What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

What about Austin ? Had the

What about Austin ? Had the misfortune of running into Rigo at a store a few months ago and he mentioned "silent layoffs" but I guess he's not there now-he probably works in a mortuary or as an usher at the injection theater in Huntsville...

GL's team's surgical

GL's team's surgical precision is in the process of cutting by numbers. We are all but lambs hearding into the slaughter house.
Does it really make a difference who is next? The blood curdling stock price is already at $40.00.

Seems to be death by a

Seems to be death by a thousand cuts at Life. What sort of lay-offs at Grand Island?

Layoffs in Grand Island,

Layoffs in Grand Island, haven't heard about Carlsbad or other sites.

"Any Info on the Carlsbad

"Any Info on the Carlsbad layoffs? Some of those guys deserve the karma bus to hit them head on."

There will be more layoff waves in CB. They need to make room for the people that they selected who agreed to move after FC is shutdown.

Any Info on the Carlsbad

Any Info on the Carlsbad layoffs? Some of those guys deserve the karma bus to hit them head on.

Lay offs in Frederick this

Lay offs in Frederick this week. he! he!

Any layoff news for the

Any layoff news for the Madison site?

Most of the IT consultants

Most of the IT consultants are employed by the business, not IT. FC IT has been targeted because legacy IVGN has IT operations staff in Frederick, and applications staff in Carlsbad, and wants to get rid of the expense of a third site, regardless of expertise or quality of performance. The promised meritocracy is nowhere to be found in IT.

Interesting that they let go of the most expert of the IT SAP technical staff, plus gave notice to the Help Desk, Desktop Support, and telecom, plus several very senior systems engineers, when IVGN had no expertise in SAP, nor any knowledge of the ABI sites or applications.

"Numerous additional IT

"Numerous additional IT layoffs and notifications in FC the past two weeks. Looks like FC IT being shut down."

When are the IT consultants going to be let go?

Which other insufferable

Which other insufferable pricks...

Now I finally understand why they keep talking about IP... All those IPs needed to advance the human condition...

details? Initials?

details? Initials?

"Numerous additional IT

"Numerous additional IT layoffs and notifications in FC the past two weeks. Looks like FC IT being shut down."

The next phase of the master plan of synergy savings must unfold soon. Life is 3 1/2 weeks from Qtr end. Gotta make the numbers. GL needs to get your salary off of his balance sheet. Nothing personal. Oh, what? You are not replaceable, your area will not be affected, your location won't be touched? RLOL

Well, Lucifer and his merry

Well, Lucifer and his merry band of slashers is at it once again. A whole slew of unsuspected layoffs has the buildings in Carlsbad rocking.

Highly skilled, higher paid and very respected people were let go without warning to them. In the case of one poor, yet very respected soul, her manager wasn't even told nor was his director.

Ladies & gents, place your bets. Who gets the axe yet? Which other insufferable pricks (e.g., JChes)will remain?

From that other thread, where it appears we are not allowed to respond...

Anything happening in

Anything happening in Pleasanton? Or in Heritage AB sites in Europe?

I thought all IT was being

I thought all IT was being outsourced ? why the surprise

Numerous additional IT

Numerous additional IT layoffs and notifications in FC the past two weeks. Looks like FC IT being shut down.

Check out the rumor mill post

Check out the rumor mill post

http://www.biofind.com/rumor-mill/discrimination-past-applied-biosystems...

details, please!!!

details, please!!!

looks like CA (Carlsbad) is

looks like CA (Carlsbad) is hit- another rumor surfaced this morning

so??? completely irrelevant

so??? completely irrelevant (or maybe that was your point?)

Well my fine friend, the

Well my fine friend, the Luminex people have been informed.

You can check CA for

You can check CA for yourself:

http://www.sfgate.com/webdb/jobcuts/

Has anyone heard of Qtr end

Has anyone heard of Qtr end layoffs in CA and TX?

What a surprise- One of the

What a surprise- One of the biggest advertisers in that fine journal won a contest. Oh, The honor, must be the best company $ can buy.

Evidently, LIFE doesn't suck

Evidently, LIFE doesn't suck all that bad. It made the top 30 in The Scientist's best place to work 2009 survey.............

It's #1 for those that enjoy working for jerks and ripping off their customers with over-priced hype.

