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I work at a small startup and a bunch of colleagues (around 30% of the company) got laid off today. I have a bit of survivors guilt. Should I contact these colleagues? Is it inappropriate this soon?..

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Too soon. Let it sit - reach out only if you have a solid lead for them jobwise

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They probably don’t want your condolences. They want their jobs. Don’t reach out just because you feel guilty. Reach out if you think there is something tangible you can do for specific individuals.

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What do you aim to accomplish by contacting them?

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It especially sucks given this was all done remotely and it’s hard to gauge other people’s reactions. Has anyone else felt like this in the past? I don’t want laid off people to harbor resentment even though I had nothing to do with the decision making.

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Not that hard to read - people are pissed even if they rationally understand the decision.

Offer to be a positive reference

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My sense is that people know when they are at risk. Reaching out to friends is always a good thing. Also, if you can help them get a new job (e.g., gig work, referral) then that would probably be appreciated.

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