Working at Anthem has been really challenging lately. With everything that’s been going on around us, the pandemic, the economic downturn, etc. we have an added stress of not knowing if more layoffs are coming or not. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t ever recall a time when there was this many rumors floating concerning layoffs. My coworkers are scared and I am terrified of losing my job and health insurance along with it - when I may need it the most. The job is not supposed to add this much stress to our daily lives and yet here we are.
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So many smart, dedicated people have been let go in the past year. This is not because of cost-savings, it's due to poor leadership, more VPs and more separation between those doing the work and those up top who have no clue how the work is getting done. Sad.
You are not alone. I am hearing the same from many Anthem employees and I am of the same mindset myself. Also hearing a lot of folks are looking to jump when the job market gets active again soon. Several folks in Specialty were given layoff notices so they will be out of a job at the end of March. You would think someone would notice how many anti anxiety and depression medication scripts are being written for Anthem employees these days. I guess that is why they came up with that new support program - to prevent the employees from running up pr-scrip-ion costs even further. If you have the flexibility, look externally in the Spring when the job market gets active again.
Silly me, I thought the article was going to say how they suffered. I'm pulling the covers back over my head and going back to sleep.
Rest easy knowing that healthcare CEOs are “struggling” while laying off thousands.
You definitely are not wrong. This is the reality of working at Anthem these days. And it’s really sad. My health has taken a downturn dealing with the constant stress of an layoff hanging over my head. I’ve lost 50 pounds and taking an elephant dose of anti-anxiety meds just to get through my day. It should be criminal to treat employees like this. They have money to fund tons of other random nonsense that doesn’t amount to anything. They need to use that money to ensure their employees stay working.
They find the money for all these high paid executives to stay working.