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If you’re at risk of getting laid off, who usually sets up the call? How does the process go?

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In my case, I got a meeting invite from some HR person I didn't know. HR had my practice lead join the call to break the news to me. As soon as I got the meeting invite, I was pretty sure what would be happening.

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Monday afternoon invite for a Tuesday morning meeting. Actually slept well that Monday night since I knew I wouldn't be wondering when it would happen any longer

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