Thread regarding Northwestern Mutual layoffs

Forced Retirement

What do you think about being forced into retirement due to ageism, signing a legal severance document & then receiving a card from Schlifske stating 'Congratulations on you Retirement'? You would think that anyone with a half a brain could see how totally insensitive & ignorant that action is.

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You’d think anyone with half a brain would realize you can’t force the best employees out the door and then expect the company to function a peak performance. Schlifske and the board clearly don’t understand the importance intellectual capital within the company.

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Post ID: @11qrheg4-7gsk

Again, not a processing error. Stupid and thoughtless decision making!

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Post ID: @11qrheg4-3wzl

The irony is that the same “retirees” are the ones that built the c-appy legacy systems that likely led to this type of processing error. Can’t blame New York for this one, lol!

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Post ID: @11qrheg4-3cxc

I don't think the 'congratulations' card was a mistake. They are just stupid.

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Post ID: @11qrheg4-1rhf

People who had been laid off earlier this year showed up recently on the Career Happenings page under the Anniversaries section, so it seems that someone is not updating the NM employee databases and errant congratulations are happening. Years ago when there were screw-ups like that, it was because "this is our first time laying people off" so they tried to excuse those things.

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Post ID: @11qrheg4-1bco

Yes. Insensitive and ignorant.

But that's HR thinking.

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Post ID: @11qrheg4-xch

SAP laid me off 21 days before my 65th birthday. Timing was suspect - but they said they were moving to the cloud and I guess that meant I wasn't made of water vapor so I couldn't go

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