Edge - 11:48 pm on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
When I see it as a consumer however I lose mad respect for the company kicking employees to the curb without having done anything to earn the firing. Using people, unless you make it clear the relationship is temporary from the get-go, shouldn't be part of doing business.
In my world I have never had a job guarantee - it has always been a business agreement. I work - they pay, if there is no work or money I have no work or money. If my employer changes the work force size and I'm not included in the plan - I'm gone.
It affects families and in the current employment situation it can destroy them. It wasn't a do or die situation for Yahoo!, heck they're gloating about their hot new partnership and this definitely rains on that parade.
Yes, I agree losing a job is not good - families tend to be broken up, in divorce, bankruptcy and other bad situations - nothing new. I have seen my father, uncles, friends and others folks suffer a layoff - always sad and tough.
This is our reality in the USA - survival of the fittest and sometimes luckiest- been this way for a very long time.
My advice as stated in my previous post is unchanged...