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>> A worrying sign of the times at Samsung as the end of the year approaches, the next few weeks are usually filled with excitement that the company's South Korean headquarters top exec's anxious to find out who's getting promoted. But after the billions lost from the exploding Note 7 scandal, things have taken a radical turn in the run up to bonus season.
And as Reuters, Vincent Lee reports,workers are now bracing through who gets the acts instead.>> So there's a lot of concerns that people will be held responsible with the scores to Executives. They've been asked to leave and also some major restructuring where some people's departments maybe merge with others or it might disappear completely.
And some of the ranking file people actually concerned that some people might actually lose their jobs as well.>> Samsung's top priority is now finding out why the Note 7's caught fire and why replacement phones still had serious problems.>> The fact that they haven't been able to get to the root cause after all this time is certainly concerning for a lot of employees inside.
Now, we're hearing that there is some slowing in the development of the next Galaxy S smartphone because if there was a problem with the S8 which would presumably launched in early next year, that would be a huge disaster.>> Topping off months of gloomy news for Samsung, three Galaxy Note 7 customers have proposed a class action lawsuit in the US Federal Court this week.
Angry that they still had to pay charges to their mobile carriers after being told to power down their potentially dangerous phones.