Pink Slip Storm Brewing
Hewlett-Packard's disappointing earnings on Thursday, and its subsequent plans to lay off as many as 16,000 employees, drew a mix of "I told you so" and somber tweets sympathetic to the pending pink slip storm. Dave Cronk, former vice president of U.S. sales, enterprise business inside sales at HP, tweeted his support for employees.
Meanwhile, HP's official Twitter account focused on the positive tweeting: "With the first half of fiscal 2014 closed, I'm pleased to report that HP's turnaround remains on track." –CEO Meg Whitman