Layoffs Mean Tough Times
So far, more than 120 people have completed the poll. Among those who have already lost their jobs, 15 percent got a severance package equivalent to between one and two months' salary and 11 percent got less than one month’s salary.
A significant proportion of people who’ve lost their jobs were disappointed with their amount of severance pay. Thirteen percent felt it was less than they’d expected and 10 percent said, "I've been robbed."
Many people thought their layoff had been handled badly. Twenty percent said their treatment "really sucked," while another 17 percent said former employers "could have been more sensitive."
Most worrying of all, a full 37 percent of people who've been laid off are still looking for another job.
- Peter Heywood, international editor, Light Reading http://www.lightreading.com