Thread regarding U.S. Bank layoffs

Everybody should be proactively managing their career

Things change. Sometimes you are in control of the change and sometimes you are not. In my opinion, working at the same place for 20 years is way too long..makes your skills stagnant and less competitive. Everyone should be proactively managing their career for when these things happen. I would imagine it would be hard starting over after that long of time...every 6 months one should be analyzing their career and seeing what new skills they have picked up that can transfer to different industries etc.

This is a nice piece of advice given by @VOLtWoJ-3gqi . Think that we all need to be aware of the constant threat of losing our job, even if we are long-time workers, and that we need to be ready when it happens.

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Post ID: @VS8effi

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Just remember that HR WILL NEVER ADVOCATE FOR EMPLOYEES. They will try to prevent a mess and will even recommend that you get escorted out the door REGARDLESS OF YOUR RESULTS. NEVER TRUST YOUR HR PERSON. She is there to protect the executives from real workers.

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Post ID: @VS8effi-9tyq

I was the original poster and that was not a “scolding” as you put it but some common sense advice. The “job hoping contractors” are actually the ones that have it right because their skills are always current. What makes you think your employer owes you anything? I assume you got paid for every hour you worked and left with a severance (which they don’t even need to do) I can understand being upset but at the end of the day, we as professionals are the only ones responsible for our careers. So many people make the mistake of perceiving security in their jobs when the world just doesn’t work that way. I have been a contractor at 6 different places so maybe my perspective is differ and I have just learned how to roll with these changes. One thing you brought up raises a good point however...you saying the company should disclose this during the hiring process. I have heard it is becoming a more common practice to negotiate an existing clause. Maybe you can try that next time? I am sure I will.

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Post ID: @VS8effi-2bcx

Sounds like HR is weighing in—thanks for the cut and paste and reinforcing this scolding to long term employees. Full time employees rather than contractors have a goodwill/implicit agreement with their employer. If this will be the banks’s philosophy going forward, it should be shared in the recruiting and hiring process. Let everyone know that the preference is not for stable, committed employees but job hopping contractors. This is a two way street and the bank would not be an employer of choice.

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