When, where, how many? Anything? Or are we done for now?
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I heard about 6000-8000 people got let go today. Anyone have confirmation?
I agree with the previous poster. There is always a next round, I would expect this until at least 2021-22 or when 80% of US based employees are replaced with automation, outsourced third party vendors, and self service options for providers and members.
Even if you make it passed the next round of layoffs, use that time to look for another job so you no gaps between employment and can maintain a steady income. That is the only benefit of making it passed the next round, to have more time to find another job. If you do not plan and expect the company will keep you, you will forever play the monthly or bi-monthly game "will I make it passed the next round"
I also heard this Thurs. I’ve had my bags packed for awhile. TIme to move on to green pastures...Good luck everyone.Happy 4th!
I'm 3 months from being eligible for social security and I can't wait to get out of this company. I started with United 4.5 years ago and loved it for the first year. I took on duties above my grade and did them happily with the promise of a promotion. After using me for 6 months, I not only didn't get the promotion I was promised, I was transferred to a new supervisor who was horrible to work for and with. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone. I'm counting the days until I can get out and never look back. I feel for everyone that has to stay.
At this point, almost half of America is unemployed.
If anyone is interested in sincerely offered advice, it doesn't matter when the next one is. You can be the best employee or the worst one but when layoff time comes, you will have no control over the situation. People who deserve to stay might go and people who deserve to go might stay. It's just a numbers game for them.
I believe I was in the top tier of employees. As a high performer my salary might have been a little higher. I was also the youngest of a pretty old group of co-workers. So I think adding me to the list made it appear that age wasn't a factor. A sacrificial lamb ( maybe).
Anyway, most of us don't want to be laid off. However, if there is some issue that makes a layoff seem unbearable to you, fix it. Pay down your debt, cut your expenses, update your resume, get your health care services up to date, update your skills... whatever you need to do. Maybe even apply for some new jobs just to get your feet wet. Fretting over the date of the next layoff will get you nowhere. You cannot predict nor control the outcome. But you can control how well you are prepared if (or when) the day comes.
Thanks for listening. Good luck.
Thursday - Happy Independence Day.
Lol there are always next rounds. C&S and E&I will be hit again. Thats what I'm hearing.
Wait for it
Not knowing anything is k–ling me.