Hitler’s concentration camp is re-created in Companies when they plan for layoff or downsizing or head count reduction.
If you work in such company, you know that everyday will be a
nightmare. You hear rumors saying, 5% lay off, 10% lay off, suddenly
30% lay off or total shutdown.
Fear, rumors, anxiety are the prevailing moods in companies when they become concentration camps.
Everyday you work is your lucky day. You are survived by one more
day. Nobody knows who is next, but everybody fears. Some try to
establish rapport with their managers, believing that they will be
secured. Poor guys, they do not know, manager is also an employee, he
is too subjected to downsizing.
Many quit, because of fear of being fired. They want to join to other companies before being pinked.
You should know how to handle your fear, anxiety. Otherwise, you
will quit by fear of lay off, when there are chances you may be
Fragile and empty showcase of big corporates are exposing now. All
these have direct impact on professional colleges and indirect impact on
people’s value system over education and job market.
Funny thing is in spite of all these fragility, still corporate
employees are prey to loan market. Failure of corporate will have
severe impact on banking industry.
Relax, Be cool and calm, and be positive, if the company you are
working is firing your next sitting colleague. Just be cool and
relaxed. Be detached. Do not get angry with company or do not have
pity at your colleague. No need for having emotions in this issue. Use
your brain than emotions.
Do not get fear as you may be fired. Just be cool. Birth and death
are not your control. Many things are in divine control. So just
relax. You do not know, you will join this company few years back. You
are not going to work permanently here. Some day you also have to
leave, the reason may be anything. But you must exit. As long as you
are working here, have courage to say not, when you have to say. Do not
work too hard or strain yourself. Work what you can. Keep your temper
always cool. Never get tension and never get fear.
Your company is not the end of the world. World is a big market with lot of varieties. The colleague who is fired will be in a better position than the current. It is foolish to have the illusion that your colleague’s life is over. This is mind’s negative imagination. As long s/he confident, enthusiastic, and positive, s/he can find a niche in the job market. Just relax. Termination or retirement is just another event in life. See it simply. There is life after layoff.