I found out today that I was one of the lucky 1000 !! I must say that it was all quite liberating. Morale here is at a all time low. This company has been the most politically corrupt company that I have ever worked for. The root cause of all this, as a previous poster identified, is the LACK OF LEADERSHIP across all functions. They lack the vision and the courage "to do the right thing".
After many years of employment with BD, I must bid all my fellow "associates" a fond farewell. Good luck to you all & the best of wishes from me. I hope the shining knight will arrive and lead you all to more prosperous times.