Can someone please confirm how employees are notified they are being laid off?
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Coworker called me and told me if my I can't send emails when I come into the office that I'm impacted. Sure enough, got into work, logged on and I couldn't send emails. Two seconds after logging on I received an instant message from my boss to come to her office. Walked out like I was a murderer on death row, on my anniversary date none the less. The sad part for me was that I didn't get to email anyone my personal contact details or to tell anyone good-bye.
Own your tomorrow=don’t come in tomorrow
That is disgusting. I cannot believe you were not told before your trip considering they knew ahead of time. I was lucky enough in that the signs were there for me 2 weeks before hand. Manager thought he was sneaky but treated me very different than the rest of the team. Big dummy..!! Was kind of funny—his reaction when I Asked him where do I sign as soon as I walked in the conference room. Priceless. All things happen for a reason. Keep your head up and spirits high. Good luck!
I was traveling for work so I was handed an envelop from a branch manager as soon as I walked into a branch Wed morning. An SVP was waiting on the phone in her office. Classy.
Trust: built over years, destroyed in seconds.
Mine was a surprise meeting with my manager and my VP, who had flown in. As soon as I saw the white envelope, I knew what was happening. I can’t believe they had the audacity to put the severance package in an ‘own your tomorrow’ folder.
You get a meeting notice from your manager or skip level. I got my calendar invite on Tuesday for wed morning and just decided to get it over with that day instead of waiting to the next morning. No point in coming into the office on the 18th Just to head back home. So I packed my stuff, wrapped up my projects, sent out a goodbye email. And got my meeting taken care of the day before.
Does someone come get you or do they send a meeting invite?
In person... conference room with cardboard boxes and envelopes.