Layoffs-puzzling question

Subject: Layoffs-puzzling question
From: Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- Rad -dot- co -dot- il>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:00:39 +0200

I've been reading all these postings about layoffs and I am amazed about the
cruelty of some employers. I believe here in Israel we have less cruel
stories, although lately some layoffs resemble the US ones. The puzzling
question is how come employers who trusted their employees for x number of
years relate to them suddenly as potential troublemakers and not allow them
to access their computers anymore or even say goodbye to their collegues. I
understand that some people could delete files or do other damages, but I
think these cases are so rare that they really do not warrant treating
everyone badly. Am I right?

We recently went through a layoff and I was on the management side. We tried
to make it as humane as possible (although that is never enough). These
people feel bad enough as it is so why also treat them badly?


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