Re: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: Re: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: "Kelly Williamson" <kwcwtech -at- iwaynet -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 14:49:28 -0400

> But 6 weeks
> before the first round, they were still hiring developers like crazy. And
a
> lot of the developers that were laid off had/have visa issues.

> I went through a layoff once. I found out a couple of days later that I
was
> being replaced by a guy I had referred to the company for a job.

That's something I was wondering about because something sort-of similar
happened in my area. If you are "laying off" people, you shouldn't be hiring
other people, right? Or am I wrong? In that case, is a layoff a euphemism
for a firing? I could sort-of see in this instance, because the company was
trying to be a "body shop" (i.e., IT staffing) and the people they layed off
were not developers and the people they hired were developers and sales. I
don't know--it just seems that if there are layoffs, they shouldn't be in
the financial position to be hiring. ??




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