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Hurts to say Goodbye in Layoffs and Redundancies

 
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Redundancies and Lay-Offs sucks. I just said bye to a few friends with whom I had worked since the last few years and its the first time I have felt the real impact of the blow so close even though we have had 3 redundancies in the last 2 years. Its tough to say Goodbye knowing you might not ever meet again with a few of them.
What makes it worse is that it happens so quickly. One fine day everything is OK and the next day you are the only guy who is sitting in the whole left-wing of the building with no one to talk to , go out to lunch with and so on.
PS : Is it just me whos get over-dramatic Or have other people on this board felt the same ?
 
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No, Its not just you. I went thru the same feeling some time back when we had our rounds of layoffs. Sad thing about it is that it is not yet over
[ October 03, 2002: Message edited by: Menon Hema ]
 
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Well, it's easier to say goodbye than be the person that has goodbyes said to them. So be grateful that your still in that working in that 'empty' wing.
 
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There is nothing worse that the guy who still has a job, whining about how lonely he is that all his friends were fired. :roll:
 
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As a self-employed individual, I don't ever get fired. However, my salary range is pretty wide, starting at $0 a month and going up from there.
I have a sideways view into client organizations, watching re-stacks and layoffs and wings of buildings emptying out, rooms getting darker and quieter. It's strange, not unlike being a cockroach in nuclear winter.
One of my very best friends went through a profound depression as people around him were getting laid off and he remained. Clearly there's some important psychology to all that shuffling.
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