Re: Layoffs-puzzling question

Subject: Re: Layoffs-puzzling question
From: Mike Stockman <stockman -at- jagunet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 09:45:40 -0400

On 10/24/2001 9:12 AM, Tracy Boyington (tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org)

>It's impossible to know who is a threat, so the only safe thing to do is
>treat everyone as a potential sabboteur.

It depends on your definition of "safe." I've worked with numerous people
who were safe, friendly, dependable employees, who turned into angry,
vindictive ex-employees -- not because of the layoffs, but because they
were being treated as criminals in the process. I think some companies
*create* the very risk of sabotage and theft they're worried about with
their "precautions."

Bottom line for me: if you treat people well in all aspects of your
business, including layoffs, people will respond in kind. Treat them like
criminals, and you'll eventually get criminal behavior.


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