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I’m gonna cry. In the beginning of the SIP my firm let some people go, my manager got fired because she did something stupid, and now a person on my team has quit without notice and I’m stuck

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Best time to ask for a raise. Sounds like, without you, everything falls apart. You need your former bosses title and salary, at a minimum

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Good idea, with risks. Be ready to walk away or be fired (which doesn’t sound like the worst thing)

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With all his clients. I open my outlook at 7am and I have 200 emails. And the partners mark everything as urgent. I’m spread thin and I wanna crawl under the covers and hibernate. WWYD?

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I would be prepared for everyone on FB to ask what the manager did.

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What did the manager do

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If they have the same name she should’ve rolled with it and confided in the admin that her friend was the (bad word)

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Jump off the sinking ship and get a new job

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If you have good skills and a strong resume, most consulting firms are hiring. Hiring freezes are put out to stop general hiring, but we and many of our competitors are still hiring for specific skills/qualifications.

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Tell them you have corona and will be out for 4 weeks.

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If you tell the virus that you already had it, it’ll leave you alone. Lol

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Escalate to your leadership in writing. This gives you opportunity to shine while covering your butt in case you get blamed for bad/slow client service. Use some sort of metrics to illustrate the situation. "Hi boss, I need your guidance on a situation. As you know, there have been a variety of departures lately. Those departures mean that a client load previously handled by X number of people has fallen on just me. Although I'm happy to step into my manager's role, the fact of the matter is I am just one man instead of X, so I'll need either more resources to share the client load, or help to dramatically reset client expectations or risk being unable to meet the needs of this many clients simultaneously. How do you think we should proceed to keep our clients happy?"

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I’d also add whatever efficiencies you can bring in so that it’s not just you’re doing the job x number used to do.

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This is an opportunity for you to advance. Most of my opportunities over my career have come right after a mass exodus. Step up and take your boss’ job. Start delegating. Build a team. Be a leader. If you can weather this you will be invaluable and have proven yourself.

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Thank you Partner 1!

Ask if you can work on the assignments with a team of other people. What are the due dates? Can dates me moved? You can look at what needs to be done & make a priority list & send partners dates that you will be able to get the work done & that if those dates don’t work that maybe you all could work on assigning to other people in the office. If that doesn’t work take leave :(

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After watching succession it lowkey felt like it was written about the Ford family. Around the time I was watching the show I met bill ford at some event I help organize at the train station being rebuilt. Thought I was on the come up. Couple months later I was laid-off/fired ahah. Wasn’t even a mid manager was just an entry level employee lololol.

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If the big4 has an up or out model, do a lot of senior managers get laid off? Not everyone can be a partner/principle. How long can someone be a partner/principle for?

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‘‘‘Tis the season for the layoffs

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Looking at the way people are laid off, utilization is just one part of it. It's so hard to pin point what is (proper consultants let go from projects, etc..)

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All this news of layoffs is so depressing. I’m blaming holding company greed. This forces agencies to be ruthless and squeeze employees until they are in the brink of nervous breakdowns.

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What is the EY severance like for someone who has worked here for 7-9 years?

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Does staying at a job too long make you less marketable? A CFO who worked at a company for over a decade and was fired because of cut backs was hired for temp work. An accounting manager of 6 years was hired for tech support. How does this happen?

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How long and difficult do you think it will be to find a new job if you are laid off in the next couple of months or so?

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PwC folks who got laid off, what reason were you offered for that?

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Just got pulled off my main project and don't have any project scheduled yet.... Feel like I will be fired :(

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What constitutes a “notice period” when terminated? Wondering if eligible for severance. Not fired for any of the “causes”. Working in at-will state.

Have you ever been fired from a client? What are the signs?

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Given the current scenario, seems like getting laid off is a very real possibility. What is the severance package like at EY, PwC, Deloitte? Just curious

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Holding Co HR people please answer: Why do you blackball people who were fired from an agency in your network from working at other agencies? What if it was a just a bad fit?

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Should I take a 15% pay cut and leave Accenture for industry? Or wait it out to find a better paying opportunity? Worried about chargeability and layoffs, hate the process of getting staffed. Wondering if it's worth it though for such a big drop.

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If you are separated from your firm and you are kept on payroll for an additional month to facilitate payout of severance when does the 60 day grace period count start? Is it on the last day on payrl?

In other news: Deloitte is full of trolls that are trying to convince you you're about to be laid off.

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