What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

No,doubt it, it's generally

No,doubt it, it's generally illegal to offer "incentives" that are of some actual value.

Is thia happening in Europe

Is thia happening in Europe as well?

These free "give-aways" in

These free "give-aways" in exchange for POs are also happening in Canada. I have received an invitation to buy stuff for them. Ipads, Ipod galore. Gone are the days of a free Starbuck's card !!!

Update of the Camarillo

Update of the Camarillo transfer to MD? Anyone?

There goes this years ICP

There goes this years ICP

Lifetech practices smell of

Lifetech practices smell of collusion... They are asking for a year end POs and will give an Ipad, this is not advertised, rep will actually drop it in my hands once in my office !!! Nice... let me push that order through, it's all about human condition and CEO making the numbers isn't it ? On one hand there is SOX verification everywhere and on the other, reps giving away ipads as side deals... what have we become Greg ? This nice little monster will be paid by what ? My expense account ? I guess that's not linked to the PO... Maybe next time we can offer blow jobs instead of Ipads ?

"Life Technologies said that

"Life Technologies said that the Molecular Medicine business unit was formed to enable it to develop new strategies related to transitioning next-generation sequencing activities into clinical uses."

They certainly need to develop some new strategies. And I'm sure BB is the man to do it. With his extensive background in both molecules and medicine, he's a natural.

Well I know my country

Well I know my country manager is one big nuisance to business, my customers can stand him, get that jackass out of here, pronto !

I don,t think lay offs are a

I don,t think lay offs are a problem. Big changes to the pension, health care and cars. Lots are thinking of walking. Its a shame people are being made to feel like this, its still a pretty good company to work for despite what you read here.

who is the hottest girl at

who is the hottest girl at CB?

When the US sales team is

When the US sales team is told on a all hands call not to go to strip clubs it pretty much should be a clue to the BB sidelining

So did they get fire all the

So did they get fire all the folks in charge of that donkey shit open array. When you read the marketing stuff on that and then use it in the lab, oy! A world of difference. Are all the instruments like that? That's like stealing from your mom.

Not really, those were gone a

Not really, those were gone a long time ago.

any good talent worth going

any good talent worth going after

amazingly JB and CB survived

amazingly JB and CB survived cuts into their pet starlite project

The beach and a bench. Two great places to rest your ass, but otherwise useless for DNA sequencing.

Well JB is pure slime - a

Well JB is pure slime - a worthless, ignorant, slogan-spouting sociopath. His survival there is incdredible but the thing about slime is that it always stays on the top.

amazingly JB and CB survived

amazingly JB and CB survived cuts into their pet starlite project

they krushed qdot program and

they krushed qdot program and killed starlite

BB would be a perfect pimp

BB would be a perfect pimp should he be let go.

You're smoking crack. Bernd

You're smoking crack. Bernd is Lucier's right-hand man and jiggly puppet. He is safe, completely protected.

That's why I was questioning the original post. I could not believe I was correctly ID'ing the BB being referenced. There are a number of high level people (OK, white males) that must have copies of a videotape from Penn State's Agriculture department dating to GL's undergrad days, otherwise why would they be employed at LIFE at their current compensation levels?

That's what I figured, poor

That's what I figured, poor girls, having to deal with him some more.

"BB sidelined? Commercial

"BB sidelined?
Commercial Ops?
Seriously??"

You're smoking crack. Bernd is Lucier's right-hand man and jiggly puppet. He is safe, completely protected.

'm at a point where I need to

'm at a point where I need to consider reading any papers from someone who is associated to them even remotely, I have to ask if these scientists are on the payroll.

I would love to see the results of this kind of marketing campaign. Then again, I guess we've seen their results in missed forecasts.

I will not buy from them unless there is absolutely no alternative.

Yes, I thought it was the

Yes, I thought it was the open array that you were writing about. Life Tech just introduced digital PCR on this platform at ASHG. Any comments. I was underwhelmed with the price performance.

Life exists as about 30

Life exists as about 30 different twitter channels, youtube channels, facebook pages and friends and even internet radio, they have also created fake wordpress blogs now... It's apeshit marketing, in your face everywhere you go and totally devoted of any information. I'm at a point where I need to consider reading any papers from someone who is associated to them even remotely, I have to ask if these scientists are on the payroll.

