Thread regarding UnitedHealth Group Inc. layoffs

Huge OptumRx layoffs today

At least 100, more details after meeting tomorrow.

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@dard+15DLIpwd Pretty sure the layoffs will continue especially since there's no end in sight to covid. They took a break from monthly layoffs in March, April & May, but they started back up in last month. Most likely there will be layoff waves every month. They're losing a ton of money due to covid and they need to make it up somewhere. Heaven forbid someone sacrifices a portion of their multi million dollar bonuses to keep jobs or provide services to members.

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Post ID: @fvut+15DLIpwd

Does anyone know if more layoffs are in the future?

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Post ID: @dard+15DLIpwd

Shocking news. But I was laid off on Thursday.

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Post ID: @3vxs+15DLIpwd

I would check with HR if you actually need to work the entire time in order to get your severance.

I was laid off in october and was told my last day would be 2 weeks from that day. I was told by HR that I would be paid for the full 2 weeks whether I decided to work during the 2 weeks or not–it was my choice on what I wanted to do. I figured if I was going to get paid for 2 weeks, I'd rather get paid to sit at home vs going to the office to work.

I said I would stay for 3 days to transition projects but I honestly just stayed to get contact info, network, say goodbyes and get project samples I could use for my portfolio. I also updated my resume and applied for some jobs. It was awkward AF being in the office those days. After the 3 days, I turned in my laptop and badge and never looked back.

Make sure you sign and submit your severance paperwork as soon as you can. It takes 5-6 weeks after your official last day of employment before you get your severance check. Also check with your state's unemployment office because you may be eligible to file for unemployment right away.

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Post ID: @3asf+15DLIpwd

Please read your severance package with a clear head. It does state that if you are still working, you need to perform to expectations or else your severance is at risk. I personally think it’s insane to ask people who have been laid off to keep working for 2-4 weeks, but they have and do. The package also says not to disparage the company to any employee, client, or so forth. Don’t post on your social media how much you hate this company. It will only bite YOU as they have bitten you already. It is hard to be humble when you know you are in the right.

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Post ID: @2tba+15DLIpwd

To the person who asked if you need to finish projects...

I had two weeks notice on my layoff and I had a ton of work on my plate. I finished some of it and carefully transitioned the rest of it. Mostly to not leave customers in the lurch. It had the advantage of leaving my manager dumbfounded at all the stuff I was doing that she had no clue about (she was clueless in general). I know they regretted my layoff in retrospect. So that was worth something.

There is a part of me that does wonder what might have happened if I had just walked, but they made it sound like my severance was dependent upon a smooth transition and I couldn't risk it.

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Post ID: @1pub+15DLIpwd

I was one of the people who got laid off and my experience was I was done that moment and my security access taken away right after the call. I walked away from my computer and could not log back on. I wouldn’t worry about your projects if this happens to you, just try to say your goodbyes get contacts quickly via Jabber before they cut off your access.

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Post ID: @1ihp+15DLIpwd

Hell no, you don’t do anything for them.

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Post ID: @1cbv+15DLIpwd

Question here: when you got the news of being laid off, do you need to finish up the work you have on hand? I have several projects on hand while hearing I got laid off, but don't know I should just go away or finish my work then leave?

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Post ID: @1flq+15DLIpwd

No shortage of work. Those left will have to double up.

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