Thread regarding Honeywell International Inc. layoffs

Why are you still here if you're in your 30s or 40s?

I can understand staying here if you're 50 or above since the job market is never kind to people over that age, but if you are younger and have marketable skills, what's your excuse? The job market is on fire for you. You can pick and choose where you want to work. What's keeping you from taking advantage of that?

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Post ID: @OP+1eLyvaBx

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Hi. Mid-30’s here. Not getting the bites or attention I should be. Not sure why. You think we WANT to be here? No. It’s not as simple as you think. Besides, many other companies also suck. Grass isn’t always green

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Post ID: @cyml+1eLyvaBx

I am talking actual stock options nothing to do with retirement. I get 40k equivalent in HON stock every year which grows or declines and I sell it when they vest. Basically what executives get but they give it engineers they really want to hire or keep in the company and motivate them.

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Post ID: @4yaa+1eLyvaBx

When you people refer to "stock options," are you referring to the 401k vesting requirement after 3 years, or are actually getting something more substantive than that?

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Post ID: @1usg+1eLyvaBx

Laziness.
Honeywell doesnt offer anything to hold me.

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Post ID: @ncz+1eLyvaBx

I'm working on it. Too many companies in the industry seem to think wfh and hybrid are fads. They're not paying attention to reality, just like Honeywell. The other issue is that many places expect a person to "wear multiple hats". Translation: you'll get a raise and better benefits, but you'll have to work 3 or 4 jobs to get it. No thanks. I'm being picky. Getting a new gig is easiest when you already have one. I'm gone when I find the right opportunity.

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Post ID: @acq+1eLyvaBx

@wzm

So what, I will then get a severance package. I been getting stock options every year and each time they vest have been constantly cashing out almost 40k each year.

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Post ID: @agw+1eLyvaBx

Agree with @kcc that the job market is open for all ages. Sad that some just repeat baseless stuff they hear. I'm in my 60s, and got a great position with a great company last year.

The key is skill set and attitude. I continue to upskill with relevant new courses and certifications. I'd be in deep do----o if I thought I could rest on my laurels and still make a buck off the degrees I earned decades ago. Roll with the times, stay fresh, and in this WFH climate no one cares what you look like anymore because there's a filter for that.

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Post ID: @rqb+1eLyvaBx

I don't know what you mean about the over 50 thing. I left at 56 for a much better position with another company, and I couldn't be happier. I know it's kind of a scary thing to do, but taking the first steps is the hardest part. Once you get the process started, you would be surprised at the opportunities out there. Please do not listen to these people who say "It's the same anywhere else." or "Every other place is just as bad.". They are only trying to justify their fear of taking the action necessary to make the change by citing tired worn out sound bites.

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Post ID: @kcc+1eLyvaBx

They will can you before ur stock vests

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Post ID: @wzm+1eLyvaBx

I have only been staying because of the wfh situation. Once I have to go back I will wait until the March bonus and my stock options vest then peacing out.

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Post ID: @pih+1eLyvaBx

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