Ahh, Motorola. They’ve (by which I mean the senior leadership, or lack thereof) failed Motorola and its fans in so many ways, its hard to keep track. But, not impossible.
The flagrant failure of ousted CEO-tard Zander to keep Motorola from circling the drain is obvious at this point. Zander wasn’t able to pull himself away from extravagant corporate expenditures and travels on his fleet of private jets long enough to lead the company that RAZR-pioneer Frost helped revive. Brown needs to do some serious damage control if he’s expecting to bring Motorola from the depths of business-splitting oblivion.
So, what’s Moto’s next move? Fire 2,600 additional employees, of course. The planned employee layoff will bring the grand-total of Motorola-issued pink-slips to 10,000 since 2007. That’s not even mentioning all those high-level execs that jumped ship with their golden parachutes. The job cuts come as Motorola plans to close a factory in Singapore and a WiMAX development lab in Florida. We’re not sure when Moto will be lopping off all those heads, but we’re sure the employees aren’t eager to find out.