- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I’ve worked for my current employer for nearly eight years. We were acquired by a HUGE corporation about two years in to my employment. Even though the business I work for is profitable, the corporation has found that we had too many people (which we did). There was a layoff two years ago, and then another one yesterday. Both were announced ahead of time and not surprises at all.
From going about my normal business yesterday, I saw several people getting walked out to find out they were laid off. Some were crying. A lot were people who had families to support, or ones that had been with the company for years and years.
My department was not affected at all. But I’m finding the images of people realizing that they were be letting go are haunting me. I feel guilty.. me, having no kids, a healthy savings account, and above average experience/education for my age, and a minority in my field i.e., someone who could easily find a new job and with little financial responsibility… for not being one of the ones to be let go.
Anyone else ever feel this? Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful I have my job still. But it sucks seeing people getting laid off.