Why Instacart Will (Probably) Get Away With Laying Off Union Members

Evil HR Lady

But the important part of this layoff is below the headlines: “According to the UFCW, Instacart is firing nearly 2,000 of its 10,000 grocery store workers as part of these layoffs, and offering as little as $250 as severance.”

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start-up founder with no work experience, my boss says I killed the business, and more

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I’m aggressively job searching right now due to potential layoffs. This post, start-up founder with no work experience, my boss says I killed the business, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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it’s your Friday good news

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When COVID hit, the company committed to NO layoffs in 2020 and moved everyone 100% remote. This post, it’s your Friday good news , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

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my employee told me “I prefer not to” when I tried to give him a new project

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We’ve been up-front that we can’t adjust compensation at the moment — but again, all of our peer institutions have gone through multiple rounds of layoffs, salary cuts, and/or furloughs, and no one is being underpaid for the field. This post, my employee told me “I prefer not to” when I tried to give him a new project , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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my employee got vaccinated ahead of high-risk people, my boss says you can’t negotiate salary, and more

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One other caution: It can be risky to have both partners working for the same place because if the company does layoffs, you risk both of you losing your source of income at the same time.

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my boss called me “disgusting” for not cleaning up my male coworkers’ mess

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There have been some rumors there’s a round of layoffs coming and I don’t want to be a target but I feel like I might be anyway with the mess fiasco as it is. In reality, if your boss will have input into who on your team is laid off (if indeed layoffs are coming), reporting him to HR right now risks putting you in a precarious position.

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my boss is being catfished, can I ask to be laid off instead of a coworker, and more

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Layoff decisions aren’t usually completely random selections. This post, my boss is being catfished, can I ask to be laid off instead of a coworker, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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is this resume writer shady, telling my boss I’m sober, and more

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During the time I was gone, it was an official layoff. Although frankly, even if it’s the latter, I think most prospective employers would get you just calling it one period, especially given all the layoffs and rehiring of 2020. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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what to do (even now) if you’re stuck in a job you hate

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The job market makes them pessimistic about their chances of landing a new position, and with so many layoffs, they worry that even if they do get a job offer, the new role might not be as secure as the one they’d be leaving behind. I’ve always received a lot of letters from people who hate their jobs and want to leave, but since the pandemic started, a sizable portion of those people feel they have no way out.

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update: we’re being re-hired for work that doesn’t exist

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They laid us off in May, a month before the stipulations were met, so that they could give us a month’s severance for our permanent layoff. I am happy to say that within a week or two of the layoff I was offered and accepted a position that pays more than $15,000 more a year (which is more than 1/3 more than what I made), with a start date 6 weeks later.

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mixed messages after layoffs, called back to the office but I’m a single mom with no child care, and more

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I am still employed, and while I serve on the leadership team and was consulted on how the process should be handled, the communication about the layoffs came from our executive director. This has been really hard on our small team and while we would like to be able to bring everyone back on in 2021, we know that might not be financially possible. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We’re sending mixed messages to our laid-off employees.

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updates: the borrowed laptop, the constant FaceTiming, and more

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We had been working from home since March (much like many other offices), and in late summer, the company owners announced that they are committed to letting us work from home at least until the beginning of 2021. It’s “where are you now?”

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is it weird to vape on a Zoom call, should you go to grad school to avoid a bad job market, and more

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This was, they said, in order to not have layoffs. A lot of companies are doing this right now as a way to avoid layoffs. In other cases, companies aren’t necessarily expecting revenues will pick up in a few months, but doing this is better than moving straight to layoffs right now. But I’d also brace yourself for further cuts — layoffs, furloughs, having people go half-time, etc. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is it weird to vape on a Zoom call?

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it’s your Friday good news

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That 2 years would have been up at the beginning of 2021. In my case, I could talk about how COVID-related closures affected OldJob’s revenues to the point of causing layoffs. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

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I accidentally sent my boss a message complaining about her, boss wants to know my long-term plan, and more

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My immediate plan was to leave in spring 2021 and start massage therapy school. (My In May, the company had major layoffs. Just explain the company has been having layoffs and you’re looking for a more stable role. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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it’s your Friday good news

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The job will be remote for the near future due to COVID-19, so my family will have some time to tie up loose ends and move sometime in spring/summer 2021. I had been laid off from my previous job not because of COVID, but because the company had been badly mismanaged to the point where they had no alternative to massive layoffs. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

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