What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

There will be no wrath

There will be no wrath though, there never is. They are made of teflon - nothing sticks and they go on with their "learns" to do it somewhere else.

And to all those High level

And to all those High level LIFE executives that lied on this board about layoffs while back stabbing and taking NO resposibility for their own jobs, let hell be cast upon you and yours! Enjoy the wrath to come!

Any people that is laid off

Any people that is laid off next week would be out of the 2 year severance package, and thus getting worse benefits. Well, that is for legacy AB - for legacy IVG not sure. I think those poor people got even less benefits.

Are the 46 employees on the

Are the 46 employees on the CA WARN list for Camarillo for December the last, or is the slow bleed to closure continuing into 2011?

26 at MP

26 at MP

There were layoffs on the

There were layoffs on the East Coast as well...!! It's nice to know that after working hard and being a good employee that all you get is 15-20min. to clear out your desk and be escorted out like a prisoner...ah yes I guess that is what LIFE is all about!!

Who's gone?

Who's gone?

were you in PCR or assays

were you in PCR or assays business?

I'm in FC and I just got laid

I'm in FC and I just got laid off !!

Oh yes there are "That's

Oh yes there are

"That's funny. I am in FC and there are not any layoffs."

Either you are in HR (nothing

Either you are in HR (nothing happens), on a corner office with door (a precious commodity at FC), or in a very far corner where they forgot about you...

That's funny. I am in FC and

That's funny. I am in FC and there are not any layoffs.

full of it.

full of it.

Admired by whom? In a poll of

Admired by whom?

In a poll of San Diego's money hungry, self centered, unjustified salary CEOs, GL came in as the most admired money hungry, self centered, unjustified salary CEO.

Layoffs definitely yes. About

Layoffs definitely yes. About 100 people at FC ranging from mid level to the highest ranks on individual contributors in R&D. The "old baggage" from AB, people that stayed with the company for long time, invented everything that made the company profitable, had the experience and contacts, and now where in higher levels taking the salary of two younger, more energetic, and gullible people. Somebody had to pay for the exaggerated price of ion. The incredible thing is that some execs that made the wrong decisions on failed programs conveniently jumped ahead of time and they kept their stock. No accountability for real failure. At least these people got their severance before the 2nd year ends. Next round wont be so lucky. I guess its Life as usual...

Wrong, another pile of misery

Wrong, another pile of misery doled out at a number of sites.

nope, no layoffs. Keep

nope, no layoffs. Keep wishing.....

Admired by whom?

Admired by whom?

You folks need to adopt the

You folks need to adopt the self love regimen:

Life Technologies' CEO Greg Lucier named "Most Admired CEO of a publicly traded company" by The San Diego Business Journal. Thanks SDBJ!

The shit you read out there...

You know, when this kind of crap comes out and you hear during meetings about having a good corporate image and being fair to employees, you just have to ask yourself: are you kidding me ? This is the kind of propaganda Stalin would use... Why don't start by just being an honest money hungry, self centered, unjustified salary CEO that you're supposed to be; at least my intelligent won't be insulted. I would admire you for that.

Well that's better than Life

Well that's better than Life Tech where you get screwed and DON'T get a health plan.

"anyone of consequence, or

"anyone of consequence, or just the standard losers?"

Evidently you are still there so I guess it wasn't decided by being a loser.

anyone of consequence, or

anyone of consequence, or just the standard losers?

Confirmed layoffs in Foster

Confirmed layoffs in Foster City today.

and MP

and MP

Are you saying that there

Are you saying that there were layoffs today in Foster City?

full of it, again.

full of it, again.

What is happening now?

What is happening now?

happening now.

happening now.

you are full of it. They are

you are full of it. They are shutting down the FC site and moving to S. San Fran. Everyone knows they did not want to stay in FC.

Yes I hard that too. 22nd,

Yes I hard that too. 22nd, foster city layoffs.

