Thread regarding Salesforce.com Inc. layoffs

You are CEO of your own career

Business 101: A company is not a family. Poor and naive those who see and believe in such BS ("Ohana"). It is a well know trick to trap individuals without a clear vision of their career! As someone said: "You are CEO of your own career". Grow up and stop believing that companies are responsible for their employees.

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Post ID: @OP+16EvmCjs

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This is something that happens quietly every year – the only difference this time is that they are calling them layoffs and made the cuts public. There were at least as many cut from CSG in feb, along with sales teams disbanded and a bunch of people in support roles cut.
I agree with the op, regardless of "Ohana", business is business and the package is pretty generous. Someone on my team was cut from Oracle with no notice or support for healthcare outside of cobra. There are plenty of companies that have room for former Salesforce employees. It's hard and can be a big ego blow but a lot of people at other companies have it much worse. I once got a call telling me that me next paycheck in 3 days would be my last. Company needed to go bare bones and my role wasn't needed. No severance for that one either.

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Post ID: @5mis+16EvmCjs

What the f— is this supposed to contribute? This cowering, cringing, bootlicking "grow up" b—s—?

Yeah, no f—ing sh– all the Ohana talk is b—s—, everyone f—ing knows that. Or if they don't, they do now. And those of us who do see that are gonna keep calling it out so anyone who doesn't know already figures it out.

But I guess go on with your mas—ation over how f—ing smart you are that you solved the riddle of "do businesses care about people?" Just maybe do it somewhere else so the rest of us don't have to f—ing see it while we're trying to get useful work done.

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Post ID: @kro+16EvmCjs

That would usually be the case however we have all been sold on the concept of Salesforce being an Ohana and everything up until this point has led us to believe it is...


Then consider this a valuable life lesson. Words are cheap. And very very very few people actually care about you.

Having said all that, while Salesforce is not a family, giving 60 days and severance pay is a lot more than they legally need to do.

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Post ID: @ooe+16EvmCjs

That would usually be the case however we have all been sold on the concept of Salesforce being an Ohana and everything up until this point has led us to believe it is

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Post ID: @ztb+16EvmCjs

SFDC works for Wall Street and its pension funds, investors, not for its employees...

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Post ID: @wco+16EvmCjs

Sorry, makes no sense. Things are more complicated than this

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