They should have laid off the Union Protected Germans instead of the Americans who actually generated revenue.
Stock down 33%. 50 BILLION lost in value.
ServiceNow taking market share. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/servicenow-is-emerging-as-a-cloud-software-superpower-11606928056
Thank you SAP for laying me off when you did! NOW I MAKE 25% more on a winning team.
- don’t take it too hard. it’s just business, sorry to hear you lost half of your team to voluntary attrition in the past 12 months.
SAP laid me off, true. That’s fine. All companies have to do that. BUT here is how they did it. They invited me to Germany for a week long team building exercise, we had a lovely time. I meet with with manger, his boss, our SVP, went to dinner, went through training. Flew first class both ways @20k. I wondered why my managers SVP could not look me in the eye when he was speaking to the team. I wondered why my manager distanced himself from me. I wondered why a new recent early talent joined our meetings.
When I returned to the states, I got a call from my manager and HR. 24 hours after I landed from a weeklong (super expensive) trip..only to tell me I was being let go.
They could not even look me in the eye. They could not be professional enough to tell me in person. They are cowards.
They waited until I was back, spent tons of money to avoid telling me professionally. In person...they knew before I even left, yet to avoid manning up, they wasted investor money. This is the company of SAP. Dishonest, Cowards, and deep hatred for Americans.
They hired two early talents to replace me. Both quit in 6 months. 3 other members of the team quit. lol.
As a senior manager now myself, I recognize if a person leaves that’s for the best and on them. If half the team quits that’s on me.
Well, I am glad to report that my layoff is on you, your lack of leadership. Sad thing is both my old manager and SVP are still at SAP. But I guess managing 2 people doesn’t really make you much of a manager or VP now does it.....