When a company is not doing so well financially there are a number of tactics it can take to get itself back on the right track. Some of those things include filing for bankruptcy, getting rid of a few key underperforming products, or laying off a ton of its employees. Company layoffs are one of the hardest things a company can do. Having to tell hundreds, sometimes thousands of people that they no longer have a consistent paycheck can really take a tole on you.
Over the years there have been a handful of horror stories about large companies needing to layoff dozens of thousands of employees at once due to one reason or another. Some of these companies are well-known and respected companies that you would never believe would fall on hard times due to their ever-growing success. Here are the 10 biggest corporate layoffs in history.
IBM – 60,000 employees
In July 1993, IBM laid off 60,000 employees. In the early 90?s, IBM?s core mainframe business began to disseminate after the personal computer and client server began to emerge. In order to allow the company to focus on providing integrated solutions for its customers, CEO Louis Gerstner put aside $8.9 billion, which resulted in the cutting of 60,000 positions.
Citigroup – 50,000 employees
In November 2008, Citigroup laid off 50,000 employees. At the time, Citigroup was planning divestments, and this move alone led to over half of the employees being cut. Former CEO Vikram Pandit claimed, ?there is nothing easy about these decisions and the impact on our people. We do this because we must and not because we want to.?
Sears Roebuck & Co – 50,000 empoyees
In January 1993, Sears Roebuck & Co. had to make 50,000 employee cuts. In order to compete with the lower cost models of Toys-R-Us and Walmart and reverse the decline of its retail business, Sears that it was eliminating its big-book catalogues. The discontinuation of the catalogues and closing of 113 stores resulted in 50,000 jobs lost.
General Motors – 47,000 employees
In February 2007, General Motors cut 47,000 workers. As the company prepared to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy and seeked federal aid, they closed five factories as a result of global recession and Japanese manufacturer competition. In addition, they announced plans to phase back its Hummer brand and scale back on Pontiac.
AT&T – 40,000 employees
In January 1996, AT&T cut 40,000 employees. Unlike most companies laying off, 13% of the company?s layoffs were a result of profitable and growing company divisions. These cuts came during a part of the plan to split the company into three separate companies that would focus on telecommunications equipment, communications services, and computers.
Ford Motor Co. – 35,000 employees
In January 2002, Ford Motor Co. laid off 35,000 employees. As Ford struggled to cut costs and increase profits, the company decided to phase out the Ford Escort, Mercury Villager minivan, Mercury Cougar compact car, and the Lincoln Continental. These phases resulted in 35,000 employees being cut.
Kmart Corp. – 35,000 employees
In January 2003, Kmart cut 35,000 [...]
Over the years, many celebrities have started to be more honest and open about their personal lives. Something that was not as publicly known 50 or 60 years ago. There has been more and more platforms for celebrities to voice their personal lives with the advent of the internet and social media. Now, a celebrity’s life is followed and seen in real-time from people’s phones. Their private life is certainly no longer private.
With this growing ability to know more about a celebrity’s true life habits, we are seeing many of them be open to discussing things as personal as their sexual orientation. We live in a day and age where people do not need to be as afraid to announce if they are gay, bi or transgender. The walls are starting to come down and more and more public figures are helping that long by being open about their sexual preferences. Some of whom are celebrities that both men and women find to be sexy. Here are 20 bisexual celebrities that men and woman want to bang.
David Bowie historically was very shy and quiet around his sexual preferences, but he brought light to the subject in a 1976 interview with Playboy when he said “It’s true — I am a bisexual. But I can’t deny that I’ve used that fact very well. I suppose it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Tila Tequila is definitely not shy when it comes to her sexuality. Tequila was formerly a Myspace celebrity where she was a hit with the men. She has appeared on several reality shows that identify her as a bisexual like “A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila.” She also dated Casey Johnson, the Johnson & Johnson heiress, who unfortunately died in 2010.
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Dogs are the best people. They miss you when you are gone, they are happy to see you when you return, and they hold a grudge against anyone they think might be hurting you. It kind of makes you want to give them a great big hug, right? Not so fast.
