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Layoffs at The Omni Group

Layoffs at The Omni Group

Brent Simmons:

Yesterday, together with about ten individuals (I’m unsure precisely), I
was laid off from my job at the Omni Group, and now I’m trying
for brand new work. […]

Omni’s been round for nearly 30 years, and I hope it’s round for
one other 30. It’s one of many nice Mac and iOS outlets — they’ll
sing songs about Omni, at most quantity, within the nice halls.

But companies go up and down, and Omni’s had a little bit of a down
interval. Normally that will be nice, however the present financial
circumstances flip “a bit of a down period” into one thing extra
severe — and, with a purpose to get issues going the fitting means once more,
the corporate needed to lay off some individuals. Including me.

This is, notably, the primary time Omni has ever needed to lay off
individuals. And I wager that the corporate wouldn’t have needed to this time,
both — however, nicely, (gestures at every little thing) there’s all this.

This looks like one other kick within the nuts, in an ongoing sequence of kicks within the nuts. Oof. All of this — as Brent says, gestures at every little thing — apart, it’s onerous to shake the sensation that the marketplace for unbiased skilled software program is coming aside at the seams, fraying irreparably.

Paying for good software program is in our personal greatest curiosity.

For anybody who is ready to rent proper now, the upside of this dangerous information is that some extraordinary expertise is on the market for brand new work. Brent is one in all my closest and oldest private mates, so be at liberty to contemplate me hopelessly biased relating to him. (But I’ve labored with him, too, and he’s an incredible colleague.) But one of many issues that makes Omni particular is that they’ve all the time been — and stay — a magnet for good, gifted individuals.

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