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I just wonder what criteria they're using to pick who goes and who stays?

How many so far?

Do we have any idea how many have been laid off so far? Just to know how many more are left to go.

Feel confident with date

I want to be clear this was not told to me but I've been putting it all together and feel very confident about this. It seems to me that the layoffs will begin February 4th and will go for 2-3 days. I am in Detroit...this may vary by location. We had... read more

Voluntary Departures?

I wonder why GM doesn't have another round of voluntary departures? Why did they limit earlier participation to those with > 12 years? I am > 50 y.o. , a level 7, and have been in GMIT about 6 years, and would be happy to volunteer for leaving -- Why... read more

How is the NCG program for Software Engineers?

Gonna be starting in Austin, TX next month for the NCG program and am wondering what to expect since it seems like a lot of guys/gals in the same program are on here talking. How is the daily life, is WFH frowned upon, and are you required to work... read more

The TALK-ERS and the DO-ERS

Anyone who knows their way around the block at GM understands that the technical side of this company--many of those housed at Pontiac or WTC--is comprised of 2 groups of employees: Those who "DO" and those who "TALK" about what others do. Those who... read more

I Just Need 4 More Years from You GM

I am confident that I will make it thru these cuts. If I do, and I get those 4 years that I need, I will be dropping this company like a sl-tty girlfriend who I just caught scr-wing the entire football team.

Could they care any less

The ruthlessness of corporate America is very clear to me, but when publicly elected political official shows that much disinterest in the matter of layoffs at GM that is just a new level of hubris. The newly elected Michigan governor promised to do... read more

Clear your cube and be ready!!

Once they walk you out, you'r not allowed to come back. you have to tell your co-worker/manager to get your stuff in your cube for you. I had somebody last year who was let go due to performance review and not allowed to take your belongings by... read more

Value of Loyalty..ROFL

When employees with multiple years of services with GM or any damn company think they deserve special treatment out of loyalty from new employees or from company itself - it’s so innocently cute! These are perfect (stupid) employees untill it’s time... read more review on GM

Since GM love to scare & torture us about layoff, please post sh--ty reviews on so the newcomer should be hesitating to come to GM. I wonder how and why GM got the work rating of 3.7 out of 5 as best place to work? and that stupid Barra... read more

1/17 Super Thread

For posting updates, news, hopefully credible rumors, etc. Just asking if we all can show that we are human and show compassion when posting. Karma has a weird way of finding its way back to you so let’s try to be civil if we can. Also, if you do... read more

Contract employees protected over Salaried

This contract employee (on work visa) was hired last year. She figured out a way to manipulate the system. She’s sleeping around with the managers/ directors. Not even putting in 8 hours of work taking two hour lunches and still getting paid for her... read more

Use Your Vacation Time!!

Once you get laid off, your 2019 vacation days are worthless. Therefore, if your management tells you that you must be in the office the week of February 4th, you might just as well take 9 or 10 days of vacation between now and then (MLK Day will... read more

Is it certain this week is safe?

Trying to put all the rumors, predictions, and other tidbits together. From what I gathered, this week is definitely not the layoffs week? And the next one is the most likely candidate?

Are they doing this on purpose?

Are they prolonging these layoffs and letting us live with the stress and anxiety brought on by not knowing what's going on in hopes that some of us are going to break under pressure and leave on our own? Not having to pay severance to people who... read more

Barra Speaks Up

Protecting for the Downside

So what preparations are you all making for the inevitable if it happens to you? Have you emptied out your desks/cubes (5S'ed everything)? Any spending habit changes? Update resumes? Looking online for jobs yet? Etc Etc

Would you be more offended if MB

stayed holed up in her ivory tower until the bloodbath was over, or greeted you at the exit with a handshake? Or would neither matter? What might offend you otherwise? I wouldn't want the handshake.

If you're in Austin....

Truthfully don't worry. You're surrounded by dozens upon dozens of tech companies. Opportunities are endless. Don't think GM is your final stop.


I'm curious to know how everyones workload is. I haven't had anything to do this year besides mandatory training. No new projects have been allocated, manager said requirements are still being hashed out. Thinking I'll be on the chopping block next... read more

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