- May 23, 2013
Well, yeah, they're not gonna take it down.Exactly. It was all very gracious. Though since the window, Baxter has sometimes been critical of Disney's direction.
BTW: I know not many of you have done this in light of this possible 180, but if we can put this in perspective here: the two people were speculating about, namely of which is Joe Rohde and Tom Fitzgerald are "celebrity" class Imagineers. These are people set for Disney Legend status, an incredible severance package and possible fantastic pension if they "retire", with a slew of consultant jobs on the docket and beyond numerous opportunities, not the least of which is nabbing a paycheck everytime Disney invites them to speak at an event. And there's a LOT of events. Their future is all but guaranteed due to their name recognition and clout. They had a lot of power, it was (allegedly) taken away from them, but these aren't exactly struggling people.
The ones who are being laid off whom we know next to nothing about? Those are the ones to worry about, to fret over, to really feel bad for. I know that layoffs are an extremely touchy subject, but let's remember that more people than usual right now seem to have feet in their mouths. Very trustworthy people. There's no need to be snide or looking down on others for the speculation that arose here. We don't know exactly what's going on right now and that's how these things happen.
Plus I don't think Joe or Tom are ever going to read these forums so there's that
(well I hope they don't)