As noted here, people who write on the web (like me) can tell things about people who read their blogs: geography, network name, search terms, and even the type of web browser that someone uses. The way it works on this side of the computer is that all sorts of people find you depending on what they’re reading, or what words are tossed into the search (Google search, Yahoo search, Microsoft Bing, etc.) engine field.
As a former SVP of HR and a McKesson alum, it’s not surprising to get folks who track me to occasionally come from the McKesson network since the word is in my biography and I’ve written about the firm once or twice.
What is surprising is that the phrases “McKesson layoffs 2009”, “McKesson layoff 2009”, and “McKesson layoffs” are the 1st, 2nd, and 5th most referenced phrases (around 200 visits) for people coming to this site in 2009. While I don’t know what’s going on, it’s clear that somebody(s) thinks something is up with McKesson and it’s spelled l-a-y-o-f-f.
Interesting, and to be continued.