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Posted: 1/18/2002 11:26:58 AM EDT
We had an 80% reduction in force today, but I made the cut! Talk about close calls!!!
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 11:31:58 AM EDT
Last Friday, they laid off 160 at my company; better than 10% of the work force. I don't think I'll be outta here until they padlock the door.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 11:56:42 AM EDT
Hey thats great! Now you can relax this weekend!
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 12:04:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus: We had an 80% reduction in force today, but I made the cut! Talk about close calls!!!
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Whew! trully dodged a bullet. What does your company do?
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 12:07:27 PM EDT
Way to go, gus! [beer] We are having massive Rumors of Layoffs where I work. Building manager just re-implemented card-key security on all floors. It had been off for almost a year. I've already survived 3 or 4 rounds here in the last 6 years.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 12:08:34 PM EDT
Very cool... Hey, now you can buy lots of raffle tickets, and start making plans to get to Illinois for the Convention! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 12:37:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warlord:
Originally Posted By gus: We had an 80% reduction in force today, but I made the cut! Talk about close calls!!!
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Whew! trully dodged a bullet. What does your company do?
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... 80% less then whatever it was last week!
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 12:40:34 PM EDT
Out of the 62 staff that used to be in my group, now there is just me and my boss. 60 out of 62 people gone in 18 months.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 12:41:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus: We had an 80% reduction in force today, but I made the cut! Talk about close calls!!!
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80%? Dude, were you one of the bosses going around telling your co-workers to clean out their desks?
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 12:44:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MrP: Out of the 62 staff that used to be in my group, now there is just me and my boss. 60 out of 62 people gone in 18 months.
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Dude, your group isn't spelled T-A-L-I-B-A-N, is it? Or are you affiliated with Hezbollah's suicide bomber squad? Can't think of any other groups that have suffered attrition like you describe.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 1:14:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2002 1:17:01 PM EDT by AR15Gator]
I hate to rain on your parade, but your company laying off 80% of its employees is hardly a promising sign. Frankly, if I were you I would be ACTIVELY seeking employment somewhere else, before the 80% percent who were laid off take all the openings elsewhere. The handwriting is on the wall, my friend. Unless you have VERY strong contrary evidence, I would say that you are on a sinking ship. There is a positive aspect to your retention, however. At least now you have the advantage of being able to tell other employers that when your company decided to downsize, your company considered you among the top 20% of its employees.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 1:19:42 PM EDT
I should clarify - my DIVISION lost 80%. I work as an engineer for AT&T, so I doubt they are completely going away any time soon. Most of those who got the axe were paper pushers and managers. Techs and engineers were mostly spared. However, I do have many contacts and prospects should the need arise. I just hate moving!!!! And this doesn't mean 80% less work! Quite the opposite. Anti, I'll put in for the vacation time Monday and be registering as soon as I get the all clear!
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 1:32:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
Originally Posted By gus: We had an 80% reduction in force today, but I made the cut! Talk about close calls!!!
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80%? Dude, were you one of the bosses going around telling your co-workers to clean out their desks?
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No, they didn't make me do that. I've had to do it before, only to get the axe myself the next day. Good old MCI!
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 1:45:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
Originally Posted By MrP: Out of the 62 staff that used to be in my group, now there is just me and my boss. 60 out of 62 people gone in 18 months.
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Dude, your group isn't spelled T-A-L-I-B-A-N, is it? Or are you affiliated with Hezbollah's suicide bomber squad? Can't think of any other groups that have suffered attrition like you describe.
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I'm a conslutant for AT&T.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 2:01:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MrP: I'm a conslutant for AT&T.
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I work at what is left of Local Services in Baltimore.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 8:04:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gus:
Originally Posted By MrP: I'm a conslutant for AT&T.
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I work at what is left of Local Services in Baltimore.
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Hey Gus, I work for Business Services in Herndon.
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