What are warning signs that winter is here ?

Sep 22, 2017 19 Comments

There are layoff rumors flying around at work and it’s clear that there are warning signs that something big is about to happen. If you have ever experienced a layoff what are some of the warning signs that tell you that winter is here

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  • Intel / Other Sneupy
    The white walkers are all named Bob
    Sep 22, 2017 3
    • Microsoft asei16
      Came here to post this...
      Sep 22, 2017
    • Diversified Systems / Sales
      DS/AV_ATL1

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      More of an Office Space joke than GOT joke
      Sep 23, 2017
  • AdColony / Other
    Falala

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    Falalamore
    In my case, my VP said to me "tomorrow is the big day, don't worry our team is safe" . And it sure was, a pretty shitty day.
    Sep 22, 2017 3
    • AdColony / Other
      Lodi dodi

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      Lodi dodimore
      Well I knew something had to happen when the company didn't meet our numbers (that we set ourselves) then there was a week when all the executed flew into our NY office but we're meeting on a different floor. So that was when I knew they they were planning the layoffs. Who was actually gonna go.
      Sep 24, 2017
    • Workday UioBkj
      Wow. Sounds stressful to wait for that
      Sep 24, 2017
  • YP
    Amati

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    Amatimore
    Well, in our case VP said we are all safe and he was gone within 2 days. Yeah, shitty times. Even if you get spared, seeing your friends and team gone is agonizing.
    Sep 22, 2017 0
  • Reddit Jfvkifd
    Upper management lock themselves in a conference rooms for a few meetings back to back. Followed by director <> manager meetings. Once that happens you got about 1 - 7 days before the layoffs happen
    Sep 22, 2017 1
    • Workday UioBkj
      Ouch
      Sep 23, 2017
  • YP
    Amati

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    Amatimore
    Check calendars of the upper management- if they are all of a sudden taking long vacays, smth is up. I just lived through multiple rounds - if there's talk, there's reason. No clear direction from upper management, no HR announcements like Volunteering day or along those lines, people are leaving (accounting and hr dpts). The signs will all be there.
    Sep 22, 2017 1
    • Workday UioBkj
      Accounting and HR departments leave first? Like they know company not doing well?

      What's the lack of direction? Like they no longer engage with your work?
      Sep 23, 2017
  • Google tIcU55
    Former Fiber employee here. Pretty hard to tell tbh, you can try stalking calendars of senior folks to see what's up
    Sep 22, 2017 1
    • T-Mobile / Eng CaesarKoba
      How many staff members at Google still work on the fiber side? They still have network engineers working on their projects?
      Sep 22, 2017
  • Cruise Automation / Eng
    ohLU81

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    At a previous company it was pretty obvious when we didn't meet our target for series c that bad things were coming. Another time I've seen it was when customer base started dropping off. I think it just depends on your company and being a bit aware of the political weather.
    Sep 24, 2017 0
  • Facebook OjcF11
    By winter, are you referring to layoffs or regulations? From the title, i thought you were referring to the information article on regulation on tech
    Sep 22, 2017 0
  • Arbitration Forums / Eng MlOT54
    Winter is here.
    Sep 22, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    RtWR47

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    Lots of VP meetings, lots of middle managers meeting off to the side. I've been on the managerial side, and there is a lot of prep work and discussion amongst those in the know.
    Sep 22, 2017 0

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