RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: jarnopol <jarnopol -at- interaccess -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 01 14:26:33 -0500

Kelly,

Perhaps I wasn't clear.

6 weeks BEFORE they started the big layoff process, the company was still
hiring developers, most of whom were laid off 6 weeks later in the first wave.
My point is, wouldn't you think that the powers that be knew they were in
trouble 6 weeks before they laid off 25% of the staff? And if they did, why
were they still hiring staff??

I don't believe they've hired anyone since the first round of layoffs. I do
know that the President of the company, who signed on in February, left the
company with the second wave of layoffs in August and that the CTO left
shortly thereafter.



>===== Original Message From Kelly Williamson <kwcwtech -at- iwaynet -dot- net> =====
>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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