Evidently, LIFE doesn't suck

Evidently, LIFE doesn't suck all that bad. It made the top 30 in The Scientist's best place to work 2009 survey.............

My answer to the question?

My answer to the question? Who cares. Maybe they will buy 10 more companies in 2009 so they can screw those up too and open up more markets for small comapnies to fill. LIFE sucks and then hopefully they'll die. Stock price in the 20's coming.....

My answer to the question?

My answer to the question? Who cares. Maybe they will buy 10 more companies in 2009 so they can screw thos eup too and open up more markets for small comapnies to fill. LIFE sucks and maybe the GL will die.

http://marketing.appliedbiosy

http://marketing.appliedbiosystems.com/mk/get/3500SERIES_MLANDING

"All primary consumables contain novel, integrated radio frequency identification (RFID)-tagged labels that enable viewing, tracking, and reporting of critical information"

iiiiaahhhhuuuuu, ABI finnaly found a way to force us to spend over 5 bucks per sample only on reagents! I'm so thrilled!!!!

Runs on Windows Vista and has

Runs on Windows Vista and has comsumable control...
No more using polymer after expire date...

Maui has been launched as

Maui has been launched as 3500 at ESHG last week. Basics are:
8 or 24 cap capillary electrophoresis, new consumables format, new software, faster run times, easier to use. Marketed to all CE customer segments, Dx instrument option for Europe, 3130 series discontinued end of year

It will be sold in both 8 or

It will be sold in both 8 or 24 capillary option

I've heard it pleasures GTL

I've heard it pleasures GTL when he's in the same room...no, wait, that's BB.

I've heard it's blue.

I've heard it's blue.

"not new. your info is very

"not new. your info is very very old."

I'm aware of that.
Do you have something new to share abou it?
Like specs, perhaps....

It's just a CE sequencer, but

It's just a CE sequencer, but for diagnostic use.

So then, what is maui?

So then, what is maui?

not new. your info is very

not new. your info is very very old.

Does anyone know anything

Does anyone know anything about LIFE's new "maui" instrument?

"We understand that this

"We understand that this person is leaving to infest another local company."

Does this mean that Austin mfg production will slow because the products will be made correctly and have accurate data?

Apparently there is some

Apparently there is some drama in Austin. Rosetta Genomics received a bad batch of material from LIFE's predecessor and they are not very happy about it. It all traces back to the consistent fabrication of data by a supervisor there. We understand that this person is leaving to infest another local company.

The 40 layoffs posted for

The 40 layoffs posted for July were in addition to 75 in January. This isn't old news, it's new news, and it's not over.

Also, I believe that the Pleasanton site is too small to fall under CWARN, so it needn't be filed by Life Tech, and wouldn't be listed on the web site. Thus - no definitive data on Pleasanton.

"Do not feel sorry for the

"Do not feel sorry for the people that did not see the train wreck comming."

...nice...

LIMS is the next one on the

LIMS is the next one on the blacklist......

"Around 35 People in IT

"Around 35 People in IT infrastructure Dept in FC has got pinkslips today i.e. on MAY 19 2009 ..."

Six weeks left to meet the Q2 RIF quota and make the merger savings a semi-reality. Do not feel sorry for the people that did not see the train wreck comming.

Around 35 People in IT

Around 35 People in IT infrastructure Dept in FC has got pinkslips today i.e. on MAY 19 2009 ...

Can't find anything about

Can't find anything about Pleasanton on there. Plus those FC positions have been gone for a while.

Can't find anything about

Can't find anything about Pleasanton on there. Plus those FC positions have been gone for a while.

...the pending layoffs that

...the pending layoffs that Life Technologies has declared to the State of California under the CWARN act. See
http://www.sfgate.com/webdb/jobcuts/

Here's the display if you query Life Tech for July:

Layoff date Company name City Number of employees affected
7/30/2009 LIFE TECHNOLOGIESFoster City 40

By the way - such a filing isn't necessarily correct -- this filing has been posted for months, and can be amended after the fact with no penalty. Example -- Kaiser Permanente is laying off almost 800 people in IT, but still hasn't amended its original filing, which appeared on 5/15, the same date that it was to be effective:
Layoff date Company name City Number of employees affected
5/15/2009 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS Corona 183
5/15/2009 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS Pasadena 191
5/15/2009 KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS Walnut Creek 102

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