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when I got laid off couple of months back, one of the leadership I worked closely with for couple of years said that my skills are not right for the xyz firm and that I should take it - contd

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I mean no offense by this, but grammar and written comm need improvement here. I wonder if that had something to do with it? I'm also struggling with the point of writing a post like this if you aren't going to call out the firm by name

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This is a really petty post. It’s entirely possible that he/she was giving you honest feedback and believed your skills would be better suited elsewhere.

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ya you are right

somewhere else.[ofcourse sarcastically ]. To that leadership - glad you said that otherwise I would not know how my skills are valued outside of your organization. Thanks for opening my eye and making me realize that working with you as a team is my greatest mistake of my career and there are people and firm who really value my skill and is willing to appreciate for my work. Thanks but not thanks.

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OP said he worked there for a couple years with the person who delivered the feedback. I don't think it was sincere feedback on the part of the leadership, otherwise OP wouldn't be feeling scorned. Good on you OP

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exactly.. I am just amazed how naive few groups are. It’s good be positive always but not false positive.

Those are skills that can be used in any industry. The person who said that has no clue.

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Pretty strong statement here, do you know OP personally? Do you know how proficient and skilled they are with these skills? I'm not sure that it's technical skills that were the problem Sounds to me like this individual may have been trying to communicate a message or provide gentle feedback that wasn't picked up on by OP

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M1, you're late to the party. The comment above was a reply to another comment (not from OP) even more stupid than yours (if you can believe that), which has since been deleted

Congratulations- do you mind sharing which skill set?

SAP Analytics and BI

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What firm said that

I am happy for you that you feel you are at better place for yourself and feel valued. Congratulations!

D1: I acknowledge your chain of thoughts but I am 120% sure it’s not my soft or technical skills. They just needed a bs reason to lay me off as I was up for promotion and practice was not doing good. Even if I agree to your point, it still makes me think what and where did I go wrong when I have been a 1 and 2 ratings for the last couple of years. I was in the majority group within the practice who did tons of RFPs and proposals and firm initiatives besides working crazy working hours. So, ya I am calling the feedback bs as I know this is purely political. I have my reason to know this as I have been part of those internal calls and have seen and heard people laid off without any valid reason. Coming to your point on why I am not mentioning any org name because I don’t want to draw unwanted attention.

M1: You are right. Whenever I see post similar to mine, leaderships does not waste any time to point out the mistakes in grammar and idioms and how sentence is not right and all other bs. They are always quick to judge. I amnot sure why. Maybe they also do the same with their peers and juniors and this is just a way to bs out of more questions.

You are listing and we are replying, and this is the only information provided to respond to. Whether you recognize it or not, your written posts are consistently not using normal English. Whether you like it or not, when we bill clients hundreds of dollars an hour for deliverables, having extremely high quality written deliverables and other communications, and excellent attention to detail is expected. You may have been laid off for other reasons or for no reason at all other than that they had to lay off someone. If I use your metric then I should be even more pissed off at the time I was laid off, without these communication issues, and right after receiving 1 ratings for five straight years. I certainly wasn’t *happy* about being laid off with a stay at home mother and small child at home. But I did not resent the firm or the people who did it, and I ended up much happier at the firm I joined a couple of months later. I know I’m happier than I would have been if I had not been laid off.

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