Thread regarding AIG (American Intl Group Inc.) layoffs

People being pressured to quit

I feel like AIG is pressuring people into quitting on their own to save on severance and bad press. Have you noticed how bad the situation here has become?

The more experience you have the worse you are treated by management. I know several people who have already gave up and gave in their two-week notice.

How is this okay? Is there anything to be done about it?

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I say ride the wave for a while unless you really need something more stable. The severance package can get you through for a while if you have worked for a while at AIG.

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-6azn

Thank you for the guy who pointed out the obvious. Yes it's a poor work ethic but u can leave , stay and kill yourself or ride the wave. I was just giving the group a 3rd option, it's not just the first two.

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-2nru

Europe next in the hit list

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-2ypt

that's an example of poor work ethic...

"As we all say in my group just ride the wave and do the bare minimum cause we're all getting fired"

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-2urx

Managers aren't immune from RIF's. They must justify keeping their jobs. A Hot Topic this 1st week of the new year.

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-1qct

Don't kill yourself. As we all say in my group just ride the wave and do the bare minimum cause we're all getting fired.

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-1biw

Is waiting for a severance pkg, really worth your sanity and health? Send your resumes out, because they don't have money for anyone. It's down and dirty from now on, they will get rid of you one way or another by any and all means.

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-1pyq

Simply respond to requests which are

Unreasonable with the answer of “no”, sorry I’m unable to accommodate this request on that timeline. Then respond with a realistic time frame. If they choose to fire you then so be it. For some reason people seem to forget the word NO exists for a reason. As long as you remain professional then the blowback will most likely not be as bad as you think.

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-rsh

Unfortunately employers in such cases have more power. That is just the way it is, and not just in AIG. I suggest each person decides on the best option, given all the information that is known. There is no good solution to this issue.

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-eaf

wow that Steve Jobs quote reminds me of a town hall we had a year or so. I believe that town hall was done in the newer Charlotte office. The CIO basically said the same thing....

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-zpz

No, can't do much on the basis of 'feelings' alone.

May be the quitters got better jobs and are just following what Late Steve Jobs (who mistreated his employees and partners all the time) said - if you feel bad, quit because life is too short.

Was it illegal the way they were 'treated by management'? If yes, then get counsel. If no, then toughen up.

Quitting due to a bad boss is pervasive in so-called good companies such as Apple, Facebook, Google, GM, Metlife, etc.

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Post ID: @WVB5wWb-lgs

Wow..I am so glad to see this because I felt like it was just me, the short answer is no-there really isn’t anything you can do about it unless you have some documentation of harassment or a hostile work environment. I know they want me to quit but I am not going to give them the satisfaction. I can stay here and collect a paycheck for taking up space indefinitely.

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