The Marginal ‘Benefit’ Of A Terminated Microsoft Employee: $1.5 Million

The Marginal “Benefit” Of A Terminated Microsoft Employee: $1.5 Million (ZeroHedge, July 17, 2014):

Since the advance reports of layoffs at Microsoft started circulating this Sunday, the giant tech company has surged over 8%. This has raised the market cap of the behemoth by almost $28 Billion. Today we get the ‘news’ that Microsoft was laying off a record 18,000 employees (more than tripled the 2009 dump of 5,900 employees).That means – for all activist investors out there looking to raise MSFT share price – a $1.5 million market cap boost for each scalp, which, in other words, is the marginal “value added” of every currently employed Microsoft worker.

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