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Pace yourself, Gentlemen

By Peter Naulls. Published: 27th Mar 2003, 10:14:25 | Permalink | Printable

Redundancies at Cambridge Pace office

This isn't strictly speaking, RISC OS news, but it's still of interest.

We heard yesterday, from several employees at Pace's Cambridge office, that there would be mass redundancies at that site, in order to implement cost cutting measures. This isn't entirely suprising, as Pace's recent performance has been less than inspiring, and has probably been in the pipeline for some time.

Pace owns RISC OS, and their Cambridge office was formerly the home of Acorn. Pace still employs many ex-Acorn people who will be affected by this.

We don't have any more information on this as this stage, except to wish the people affected good luck in finding new employment.


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I'd just like to say:

All job offers gratefully received... ;)

It's the end of an era for a lot of us here....

 is a RISC OS Userheds on 27/3/03 11:17AM
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dude, I need someone to wash the car

29k/year +car +benefits +abscenceofreality

Good luck in finding a new job.

 is a RISC OS Userflibble on 27/3/03 11:32AM
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A sad occasion for all involved -- Paul Stewart, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/3/03 1:33PM
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Very sad. Good luck to everyone affected. It's a tough old world..... :(

 is a RISC OS Userribbit on 27/3/03 5:56PM
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What were the ex-Acorn staff working on at Pace? Something other than NCOS/ RISCOS? Because it seems not too many recent Pace products use it


 is a RISC OS Usermiddot on 27/3/03 7:18PM
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I go past the site most days and there's a big 'for sale' sign outside. I assume it means it's all going. Very sad all in all but not too unexpected. I wish all involved the very best over this dark period.

 is a RISC OS Usernaytone on 27/3/03 8:58PM
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I blame Alan Sugar and Peter Bondar - but hey, at least Chris Cox is safe.

Hold on, I seem to be a couple of years late. Or am I?

 is a RISC OS UserNodoid on 27/3/03 10:13PM
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In answer to middot: their CVs.

 is a RISC OS UserMrChimpy on 27/3/03 10:39PM
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I blame the strong pound. How is UK to compete with an overpriced sterling? Can't hang onto this British is best attitude, not with the current climate :-(

Sorry, being pessimistic. -- Steve Scott sassquad.com

 is a RISC OS Usersascott on 28/3/03 2:26AM
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Perhaps I'm just looking for a silver lining - but with Pace so battered at the moment, aren't they likely to be selling off excess baggage - any chance of buying back the RISC OS rights for close for what they went for originally (about 200k wasn't it?)

-- Ryan Hitch, Cottingham

 is a RISC OS Userdrjones69 on 29/3/03 11:58PM
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Ha ha ha ha!

Crikey, it's almost worth being laid off for a chuckle like that.

Don't count your chickens.

 is a RISC OS Userheds on 31/3/03 2:37PM
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Perhaps those made redundant can now write software for the RISC OS community. We could do with upgrades for Java, Javascript and Flash.

-- David Lane, Reigate

 is a RISC OS UserDavid Lane on 31/3/03 10:57PM
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I'd be willing to: for 100K+ per annum. I'd need some compensation for working on a dead OS after all.

 is a RISC OS Userstewart on 11/4/03 11:25PM
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Can I say good luck to my colleagues from the Camrbidge Office. There but for the grace of (the) god(dess)...

 is a RISC OS Usercyberspice on 15/6/03 4:30PM
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