Thread regarding Allstate Corp. layoffs

I made the mistake

I should have searched for a job sooner instead of waiting for a package. I struggled wondering if the decision I made was in the best interest of my family or if I was being selfish. I believed I could find adequate employment after being RIF’d instead of finding a job beforehand so I’d still be employed. As it stands now, we’re making it but just barely and I haven’t yet found a position. This was the most costly mistake I’ll ever make. There is no guarantee of when anyone will find a job and while severance helps it’s not as helpful as being employed.

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I get the feeling that the OP is an Allstate leader or someone writing on their behalf, trying to discourage people from waiting for a severance and instead proactively finding another job. Feels like another ploy to reduce the amount of people they would have to pay severance to. If I'm wrong, I hope you are able to find a job soon that can provide for your family. I'm not sure where you live, but there are a ton of jobs out there and a lot of them are remote now. If you update your linked in profile and create a profile on Indeed, you'll find your inbox flooded with job matches that you can pursue.

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Post ID: @uwe+1bXYYVaq

I waited for the severance payout as well. I had a 6 month old child, a spouse and just purchased a place to live {so thanks AIlstate, you really do care} I was looking for a job here and there and applying to internal company positions {but wasn't allowed that opportunity by a company that cares so much about its people}. By the time we were laid off I took the severance and PTO payout. Applied for jobs collected unemployment got extra unemployment benefits due to the covid bill and 7 months later landed a job that pays me more than Allstate ever would have with better benefits and retirement than Allstate would even think of offering its grunt workers and I work from home due to the pandemic. In short, it worked out great for me. Sorry you feel its not working out for you OP. I'm not sure of your education level or what kind of job you are looking for or what State you live in but there are other insurance companies out there that are way better than this craphole. It'll work out and you'll be better off being rid of Allstate. Besides the Company wont be around in a couple years after the acquisition/merger takes place. And there's no guarantee that you would have found a job worth quitting and giving up severance for {depending how long you've been there. mine was 15 yrs... so worth it for me}. So go with the flow keep applying and one day you will look back and know that being laid off by Allcrap was the thing for you and your family.
I mean that Sincerely...

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Post ID: @amw+1bXYYVaq

Yeah, i pro-actively jumped ship for a position that paid a slightly lower Total comp, but the culture and work life balance is WAY better.

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