Adobe changed its economic guidance and restructured today. The press release has info.
I ran a Twitter search on “adobe” and pulled out relevant comments, oldest-first, starting from about 9am Pacific today. It misses some of the earliest ones, and any which didn’t include the word “adobe”.
These are all in the public record already, just aggregated and reformatted for readability, but please drop a comment here if you’d like any removed, and I’ll delete both it and the comment, thanks.
tuawRSS: Adobe trimming Expo budget, possibly jobs: Filed under: Macworld, Software, Graphic DesignMacworld notes today that Adobe won’t ha..kapgar: @stillbaking I’m so sorry. He was at Adobe, right?basictheory: layoffs at adobe?johnrobb: @chris23 Good luck. Mass layoff at Adobe?gever: And now for something completely different – leaving Adobe to work on Tinkering School and the book fulltime.ellingson: the axe is swingin’ here at Adobechris23: Thanks to all for your kind thoughts. Big layoffs @ Adobe today. Not sure how big but lot’s of folks are packing up.compwhisperer: Adobe feeling the heat? http://www.itwriting.com/blog/1083-adobe-engineer-we-gotta-beat-sil…CoreyDotCom: Bummed for all the friends and acquaintances laid off from Adobe today.weaseltagger: @coreydotcom Do you know how many got laid off at Adobe?Ben_Birk: Adobe is not looking so good right now.bobpappas: Adobe Minnesota: Is it bad?Tymcode: is realizing he’s going to miss saying goodbye to a lot of Adobe people while he’s stuck in this flex class.lsefton: Hearing that Adobe is having a 10% layoff.TUAW: Rumor of layoffs at Adobe is, unfortunately, confirmed. http://tr.im/1sxu Best of luck to departing folk from all of us at TUAW.OmegaSpreem: RT @TUAW Rumor of layoffs at Adobe is, unfortunately, confirmed. http://tr.im/1sxu Best of luck to departing folk from all of us at TUAW.wisequark: Maybe if Adobe didn’t write such sucky software they wouldn’t need to be laying off people.johnmorton: Adobe layoffs today. People are tweeting about it. Sorry to hear this Adobe folks. http://twitter.com/chris23/status/1036778518cpedraza: RT @TUAW Adobe layoffs are confirmed. http://tr.im/1sxudanielrh9: Adobe is laying off a bunch of employees. I’m sure many of them are the bunch that just finished work on CS4. Is nothing sacred?epicenterblog: Adobe layoffs to be announced Dec. 15 [http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/12/05/HNlayoffsadobe_1.htmlyobosensei: Adobe is laying off employees. I guess this is official. http://www.tuaw.com/2008/12/03/adobe-trimming-expo-budget-possibly-..ChrisGriffith: Were the layoffs @Adobe across the board or certain teams?stevenjohansson: condolences to the adobe peepsRevFry: Wow.. people at adobe DID get axed. Not just rumors. =/jcyr: Hmm, wonder if any layoffs at Adobe are in groups I know? http://www.tuaw.com/2008/12/03/adobe-trimming-expo-budget-possibly-…glazou: layoffs at adobe…Filmbot: yikes looks like Adobe just cut some jobsDanWilson: @jcyr I wonder if there will be any layoffs. Adobe has been increasingly profitable in recent yearsguywithabike: So… time to cross Adobe off my possible job application list, right? Substituting it with Burger King.jdowdell: I heard there will be a public announcement from Adobe soon, with context.danjoyce: Its official, Adobe is laying off employees. Bummer.goodfather: Yup, I really did. Bye bye Adobe. Hello unemployment line. I’m cleaning out my office right now…hlkershaw: Adobe layoffsmrchrisallen: Hoping that all the folks that I know at Adobe still have their jobs. Layoffs suck!Filmbot: ouch 25 percent of adobe got the axe today dang obama get in that office soonbradhouse: “Adobe is considering laying off a significant portion of its nearly 7000 employees, including management”…. INCLUDING????phillip: to those getting the axe at Adobe: often (though not quite always) change can bring good thingsnewezra: Adobe just announced layoffs a few minutes ago. Rummored to be cutting 7000 people.peteaylward: @mrchrisallen hear, hear! fingers crossed for you Adobe guys.kristen_: Retweeting @RevFry: Wow.. people at adobe DID get axed. Not just rumors. =/ Source: http://seattlest.com/2008/12/03/big_layoffs_at_adobe_today.phpBenFeldman: Adobe layoffs that could be ‘significant.’ @mdowney, who I met at onAIR, is gone… my ADBE stock is going to be hurting, I would imagine…humbearto: @danjoyce Wow, ADOBE is laying off?kristen_: @RevFry it was harder to find than you think, adobe had layoff rumors in 2005/2000… etc :Pnewezra: RT @mdowney I am no longer at Adobe. It’s all for the best. More to follow.Seattlest: Latest by Seattlest: “Big Layoffs” at Adobe Today: Adobe pink slips started arrivin.. http://tinyurl.com/65uygKeatonTech: Yeah, see, this is why I don’t just pirate Adobe’s stuff, people loose their jobs.starnut: now that Max Milan is over Adobe starts fireing? What kind of policy is that?Bottlerocket: RT @newezra Adobe just announced layoffs a few minutes ago. Rummored to be cutting 7000 people.LW_Will: @Filmbot Isn’t that two confs, no Adobe? WTF is happening there?dizastor: Adobe laying off 7k people? I didn’t realize they had that many people Maybe they’d sell more CS if it didn’t cost as much as a used car.jcyr: @newezra @bottlerocket @dizastor Adobe only employes 7600 people it isn’t laying off 7000.KeatonTech: @stuhelm Yeah, I know, Adobe just has to make it through right now, I just thought they’d be doing well enough to avoid layoffs.bperry: I feel bad for my former colleagues at Adobe, 600 being laid off worldwide: http://tinyurl.com/6pcp6ddizastor: Correction… Adobe had 7k total employees and 600 are being laid off… that makes more sense. Although that list of names on PS is loooongRevFry: The market is now flooded with ex- Google and Adobe people. Making the prospect of getting laid off that much more terrifying. competitionboyglub: It’s been a tough day at Adobe. Ugh.codyo: wow ! RT @bperry: I feel bad for my former colleagues at Adobe, 600 being laid off worldwide: http://tinyurl.com/6pcp6dvisualrinse: RT @bperry: I feel bad for my former colleagues at Adobe, 600 being laid off worldwide: http://tinyurl.com/6pcp6d (KeatonTech: @stuhelm Hmm, that’s too bad though, Adobe’s got some of the best R&D out there, I almost think they should focus on it more…ravivasavan: RT: @jayemsee – adobe to lay off 600 people: http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200812/120308PrelimQ4FiscalResults.htmlpeymojo: adobe trimming workforce by ~600 🙁 http://tinyurl.com/6c5mlljcyr: Adobe to lay off 600 ish. Hopefully we hear about restructuring soon. Best of luck to all at #adobe! http://is.gd/a7a1newezra: Correction… Adobe is reducing force to 7000 from 7600. I wish the best for everyone at Adobe.dmode: Adobe Ann: Restructuring to Reduce Expenses http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200812/120308PrelimQ4FiscalResults.htmlinafried: Adobe warns on sales, to cut 600 jobs. CS4 demand weaker than expected.robertpalmer: Wow. Terrible news from Adobe. 600 miserable Christmases this year.regen: Adobe situation sounds pretty crazy – 600 jobs cut todaystuhelm: @KeatonTech yes it is 🙂 On a serious note, thoughts going out to any Adobe staff who are losing their jobsniqui: @wolfl happy about a project and who I will be working with. Sad that @mdowney will no longer be with Adobe. Simple :Drebel: so it’s DCM day at Adobe for many, sorry to hear that guys – especially to the folk that I know and may have seen at MAXericKontent: @Filmbot Where’d you hear about the Adobe layoff? 25%? ouuuuch?jdowdell: Info on Adobe restructuring, guidance: http://tinyurl.com/6pcp6d (expand) Many good people….kevinlcc: Retweeting @inafried: Adobe warns on sales, to cut 600 jobs. CS4 demand weaker than expected.UnitZeroOne: Jeez, Adobe laying off 600 people ? Damn.reboog711: Retweeting @jcyr: Adobe to lay off 600 ish. Hopefully we hear about restructuring soon. http://is.gd/a7a1moyalynne: Oh No. Adobe. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2008/12/01/daily50.htmlzstepek: For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Adobe is laying off 600 people worldwide today. I’ve heard it dubbed “Red Wednesday…” Crazy.abustin: im sure Sony (Townsend St) wouldnt mind some more ex-Adobe peopleedskwarecki: 600 folks laid off here at Adobe today (~9% of workforce). I’m OK, but tough to see colleagues clearing out their offices.bssmot: sending good vibes to all Adobe folks.vcsangels: ( VCsAndAngels.com ) Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts http://tinyurl.com/6mmnnnvcsangels: ( VCsAndAngels.com ) Adobe Misses Q4, Terrible Guidance, Firing 600 (ADBE) http://tinyurl.com/5tcmyzjodybrewster: @MossyBlog I don’t think it was his choice, word on the street is Adobe let go of 600 peoplechaupt: Bad Day at Adobe with big RIFs. Hope all is well with any friends who may be caught up in this… http://twurl.nl/nbrs7lnuws: Cnet BizTech News Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts: The software maker says the global ec.. http://twurl.nl/h4bfbcfranDevinney: whoa…adobe making big cuts.lkilpatrick: @simonfree Adobe has about ~7000 full time peopleagentK: Adobe is giving 600 people the pink slip. That’s unbelievable – “Restructuring” – yeah. right.starnut: not knowing what to think of Adobe’s layoff policy: fireing 600 people on the last night of Max Milan – what does that tell us?johnattebury: Using TweetDeck to follow today’s Adobe layoffs stream-of-consciousness. I like Twhirl for tweeting and TweetDeck for listening.newsnet: From C-NET Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts: The software maker says the global economic woes.. http://tinyurl.com/6mmnnnunclenate: @mdowney Sorry to hear about the Adobe layoff. Good Luck! #EndOfAnEraGaryTheGeek: CNETnews: Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts: The software maker says the global economic wo.. http://tinyurl.com/6mmnnnmercnews: Adobe to cut 600 jobs, report lower fourth-quarter revenue: The company also said it expects earnings pe.. http://tinyurl.com/5znxohskoch: RT @bssmot sending good vibes to all Adobe folks.MossyBlog: 600 employees being dismissed from Adobe is simply Adobe’s short term win, long term loss…agentK: @reboog711 Yes, have a look at the demographics of Adobe employees – I doubt there’d be many near retirement :-)charlesclements: wow, adobe axing 600 peeps is rediculousTechRSS: Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts: The software maker says the global economic woes and weak demand for .. http://tinyurl.com/6mmnnnCNETNews: Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts http://tinyurl.com/6mmnnnjohnattebury: RT @MossyBlog: 600 employees being dismissed from Adobe is simply Adobe’s short term win, long term loss…Magganpice: Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts http://tinyurl.com/6mmnnnchrisrbailey: RT @chaupt: Bad Day at Adobe with big RIFs. Hope all is well with any friends who may be caught up in this… http://twurl.nl/nbrs7lalleyfeed: Adobe Misses Q4, Low Guidance, Firing 600 (ADBE) http://tinyurl.com/5tcmyzchris23: RT @jdowdell Info on Adobe restructuring, guidance: http://tinyurl.com/6pcp6d Many good people….SVSJbizjournal: Online now: Adobe to cut 600 jobs, reduces fourth quarter revenue outlook http://tinyurl.com/5cbp2wacce: Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts http://bit.ly/4DQ6RSSFeedBot: Adobe Plans to Cut 600 Jobs http://ff.im/cjPSUnitZeroOne: @newviewnetworks official word is out in the Adobe Q4 pressrelease.techupdates: [News] Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts http://tinyurl.com/6mmnnnsfdesigner: I’m touched by the amazing support from the Twitter-verse about Adobe’s news today. It’s great to have a strong