BTW the lay off are on stand

BTW the lay off are on stand by, just waiting for that 2 year mark so they don't have to link it to merger, hence no need for severance package.

http://t.co/0MDSiwN Here is a

http://t.co/0MDSiwN

Here is a guy who prides himself in putting people out of work, proving he was wrong and feeling good about it. Total disconnect.

Funny to see lackeys

Funny to see lackeys defending the indefensible. They don't see metal detectors at the doorway so they deny that layoffs are looming. Well the bill for Ion Torrent, along with all the other ineffectual M&A, is in the mail and someone - other than GL of course - is going to be paying for it. And as people have said, Nov 21 is days away.

As for the pattern of buying companies, destroying, dimantling and disposing of them, there is a term for that - antitrust violation. And another - racketeering. Be funny to see the ivgn brain trust in jail but GL would probably end up being condemned to house arrest and get to spend his days relaxing in his mansion in Rancho Santa Fe or San Clemente or wherever he hangs his hat. Wouldn't compensate in justice for ruining the life of a single dishwasher or shipping clerk in the name of "synergy."

Yep... They got rid of the

Yep...

They got rid of the entire FC security department. The axe will fall this week.

Clean out your desks....

The close of the merger was

The close of the merger was Nov 21, 2008, so maybe all the doom and gloom is a week early?

They are big, but the lack of

They are big, but the lack of motivation will kill them on the long term. Or are you able to buy a sufficient numbers of companies every years, and just let them blow up once their quality and development is gone. In that case the end of the company life cycle is being bought by Life, or should they be renamed end-of-life technologies when it does not matter anymore.

"MANY disgruntled idiots

"MANY disgruntled idiots cruising this site just hoping for something bad. Never seems to go quite the way "they" say it will."

I wonder why there are SO MANY disgruntled former ABI/IVGN/Life employees?
Is it because they treat people like disposable plasticware?

Does anyone ever leave ABI/IVGN/Life on good terms?

As usual...much ado about

As usual...much ado about nothing.

MANY disgruntled idiots cruising this site just hoping for something bad. Never seems to go quite the way "they" say it will.

Go figure.

As usual...much ado about

As usual...much ado about nothing.

MANY disgruntled idiots cruising this site just hoping for something bad. never seems to go quite the way "they" say it will.

Go figure.

Well, it's Monday. Any

Well, it's Monday. Any updates?

"burn" is probably a pun on

"burn" is probably a pun on the Ignite Institute. Ignite, burn, up in smoke.

" sold hundreds of fake

" sold hundreds of fake solids to burn"
Care to expand on this? Inflated sales numbers?

why have r and d when you can

why have r and d when you can just buy it for a 1 billion dollars ? Same for QC, no more QC. Everything needs to be shut way down except that ridiculous ion torrent program that is starting to look like a crazy hot air balloon.

It's both sales and R and D.

It's both sales and R and D. Most of foster, or what's left anyhow.

What departments are getting

What departments are getting cut? Mostly sales? Or R&D and marketing too?

Lay offs coming? Funny that -

Lay offs coming? Funny that - the severance agreement made when Tony sold ABI was valid for 2 years

2 year anniversary right around the corner. Anyone giving odds on whether GL will wait and try to save the sevarance money at the risk that the fraud lawsuits will pay out less? In hindsight it always seems GL made the most expensive, least effectual choice.

Yeah, I'd be careful what you

Yeah, I'd be careful what you take to work on Monday. In mass layoffs I've heard of cases where people had to leave purses and other personal belongings behind as they were escorted out by armed guards so they could be inspected before returned later at the convenience of the company. Sounds like the level of Lifetech's class,

Lay offs coming? Funny that

Lay offs coming? Funny that - the severance agreement made when Tony sold ABI was valid for 2 years.

Oxford Nanopore will blow

Oxford Nanopore will blow away SOLiD and Ion. Life passed them up, just like Solexa.

U must mean MN - GL's

U must mean MN - GL's personal toy

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