Yahoo Pink Slips
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In the midst of all this Microhoo uncertainty, Yahoo went forward with its previously announced layoffs yesterday, letting go more than 1,000 employees.
C:NET reports that brings their total headcount to around 13,200.
Techmeme abounds with links from exiting Yahooligans, many of whom whose blogs would suggest there's not a lot of hard feelings, and that recruiters are swarming Yahooville.
Henry Blodget blogged one Yahooligan's exit, Ryan Kuder, who reported out with his pink slip in real-time via Twitter. One dispatch:
"On the plus side, my commute just got a lot shorter."
"Dear Blackberry, What great times we had. I'll miss you. At least until tonight when I stop on my way home and buy an iphone. Love, Me."
You can read Ryan's whole bittersweet Yahoo-exiting Twitter stream here.
For those Yahooligans impacted, as well as to their amigos left behind, know that folks from IBM are sending lots of positive energy and well wishes your way.
Yesterday couldn't have been an easy day.