habitual wrote:I went through this when I worked at a toy company and this is exactly the kind of thing that an Executive staff and Human Resource Department want to handle exactly the right way.
This was the opposite of that, I would expect that whomever revealed this to Rich should expect to lose their job.
LOL, if the guy who told Rich loses his job, maybe he shouldn't have... told Rich?
What did NOT happen at DC:
DC Exec: Pssst! Hey, Rich, keep this under your hat, but I need a shoulder to cry on. We're moving to Burbank! But, don't tell anyone this. Cross your heart. Or, I might lose my job.
Naw, I think Rich's source knew exactly what he was doing.
As for Rich being "shitty" for passing it on--I think it would have been stranger to tell his source, "Nay! I shan't reveal this news! How heartless and cruel!"
There were probably rumors already flying around. My work group was rumored to be moving, and for two years rumors flew, with each new cycle spawning mass disgruntlement and defections.
It's good that Rich outed the bastids. DC was probably planning to tell them on a Monday morning... when their badges suddenly no longer opened the doors. I've heard of companies nowadays not even paying relocation expenses.
"We are thrilled to arrange for you to meet with a financial adviser to determine whether this exciting opportunity is the right choice for you."
PS. what is with this passive-aggressive corporate speak? And the euphemisms. People don't even get "let go of" or "downsized" anymore. They get "invited to seek exciting new opportunities"--spoken by some half-witted HR person feeling absolutely clever with her svelte turn of phrase.