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Tech layoffs: It's business, not personal

It's not that they don't want you, just that they do not need you anymore. Or, so they think


Suveen Sinha
In early January 2017, I found myself without a job when they shut down my entire department. My well-wishers thought I was an idiot for not seeing it coming. The not-so-well-wishers said I was the idiot who had it coming. For years used to being courted by prospective employers, I could not come to terms with the fact that my existing employer did not want me anymore.

Long story short, I know the pain of losing one’s job. I can understand the pathos in the LinkedIn post by Justin Moore, who, after he became one of the 12,000 sacked by
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper

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First Published: Jan 26 2023 | 10:09 PM IST

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