backing from the community.Magganpice: 600 jobs to be cut @Adobe. Will they be able to do that through early retirement? I guess not.mvannorden: Hard times everywhere even at Adobe http://tinyurl.com/5avzatcdharrison: My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Adobe impacted by the layoffs. It’s a tough time to be in tech. :\mvannorden: Mike Downey the AIR, FLASH, and FLEX evangelist is no longer with Adobe http://twitter.com/mdowney/status/1036971152bart_chanet: feeling very bad for the adobe guys/womenneilmiddleton: shit, just heard about the Adobe cuts – and wondering if anyone at #maxmilan has been affected :(cdespinosa: Software engineers laid off from Adobe: Please check out http://snurl.com/73b6c and http://snurl.com/73b6qbigspaceship: RT @bssmot: sending good vibes to all Adobe folks.zstepek: I propose tagging anything related to the goings on at Adobe today with #redwednesday to make it easier to track. Thoughts?dom: Sitting in the Adobe SF lobby to see if I can give peace to any of The Six Hundred before 5pm today — http://tinyurl.com/6pcp6dericKontent: @Filmbot right. Looks like slightly less than 10%. That’s huge. I was at Adobe during a R.I.F. in ’99. Not pretty it was a really bad day.Anzac: Adobe layoff 600!! http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200812/120308PrelimQ4FiscalResults.htmldiamondtearz: Keeping the employees laid of from Adobe in my prayers.hourus: @jdowdell damn, headcount shortage at adobe is bad for the community. Does it mean we will get less support ?skaura: WTF!?!?! Adobe is streamlining!!! http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200812/120308PrelimQ4FiscalResults.htmlFilmbot: @ericKontent ya feel bad for the people who got canned shit Adobe at least wait till after Xmas .nrichardson: Just heard the Adobe news! On the last day of MAX Milan – what a way to end your Europe leg of the MAX conferences! Wow!girlie_mac: Ow… Adobe….. next big one is us.lemay: big layoffs at adobe today. ouch.Anzac: Looks like Adobe San Diego Office will be gone, I miss that old Ehelp building! it was great FunI remember what it was like at Adobe during layoffs. UGH. Everything works out for the best. It really does. My thoughts are with you all.jkosoy: RT @bssmot: sending good vibes to all adobe folkssvnewsfeed: News from SV.Com Adobe to cut 600 jobs, report lower fourth-quarter revenue: The compa.. http://tinyurl.com/5znxohmercbiznews: Adobe to cut 600 jobs, report lower fourth-quarter revenue: The company also said it expects earnings.. http://www.mercurynews.comnathanholloway: Ouch. http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200812/120308PrelimQ4FiscalResults.htmlbrent80301: Adobe layoffs hit today. http://www.tuaw.com/2008/12/03/adobe-trimming-expo-budget-possibly-..mg_tech: Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts: Adobe added its name Wednesday to the list of companies warning of we.. http://tinyurl.com/56e9z3jwilker: guess MAX broke the bank. sucks to be at Adobe right nowOmegaSpreem: Looks like Adobe will be trimming 600 jobs, or almost 12% of its workforce worldwide. http://www.tuaw.com/2008/12/03/adobe-trimming-expo-budget-possibly-.jdawg: pretty bummed about the bad Adobe news. Layoffs right before the holidays are not fun but somehow everything works out. Good luck to all.macwebdiva: retweet – @myraferguson Adobe folks who just got laid off, my heart goes out to you, especially since it’s just before the holidays.MoHDI: Oh adobe… Why?zombrarian: Sorry to hear about the layoffs at AdobeWSJ: Adobe Plans to Cut 600 Jobs http://tinyurl.com/6kun8xdmode: RT @jdawg: pretty bummed about the bad Adobe news. Layoffs right before the holidays are not fun but somehow everything works out.aprilclark: Oh, what terrible news. I wish the best to everyone at Adobe.jnakai: Adobe layoffs: http://idek.net/ld . My best wishes go out to all affected by this.twishes: [-O] Oh, what terrible news. I wish the best to everyone at Adobe. http://tinyurl.com/59sqorJenFloyd08: major “bummer dude” for adobe… http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2008/12/01/daily50.htmlmikecane: RT WSJ: Adobe lays off 600. Anyone still think this is but a mere “recession”?ozinn: Bummer about Adobe layoffs. All these pre-holiday layoffs are really heartbreaking. I’m terrified to be job hunting right now. :(andreatrento: RT @jdowdell Info on Adobe restructuring, guidance: http://tinyurl.com/6pcp6d (expand) Many good people.nrg: Slashing 600 Adobe jobs due to less-than-anticipated demand for CS4 is sad news, while we all know that CS4 rocks! http://tinyurl.com/6pcp6dkerner: wow, I unplug for a bit and just notice the news about big layoffs at #adobe. @mdowney & others , you guys are in my prayers.onetake: Adobe’s relative absence next Macworld explained: RT @vcsangels Adobe Misses Q4, Terrible Guidance, Firing 600 http://tinyurl.com/5tcmytekool: Best thoughts to you all laid off Adobe people.maczter: RT @WSJ: Adobe Plans to Cut 600 Jobs http://tinyurl.com/6kun8xOmegaSpreem: @goodfather @chris23 @t0fu I wish the best of luck to all you ex-Adobe employees in finding good paying jobs elsewhere.stevek: Adobe to cut 600 jobs, or about 8% of its world-wide work force. http://tr.im/1t6kjimhong: The Twittersphere reaction to #Adobe layoffs is warm-hearted. My old employer MSFT doesn’t do much of this, so this is new to me.campbell: @MossyBlog Yep agree, looks good on paper, reality is totally different. I have herd “Adobe is the new Microsoft” rumblings before, but….coofuushun: Does someone have a link for the Adobe layoff announcement? I don’t see that mentioned in the results or in another press release.garyware_619: The big news floating around the office are about the layoffs at @Adobe http://ping.fm/ALNSmbasictheory: feelin the pain for all my displaced #adobe peeps. good luck.ChrisGriffith: Do we have a list of the Adobe folks affected by the layouts?francishopkins: the job cut roundup continues with Adobe: http://snipr.com/73cjcjwight: Adobe not doing so well…http://tinyurl.com/5o2lle (expand) … Doesn’t surprise me, the last 2 CS packages were pretty disappointing.ronragsag: @OmegaSpreem sad re adobe layoffs! Who”s next in layoffs?joshtynjala: Best of luck to those saying goodbye at #Adobe today.thomasnesse: Adobe restructuring, layoffs and lower than expected sales of CS4. http://tinyurl.com/6pcp6d (expand) no fun…srp_sf: Adobe lays off 600: http://tinyurl.com/6d8cskokeefe_scr: Any word on layoffs at Adobe? Anyone? Bueller??kerner: just learned of 4 more #adobe folks I know that are losing their jobs in the layoffs. It’s roughly a 9% cut in workforce which is huge.briancaldwell: dipping into Twitterific for lunch and I see that Adobe laid off their Flash, Flex & AIR evangelist @mdowney and 599 othersjspiro: adobe is doing the layoff thing.anupam: Adobe is laying off ppl..thats bad.. http://tinyurl.com/5avzatagentK: I tempted to say that at least part of all this is a result of Adobe’s salesforce just focussing on selling LiveCycle ES these days.phillip: with all due respect, most of the adobe folks I know losing their jobs will do just fine. making it sound all sour makes it worse maybebclinkinbeard: Sending good juju to all the Adobe peeps.jnosal: Coming up ok my 3rd year since leaving Adobe. Looks like they are about to start cutting jobs again.peterelst: glad to hear you are fine @sjespers, @leebrimelow — wishing all my Adobe friends the best of luckflashmagazine: Job cuts at Adobe: http://tinyurl.com/5p753aaprilclark: @photo_stagegeek Adobe announced 600 layoffs: http://tinyurl.com/6d8csknewmovieclip: feeling really sad about @mdowney leaving Adobe…wish Mike all the best for the future !!!! Will really miss you @mdowney !!branford: wow, adobe laying off 600. that sux.oviroa: Whoa! Adobe just cut 600 jobs. Scary.