Microsoft has been in the news recently after it was revealed it was not providing free computers to its employees, even though it is one of the largest employers in the US.
A company spokesperson explained the decision not to offer computers was made because the company was “too busy” to keep track of its employees.
However, the spokesperson did not reveal the reason why the computers were not offered, other than to say that Microsoft does not have “any plans to provide free PCs to employees”.
In a statement, the company said it was “not aware of any reason why our employees cannot access the Microsoft Store to purchase computers”.
Microsoft also announced plans to change the way it handles employee discounts.
The company said its first round of layoffs would be on Tuesday, February 14.
“The Microsoft team will be taking a number of steps to reduce the number of employees who use their own resources to pay for employee discounts, such as requiring employees to request a discount through the Microsoft store when they purchase a new computer, or require employees to make purchases through the Store when they need to use their personal computers,” Microsoft said in a statement.
The statement went on to say Microsoft is working on an update to its employee discount program to address employees who are not using their personal resources to purchase their products.”
We believe this will reduce the impact of employees using their own funds to purchase discounts and that the Microsoft team can do better.”
The statement went on to say Microsoft is working on an update to its employee discount program to address employees who are not using their personal resources to purchase their products.