Future planning wasn't part of the past layoffs, it was about getting PXD's numbers for each department inline with its peers and "saving" money on G&A. Now pioneer is well known for 2 large layoffs in 2 years and is having a difficult time recruiting after many people from the acquisitions declined their offers.
There have already been several people that were let go in October who were offered jobs, but most all of them have declined to come back. It wasn't that they are making too much on unemployment, it's because they realize PXD was just a job and a paycheck. There was no opportunities, growth, satisfaction and definitely no recognition in the work they did. Many employees who are left struggle with this now. Unfortunately if they bring back laid off workers, there won't be any big packages soon.