Re: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: Re: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:52:13 -0700

Dan Hall wrote:
> Another point to this (lay-offs by project)...
> Frequently, it's both easier and more cost-effective
> to keep even less competent people working on their
> current projects than to bring in more competent folk
> in mid-stream. There are fewer "getting-up-to-speed"
> issues and the group doesn't have to revisit old
> decisions for the benefit of the new member(s).
> But for the short-term (and how far ahead do the PHB's
> look, anyway?) the company saves money by laying off
> by project.

Interesting point that I hadn't thought of except the
aspect that of course you could only reassign people
to other projects if they could handle the technical

> You have my sympathy. I know that doesn't help much. :(

Thanks. I feel slightly dishonest accepting it as I'm
hopeful that I'll make it through this round at least.
But I'll accept it on behalf of some of my co-workers
who have been strongly hinted at to get their resumes
together. And to the extent of living with a really
jittery atmosphere for the past 3 weeks and will for
another week or so.

-- Janice

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