I’d been hearing rumors for weeks about cutbacks in our Austin office. This morning when I came in, my boss said he’d heard that today was the day.
Shortly thereafter, that was indeed confirmed and then we started to hear about others being layed off; some in our office.
A few minutes later, my boss came over and said he had received a meeting invitation from one of our VPs and figured it would a lay-off notice for him. I told him I couldn’t believe that it would be.
Our company leadership held a “company-wide” meeting this afternoon to explain things (“the reorganization”), the state of the financial health of our company (not as bad as had been anticipated) etc.
While I feel good that I dodged this bullet, the big question is: “Is this the end of the redundancies or are more planned?”