I worked at Nationwide for nearly two decades, and know they've been doing shadow layoffs for years. Terminations thinly disguised as performance concerns that don't stand up to scrutiny. A refusal to replace FTEs who leave voluntarily. A preference to use contractors, interns, and H1B (ie, indentured) labor. The atmosphere turned overtly toxic after Jurgenson left -- which roughly coincides with the buyback of publicly traded NF shares -- but who knows... maybe it was there all along, just better hidden.
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