Thread regarding MetLife Inc. layoffs

Is the grass always greener? How many eggs in one basket?

Sad that so many more dedicated, top performing employees were informed this week of their impending end date. I wish attrition numbers were really reviewed from a statistical performance perspective. Loyalty came from the folks who have been here for decades, not all the new in NC. So many of these new folks are revolving door, looking for the next best thing. Cost associated to recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training is a huge investment, especially on those staying for less than a year. How about keeping the good people, the dedicated people, the loyal ones who made you who you are today, or at least yesterday?

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Layoff notifications happened in Greenville today...it’s going down.

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@FrustratedHusband- I am so sorry to hear this! The company doesn’t care about any of their employees. There is no loyalty left. They have been lying to us for years. Broken promises. All for the name of greed. This company isn’t what it used to be. It’s a joke! I wish you and your wife the best and I am sure if she chooses to go elsewhere, rather than uproot her life for a company that doesn’t even care for their employees, she will be so much better off. Good Luck and Best Wishes!

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@frustratedhusband.... take it from one who knows, reapplying for a job in NC is no guarantee she will be hired, moving to NC is no guarantee that there won’t be another lay-off. i know of one individual who relocated to NC who was let go shortly after and another who was ready to re-apply and was told that someone else was hired for her job. look before you leap, think before you make a decision that may not be what it’s cracked up to be. it appears that there are a certain amount of jobs that will be going to North Carolinians.

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Post ID: @VGkBzA2-rfr

@Frustrated Husband -- If she has to re-interview, and no help with moving, and will get a cut in pay, maybe that's a big clue about how Met feels about her.

I know someone that moved to NC (not a Met employee, but another Fortune 100 employee). Had to sell their longtime house in a down market at a poor price. On arriving in NC, the new management made it hard on him till he retired. He moved back to old state, but could no longer afford the house that he had sold. Would have been better to have just said "no" (or something in french), and stayed.

Anyway, this behavior may cause others to start looking and jump ship before they get notified. Maybe that's also what Met wants.

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Post ID: @VGkBzA2-rrf

What “frustrated husband” stated above is accurate. Another hit to the Global Technology Organization...

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Wife was just notified that her job (which she will have to re-interview for after almost 20 years) will be in Cary as of the 3rd quarter next year, but if her job is posted early in Cary, she can interview and move early. No help with moving costs and she will stay in the same pay grade but not at the same pay. She has no idea where she is in the pay grade range. She will also have 90 days to make the move once she accepts a position. Not enough time to sell our house and move. She will have to go down and I will have to stay here to sell the house. So a pay cut and we'll have to pay a mortgage and for a place for her to live.

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Post ID: @VGkBzA2-suv

Was their lay offs? It hasn’t been communicated if anything has changed. Which departments were affected ?

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