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(MSN)   You got laid off so a billionaire can save some money? Who knew?   (msn.com) divider line
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2022-06-30 8:58:04 AM  
Problem is, everyone is replaceable.

I wonder if he really is telling the whole story or not, but that sucks he lost his job though.

There are plenty more out there.
 
2022-06-30 9:11:47 AM  

kdawg7736: Problem is, everyone is replaceable.

I wonder if he really is telling the whole story or not, but that sucks he lost his job though.

There are plenty more out there.


Those with all the Gold make the rules.

Golden Rule
 
2022-06-30 9:16:47 AM  
My last company, when they laid people off, just sent them to a last second meeting and then told them to GTFO.  You could come back and get your stuff later.  Immediately, vultures would descend upon the laid off person's cube and start pilfering it.  That was a terrible company and they're defunct now.

At my current company, they tell you that you're being reduced and then give you 2-3 weeks to stay in the office until your last day.  It's never been a problem.  No one has ever shot up the place.  Mostly, we just go to lunch and hang around.  People essentially stop working and start looking for work elsewhere on company resources.  You don't even have to come in.  Some people just leave and don't come back, but they still get paid for 2-3 weeks.  Then you get 2 weeks of severance per year of service up to a year.  So if you worked there for >26 years, you get 52 weeks of severance.

Tesla sounds like my old company.  At least I got a week of severance per year of work plus vacation pay.  My best advice is to start looking for a new job and look for a job that treats you well materially and not a job at some "dream company".  You're not their dream employee, you know.
 
2022-06-30 9:23:01 AM  
What you're feeling, my friend, is the wealth trickling down on you.
 
2022-06-30 9:38:21 AM  
You're an expense on the income statement. Nothing more.

/Get back to work you slob
 
2022-06-30 9:42:14 AM  
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2022-06-30 9:44:00 AM  
"I really loved my job and ordered two Teslas for myself, which I have since canceled."

If he's got enough money for two f*cking expensive cars I'm thinking he's gonna be just fine. Another rich turd whining publicly when things don't go exactly according to plan.

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2022-06-30 9:49:56 AM  
Aim higher, kid.
 
hej
2022-06-30 9:50:57 AM  
The moral of this story is, never work for a company with a high market cap.
 
2022-06-30 10:03:21 AM  
That Twitter ain't paying for itself.
 
2022-06-30 10:07:53 AM  
Also, this story about the layoffs was just released yesterday, so he received his news and immediately reached out to MSN about it?
 
2022-06-30 10:13:11 AM  
Gee kid maybe working for a giant ahole isn't a good idea you ever think of that? You should have been looking for the exit when he starting messing with the stock to buy twitter.
 
2022-06-30 10:17:42 AM  
On the one hand, sympathy for the upper middle class laid off so a billionaire can get wealthier by an amount that isn't even a rounding error on his net worth.

On the other hand, the guy in TFA is not sympathetic at all. Yeah, your performance has nothing to do with it. You got laid off, not fired. Your performance reviews are irrelevant.

Second, you didn't see this coming? You're a recruiter at a company with a hiring freezer. On top of that, the specific group you hire for (automated driving) is laying off. Of course you're redundant.
 
2022-06-30 10:21:41 AM  

DecemberNitro: Also, this story about the layoffs was just released yesterday, so he received his news and immediately reached out to MSN about it?


Probably.  Why would he wait a few days?
 
2022-06-30 10:35:53 AM  
What's depressing is how abstract basic economic facts are to people who have only known abundance. I think it was back in the 70s when writers started to suggest that affluence had turned people crazy. Well, it has definitely made them stupid.
 
2022-06-30 10:56:40 AM  
I worked at a top heavy company that started to circle the drain. Re-org every 6 months with layoffs in between. First year they offered severance packages that caused all the senior techs pack their shiat and go work somewhere else. Then it became a game of musical chairs where your performance made no difference because you barely knew who your supervisor was and your KPI's were going to be irrelevant in 3 months.
/ Year three I told my boss, he shuld let me go in the next round
// Year four I started to run my mouth to C-suits in round tables,
/// Year five I just quit
 
2022-06-30 11:16:53 AM  

Rapmaster2000: DecemberNitro: Also, this story about the layoffs was just released yesterday, so he received his news and immediately reached out to MSN about it?

Probably.  Why would he wait a few days?


Why reach out at all, is what I'm saying. It's a bizarre form of attention whoring.
 
