Uncle D dropping layoffs in people's stockings. How low can you possibly stoop

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My little brother at 25 years old (he was a bank supervisor in charge of tellers) taught me to never fire or lay someone off before a holiday — it can wait until Jan 2. Don’t also ruin people’s holidays 🙄

From a mental health perspective: holidays are already stressful and you don’t know if someone is alone for them. Why also add unemployment during that time? Wait a week.

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From personal experience, I once got laid off 10 years ago during the holiday season. Long story short, my colleague became my manager and held a special performance evaluation for me where he basically laid out everything he didn't like about working with me. We had two different styles and I wasn't a constant "yes" man. He interviewed my replacement, which was basically someone he worked with and managed previously, before I got fired and called me into an office with his boss and just told me to leave. HR wasn't involved, surprised that he did that, offered me a small severance with a legal contact saying that I wasn't going to take them to court, and just basically labeled it as "culture fit" issues.

It did cause a bit of stress but it made me think about life in general, realize that the previous company was a highly toxic environment to be in, and enjoy the time off to focus on ramping up. I ended up getting a better job in an area of tech that the previous company wanted to be in but lacked both the financial resources and the leadership to navigate into.

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Were you impacted OP?

I'm sorry to hear that. How much notice did you get/severance package?

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Another round?

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