First, they came for those who Open Source'd code.
And I did not speak out, because my code could never be used by anyone out of the company, anyway.

Then, they came for the Trade Unionists.
And I did not speak out, because I was not in a union.

Then, they came for those who worked from home.
And I did not speak out, because I was granted an exception.

Then, they came for Scrum Masters and other Agile practitioners.
And I did not speak out, because fuck those spreadsheet jockeys productivity thespians.

Then, they came for in-house Data Analysts and Data Engineers.
And there was no one left to speak out for us.

Yeah, folks. The day finally came. I'm officially updating my LinkedIn and putting a ridiculous sash under my picture, "open to work". The Layoffs came for me, too.

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    damn, best of luck! and keep up with these amazing poetic posts!
  • 1
    Oh no!! It’s going to hurt for a while, but you WILL find something better! I wish you the very best! It happens to everyone, this has nothing to do with your skills. It’s business and there’s not enough in the budget. If you’re in the US file for unemployment immediately!
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    Not in the US. Not in any of my home countries either, but my wife and children are citizens here, so I'm not worried about displacement. And my wife can cover all our expenses, we won't want for anything. But being laid off does suck, though. Hard time.
  • 6
    They laid off practically everybody then? The ship was already sinking even before you got kicked out.
  • 1
    @daniel-wu yeah, I think we are witnessing the death of a business
  • 0
    @daniel-wu several of the in-house tech teams have gone already. Can't log in to check, but according to social media there were other teams in this last cull, too.
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