You just got laid off 😳

Goldman Sachs / Other Needful TC
Jan 8 50 Comments

3 months severance.

What do you do next?
How do you feel?
Were you surprised?

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  • LinkedIn WeAreBlind
    Leetcode and get another job soon
    Jan 8 0
  • Amazon / Eng tenders
    I start doing the needful
    Jan 8 2
    • Microsoft tingtang
      I’d revert back TBH
      Jan 8
    • Yahoo GrIt88
      Kindly
      Jan 9
  • Oath waterfron
    Get a job
    Jan 8 8
    • Yahoo HooBoy!
      Relevant for you guys right now!
      Jan 8
    • Oath waterfron
      U not in yahoo anymore?
      Jan 8
    • Yahoo HooBoy!
      Nope. I was hit back in Nov 17. Didn’t feel that way at the time, but it sure looks like it was a blessing in disguise.
      Jan 8
    • Oath waterfron
      What team did u work
      Jan 8
    • Yahoo HooBoy!
      Under the Sales Org.
      Jan 8
    • Oath waterfron
      Ok. My friends also got laid off in nov. they were bright and hard working. They got multiple offers and got more than 100 percent raise .πŸ™‚
      Jan 8
    • Yahoo GrIt88
      Oath is on the house! Represent!
      Jan 9
    • Yahoo HooBoy!
      I wish I’d gotten a 100% raise! Non-tech is harder that way.
      Jan 9
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

    PRE
    Google
    FUPayMemore
    Take 3 months in south east Asia
    Jan 8 8
    • Airbnb
      bbqwtfomg

      Airbnb

      PRE
      Google
      bbqwtfomgmore
      OP is not necessarily white
      Jan 8
    • New / Eng JohnMcPop
      What's the deal in southeast Asia?
      Jan 9
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Cheap gf experience
      Jan 9
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

      Compass Eng

      PRE
      Google
      FUPayMemore
      You can live for under 1k / mo and ball out for under 2k.

      With 3 months severance at a us developer you could live there a couple yrs.
      Jan 9
    • Yeah like even on $500 a month is possible in shittier countries.

      But you will probably get hepatitis, so be sure to factor that in to your estimated costs.
      Jan 11
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Vaccines work
      Jan 11
    • Tell that to hep c.
      Jan 12
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Hep c is easily curable. Most people never even have symptoms if they ever get exposed.
      Jan 12
  • Walmart.com ToKL28
    Get a job
    Jan 8 0
  • New / Eng JesusC
    Always be Leetcoding
    Jan 8 1
    • IBM VJsX64
      This. After my first layoff, I no longer feel safe. I need to be ready to jump at all times.
      Jan 10
  • Yahoo HooBoy!
    I got angry, hit the trail hard, got another job, doubled up on salary for a few months. Happy now!
    Jan 8 1
  • eBay
    seat

    eBay

    BIO
    Why did you click on me 😑
    seatmore
    Marry a billionaire and never work again
    Jan 8 0
  • SAP jordy
    If you got 3 months severance plus possibly unemployment, I would take 2 weeks vacation in a nice place. Is not that companies call you right away
    Jan 8 2
    • Amazon odVN70
      Why not get a job first and then take a vacation for two weeks knowing you don't have to worry about anything when you get back?
      Jan 9
    • SAP yomero
      That may work too but possibly once you get the job you may be worried about other things. As I said companies wont call you right away after posting resume, at least not the better ones. Also it is the beginning of the year, companies are just starting to wake up.. I know this from experience last year.
      Jan 9
  • Goldman Sachs l33tcode
    Now understand what you meant in the post in the company forum
    Jan 9 5
    • Goldman Sachs / Other Needful TC
      OP
      This post is purely hypothetical. I’m high performer these days :)
      Jan 9
    • Goldman Sachs l33tcode
      I am still a bit confused. Are you now with GS or not? :/
      Jan 9
    • Goldman Sachs / Other Needful TC
      OP
      I came back, after my paid vacation, later that same year :)

      Just like Scaramucci
      Jan 9
    • Goldman Sachs l33tcode
      Teach me master!
      Jan 9
    • Goldman Sachs / Other Needful TC
      OP
      Kiss the ring
      Jan 9
  • New ggggggh
    Why did you get laid off
    Jan 9 1
    • Goldman Sachs / Other Needful TC
      OP
      This post isn’t about me. It’s about you.
      Jan 9
  • Facebook cMMt64
    Give yourself a raise with a new job.
    Layoffs can happen to anyone, you shouldn't feel bad. I was laid off, found a new job quickly a because of my 2 months severance made more than if I would have kept working there. You got 3 months.
    Jan 9 0
  • Tesla / Eng
    oqgvqhab

    Tesla Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    BIO
    Software Engineer
    oqgvqhabmore
    It is stress if you are on work visa or student visa, take a week off, plan things, prepare for a month and schedule interviews in parallel. You will nail it.
    Jan 8 0
  • Rubrik blindedog
    Go back to India
    Jan 10 0
  • NewRelic / Eng xarc
    Fuck off for two months. Leetcode for one.
    Jan 9 0
  • Oracle
    !banak

    Oracle

    PRE
    Google, Facebook, Instacart, Twitter, Uber, Air Asia, IBM, Cisco
    !banakmore
    Move to Thailand.
    Jan 8 0
  • General Mills / Data BettyCoder
    Toss a few resumes out there and enjoy my 3 month vacation.
    Jan 8 0
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    Needful has become a culture thing . First Bollywood now this ... YES YES YES haha
    Jan 9 1
    • Goldman Sachs / Other Needful TC
      OP
      We preponed it long enough.
      Jan 9
  • Relax for a bit, happy.. no..
    Jan 10 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    retire

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    The Walt Disney Company
    retiremore
    Get another job right away and get double paid for a while. That's how I paid off my student loans.
    Jan 9 0
  • Evernote maxten
    I've thought a lot about this.

    1. Revisit resume and start identifying companies I want to work for and put them into bands. Ones I am less interested in I apply to first and the ones I am most interested in, I apply to last and only escalate as needed. Also look at email and LinkedIn for past recruiters. Great to keep in touch :)

    2. Find a specific job I want to work for at X companies and then find contacts in my network that work at X companies and reach out if possible for a referral.

    3. Take the time to spend time with family or friends and really think hard about my career. I suggest doing this after because you can always make more time if you want to rethink your career but you can't make more time if you want to apply and get a job. Might even consider going to travel or do something I've always wanted to do.

    4. Start grinding and leetcoding, whatever I need. Also keep in touch with community meet ups and talk to people. You never know, expand your network.

    5. Execute.
    Jan 9 0

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