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I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: gadje
Date: October 18, 2022 08:11PM
Significant change in business direction and market conditions, probably most of the hardware team will be laid off along with a significant part of the software team. I'll find out in which group I am soon, but even if I am not laid off, I will start looking for new opportunities.
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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 18, 2022 08:23PM
I never saw a benefit to waiting. Get started and good luck



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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: October 18, 2022 08:27PM
Better to look now, before everyone else does.

Good luck

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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: October 18, 2022 09:37PM
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gadje
Significant change in business direction and market conditions, probably most of the hardware team will be laid off along with a significant part of the software team. I'll find out in which group I am soon, but even if I am not laid off, I will start looking for new opportunities.

You're more valuable if your job description reads xxx to present.

Tell your friends and family that you're looking, and get the resume fixed up.

(Looking for a new job now, myself, before my boss precipitates a regrettable event.)







Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2022 09:40PM by Tiangou.
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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: October 18, 2022 09:39PM
Sorry to hear this.
Hopefully this will look like a stroke of luck from the future.
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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: wave rider
Date: October 18, 2022 10:32PM
Good luck!



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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 18, 2022 11:31PM
Good luck.

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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 19, 2022 12:32AM
Good luck, if you have to be looking, now seems like a good time to change jobs.



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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 19, 2022 06:21AM
Sorry to hear that. I understand it is a stressful time, just take a deep breath and plan accordingly. It will work out.



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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: gadje
Date: October 19, 2022 06:22AM
And they just cancelled the all-hands meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow.
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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 19, 2022 07:02AM
Sorry to hear the bad news.

I hope everything works out for the best. Good luck!

I've been at my (same) job for 25 years. There have been some lean times, but I've been fortunate (so far).
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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 19, 2022 07:11AM
I hope you find something even better, but I know this is a stressful time.
Best of luck.





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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: DP
Date: October 19, 2022 08:20AM
How about starting your own business? Is it worth seriously considering?





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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: chopper
Date: October 19, 2022 09:21AM
Get a government job.
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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: d4
Date: October 19, 2022 09:29AM
If you haven't done so yet, copy your work email contacts and any server files you may want a copy of onto a thumb drive. Don't ask. Just do it ASAP. When you get back to your desk after the "meeting," you will find that IT has already locked you out of the network and changed all your passwords. Good luck.



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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 19, 2022 09:36AM
What a stressful time. I wish you best of luck to you in your search.
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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: August West
Date: October 19, 2022 09:53AM
Best of luck, there is opportunity out there!



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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: Randalls
Date: October 19, 2022 10:00AM
I am retired now but over the years had some tumultuous changes and different career paths. I always worried to the max and with 20/20 hindsight it worked out better than I could have expected. You are an intelligent person with friends. It will work out. Easy to say do not stress on situations out of your control but you will find your path
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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: Ammo
Date: October 19, 2022 12:17PM
Best luck to you whatever the outcome this week. Remember that our worst fears very rarely actually happen.



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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: Rolando
Date: October 19, 2022 03:17PM
Best of luck to you!



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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: gadje
Date: October 19, 2022 06:28PM
No updates today.

I and my team were one of the few hardware teams doing actual work, testing new ideas, pushing forward.

Other hardware teams were just patching things, no one wanted to do real innovation.

I was one of the last to leave the building. got there at 9 AM, left at 6:30. Others were gone at 4.

I'll go back tomorrow to finish what I started today and then start a new project.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2022 06:28PM by gadje.
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Re: I will probably be laid off this week
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: October 20, 2022 11:56AM
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Tiangou
You're more valuable if your job description reads xxx to present.

Yes and no. People who are actively seeking work because they're out of work can be valuable because they're more likely to accept an offer. Hiring teams often don't like going through the motions just to have someone decline and stay at their current job.

There's also been so many layoffs in the past few years, I don't think there's as much of a stigma around employment gaps as there used to be.




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