The Fall of a Giant: A Semiconductor Layoff
Chapter 1. The news of the upcoming layoffs had been spreading like wildfire throughout the semiconductor industry. For months, whispers of the layoffs had been heard in coffee shops and offices alike, but no one knew when or who it would affect. It was with dread that the employees of the giant semiconductor company received the official notice: by the end of the week, hundreds would be laid off. Morale plummeted overnight as news spread through cubicles and departments.