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Macy's Layoffs

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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by craniotes » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:23 am

I'm fine (thanks for asking, seriously :thumbsup: ), though frankly, a layoff wouldn't have been all that unwelcome, given that I'm currently eyeing leaving to explore some other opportunities, and severance and unemployment benefits would be welcome.

Still, I know some folks who are getting the shaft, and my heart goes out to them. This is a rough way to start the new year.

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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by marchone » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:24 am

Good luck in whatever you choose to do. I'm sure you'll do fine.
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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by fastward » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:25 am

The consolidation of regions always leads to layoffs.

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Post by moishlashen » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:28 am

Good to know AC-first thing I thought of when I heard.
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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by JBZ » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:34 am

Good to hear; sucks for these folks, though.

Whatever you end up deciding, it's still always better to be looking for a new job when you already have a job (ask me how I know :rolleyes: ).
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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by blkgsl » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:42 am

This is fucked up. I have 3 friends that got laid off so far this new year, wtf? I figured most companies would do it before Christmas, kinda fucked up to lay people off right after new year...it's not like you're generating new fiscals the first week of new year.

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Post by JBZ » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:56 am

blkgsl wrote:This is fucked up. I have 3 friends that got laid off so far this new year, wtf? I figured most companies would do it before Christmas, kinda fucked up to lay people off right after new year...it's not like you're generating new fiscals the first week of new year.
Companies (especially public companies) don't want to deal with the publicity shitstorm of laying off employees during the holiday season (even though the layoff decision was no doubt made long before this announcement). All bets are off after the new year.
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Post by blkgsl » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:57 am

JBZ wrote:
blkgsl wrote:This is fucked up. I have 3 friends that got laid off so far this new year, wtf? I figured most companies would do it before Christmas, kinda fucked up to lay people off right after new year...it's not like you're generating new fiscals the first week of new year.
Companies (especially public companies) don't want to deal with the publicity shitstorm of laying off employees during the holiday season (even though the layoff decision was no doubt made long before this announcement). All bets are off after the new year.
Ah that makes sense. Fortunately, and knock on wood, I haven't had to go through that decision, and I hope to never have to :).

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Post by manitoujoe » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:59 am

Glad to hear you're ok. I'm still on the hunt, almost a year later. Not a fun situation.
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Post by justsellbrgs » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:06 am

moishlashen wrote:Good to know AC-first thing I thought of when I heard.
+1 for AC


2nd thing that came to mind was if #thecoworkerfromhell would stop screwing off on notes and be more productive the place might make a few more bucks..

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Post by Jeep99dad » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:17 am

Glad you are ok.

I'm hearing rumors of upcoming lay offs here too :(

Our company changed policies and no more layoffs in Nov and Dec
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Post by Ron Jr » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:52 am

When I worked retail in the early 90's I got laid off right after the holidays and yes it sucks big time. Glad you are not on the list AC, and good luck in your hunt.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:01 am

craniotes wrote:I'm fine (thanks for asking, seriously :thumbsup: ), though frankly, a layoff wouldn't have been all that unwelcome, given that I'm currently eyeing leaving to explore some other opportunities, and severance and unemployment benefits would be welcome.

Still, I know some folks who are getting the shaft, and my heart goes out to them. This is a rough way to start the new year.

Regards,
Adam
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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by fastward » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:08 am

Layoffs definitely suck. I survived four rounds of them in a span of three years before I had enough and got a new job.

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Post by Safetystop » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:34 am

craniotes wrote:I'm fine (thanks for asking, seriously :thumbsup: ), though frankly, a layoff wouldn't have been all that unwelcome, given that I'm currently eyeing leaving to explore some other opportunities, and severance and unemployment benefits would be welcome.

Still, I know some folks who are getting the shaft, and my heart goes out to them. This is a rough way to start the new year.

Regards,
Adam
That's all fine and dandy. But should you be advertising the fact that you're looking for a new job on a public board?

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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by craniotes » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:57 am

They know already. They're trying to keep me, but it ain't working.

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Post by justsellbrgs » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:02 pm

craniotes wrote:They know already. They're trying to keep me, but it ain't working.

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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:17 pm

Terrible hearing about layoffs anywhere, but glad it's not affecting our own.

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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by fastward » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:20 pm

justsellbrgs wrote:
craniotes wrote:They know already. They're trying to keep me, but it ain't working.

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Adam
Note to Macy's.... double his pay and make him the Corporate Global Watch Ambassador.

This might force him to stay
More money won't make the job any better. It may prevent the inevitable for 6 months tops.

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Post by ezcheese » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:08 pm

craniotes wrote:They know already. They're trying to keep me, but it ain't working.

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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by craniotes » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:11 pm

fastward wrote:
justsellbrgs wrote:
craniotes wrote:They know already. They're trying to keep me, but it ain't working.

Regards,
Adam
Note to Macy's.... double his pay and make him the Corporate Global Watch Ambassador.

This might force him to stay
More money won't make the job any better. It may prevent the inevitable for 6 months tops.
That's the gospel truth right there, brother. :salute:

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PS - And no, they'd never in a million years offer to double my salary. :raised:
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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by ezcheese » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:28 pm

If you love your c-notes, you must set him free. :crybaby:
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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by 93 Turbo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:32 pm

Just getting ready for the annual report time, cut operating expenditure, increase projected income.

CEO gets that fat bonus written in prior to the last AGM. J
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Re: Macy's Layoffs

Post by T.R. » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:15 pm

AC-

Glad to hear you are ok.

Even more glad to hear you have other options cooking.

You are in a very solid position.

Good folks are hard to come by.

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