Thread regarding Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) layoffs

The Future

I’ve been reading this board for a few weeks and there are definitely different opinions out there. Yesterday was another reminder that we all need to make a decision - stay or go.

If you choose to stay, you will choose to live in constant uncertainty about your future and the stress that comes with it. If your job is not eliminated due to downsizing or outsourcing, you will be working without pay raises and with reduced benefits. (Those announcements are forthcoming). Eventually, the company will be sold in whole or in parts, or will go public again. Whatever happens, the decisions will never be made in your best interest. Only you are looking out for you. Your talents, your loyalty, your hard work - they mean nothing to the big picture. Look how many hard-working, loyal and talented people have already been eliminated. If you stay, you are choosing this future for yourself. You have no right to complain or blame others for your decision.

If you decide to leave, you will need to find another job. That is hard work. You will need to believe in yourself, and market yourself well to get something similar to the salary and perks you had at D&B. Who knows, you may even do better! What’s to say the same layoffs and uncertainty won’t happen again in your new company? Nothing. But at least you’ll be in control of your own destiny for a while, and you’ll be empowered by taking action instead of sitting around waiting for something to happen to you and feeling miserable.

If you decide to stay, there is nothing wrong with that. Good luck to you. I have decided to leave as soon as I find another job. I am currently searching for one. In the meantime, D&B will get exactly what they are entitled to and pay me for. But I will not be exploited into working harder or longer hours to make up for my peers who were cut. If that means I’m branded as not a team player, who cares? D&B has already kicked me off the team in spirit, despite many loyal years of hard work. Some have suggested that my reaction is what the new owners want - that if I leave they won’t have to pay me severance. That’s fine. I value myself more than the reduced severance package they will offer me if they laid me off. And I’ll find another employer that values my talents and work ethic. My dignity is more important than a few dollars.

We all have a choice to make. Good luck making yours!

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This is not new. D&B has been a lay-off factory since the Alan Loren days. They just got fat, dumb and happy again.

The Company didn’t go private because everything was fantastic. PE companies are ruthless. They WILL hit their investment thesis.

Face it there are many relics there that should go anyway. Well I’ll hear from people I haven’t heard from in a decade and people who didn’t help others when it was them. Karma is a ......

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Post ID: @YMQJ8cS-4vfd

Very good point, I could'n be agree more with

"In the meantime, D)

Good luck!

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Post ID: @YMQJ8cS-1kbl

The list was what to cut. That’s why “people” was both at the top and the bottom.

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Post ID: @YMQJ8cS-mxb

We should get Union ! LOL

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Post ID: @YMQJ8cS-nbq

You are correct. Cutting benefits etc. This should come as no surprise as this is Private Equity style. Best to take all your vacation and then quit !

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Post ID: @YMQJ8cS-jev

Were anniversary rewards totally eliminated? I didn’t see anything come out about this. There hasn’t been pension contributions for many years. Or are you referring to the 401k match? I agree that benefits will continue to be cut. It was lovely how we received the email about the elimination of the SHP reimbursement effective March 31 on April 1. Isn’t it interesting how at the townhall they told us all how important the employees are so much that they listed ‘people’ twice in the list. I’m truly feeling the love.

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Post ID: @YMQJ8cS-lks

I find it amusing people keep asking for specifics on this site. Like it’s not believable unless you can provide the exact information. Can anybody really say that they don’t expect or believe that benefits won’t be cut? They already cut the severance package, the SHP reimbursement, giving to charity, and employee anniversary rewards. Can anybody honestly say they don’t expect more cuts will be coming?

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Post ID: @YMQJ8cS-jtm

That’s why hr is lookimg. Employees at black knight have high turnover. Look at Steve and tony. How long do they stay at a company.

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Post ID: @YMQJ8cS-veu

Pensions no more contributing. Personal days. Vacation

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Post ID: @YMQJ8cS-gyu

Reduced benefits. What are they?? But I agree. This is going to be sold. Chopped up and sold. Go public, doubtful. Sold, definitely.

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