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    As someone who was recently laid off, I can identify. I didn’t see it immediately, but was able to travel to Arizona to catch some spring training baseball with my son and brother. That was all I needed to bounce back. On Monday I start a new job at a healthier company making 25% more money.

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        I’m sure you’re being obtuse but just to clarify they are two distinct humans and we are not from Alabama.

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          I’m just there for a cheap joke. Hope it didn’t hurt ! (BTW I have already been given the boot by HR. Can’t correctly express my feeling about them.)

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    “You’re not being sacked, no, we are releasing you into a world of opportunity!” Yes, a friend of mine actually heard that one a while ago when he was ‘let go’. 🤨

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    Got the boot from a company.

    Here’s the BS I had to deal with: -I was dealing with health issues when I was working. -My former coworker actively tried to make my condition worse. -I reported them for this to management & HR -Got fired, as they had friends in HR. -They filled out the unemployment paperwork wrong 4 times. -The unemployment case was so messed up, the local government got involved.

    The positives. -Company deamed at fault and heavily scolded by the government. -I got paid more on unemployment than when working. -I make ~25% more at my new job.

    That was ~2 years ago.

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      -I got paid more on unemployment than when working.

      How did that one happen? That’s the unbelievable part to me - unemployment is basically capped to a percentage (usually 50%) of what you were making when working and vacation pay and partial pay (paychecks from part time work) etc any other non-gift pay also deduct or delay from how much you end up getting paid, at least where I live.

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        Unemployment counts the last 5 quarters. If you get fired before a quarter ends it doesn’t count it as a full quarter.

        I left a different job making a lot more because of my health. I knew the manager at this new job and he saw I wanted a position that I was already in. Less hours, about the same pay.

        When I was unemployed it counted the vacation I was reimbursed upon my leave from the previous company and the massive amount of overtime I was making from the previous job. If they would have fired me 4 days later, I would have been in the new quarter and gotten a lot less.

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    If it’s Amazon that’s laying you off, they’ll just shut down your email, Slack, and intranet access before you can start work in the morning, and let you figure the rest out yourself.

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      Lmao

      The standard procedure is to close access during the meeting but that’s new level of efficiency

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      That’s pretty standard in tech. Most companies have this automated from either the layoffs convo or the email being sent.

      Back in 2012 I was laid off in a very short meeting with my boss and HR. This was at 10am when everyone was in meetings, so I left a quiet office and entered the stairwell to leave. My badge got me on, but I was unable to leave. I spent 20 mins awkwardly waiting for someone to either pass by or notice so that I could be escorted out of the building.

      I’m at Amazon now, and some of the stories of people losing access are horrible. Some layoffs coincided with RTO, with some people moving across the country (NYC to Seattle) only to be told once their life was packed up and being shipped away that, actually, there wouldn’t be a job to move to. There were also stories of IT failures for people, and people basically breaking down in tears at losing their job, when it was only email downtime.

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    We would like to shift our structure to a more flexible model of management to accommodate for unforeseen market fluctuations.

    So I am fired?

    As I said we want to reschedule you indefinitely as our potential support asset. This pool is very prestigious and privileged position to be in.

    So will I get paid?

    As much as we would like to, truly, It is legally impossible for us to provide you with any funds outside of a legally binding contract which needs to be terminated in order to shift to a better state of financial buoyancy.

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    My boss and HR lady were very solemn when I was laid off from my last job RIGHT BEFORE COVID started. I was BEAMING. HR lady said I was the most unconventional layoff she’s ever done. I thanked her and shook her hand. It was the best thing that happened to me in a long time.

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      I’m confused. Were you happy because the job sucked or because you were laid off before Covid?

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        My job was totally fine, byt my partner had been laid off right before me. I was happy to be able to spend a bunch of time with them—I didn’t even know about COVID yet. Then a couple months later, everything shut down. I didn’t work for years. It was incredible.

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              I’m guessing they live in a country that doesn’t hate it’s citizens

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                I’m not sure of many countries where the average person can take years off of work in a row and be fine financially. Do you know of any countries like this?

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          I am assuming that you had enough saved up in the bank hence you were happy about the impromptu 2 years vacation with severance granted to you?

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            Absolutely! Got a buttload of severance, then my country started paying heaps of COVID jobless bonus money for like a year and a half. It worked out perfectly (though I did feel terrible for taking advantage of that while some of my closest friends had to go into work and stuff)

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    I don’t… need to see that again. It doesn’t matter how good you were. When restructuring happens you lose regardless.

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      If there was one life experience I wish I can give to people, it’s that experience of being fired because of restructuring.

      Imagine doing your job well. Imagine even loving your work and your coworkers. Then suddenly, a behind-the-scenes convo led to your department being dissolved and you’re out of a job. You didn’t do anything wrong. You were just in it’s way.

      Welcome to life.

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        The only responsible thing for the working class to do is to form and maintain stronger unions and unite with all workers.

        I’d prefer teaching this kind of thing.

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          Decades ago working as an office drone I mentioned to a co-worker that every business should have a union and he laughed. Because trying to form a union is an uphill nightmare and there’s always people happy to replace you when you inevitably get fired without cause (right to work BS) or for a clearly BS reason but it’s legally covered (“your position is no longer necessary” or some other such slimy nonsense.)

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            Even if that were true (it’s mostly just anti union propaganda… and I’m not even sure this isn’t propaganda bot I’m replying to. )

            Until you unionize. It the equivalent of saying “I don’t care enough about anyone else but me to bother. Even if it does hurt me in the long run.”

            Unions aren’t a service you pay for like insurance. It’s a thing you do with other people. Together. To protect one another because we’re strong together.

            Anti union propaganda focuses on the things it can attack, and distracts you from all the benefits.

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        I was a casualty of this mid-career. Made redundant in the middle of the covid pandemic. I managed to scrape things together and called a few contacts who helped me out and put in a good word for me. Helped me secure employment. I’m in a better environment now than I was back then. But it was a terrifying experience being made redundant at a snap of a finger.

        Why would you wish this one anyone?

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        I work at a big company. We have tons and tons of problems to go solve that are getting little attention in addition to having a lot of redundant and/or “what would you say you do here” type positions. Most of this happens by accident, but it’s nearly impossible to unwind and redeploy those teams. My guess is that the big reasons why is because of leadership not wanting to look bad - a mix of “why did you staff this to begin with?” and “why did you let this go on for so long?” When these groups are eventually found during a reorg they tend to be let go vs redeployed, which makes it even harder for the remaining groups to do anything. The cycle is truly silly.

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    People Team. It’s called People Team now.

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    I’m going through it right now. Got a good review, but was demoted, but they didn’t expect me to actually stay, so they are forcing me to quit

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      How recent was this? Did they change your hours or your duties significantly or show favoritism in how they treated another employee in your pre-existing role?

      People who actually do quit in that situation may have a claim for constructive dismissal.

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      That sucks.

      All I can say is polish up the ol’ resume and start searching while you have the security of a (shitty)job