all is well that ends well. everyone can learn from the experience, no great things last long. cost is apparent in every decision they make, too many people (vps, directors, layers of mgrs) in the top management with minimal number of direct reports, company has survived during better times and yet with limited ànd quality heads, no need for stuff like elevators for 3-flr bldg, extra monitors, biz trips and trainings that favor the lucky few with questionable/impractical output and qualifications, establishing allies by hiring ex-colleagues and people that follow like pets, all in the name of image and power.
now that uv mentioned it, the next thing they will do is to juggle around the team to make sure that they have enough under their wing. they will position easy targets so in case layoff should inevitably happen, these easy ones are predetermined,of course they will be sheltered. they will set some people for failure by giving them less than significant roles, talk about constructive dismissal. self-serving demi-gods.