16 of the 40 people in my department were laid off today. →
[More:]Including my manager. The way they did it really sucked; no one had any forewarning. They were just asked to pack up their stuff and leave. The choice of people seems completely arbitrary; some of them were employed there for a long time, and some were new. Some were very hard workers, and some not so much. I can't get any straight answers from management. I don't fear I'll be next; I kind of hope
I am so that I can get severance & unemployment and have time to look for another job. I just wish these people hadn't been treated so shabbily. What is our motivation for working hard? It doesn't seem to pay off at all.