The Lounge is rated PG. If you're about to post something you wouldn't want your
kid sister to read then don't post it. No flame wars, no abusive conduct, no programming
questions and please don't post ads.
23% is not a majority, so they should need considerable support to do anything really drastic - the existing board should be able to weather the storm even with shareholder appointed directors, unless it has a massive psychosis to start with.
It may be that they do have good ideas which could help the company (I doubt it, the letter implies they want dividends and other short-term gains rather than the long term survival of the company)
I wouldn't jump ship - if enough of the good people quit then the companies survival becomes less likely rather than more - but I would keep my eyes and ears open, particularly if I enjoyed working where I am.
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
Wish I had the money to do so. A guy I work with bought a load when they were less than a dollar a share a few years back they now regularly sit at around $12-$14 and he's always rubbing it in how much money they've made him.
That price is seriously undervalued too, as the market doesn't fully understand what we do (it thinks we're a drive manufacturer, we're a 'storage solution provider').
Is it not obvious - they provide drawers, cabinets, cupboards and boxes in a variety of sizes and colours! Solutions (shudder)to your storage problems!
Seriously though the first marketing wonk that though adding 'solutions' to one of their BS phrases was a good idea should be strung up by the 'nads. If half the effort spent on coming up with this rubbish was devoted to making the product better the world would be a better place. I don't know, when I was a lad mutter, grumble etc.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
In fact the possibilities of C#, VB.Net and C++.Net (known as Visual C++ too) are equal for a MS developer. But: If you learn VisualC++ you are able switch later to "normal" C++, improve your knowledge and do e.g. hardware-near programming. IMO VisualC++ improves your value as a developer more than the other languages and if you are able to do VisualC++ programming is writing C# code not a big deal because there are only a few differences. VBA is just important for basic Macro programming within MS Office so some basic knowledge there wouldn't be too bad.
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done. Drink. Get drunk. Fall over - P O'H OK, I will win to day or my name isn't Ethel Crudacre! - DDEthel Crudacre I cannot live by bread alone. Bacon and ketchup are needed as well. - Trollslayer Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often *students*, for heaven's sake - Terry Pratchett