Did you know that dogs actually hate it when you hug them? Researchers studied pictures of people who were hugging dogs and found that the vast majority of them- 81.6%- were showing visible signs of distress. Hugging your dog may make him feel stressed out, anxious, or otherwise uncomfortable, and since he can?t tell you, you may not even know it. But not to worry- your dog still loves you a lot and there?s plenty of other cool stuff he can do.
Have you ever heard a dog laugh? Chances are you have and you just didn?t know it. And not only can they laugh, they also respond to other dogs laughing. When puppies were played a recording of a dog laughing they immediately stopped what they were doing and started playing together. How cool is that?
Your dog also forms attachments to his other canine friends. Dogs who have experienced the loss of a friend show signs of what we typically consider a human condition- depression. They became withdrawn, lost interest in their typical daily activities, became clingy with their owners, and lost their appetites.
Loyalty is still one of your dog?s strongest traits, though. The majority of dogs who witnessed their owners being mistreated by a stranger later refused to take a treat from that stranger. They also want to help you feel better whenever they can. Even when dogs were around strangers, if that stranger was crying the majority of dogs would attempt to cheer the stranger up. Did I mention dogs are the best people?
Dogs interact with each other in may of the same ways that people do. They mirror each other?s facial expressions and emotions much like their human counterparts. They also get jealous like humans do. In one study, dog owners were given a toy dog to pay attention to in front of their actual dog. Nearly 90% of dogs snapped at the toy dogs or tried to separate them from their owners. Your dog just wants to be with you, man!
Science proves your dog loves you in other ways as well. When dogs were tested for their oxytocin levels alone versus when they were with their owners, their oxytocin levels were found to have risen nearly 60% in the presence of their two-legged friends. It?s not all that surprising considering they literally run to see you as soon as you get home every afternoon. Does your cat do that? I didn?t think so.
Learn more about the emotional needs of dogs from this infographic. It?s full of surprising and wonderful things you probably never knew about your four-legged furbabies. Now go spend some time with your dog- just don?t try [...]
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Lesbians tend to be a particular fascination for guys either because they’re essentially unattainable (i.e. completely uninterested) or because they share a common interest in women. Whatever the reason is, every hetero guy has a list of women, including lesbians, that he wants to date.
Recently, Ruby Rose topped the list for men and women, so it’s no surprise she shows up on this list as well. But other women, like Amber Heard, are also included. Heard was in a longtime relationship with Vanessa Paradis, though she’s now married to Johnny Depp.
Check out these 15 super hot Hollywood lesbians that every guy wants to date!
#1 – Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster’s sexuality has been a bit of an open secret in Hollywood for years. The gorgeous actress acknowledged it publicly for the first time during her 2013 Golden Globes acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. Foster is married to Alexandra Hedison
#2 – Ellen Page
Who doesn’t love Ellen Page? The actress came out in a very public way during an emotional speech in a crowded Las Vegas conference hall. The Juno actress stated, “I’m here today because I am gay. And because … maybe I can make a difference.”
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Pornhub and video games? Yeah we aren’t buying it either, but the company has released a sexercise app for your mobile device that it believes will guide you to an… ahem… explosive workout.
Leading a sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for you and sitting in front of your computer screen increases the chances that you’ll eventually stumble upon PornHub or some other adult website throughout your day.
PornHub now offers a workout solution that even chair sitting viewers can take advantage of at any time of the day.
BangFit, the company says, is the ?fitness method gyms don?t want you to know about.?
To get started head to the Bangfit website and choose your ?mode of play.?
Next you are required to download the accompanying app through BangFit?s mobile site, and choose your gender by keying the code into your phone.
After you have entered all of your information you are treated to a sexercise program which requires you to attach your smartphone to a belt around your waist. The better you time your strokes to the video on the screen, the higher your score.
You can even post your score on the website and share it with your friends. A great option for people who love oversharing.
The game is still in Beta and the developers at BangFit plan to offer a belt accessory to make your sexercise more fun and more easily accessible. For now, they offer a makeshift belt suggestion.
Are you ready to bang your way to flat abs? Check out this video that described the entire Bangfit process.
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