2022-06-30 11:19:07 AM  

DecemberNitro: Rapmaster2000: DecemberNitro: Also, this story about the layoffs was just released yesterday, so he received his news and immediately reached out to MSN about it?

Probably.  Why would he wait a few days?

Why reach out at all, is what I'm saying. It's a bizarre form of attention whoring.


Why?  Because people love to tell and love to hear "woe is me" stories.

In addition, I've learned that there's no such thing as a bizarre form of attention whoring.  There's a market for every form of it.
 
2022-06-30 11:20:55 AM  
It's inhuman that companies won't just keep unneeded people on until they go bankrupt.
 
2022-06-30 11:27:00 AM  
Yeah us blue collar types have been dealing with that since the 70s. Welcome to the party.  Maybe now we can start working on guillotines?
 
2022-06-30 11:32:08 AM  

Goimir: Yeah us blue collar types have been dealing with that since the 70s. Welcome to the party.  Maybe now we can start working on guillotines?


'I hate Tesla so much, I pray that they fail!'

*Tesla falters and lays off a few workers*

Who does that edgelord think he is laying off people!!

The sweet logic of the Musk Derangement Syndromes
 
2022-06-30 11:49:37 AM  

SpecialSnowFlake: [media2.giphy.com image 480x480]

I worked as a recruiter at Tesla for two months before being laid off on June 17. And I'm not alone - the company is in the process of laying off 10% of salaried employees.
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My job was to look for candidates to work on the autopilot self-driving software and on the deep learning team. I live in Austin, Texas, and worked remotely. I really loved my job and ordered two Teslas for myself, which I have since canceled.

On the last day of April, our company's CEO Elon Musk sent out an email saying that we needed to return to the office.

But my understanding was that I would be a fully remote employee since my entire team was remote. I was fully transparent with my manager about my intention to work remotely when I was hired, especially since there wouldn't be anyone to collaborate with or support me if I went into the office. And they shared a lot of my concerns.



This person had a high enough salary to buy *2* Teslas? He worked remotely and didn't want to return to the office? He was only there for 2 months?

Of COURSE, he was the first to get let go. That's how layoffs work. New guys with big salaries that no one knows or has met get the ax first. Start hanging out with your management team at your next job. Welcome to the party, pal, indeed.
 
2022-06-30 12:06:16 PM  

NewportBarGuy: What you're feeling, my friend, is the wealth trickling down on you.


Nope
Thats the Turd of Termination bouncing off your skull.

The wealth always trickles to sit at home stock owners.
 
2022-06-30 12:07:17 PM  

SpecialSnowFlake: [media2.giphy.com image 480x480]


U have to be a big stock owner to play this game.
 
2022-06-30 12:08:36 PM  

PadreScout: Aim higher, kid.


Aim higher!!

Thats from Space Force.

Aim high is from air force.
 
2022-06-30 12:10:39 PM  

yakmans_dad: What's depressing is how abstract basic economic facts are to people who have only known abundance. I think it was back in the 70s when writers started to suggest that affluence had turned people crazy. Well, it has definitely made them stupid.


Inbreeding doesnt help.

They dont want their brats breeding with the riffraffs kids.
 
2022-06-30 12:12:12 PM  

Creidiki: I worked at a top heavy company that started to circle the drain. Re-org every 6 months with layoffs in between. First year they offered severance packages that caused all the senior techs pack their shiat and go work somewhere else. Then it became a game of musical chairs where your performance made no difference because you barely knew who your supervisor was and your KPI's were going to be irrelevant in 3 months.
/ Year three I told my boss, he shuld let me go in the next round
// Year four I started to run my mouth to C-suits in round tables,
/// Year five I just quit


Free at last
Free at last!!
Thank god almighty
You are free at last!!
 
2022-06-30 12:14:21 PM  

jjorsett: It's inhuman that companies won't just keep unneeded people on until they go bankrupt.


Its inhuman that companies send all that free Precious to sit at home stock owners while treating labor like shiat.

But thats our lovely system
 
2022-06-30 12:14:26 PM  
I wonder if the sequel will be about the billionaire who only hired him so he could make money
 
2022-06-30 12:17:07 PM  

edmo: I wonder if the sequel will be about the billionaire who only hired him so he could make money


Demand for goods and services doesnt create jobs
Billionaires create jobs

Giggle
 
2022-06-30 12:18:49 PM  

AsparagusFTW: You're an expense on the income statement. Nothing more.

