"Im playing a stock game in school should i decide not to buy these stocks becasue of this or will it not affect"
In my opinion if this is true it could cause hurt them especially in the short turn. Any time you loose key employees it is disruptive to business. If these are sale people who had key accounts that will affect sales. Does not bode well for the company. Another thing to consider is we are in a bear market and this rally the last few days could be a bear market rally and Dell could easily loose these small gains we have seen. Just another view point.