It could be that he hangs out

It could be that he hangs out with a women who has extremely poor tastes in shoes. He lost a lot of points with me when I saw her wearing those clear acrylic pumps at the prez club. Russian euro trash, just like his management style.

BB sidelined? Commercial

BB sidelined?
Commercial Ops?
Seriously??

What is the truth about the

What is the truth about the latest reorg what did BB do to get sidelined ?

What's up with LIFE's YouTube

What's up with LIFE's YouTube marketing strategy? Is this how they "win" customers - by posting stupid videos on YouTube trying to scare researchers into using their cell biology products? "Use dynabeads or your cells will be starved" says their paid red-head quack from Yale. "Our competitor's nanoparticles will accumulate in your cells . . . if you're stupid enough to PEG-coat them and TRY to get them to internalize."

Why would anyone buy from a company that uses nothing but fearmongering and bullying to promote its products?

yeah i guess that's what they

yeah i guess that's what they call it now open array... donkey sh...

400 more

400 more

Are you writing about the

Are you writing about the "open array"?

Did they lay off anyone in

Did they lay off anyone in the array group ? That's got to be the worst machine we ever bought, what a piece of donkey shit. It has nothing to do with the ease of Taqman, this thing is a nightmare ! Now they want us to buy a new dispenser to replace one that never worked before. Either they need more staff for that machine or get rid of the person who invented it !

100 across CA, about half

100 across CA, about half from FC

Yes, cuts across the board

Yes, cuts across the board and multiple sites

yes. dunno how much more

yes. dunno how much more verification you can expect from an anonymous board, but I definitely saw people getting "the talk" in certain conference rooms

So did people get laid off or

So did people get laid off or not?

HR in GI is quite useless.

HR in GI is quite useless. Heard she was kicked out of MD because of human right violations.

With the wave after wave of

With the wave after wave of layoffs, right sizings or whatever they are called in this industry, has anyone yet "topped" themselves? Folk are under a lot of pressure out there.

unfortunately, yes. But it's ok because hr has all sorts of crappy web 2.2 links and presentation that makes them very efficient on useless offers and advantages.

"quite busy blowing

"quite busy blowing shareholder money on worthless business trips and macallan 25 while destroying morale with his ridiculous behavior."

Someone who drinks his whisky by price... Macallan 25 isn't worth 2x the price of Highland Park 30.

This is in reference to the

This is in reference to the "power of 1% looney"

Unfortunately yes... and

Unfortunately yes... and quite busy blowing shareholder money on worthless business trips and macallan 25 while destroying morale with his ridiculous behavior.

With the wave after wave of

With the wave after wave of layoffs, right sizings or whatever they are called in this industry, has anyone yet "topped" themselves? Folk are under a lot of pressure out there.

no such thing as anonymous

no such thing as anonymous

Dumbass, this board is an

Dumbass, this board is an anonymous rumor mill. If shareholders want to get answers, this isn't the place to find them.

They have no responsibility

They have no responsibility to tell the truth to any of the busy bodies on this board either.

Actually, they do. There are a number of their shareholders out here.

I guess you weren't on that

I guess you weren't on that townhall call then. That was funny...

I seriously doubt high level

I seriously doubt high level LIFE executives post here or even read this.
They have no responsibility to tell the truth to any of the busy bodies on this board either.

Everyone is angry because they (high level LIFE execs) play the corporate game better than everyone else. We all know the rules- we know how it works. You act like that person who is all indignant after getting voted off on Survivor because someone lied to them and broke the alliance. What's the surprise? It's not if, but when.
There are no alliances that mean anything in biotech.

And to all those High level

And to all those High level LIFE executives that lied on this board about layoffs while back stabbing and taking NO resposibility for their own jobs, let hell be cast upon you and yours! Enjoy the wrath to come!

They don't care. They really don't. Lying is first nature to them, not second.

I left hell when I realized

I left hell when I realized my manager, his boss and his boss above where basically in a huddle to save their ass and always, always have a fall person to cover their arses. They never were honest, heck I think they aren't honest with themselves but I guess that's what you need if you want to ruin people's life and still sleep at night.

---And to all those High level LIFE executives that lied on this board about layoffs while back stabbing and taking NO resposibility for their own jobs, let hell be cast upon you and yours! Enjoy the wrath to come!---

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