I was part of the 2015 layoffs, and while I truly sympathize with everyone being impacted (including those whose job becomes that much more difficult by having to do more with less), I wanted to let you know that there is indeed life at Mattel, and for me and most people, it’s a great one.
After leaving Mattel, I started my own business, and most importantly, I feel more respected as a designer/creator. I am healthier and happier and feel stronger because I took more control of my life and my decisions
In some ways, I thank the layoff for helping me push myself in a new direction. It took time for me to get this place, and you can’t rush it, but I promise you things will get better.