Everybody is talking about coming layoffs but nobody is mentioning when. Does anybody know?
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Quit worrying about “when”. Everyone knows it’s going to happen. I don’t plan to stick around to wait for the axe to fall.
And BTW, if you think that you can easily scoot over to a job at an HP competitor, think again. Many PC companies have already begun to freeze reqs, and also many competitors just don’t want to hire a long term HP employee. It’s how things work in IT, major bias about looking at candidates from competitors.
Frankly I’m shocked it hasn’t happened yet. Dell went through this about a month ago
"And please don't say "soon" or something similar." Don't worry, if you are on a WFR list you'll certainly be the first to know regardless of when it happens.
Those who have been at HP for a while know how HP does it's thing with WFRs. When you joined HP, you may have seen the new employee PDF brochure with "Welcome to the HP family" in a large font. Well, HP is no family when it comes to WFRs. HP is ruthless, and the thousands who have been WFR'd over the many years can attest to this. When you're notified, you are given 60 days after your WFR date to find another position in HP. If you are unable to land another position in those 60 days, you will not be able to get re-employed with HP, ever. And this policy is directly from HR.
Just keep a lookout if there’s re org. If there is, chances are there will be WFR
There are previous posts from people stating that it was going to happen last Monday and on the last earnings call but it never happened. Some people really are full of it here and have no idea what they’re talking about which is sad and pathetic. WFR is a possibility for any company as nothing lasts forever but that’s no reason to call bs on a false date. I hope those type of folks don’t make false remarks about things related to their own professional work or personal lives because that would make them look more d-mb than they already are lol.
And please don't say "soon" or something similar.