About a month ago, I was fired. My former employer, after failing to meet expected growth numbers, liquidated approximately 90% of their total employees, essentially stripping the company down to the minimum amount of workers required to handle daily operations. News of the planned cutbacks leaked approximately one month before the process began, causing rumors about who was and wasn’t on “the list” to dominate water cooler discussions and office gossip for weeks. Morale plummeted and resentment began to boil over, destroying the goodwill the company had built up over its lifespan and leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of the people who were eventually laid off. The whole process was mishandled and the employees suffered as a result of it.
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'Customers do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers.' A whopping 75%1 of organizations surveyed agreed with this statement.
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