End of the road

By Anonymous - 02/04/2021 21:30

Today, I landed my dream job with an international company. I figured I could work this until retirement, only to find out they hired me to shut down operations in my market. FML
I agree, your life sucks 893
You deserved it 60

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That’s terrible! I’m sorry that you are going through this. The chances of something good coming from this are slim. The best you can do is to try to do the job you were hired for with professionalism and sympathy for the people getting laid off. In some cases, the employees being laid off are helped to find other openings within the company - But in this case it’s not likely the company can absorb so many people. Make sure you get whatever promises were made to you on paper, because once you have closed or laid off the last of your organization you are next out the door. Frankly unless you have been given some employment guarantee or payment promise in writing, the position is not worth showing up for unless you have no other options. You will either be laid off or become the hatchet person who can be relied on to do dreadful assignments like this. Unless you are a sociopath (and I hope you are not) this will be a very unpleasant assignment. And finally there is no more life employment and has not been for a very long time. You are only as good as your last and next project - Everything gets reevaluated based on current results and future trends. People who last a long time within a company do so because they are earning the company considerably more money than they are paid - Thats the reality of the capitalist system. Learn how the system works so you can work within it instead of being used and discarded.

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That’s terrible! I’m sorry that you are going through this. The chances of something good coming from this are slim. The best you can do is to try to do the job you were hired for with professionalism and sympathy for the people getting laid off. In some cases, the employees being laid off are helped to find other openings within the company - But in this case it’s not likely the company can absorb so many people. Make sure you get whatever promises were made to you on paper, because once you have closed or laid off the last of your organization you are next out the door. Frankly unless you have been given some employment guarantee or payment promise in writing, the position is not worth showing up for unless you have no other options. You will either be laid off or become the hatchet person who can be relied on to do dreadful assignments like this. Unless you are a sociopath (and I hope you are not) this will be a very unpleasant assignment. And finally there is no more life employment and has not been for a very long time. You are only as good as your last and next project - Everything gets reevaluated based on current results and future trends. People who last a long time within a company do so because they are earning the company considerably more money than they are paid - Thats the reality of the capitalist system. Learn how the system works so you can work within it instead of being used and discarded.