Older employees cost more in benefits and base. you can sign off on it and ask to take it but are not guaranteed to get it, if you are critical or outside their target audience. Offshore is temporary, and is being replaced by moving to public clouds and automation to reduce head count. They said that up front, and the buyout is voluntary, not required. So what's the big deal. You are free to change jobs NOT targeted. Customers are changing their purchasing habits, and they adjust or damage business. It's proactive, and as friendly as can be managed. Older employees near retirement can take it AND retire as well as take cash with 35,000.00 for benefits.. Find me another company that does as well. TN is a right to work state.. all they are required to do is tell you to leave. The last buy out they even contacted and employees parent (the employee was on LTD in a coma), and bought him out. They did not have to. Go demonize someone else. It;s in the open and trans parent.
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It’s not for hourly employees so they still kill the courier
Ultimately we work for an enterprise, and businesses sometimes have to make tough decisions. Nobody wants to lay off people, yet sometimes it has to be done. My job may be in jeopardy too but I totally understand why they are doing this. And, no, I am not a manager, director, VP or whatever - I am just a grunt.
I honestly think there is plenty of people who will gladly take this buyout. I think it's generous and I think there is ton of people that are so close to the retirement they will jump at the opportunity.