I’ve been in HR for 17 years. Last week was the hardest of my career and it did not have to be.

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After a long weekend and some heart to heart conversations I do feel better. Thanks for asking. I felt like I was in mourning.

Sorry to hear. What happened? (If you still feel like venting)

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Yes we laid off about 10 staff with very little notice or preparation. No severance was offered and it was right before a holiday.

I FEEL you and I’m mourning side by side. I had to help and sit in with meetings with ~15 for a RIF after going through a hire surge (and I recruited many of these people), then after was told my hours were being reduced, was told my promotion was on hold because of RIF yet someone else was hired in the background, and then they “felt” blindsided when I put in my 2 weeks notice. I’m sending you warmth and release for more strategically kind business decisions and support to come.

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