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Signs of Layoff Coming

Manager asking me to try to finish some work this week itself.

Dunno if that is just a coincidence. Look out for signs like these.

Is your manager trying to get to know "where you are currently with your work items"?

Those might be the giveaways.

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How many buildings does NetApp occupy in Sunnyvale now?

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Technical leaders start jumping ship.

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I think I seen a sign. Received notification my team is moving floors in bldg 8 SVL and was told to have my stuff packed Nov 9.

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yep i am suspecting work is given for two week...didn't get approval for some training

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Here is a good list of layoff signs, taken from Cisco's board (source thread: )

20 Signs Your Company Will Have Mass Layoffs:

  1. Frequency of posts on increases

  2. An obvious sign: Executives confirm layoffs are coming.

  3. Executives hint at layoffs using other terms, like "restructuring."

  4. Your company gives you a "non-negotiable" job offer.

  5. A WARN notice has been issued.

  6. Your company's IPO flops.

  7. Your company is hiring too fast.

  8. Your company gets acquired or merges with another.

  9. There's already been a round of layoffs.

  10. Your access to work accounts is denied.

  11. You're invited to a group meeting with the department head, and her personal assistant confirms with you that you'll be there.

  12. Internal job postings get taken down.

  13. The higher-ups take steps to 'improve efficiencies.'

  14. Or they ask a ton of questions about what you do.

  15. Higher-ups start jumping ship.

  16. The discretionary stuff starts to go.

  17. Company bills aren't getting paid.

  18. Conference rooms are booked by HR all day.

  19. There are more tissue boxes than usual.

  20. There are a lot of empty boxes around.

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