Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door
Do you use the "L" word? While I wish I were talking about the "L" word "love," I'm actually
talking about the "L" word "layoffs." Friday was a tough day for me
with regards to the "L" word. Two industry buddies touched base with me
to let me know they were let go that very day. No sooner had I gotten
off the phone with one than I got an email from another letting me know
his company had conducted a RIF that morning.
Ugh. When will this
bleeding end? I know this needs to happen. One of the most poignant
moments I recall from getting my MBA is when a speaker told my class,
"companies don't exist to employ people." He was right. Companies exist
to make money. Still, it's tough when these business cycles continue to
affect people with whom you're used to interacting at industry meetings
and trade shows.
Looking back at our coverage and Talk topics for
the last 6 to 9 months or so, I realized that we've covered a lot of
layoffs in our news section, but we've never talked about it casually
here in The Talk. So let's talk about it now. We haven't been immune to
layoffs at Window & Door, and I'm guessing you have your fair share of stories to share too. Please send an email my way and let me know how layoffs have impacted your company.
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