Uber layoffs information

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by jables, October 30, 2014.

  1. Killerkiwijuice

    Killerkiwijuice Post Master General

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    Brad was honestly the last person I expected to get let off.

    I hope you guys let him keep the Uber Employee badge.

    PS. I could use a job.
  2. stonewood1612

    stonewood1612 Well-Known Member

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    Good question! He hasn't made a post in quite a while... I hope he's not on the list. Well I hope for pretty much everyone that they're not on the list! The truth is different. :(

    What about Sorian?:eek:

    Uber is pretty much the only company where I know so many of the devs; I know how they look, what they do in the team, what they sound like, mostly because of the good old livestreams. Aw man, when the list is revealed, it's gonna hurt.
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  3. Killerkiwijuice

    Killerkiwijuice Post Master General

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    I highly doubt sorian got fired, mainly because he is the main AI and system editor guy. 99.999999% sure he's still here.
  4. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    fun > money

    Also I don't see why I should not first have a little fun with game development and later go back to something more stable. But that's all just a theory of what I would currently do if time would jump ahead at least 3, probably rather 5 years. For now I went back from employed software developer to poor student ;)
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  5. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    I believe he is one of the founders of the company, so it's extremely likely that he's still around.
  6. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    https://forums.uberent.com/threads/dear-uber-halp.65526/page-2#post-1027884

    Also yeah wondible is right. They are very unlikely to lay off people who are with the company since it was founded. Much more likely that they first lay off people they hired during the development of PA.
  7. stonewood1612

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    Phew. Good thing he always has work to do. It was a panic reaction. Silly me.

    It's probably the people we barely know or hear about (excluding Brad!). Not anyone big that does big stuff and has a big name. Regardless, the list will still hurt when we see it.

    edit: Nope :(
    Last edited: October 31, 2014
  8. mjshorty

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    We need a system with one massive planet called "Memories of Nicholson" With a bunch of astroids/moons of all the other various names of UBER employees that died along with brad, so that we can properly pay our respects to them with explosions and carnage.....agreed?
  9. metabolical

    metabolical Uber Alumni

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  10. GoodOak

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    Wow ... Sorian is so committed to PA that he's still working, FOR FREE, after being let go. ******* heroic. It gets me all choked up.

    (edit - joking of course - best of luck to all those sent packing)
  11. Killerkiwijuice

    Killerkiwijuice Post Master General

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    Who's still even working on PA other than Sorian and bgolus?
  12. optimi

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    ...Dang. I'm sad :oops:
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  13. cptconundrum

    cptconundrum Post Master General

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    Wow, that sucks. You two have been a very important part of this company. I guess that can be said for everyone though.
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  14. cola_colin

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    I am sorry to hear that @metabolical @garat
    Good luck with the next things you do :S You've both done great work at Uber.

    or maybe he is still employed at Uber?
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  15. GoodOak

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    I like my story better.
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  16. harrierx

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    Happier times (though the photo is missing Brad and probably others):

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  17. wondible

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    I've been playing with AI personalities and before this I was toying with naming the all-factory/no-eco version after him. Fitting tribute, or should I just leave it alone?
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  18. wpmarshall

    wpmarshall Planetary Moderator

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    Meta, Garat and Brad?

    I don't even... :(
  19. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    Now I want to make a donation tournament... :p
  20. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    Wait... @sorian an is gone? But he was doing so much good work....

    Today is such a sad day. ;×;

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