Lonely layoffs hit remote workers – Thelocalreport.in


(NewsNation) — Layoffs are sweeping across the tech industry and for some workers, the experience is lonelier than it might have been in years past.

They’re being called lonely layoffs, and they’re the result of remote work and a changing employment landscape. Job doctor Tessa White joined NewsNation to talk about the phenomenon, which she said has to do with the effects of the pandemic.

“Our communities haven’t returned to normal. So if someone remote gets laid off, their normal community isn’t there for them. And the only thing that felt stable, the work life, which we’ve mostly adjusted to is ripped out from under them,” White said.

Remote workers may not even have the courtesy of being laid off in person, instead receiving the news over Zoom or even email.

“There’s this impersonal Zoom layoffs, which are the common standard right now, if you’re doing a mass layoff, and so they naturally feel more impersonal,” White said.

Removed from the office, laid off workers may feel adrift.


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