A glimpse into the life of another layoff. When they cut 30% of the staff here last week, one of the managers told someone who was cracking up, “Oh, it only affects IT.” She replied, “Yeah, and everyone who worked with them for the past 20 years.“.

One wonders if Management considers their employees human. Of course, the answer is that they don’t. They can’t. If you cut people, you can’t consider them to have lives. When you refer to someone loosing the job they had for the past 20 years as a “staffing event”, you can distance yourself from their pain and the fear you’ve caused them. Its over now you can reassure those gullible suckers left behind, hoping that they don’t remember eight months ago, two years ago, you did the same thing. And there will be more staffing events in the future.

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