick Brown's stock price, which looked fantastic when HE sold out in the $60-70 range... but not so good when the reality of his senselss management came to light and the stock hit the teens....

No... the more I write about EDS, the more animosity I get...

It WAS a good company... no, a GREAT place to work... now, I just have a blank spot when a fond memory once was....