what a horrible way to treat their loyal employees... this could have been handled so much better...
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Well I did reply previously that this could have been done better and since my layoff from Husky in 2019 I have seen it happen. I found a new company right away, but again due to financial issues, I was laid off a few months later in 2020 now. Not due to Covid-19. But they did it much better!!! They took our group into a room with a senior leader and HR people, to advise us they were giving us 4 weeks notice. Oh and feel free to take time to job search or go on interviews during your last 4 weeks. We did nothing to sabotage our company and we all helped each other check out job advertisements. A classy way to let a department leave the company, we were grateful.
The problem a company faces when doing mass reductions is that 99% of the people have the integrity to be honest and professional... but 1% are mentally capable of torching the fields on their way out. So you can't warn people in advance, lest proprietary information is stolen, or systems compromised (or destroyed). They have to guard against that 1%.
Yes could have been done a lot better. I was told Friday no contractor layoffs but not true so I did not prepare when I left Monday after the work day. Definitely based on favouritism and not work capabilities in some cases. Despite being told by coworkers I was the best one at my job in all their years at Husky, I was not the big bosses favourite. Apparently he prefers people who are incompetent, take long coffee breaks and extra long lunches to go the the gym! Seriously! A lot of permanent staff abused their schedules. And no 8 hour day of actually working for them but bosses don’t see that and just get promoted. This really was the most screwed up company I ever worked at for processes and procedures. Shocking for a company to last that long. And I think they have a lot of trouble even determine financials for reports. Scary place, some nice people who deserve better.
There is no good way to do this. Get over it. If they brought you into a room, offered a package and gave you time to consider your options they’ve done the best they can. Nothing else will make you feel better.
No good way. For real.