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The lesson from Layoffs
Even Top Employers laid off their people
The Layoffs in Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are clear examples that as an employee you only own your health, skills, network, family, and assets. Your job, title, level, promotions, achievements, and tenure are all worthless when your company selects you to be a part of the unlucky few to be laid off. Job security is a myth. Think well about this when you miss your gym to work on a presentation, when you miss a family moment to attend a meeting, when you yell at your kids to let you focus on some email and when you turn down a good opportunity because your current job is more secure. You are just a row in a spreadsheet to your employer and your employer is just a source of a regular paycheck. No more, no less.
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