Thread regarding Manulife Financial Corp. layoffs

Return to Office

Heard Manulife will be making an announcement next week (Feb 14/22) on when RTO will happen. Everyone is being treated the same and expected to adhere to the plan. Pretty rigid!

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Post ID: @OP+1ffGttmN

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Yep it felt pretty cold to be let go over teams and not even be really told what’s happening. I was just told your done… there were open positions they could have helped me get. No support for finding positions internally. 8 years and after all this we care about our employees during the pandemic cr-p. I only found out that it was a mass layoff by someone else not in my department. Essentially just silenced.

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Post ID: @1bwpd+1ffGttmN

And managers are supposed to encourage their staff to embrace the change and look at the return to office as a positive…..laughable when we have been successfully working from home for 2 years and they are expecting people to face unnecessary long commutes again…not to even go down the road of gas prices now! This ‘Working Better’ plan is more rigid than before because everything is mandatory and previous work arrangements are out the door. Say goodbye to your healthy work life balance. And all because Manulife isn’t willing to be different and has to do what other employers are doing. As always, Manulife comes across as old school and is afraid to step outside the box and be different and a leader in how people work. I guess they need to justify all their real estate!

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Post ID: @ryya+1ffGttmN

Wonder if this is another way to push employees out. So many had been working from home most of the time pre pandemic.

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Post ID: @fsqf+1ffGttmN

A majority of Manulife’s employees in North America will be required to be in the office three days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and one flexible day.

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Post ID: @bnbl+1ffGttmN

With the heat on mass Zoom firings, will probably see more smaller instances now in person. And at least you’ll get your personal belongings back.

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Post ID: @9kzr+1ffGttmN

It would be nice to have a 'wtf' button for some comments.

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Post ID: @7rsg+1ffGttmN

How do you ignore the rules? Asking seriously……when your manager tells you that you have to be in, how do you ignore that?

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Post ID: @7nak+1ffGttmN

That was what I was told.. Even if previous WFH, go back to office

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Post ID: @6mqz+1ffGttmN

They can return to terminating in-person. It doesn't come across as cold as terminating over videoconferencing.

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Post ID: @5kve+1ffGttmN

Just ignore the rules. No one is actually paying attention

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Post ID: @4ixi+1ffGttmN

Apparently all previous work arrangements are no longer valid

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Post ID: @2xlv+1ffGttmN

Even for full time remote employees?

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