‘Hello There’

Amir Mizroch, writing for the WSJ:

While layoffs at Microsoft were expected for some time, the size of the job cuts announced Thursday took some by surprise. Another surprise: the salutation of an email to all staff from Microsoft Executive Vice President Stephen Elop, outlining the rationale for the cuts.

“Hello There,” started Elop’s email to employees.

Hello there? Critics on social media seized on the opening as tone deaf.

Anyone else feel like maybe Stephen Elop should be one of the 18,000 layoffs?

Thursday, 17 July 2014