I didn’t believe it but I got read the cold, impersonal script this morning. The hand finally came back to bite me.
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Cisco should not be labeled #1 best place to work.
Just FYI - I got no advance notice or meeting, no unusual 1:1’s, etc. Just an impromptu, unscheduled call from my boss two levels up, 8am Monday. That manager never calls, so I knew it immediately — although I had no idea it was coming. It was the traditional story of “singing my praises the week before, wielding the axe the following.” I’m considering a better internal role, but not sure I could really go all-in after how this rebalancing was handled. Of course, 24 hours later I’m locked out of almost all apps…. Save for email, teams and HR.
This “re-balancing” seems to be like Russian mobilization. Never really stops, just goes covert and underground. I’ve got no idea if we are finished with it or not in our area — so I scan my calendar every morning looking for suspicious meetings.
What does the package look like? My am got cut yesterday. I got cut during the pandemic.
It is a bitter pill to swallow, but five years you will be glad you are away from this game of pawns and wannabe executive fools.
Been there, done that.
Try to laugh about it and put your energy into moving along.
Think of it as an exercise to prepare for the other cr@p later in life we all must go through.
It was a good run, no it is over.
What’s funny is that probably 95% of people think that only slackers get laid off. They basically say “I’m not a slacker so there is nothing for me to worry about.” They see their peers get laid off and say “Boy, he/she shouldn’t have been a slacker and this wouldn’t have happened.” It’s not until they get laid off that they realize the game and how it works.
So for those that made it through this time or have previously, just understand that you’re not any safer than those “slackers” that you see getting the boot.
As one of those affected today in the U.S., I hustled my a— for years, only to be told today that my services are no longer needed. It’s the name of the game, I guess, and mostly my fault for taking my eye off the ball and misjudging when to get the h-11 out. My SEM had it out for me though, so I guess he had his opportunity. Funny thing is, he wouldn’t even look me in the eye over video. It’ll be fun and easy competing against my old region. There’s too many bodies buried in those Cisco closets. Best of luck to the folks left behind. Everyone will get their pink slip at some point.
You think this is abuse? You can't this, how can you take the abuse you get on a sit? I could go out tonight with the materials you got and make myself $15,000.
Sounds like they have to average out the long ballers with some short ballers. Only way to make the math work. And possibly the short ballers were more expensive?
I know some are tenured people and I've seen others who have only been here less than 5 years get the notice.
What does make sense is they do seem to be cutting low performers, at least for the most part, and also just making cuts in low performing product sales force....which does mean some good individuals will be impacted.
Thanks for the info....time zone gives some indication
I’m an SA… don’t want to divulge region or anything personally identifiable, but eastern time zone. Well tenured….
what region, operation, or area
What region of Commercial did you support and what was your role?
Thank you for letting us know. Other reports?