The Scoop: Employees are silent on layoffs, firings no more

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Employees are not staying silent about layoffs

Once upon a time, being laid off or fired from a job was something to be endured silently, an awkward scarlet letter that came up in job interviews and dinner parties, acknowledged with murmured sympathies and downcast eyes, as if the misfortune might be contagious. 

But there’s a sea of change happening now. Empowered by social media, employees (largely Gen Z and Millennials)  who identify the warning signs of a termination are documenting the experience on platforms such as TikTok, from their anxiety in the hours before, right through the meeting itself and into the painful aftermath. 

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