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Just learnt that one VP in my client (ibank) suddenly disappeared (laid off). Which is very scary as her work is good, what is the most scary laid off story you have heard?

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This one time, someone got laid off. It was scary. The end.

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At my client, they call people into a meeting, lay them off, and don't allow them to return to their desks. Security escorts them out. Their personal belongings are boxed up to be shipped to their home address. We often find out someone has been laid off by seeing a box with their address on it in the office.

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Ah, I work at PwC. Totally desensitized. I've got that thousand yard stare like Colonel Kurtz now.

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Getting called to a meeting and being told that some of my co-workers are being let go in the room next to mine, while the new overlords say "Welcome to the family." Or calling on my day off and have my manager tell me that not only one of my coworkers was let go, but me as well.

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Work quality and ethics may not be the same. Was supposed to meet client (CFO) next day. Saw it on news paper that he was let go by an activist investor. Obviously the engagement came to an end.

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Back in my previous life we'd heard rumors of layoffs. One day find out our director and his principal staff was walked. SM was in tears when talking to us about it the next morning. Said she didn't have any information for us

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Why would that be scary? People get laid off all the time - were you around in 2008?

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Saw a partner be walked out by security from his desk at the office. Laptop stayed behind, on top of desk...

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30,000 laid off in 3 months...DHL 2009-10. Entire community ruined in Ohio.

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