The news that I am no longer needed by this company did not surprise me much because I saw a long time ago that there is not much logic when it comes to layoffs here. However, I wasn’t very prepared and didn’t have any big savings and it was really hard at first. I was somewhat ashamed to be let go, because some people have a prejudice that the first target for layoffs are the biggest slackers, and that's not quite true. In the end I was lucky to get a much better job than here. This happened when I thought I would not find a new job for months, because there were too many applicants for each job. This is my little support to all those who think they are in a hopeless situation - there is a life outside ncr.
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Starting over is not impossible but can be challenging especially if you have a family. I stress though that it can be done and if you've been with NCR 12 years or less like I did, beneficial to get the he-l out. NCR is only going to get worse in regard to benefits, pay and work life balance. I was riffed and found a new job in less than 6 months. Actually a new job found me with a hefty raise in pay and much better health benefits for my family. I have the OPTION of working in the office or working from home and as far as I understand it's always been that way here. No doubletalk or guilt tripping of a particular Director or VP with no life as at NCR. You're judged on results and contributions. In the end your family is what counts so consider the toxic lifestyle this poorly managed company is forcing on them. Do the right thing
Your emotions have been felt by many of us. Glad to hear it worked out.
And to the other poster about moving HQ to atl it started before then it was when att bought ncr and move their management in place
This all started in earnest when NCR moved from OH to GA. Just another company being driven buy unrealistic expectations from Wall Street.
Congrats you probably added 20 years to your life. I tell people all the time that NCR is not the only show in town. NCR is though probably the only freak show in town.