RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: Iggy <iggy_1996dp -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 16:44:06 -0700 (PDT)

> 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??

Sometimes they don't know. Other times, it's the
"speed cooking" mentality... you know, something that
normally cooks for 2 hours at 250 degrees *must* cook
equally as well for 1 hour at 500 degrees... They
probably figured they'd get 6 weeks' of productivity
out of these people to get whatever it is out the
door. True PHB syndrome in action.

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RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette: From: Susan W. Gallagher

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