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Does anyone else find it rude if being interviewed and the interviewer asks if they know the reason behind why you were laid off? 🙄

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yes and no.

From your perspective - absolutely, it’s still new and personal. I see your side. As a hiring manager, I would never ask that.

From the interviewer’s perspective - it’s a fair question. Not inappropriate. Not even close to being illegal to ask [disability, pregnant, family, salary, etc]. But there are tactful and respectful ways to ask.

I was in an interview and I had just lost 2 direct reports from my team [org change for one and someone left] and the interviewer asked very sneakily “what happened to your team ?”

Not respectful. Arguably not relevant. Definitely can be asked in a better way. Not illegal.

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