Thread regarding General Motors layoffs

Let go due to violation of RTO

Live extremely far from the office… 500+ miles and was let go for violating policy

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@fgbo+1sFpLEQc
"Ignoring RTO?"

Embracing RTO with every fiber of our beings.
I'm in the office now and I'm warm all over.

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Post ID: @fuvl+1sFpLEQc

how much severance did they offer as part of the MSP or did they f ya since you "broke the rules"? i'm nearly in the same situation so trying to figure out what to expect.

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Post ID: @fenf+1sFpLEQc

to answer the last post, i think all of us know we could be next. currently they seem to be trying to make us miserable, hoping many will leave on their own. that said, other groups in the company aren't reporting the same RTO-fueled harassment. they're feeling secure but then again, wasn't our AZ location employees not that long ago?

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Post ID: @epiu+1sFpLEQc

They'll mail you an empty box to mail everything back to them.

If you don't send it back, they'll deduct the price of a new computer from your last check, even though the computer you have is old and battered and not worth 100 bucks.

Why do you think you'll be let go soon?

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Post ID: @eqbk+1sFpLEQc

how did they collect your company pc when they fired you or did you get to keep it as a parting gift? if you got to keep it, were you able to continue to use it or did they manage to lock you out? i may be in your same situation soon so really curious to know what to expect.

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Post ID: @epel+1sFpLEQc

‘Let’s be real here folks. Who actually expected WFH, that started from a pandemic emergency, to last forever?’

This is on GM. Rather than revisit WFH every quarter, until the plandemic cleared, they insisted over and over that WFH WA was the ‘new norm’ going forward. Now they’re back peddling (as I predicted) hypocrite's.

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Post ID: @cygf+1sFpLEQc

that's fine to side with HR but did the same HR show the potential employee the employee handbook so they were aware there was a 50 mile rule? nope, they hide that from you until after you are past the point of no return.

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@4gkm+1sFpLEQc

Would have to side with HR on that one. If you started the job commuting that distance daily why should they now be expected to give an exception?

Let’s be real here folks. Who actually expected WFH, that started from a pandemic emergency, to last forever?

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Post ID: @crgr+1sFpLEQc

that 50 mile rule is total bs. i know plenty of employees who live more than 50 miles but cannot get a "remote" status. the most common excuse from HR is that if you didn't hire in as remote then you already accepted driving from more than 50 miles away.

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Post ID: @4gkm+1sFpLEQc

I thought RTO only applied if you lived within 50 miles.

How did they justify applying it to someone 500 miles away?

Why did they violate their own rules?

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Post ID: @4cux+1sFpLEQc

did they give u the standard severance amount per the HR handbook?

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Post ID: @1ieh+1sFpLEQc

guessing you moved during covid since had you hired in living so far away, you would've either been remote from the beginning or not taken the job. they are less sympathetic (not that they are anymore about anything) to one's situation if your situation changed due to the employee's relocation.

what i'm seeing is, if you're not part of the SLT or didn't hire in original in the remote status, HR has a one-size-fits-all answer no matter how far away you find yourself.

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Post ID: @1rwt+1sFpLEQc

Sorry to hear this.
FYI some friends and family that are 50 miles away get the velvet glove treatment while others 100 or more miles away are threatened. So typical as they preach their Orwellian “be this”, “empathy”, and “behave this way” nonsense.
It’s never fair and it’s designed to demoralize you.

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Post ID: @dol+1sFpLEQc

Well that su-ks. Did they claim you weren’t in office enough days/hours?

If you live that far away I’d imagine you had something worked out with your Manager and HR (preferably in writing)?

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