/Get back to work you slob


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2022-06-30 12:26:43 PM  
I bought a Tesla but Elon's heel turn to becoming a bond villain has been pretty eye opening. I put up with his insanity early on thinking it was the result of lack of sleep coupled with overworking, but it turns out he's just an asshole.

My next car will be an EV but will not be a Tesla. He's pretty stupid for pissing off his customer base. Who the fark does he think buys his cars? The only quasi-reasonable thing I can think of is that he's trying to appeal to the redneck pickup truck demographic or something, so he can sell his Cybertruck.

Either way, yeah my Tesla will be my last. There are too many decent options out there today.
 
2022-06-30 12:36:01 PM  
I disagree with this - the layoffs are not so a billionaire can save some money.

Tesla needs to cuts costs ASAP because the factories in Austin and Berlin are "money furnaces" that are losing billions of dollars.  Kinda sounds like Tesla is completely farked.

/Or Elon is engaging in stock manipulation by lying about financial conditions in order to tank the stock so he can get back in for cheap
 
2022-06-30 1:29:34 PM  
Between internals and externals, it feels like there are 10 recruiters to every person with technical clue. Half of them were hired straight out of their COMS BA & part-time bartending at their dad's country club.  If a person wants to work for Tesla, they know where to find them.  Good luck!
 
2022-06-30 1:40:23 PM  
I always love how people call a guy with Stock a Billionaire. Tesla goes under he's gonna have less money then his employees.
 
2022-06-30 2:09:41 PM  
The guy was a recruiter and Tesla had announced layoffs AND a hiring freeze. I'm sure it must have occured to him that his services might be unneeded for the foreseeable future.
 
2022-06-30 5:02:22 PM  
Oh you poor baby. Work is hard. Business is hard. Think it's all kittens and rainbows to run a business? Start your own.

As an employee, you're compensated for your work. The end. You're mostly insulated from any pain the business is going through. Meet a nice girl and want to run away to be with her? Go for it, you don't owe the company anything. Your services are no longer needed? A good employer will recognize your value and try to find a place for you...you are not, however, entitled to that.
 
2022-06-30 5:46:02 PM  
My job was to look for candidates to work on the autopilot self-driving software and on the deep learning team

Given how autopilot is generally crap maybe you weren't hiring good people?
 
2022-06-30 6:09:00 PM  
You knowingly went to work for Elon.

So...

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2022-06-30 6:38:43 PM  
Meh.

If laying me off will save the company money, do it. It's a job, not a charity. If my efforts produce so less value than my salary+cost of keeping me as an employee....I don't want that job.
 
2022-06-30 6:43:09 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Meh.

If laying me off will save the company money, do it. It's a job, not a charity. If my efforts produce so less value than my salary+cost of keeping me as an employee....I don't want that job.


I went in for an interview along with the best programmer in the office. They offered me the job. It was very satisfying to tell them that if they had offered both of us I'd have accepted but since they didn't recognize that the other guy was (miles) better than me, I couldn't take the job. This wasn't self-deprecation. It was realism.

The company didn't last 2 years after that. So, for once I was right about something.
 
2022-06-30 6:53:43 PM  
Pretty much the best time ever to need a job.

You'll be fine, probably get a raise at the new job
 
2022-06-30 7:06:37 PM  

Linux_Yes: kdawg7736: Problem is, everyone is replaceable.

I wonder if he really is telling the whole story or not, but that sucks he lost his job though.

There are plenty more out there.

Those with all the Gold make the rules.

Golden Rule


Technically Musk is the emperor with no clothes
 
2022-06-30 8:10:40 PM  

Sasquach: Oh you poor baby. Work is hard. Business is hard. Think it's all kittens and rainbows to run a business? Start your own.

As an employee, you're compensated for your work. The end. You're mostly insulated from any pain the business is going through. Meet a nice girl and want to run away to be with her? Go for it, you don't owe the company anything. Your services are no longer needed? A good employer will recognize your value and try to find a place for you...you are not, however, entitled to that.


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2022-06-30 9:47:31 PM  

hej: The moral of this story is, never work for a company with a high market cap.


Tesla is sort of a "high risk" company. They're selling a premium product, with features that are probably over-hyped, and their management is basically one, somewhat unpredicatable person. To expect any kind of employment stability, especially in an "overhead" department like HR, is asking an awful lot.
 
2022-07-01 2:45:09 AM  
This is (Quishon Walker's) story, as told to reporter Jenna Gyimesi
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2022-07-01 7:24:18 AM  
The layoffs begin.  The next few years are going to be interesting.
 
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