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Had an engagement last summer that resulted in 180 people being laid off (different city, different state). Just ran into the manager, who got laid off, in my home city. He now lives across the street

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He got my number and said we should meet up for a beer. He was at the company for almost 20 years. Didn't seem bitter toward me, which is good.

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Coincidence is a bitch.
Did you offer to edit his CV?

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Let's hope K3 becomes redundant tomorrow. He can play his banjo and say its not kpmg. Its him :)

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I really hope he doesn't rape me in a monkey mask...

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He doesn't know it was outcome of your engagement.

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Meh. It is not the consultant or the company's job to keep you employed, it is your own job to keep yourself employed. It's not your fault for him not being able to do his job.

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^K3, either you have no clue about how people get laid off or you've never been on an engagement that takes out labor. Majority of the time IT HAS LITTLE TO NOTHING TO DO WITH PERFORMANCE! They and us are all numbers. I've been on 3 cost takeout engagements and it's the same thing (a obsolete department, ageism, high salaries and benefits, etc) This should be a lesson to you too. Watch your back!

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Have you seen The Gift? Payback is a bitch.

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Damn do you know if this is even coincidental?

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I work exclusively in PI, kid. I know what the metrics are. No matter how many backs you watch, it's not the consultant or the firms fault. If I am made redundant tomorrow, it won't be KPMG's fault either. They're allowed to make business decisions, just like I'm allowed to make them based on what's good for me.

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Lol @K1, AMEN TO THAT 😂

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Ohhh, he does. We were in meetings every day. I thought the layoffs were all underneath his level.

Ohh..

He's out to get yo ass OP. Watch yo back

Just meet your numbers. That's all it is

Sorry Op Layoffs can happen to anyone at anytime but it still sucks. Remember you made a recommendation but it is up to the company to make the final call. Hopefully your neighbor will understand that.

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