New CEO who came in like Rambo parachuting into a war zone. The body count was quite high.randomguy wrote: ↑Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:14 pmBut were you the first or the second person whacked? In the companies I have been in that have done general layoff (i.e. not cutting a project), the first round was always the underperformers. By the second round you started cutting solid people. And the 3rd was painful. I never made the cuts but have ranked team members. I can tell you age never mattered. If we could ship without you mattered a lot. Nobody is irreplaceable. But some are a lot more painful to replace.samsoes wrote: ↑Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:44 pm"Extra miles" don't mean squat. For years, I worked weekends, late nights, all-nighters, and answered overnight calls and had to go in to the data center in the middle of the night to save the day. I won multiple company awards, including the highest the company offers.bUU wrote: ↑Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:32 amYou're being cagey. Let's assume that we're talking about a salaried employee, not an hourly worker. In that context, you seem to be saying that working more than 40 hours a week is "working for free" and people shouldn't do that. However, most salaried employees can help you understand that their co-workers who refused to go the extra mile and got a reputation for working-by-the-clock ended up the first to be let go in the layoffs.
I still got whacked.
No more extra miles for me.
The group that gets laid off skews towards underperformers. That doesn't mean everyone in the group was an underperformer. It is easy to look at the numbers and realize that most people make it past 60 without becoming drastically underemployed. But there is a big chunk that does end up there.
My point is that extra miles are irrelevant. It wouldn't have made a difference if I only worked 40 hours. I fully intended to retire from that company.
Now I suffer a crushing interstate commute by car to a job which is soul-sucking. I only put in 40 hours. I'd be elated if a layoff should come my way. But, alas, I received a glowing review and my bonus was greater than 2x the target. But, I digress...