Microsoft is hoping to appease Chinese workers who are unhappy about its massive layoff plans by offering them a free smartphone. Up to 300 employees can claim a free device every day, but only if they agree to resign.
Microsoft recently announced plans to cut 4,700 Nokia employees from its workforce, leaving only 300 at its handset manufacturing facility and research and development center in Beijing. Understandably, lots of workers are extremely unhappy about the move, and many began protesting it earlier this week.
But Microsoft believes it can silence those affected and ease the pain of unemployment by giving them a free Nokia Lumia 630, MarketWatch reports.
A Windows Phone with your pink slip? Talk about adding insult to injury…