Thread regarding General Electric Co. layoffs

This is not healthy

Excellent article on how this whole game of not knowing what's going to happen and if/when we'll be laid off is affecting our mental health.

In many cases, the waiting is worse than downloadbesttorrentblog.ru itself. This is what many a laid-off staffer would tell you, and so would UCLA sociology professor Jennie Brand: When she co-authored a study on the effects of job loss and job insecurity on mental health, she and her fellow researchers found that people with chronic job insecurity had worse mental-health outcomes.

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GE already knew that! That’s why they threatened the floor 2 years ago that if we did more so they wouldn’t loose

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If you let GE stick it to you in Schenectady, will you then qualify for diversity credits? Asking for a friend...

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The company created the problem and now everyone of us has to deal with a potential impact to mental health from the possibility of a layoff. So take more time off away from work to relax and improve your mental health. You have unlimited vacation.

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I am so excited to take it up the a-- from GE tomorrow in Schenectady!!!

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The point is, there's not much around here to "get back to work" on. Most people around me are just waiting for the next axe to drop. Some visit this site, some don't. And a handful are still using their unlimited vacation.

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1idd Personally do not care what you have to say and If you do not like the place you work at, then leave. Empathy..... You should learn to write complete sentences before hitting the submit button.

Get back to work, if you are too old to learn new things, then leave the company and give another a chance to shine.

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1hxo you also should have used “you’re” instead of “your” twice in your nonsensical post. Perhaps it is you who should stay off this forum until you learn proper spelling and grammar.

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I've given my prime years but am too young to retire, and probably to old to start over. I'm 37, and have spent most of my career at GE outside a couple years after college.

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Your lack of empathy shows just how low it has become. The world is watching and it is heart wrenching, this place use to command the respect of all nations. Now the true colors show. By the way, the term is here not hear. Another fine example of the depths for the sinking ship.

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if you have given your best years to the company, why not retire and quit while your at the top of your game. I think your just hear looking for sympathy, looking for a shoulder to cry on and afraid of change and learning new things... stay in bed tomorrow and stay off ge layoffs....

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Thanks for the encouragement, ! I've given my best years to this company and barely have any other experience, but I won't give up!

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Please, don't be discouraged. There are many very good companies out there. My head hunter told me the same thing that it was a scar on my resume. I had other experience and much more education, so I know first hand what it's like if you are a threat. It's the reason it's failing. So, my suggestions, update that resume anyway, pull in past experience and "other" accomplishments. Start looking now. I have a wonderful job in a terrific company with excellent insurance, pay, bonuses, and respect! Be encouraged and do not stress over simpletons. They deserve the karma they will get. Snakes always eat each other for lunch. Again......be encouraged! It will get BETTER!

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I understood your points, . I've seen the same kind of hostile environment here in Greenville, for what it's worth. The metaphors about being put into corners and dunce caps really represent the atmosphere accurately.

I've gotten weary of the constant backstabbing and threats of layoffs. I'm actively looking for other jobs but I would like to hang on long enough to get a severance package for my troubles. It hasn't exactly been easy, though, as more than one interviewer has disparaged GE and expressed their reluctance to hire employees from here. And I'm not even a desperate laid off unemployed guy (yet)! I am reassured that other local businesses are doing well and should be hiring soon as Spring comes, though.

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Dunce caps? Apparently that hit a nerve. You missed the points made (insurance, permission vacation, average salaries). However, I'm not surprised. If I could give you some Impact points for the dunce terminology truly I would. LOL!

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You saw people being put in corners? You saw them being bullied just for being smarter? Any dunce caps? Guess the only thing that is for sure is that what seems to some like a really stressful environment leading to mental health issues and physical illness is what others thrive in. That's life. We have to find our comfort level. Generally it does not get easier with success it just looks that way.

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For the two little incompetent boys speaking about being a baby......I'll give some good observations. A hostile work environment is illegal. I saw people being put in corners and bullied simply because they were actually more intelligent. Genuine competition was cut off at the knees. Confidence? True leaders and true confidence equates to helping your team members, being honest, having high ethics and moral standards. Sorry, but I saw the exact opposite. Often arrogance (ignorance) was brought up through the ranks as confidence. So be very concerned when little boys speak of being a baby and lacking confidence. As for the coworker that took LOA, let me give some tips. The insurance is pathetic, the stock lost 125 billion of value in one year, permissive (permission) vacation is solely so that when the cuts are made, no money is paid out. The salaries are extremely AVERAGE and the majority of companies out there operate in a professional manner. Don't go insane......take the little boys advice. Get out! There is so much better waiting for you!

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YEAH MAN...IT'S LIKE PTSD...YOU POOR BABY. YOU MAKE ME SICK EXCEPT ITS JUST TOO FUNNY.

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IF YOU CANT TAKE IT...LEAVE THE COMPANY. THEY DONT OWE YOU A THING

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Actually it's more extreme than that. GE loves confidence and the ability to perform under pressure. They gladly increase the pressure just to find out who can take it.

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Here's the thing: If you think that management gives a crap about the rank and file's anxiety level, then you're sorely mistaken. If you're one of the many that believe they really don't care, then ding ding ding you are a winner. Bottom line: They are doing whatever is necessary to insure their incentive compensation and if your existence is an impediment to that, then you need to be "right sized".

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I have a coworker that's taken a LOA because the back-and-forth and waiting has literally driven him insane.

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