I'd just rather know if I'm being cut right now and plan accordingly than have to stay in this limbo for months on end just stressing over what "might" happen sometime in the future. I know there are people who can just shrug it off until it actually happens, but sadly I'm not one of them.
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Mass layoffs won’t happen soon, because one of the Gov’t concerns about the merger is JOB loss. Expect little activity until later this summer or fall 2019
Here is the main question as I see it....
Every year around this time (mid Q4) Sprint either re-orgs or flat out lays people off, but one of the main contentions to the merger is job loss. We all know jobs will be lost in the merger, the question is when. Does Sprint have the reserves in capital to wait out the merger decision before it makes layoffs? Ideally it wants to wait until after the merger is approved so any backlash will not affect the merger decision.
I do know some people are being pushed/managed out currently. I imagine this is a cost cutting prelude to an eventual layoff and the severances that would follow
Sprint has a long history of this behavior. Remember when they outsourced all IT to IBM and those who didn't accept would be laid off? Magically, a lot of us back then were suddenly deemed "critical employees" and were told that "we need to figure things out" before they could lay us off. I quit after 4 months of hearing nothing but many people I knew were in limbo for a year. Don't hold your breath - the real answer is that they have no clue ... they're guessing just like you.