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Fender USA lays off 300 employees - including senior positions

Tollywood

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Last week the private ambulance company where I’ve worked for 12 years was swallowed by a corporate Goliath. I’ve been on vacation this week but today I learned that many of the office staff were let go since corporate already had people doing their jobs. I can only assume my doppelgänger in Nebraska has my role covered. Monday should be interesting…
 

herb

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Couldn't find any alternative news source to support this claim. I call BS.
 

herb

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At least some occurred... as former employees signaled on LinkedIn.
This article uses the YouTube guy as a source. As far as the LinkedIn testaments go, a couple of those can easily be faked. It's one guy that is trying to pull off this story. For what reasons, only he knows. I asked him to give an alternative link to the story and he just wanted to argue with me.
 

Amp360

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Personally I would love to see FMIC broken up and sold. For all the internet noise about Gibson's apparent QC issues at least their guitars don't feel like toys. The amount of absolute garbage out there with Fender, Gretsch, Jackson, etc... on the headstock blows my mind.

Buy a name, slap it on any imported thing made as cheaply as possible and people seem to gobble them up. My theory is that in the early 00s we saw a shift from playing guitar to buying guitars. All of a sudden it became more fun to post photos of one's "collection" than to play. FMIC allowed these folks to check the box of owning an iconic brand for low money, but the tradeoff for the player was in the quality.

I don't like seeing anyone lose their job, but FMIC is committed to making things oversees so it's not surprising.
 
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