Layoffs happen, but they don't have to happen like this. Confusion, rumors, chaos, fear. Zero communication whatsoever. Just guards roaming the halls, people sobbing with boxes, access revoked like criminals, managers telling you to keep quiet. 7 hours later, we got our first email mentioning it, buried in a quarterly earnings report.
We have an All Hands meeting today. Maybe the senior management will bless us with more laughter and jokes on stage, like they did when they told us they were delaying raises and cutting bonuses.
Best of luck to everyone searching for a new job. Lots of talented and good people.