Thread regarding Salesforce.com Inc. layoffs

UK & Ireland

Apparently UK and Ireland are being informed today. So we get to wait eagerly in anticipation.

The absolutely gall of these people. In a way Im thankful for this reminder on the reality of corporate culture.

Admittedly I drank the Ohana kool aid myself. What is incredibly concerning is the fact that there is no way to anticipate these lay-offs in the future.

The company is making massive profits, yet we are letting go of Sales, CSMs, AEs within the profit making verticals and product lines.

I have never in my 20 years of Corporate experience seen this bs play out. Company wide lay offs are a last resort, when they are actually struggling.

I have worked for some pretty terrible companies, but never have I seen complete disregard for livelihoods when there is literally no need for it.

I will cringe my brain out next time I hear them talk about Stakeholder capitalism. They are exclusively basing decisions on shareholder sentiment.

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For the people who were made redundant, would anyone know who they are?

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Post ID: @16pnp+16FqSvXh

Does anyone know what they are offering in terms of severance pay?

Anyone been through the Risk of Redundancy collective consultation root? They say at Risk although I have the feeling that it’s a tick in the box exercise and what is the actual reality of getting another position within Salesforce?

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Post ID: @1csz+16FqSvXh

Yes this is right: 1w pay per year of employment (if you have been employed by the firm for 2 years, otherwise you don't even qualify for this legal allowance). However companies usually go above this statutory (legal) requirement. For example many large firms pay you 1 month severance pay for each year worked with the firm, subject to a cap (say 7 to 10y, that's what I usually hear). I understand this severance pay is tax free. This package is automatically added to your notice period which they have to pay you anyway (but you pay tax on it as if you were normally employed) and this is usually 1m to 3m. So all in all that can leave you with a few months ahead of you to plan your next move, a lot better than in US for example. That's for UK, I don't know about Germany.

With all this being said, we still don't know if some colleagues from the UK have been let go and if yes in what teams?

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Post ID: @rle+16FqSvXh

Define the definition of lay-off in UK and Germany

By employment law UK have to go through collective consultation for groups more than 20+ - 100.

UK employees are still employees serving a 30 days period of HR management BS with a tick in the box exercise before they say we’ve completed this exercise. The next 15 days is individual consultation before they fully make you redundant with minimum statutory package 1 week per every year so barely a salary to get you by.

In this period you can apply to other jobs, not worth it. Few openings!

I’m Germany they have 60 days to find something else.

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Post ID: @xne+16FqSvXh

Steve Corfield sent an email yesterday confirming layoffs in the UK. Several CSG employees were let go today.

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Post ID: @nym+16FqSvXh

If the company paid the workers for 3 months while it was close then the 1000 layoffs was the offset.

The solid quarter, coupled with the layoffs, pleased investors. Salesforce shares jumped 26% to $272.32 on Wednesday.

Please note the word PLEASED INVESTORS. A public company means you are owned. Owned by the investors. That includes everyone from the president and down. You are a robot or a machine with the only intent to increase returns for your owners. The investors owned the company and the investors owned you. Of course, you can decide to leave anytime or be laid off anytime.

50000 workers, 1000 gone. 2%. Could be worse. Your investors will leave you alone, until the next qtr.

In March, early in the coronavirus pandemic, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff won accolades for saying the company would not do any "significant layoffs" over a three-month period and would pay its hourly workers while the company's offices were closed. That period has since passed.

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Post ID: @azl+16FqSvXh

Do you know anyone who has been let go in Ireland or in the UK? I personally don't.

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Post ID: @tym+16FqSvXh

Ireland were informed yesterday morning

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Post ID: @jcm+16FqSvXh

Starting to wonder if anyone was actually affected in the UK or Germany as this was stated below. No one confirmed any layoff in Europe yet.

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