Thread regarding Allstate Corp. layoffs

Why are people quitting?

Two coworkers quit this week. Not laid off, walked out on their own. Why would anybody do that? If you want to leave, chances are you won't have to wait for too long before being laid off - and then you leave with at least some money in your pocket! Quitting just helps Allstate save money. So why do them any favors?

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If you were hired after 2002, you don't get anything from the traditional pension plan (only Cash Benefit portion). So, it doesn't make sense to try and stay for 20 years.

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Post ID: @3duu+15Smqzsv

I don't blame them..as some one who is LDU I know that summer time is our busiest time which is why they are dragging their feet about how the lay offs will happen. Think about the timeline they are presenting: we won't know if we being letting go till August or September right? Conveniently after the busy season so that we can all k–l ourselves with the high claim counts during the summer all while worrying we may not have a job? And why are we in this mess when Wilson got a $10 million bonus last year and we spent what $5 to acquire another company and yet they can't afford to keep us on pay roll. If you can find a better job than take it now. Companies love to hire people who are already working but if you were laid off you have a big "Do not hire" stamp on your forehead.

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Post ID: @1xlq+15Smqzsv

Simple they are getting jobs before there are none left to apply fir with other companies. Great I stay I get little money but have no benefits as lousy as they are at Allstate

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Post ID: @pwv+15Smqzsv

Because they know Allstate is cheap and will have you pick up the slack/do even more work with less. The allstate way.
Transparency.

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Post ID: @cie+15Smqzsv

If I were an employee who was likely to get less than a month's severance and had access to a better job now, I'd take it. Why wait around and miss that opportunity?

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Post ID: @kyk+15Smqzsv

I plan on giving my notice. It has nothing to do with the layoffs. I’m changing careers and found a job in my field. I’m not going to sit around and wait to see if I’m going to get the assessment the wait another month to determine if I still have a job then work another 60 days just to get a few weeks of severance. It’s not worth it to me. Best of luck to everyone.

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Post ID: @djt+15Smqzsv

Based on company trajectory and the continued slashing of pay, benefits, workplace culture, and career opportunity, it’s difficult to blame them.

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Post ID: @bex+15Smqzsv

They were probably looking before this announcement. Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

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Post ID: @lmf+15Smqzsv

It’s a lot of stress every couple of years with layoffs .

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Post ID: @rjn+15Smqzsv

They may have already gotten another job.

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Post ID: @mtu+15Smqzsv

People are in control of their own destiny. Maybe they thought mental stability was better than a few bucks. Congrats to the 2 people who put their future in their own hands

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