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Old 01-10-2009, 11:37 AM
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kept the staff with low salaries and high salaries and git rid of all the people in the middle.

So basically if you were a manager or making over $50,000 or making $22,000 and under you were not on the layoff list.

It was just the people in the $28,000, to $40,000 range.


Does this seem odd to anyone else?
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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kept the staff with low salaries and high salaries and git rid of all the people in the middle.

So basically if you were a manager or making over $50,000 or making $22,000 and under you were not on the layoff list.

It was just the people in the $28,000, to $40,000 range.


Does this seem odd to anyone else?
Makes perfect sense. The boss and his friends who make the money got to keep their jobs, they will work the ones who make slave wages to death. Everyone in between goes.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:07 PM
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Makes perfect sense. The boss and his friends who make the money got to keep their jobs, they will work the ones who make slave wages to death. Everyone in between goes.

It's funny that I will be making more than most of the lower salary employees who was not laid off while I'm receiving unemployment benefits. So I can see why they are still there.


Kind of like me cutting back on expenses in my household and figuring what thing to cut out of my budget and my monthly internet bil which is $21.95 won't be a factor while a $100 cell phone bill may need to be eliminated
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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kept the staff with low salaries and high salaries and git rid of all the people in the middle.

So basically if you were a manager or making over $50,000 or making $22,000 and under you were not on the layoff list.

It was just the people in the $28,000, to $40,000 range.


Does this seem odd to anyone else?
The ones making less than $22K don't have enough of the experience and education as you do. The ones who make $50K and above do, and will be made to do your job as well as theirs for no additional compensation. The people making $50K will be expected to carry on their responsibilities, inspite of the loss of the support functions. I know it bites that you lost your job, but it bites as well for those left behind to pick up and work double time for no increase in pay. It's a lose-lose for everyone concerned.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:36 PM
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The ones making less than $22K don't have enough of the experience and education as you do. The ones who make $50K and above do, and will be made to do your job as well as theirs for no additional compensation. The people making $50K will be expected to carry on their responsibilities, inspite of the loss of the support functions. I know it bites that you lost your job, but it bites as well for those left behind to pick up and work double time for no increase in pay. It's a lose-lose for everyone concerned.

I know it's never any good day to tell an employee they were laid off but if I had my choice I would rather had been told on a monday. Being told on a friday just destroyed my entire weekend but I guess it had to be said. When I woke up this morning I was hoping it was a dream.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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This is one reason I am glad I am UNION. When you are UNION they have to lay off in order of seniority.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:37 PM
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This is one reason I am glad I am UNION. When you are UNION they have to lay off in order of seniority.
& it's always the first level managers that go.

Good luck to you.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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I think it's pretty common to lay off those in the middle salary range.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:52 PM
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Not that it's ever a good thing about a layoff, but the good thing bout this layoff is that I get a 2 and a half week head start to look for jobs until my unemployment period starts in februrary. My last check is on the 30th of January and I can possibly have a interview before i get my first unemployment check.


The last time I was laid off I was notified 6 days before my last check and it was no other check after that so the unemployment period started 9 days later. In this case it starts 22 days later
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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I know it's never any good day to tell an employee they were laid off but if I had my choice I would rather had been told on a monday. Being told on a friday just destroyed my entire weekend but I guess it had to be said. When I woke up this morning I was hoping it was a dream.
I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your job. I hope you find another one soon.
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