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My manager created a check-in meeting with me and HR for Thursday. Am I getting laid off?
For context: My agency lost two accounts I was on in a span of a month. *Deep breathes*

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They could just be coming to you with a new opp or something else that’s not a layoff. Layoffs get put on calendars last minute. Please come back and let us know. Wishing you good luck and hoping for the best!

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Damn I’m late but was going to say in my experience, yes it is. Hope you got severance. Take the time to take a breath and decompress! (My layoff was the best thing to happy to me in the end.)

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Get your files backed up.

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It doesn't look great, but the amount of notice given doesn't quite line up with a layoff. Those usually pop up last minute.

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If it is, that’s an asshole move to book it so far ahead of time and leave you worrying all week.

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If it is a layoff, they almost certainly gave you that much notice so you’d have time to update your portfolio. If there are any files you need to do so, make sure you do before thursday

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Worrying about it won't change anything. Just prepare yourself for whatever happens and be ready to take the next step, whatever that may be. Hopefully it's nothing, but be prepared.

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Agree with Copywriter 1. They almost never give such advanced notice for a layoff. They might want to discuss putting you on another account. But, still, back up everything and be prepared.

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Thanks WT1, I really hope it’s not a lay off. Other than the lost accounts, it has been going really well for me. We’re a small shop and have been pitching a lot. Solid creative and great people to work with as well.

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Start reaching out to your network, negotiate a good severance package. Take a much earned vacation to the south of France or Greece.

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Appreciate the kindness everyone, I’ll keep you posted. 😊

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Yeah, HR is only involved if it’s a layoff or a disciplinary thing. Your boss doesn’t need them to just move you to Another account or whatever.Sorry. Back up your files.

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I hope it’s not a layoff! But if it is, DM me. We are hiring writers.

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What city are you in? I need a CW.

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No problem! It would help some other writer if not me. Thanks for trying tho :)

Update your resume, set your linkedin status to "looking for new jobs", and respond to those recruiters in your inbox

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Hopefully, no.

Hopefully it’s not a layoff

It’s a lay off :)

Nooooo! The offer to DM me still stands! We are hiring writers.

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Ugh I just read your response. So sorry to hear that.

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