>>> From what I understand, the shutdown is US-specific and does not affect
>>> finance folks (doing end of quarter quarterbacking, etc) and, one would
>>> hope, Services resources.
>> employees are exempt, but it is hoped they will take the week off)
>My first guess would be that California has a state low covering this
>sort of thing, but most of Sun is in California and I thought they
>were doing something similar.
I was going to suggest that if DELL decided to jump
of the Empire State Building, CPQ would be right behind them,
but it looks like several other companies are all doing
the same "mandatory" vacation scheme ...
From what I hear, some parts of CPQ are even shutting off
power completely this week.
Good maintenance window for A/C, and UPS work, I would guess ...
Technology companies this week are taking a lesson from more
traditional industries, such as automakers, by asking employees to
take vacation time. Both Dell and Compaq join several other high-tech
firms in shuttering their offices during the holiday week in further
Dell is asking employees to take five days off. Hewlett-Packard is
asking its employees to either take eight vacation days by October
31st or accept a 10 percent pay cut.
Other companies requesting that employees take the week off include
Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT)
and Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE).
By Ed Sutherland
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