Just got laid off.... 99% utilization and got promoted last year! No snapshots with anything below level, most at or partially above!!!

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@Pwc5... actually mostly driven by your practice area with some HR input. Practice area partners are given a target, create some arbitrary line and axe everyone below it. It's about who can they keep around and get the most work out of for the lowest cost. HR is more like a hood ornament... there to look pretty (as a witness) but add little value or support.

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Snapshots don't reflect things lying about timesheet, expense, being a dick to people, pissed off clients, etc. Good snapshots only mean you only requested snapshots from people that you're cool with. So think about that...

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I'm so sorry OP. May I apologize on behalf of everyone in this industry.

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:(

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Well I'm fucked

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Either that or you Trollin with them unusually high metrics mane

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OP my firm is hiring, can always refer you because I never mind get free money from referrals

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We've been paying you S&s too much money for low ROI

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Hang in there, you are great and will get an awesome new job!

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Mine happened 2 weeks into my new project. Blamed it on "poor performance" which was complete horse shit

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Guise...select 💬 to follow a post. No wonder they lay us off if we all can't even read 😤

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Speaking from a S& perspective, that really sucks. One of the selling points for us wanting to stay at PwC rather than jump ship was the increased job security that a big firm would provide. These layoffs are ridiculous and very bad for morale. Also, why do we have new hires with lay offs like OPs?

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That's pretty crazy

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P9, oh yeah i realized it was just their generic corporate schpeel and didn't actually reflect the real reason. I know for a fact my performance wasn't lacking. Oh well, onto bigger and better things

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Is your pay higher than your peers? I heard that may be one of the reasons

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Just got news My director with 28 years on her belt got laid off ... Damn no one is safe.

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Sorry to hear that. Keep your head up.

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Does anyone have any insight as to who makes the decision to lay someone off? Is it all HR or does your RP have a say?

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That's insane. Did you ask why?

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