“What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.”
“[The second component is a voluntary separation program that offers several months' severance as an enticement to people who have been thinking of retiring or otherwise leaving -- standard stuff at most companies. These, along with normal attrition, should have helped Intel reduce its head count.] Unfortunately, ... normal turnover laws may not hold during a downturn in the economy.”