Posted on: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
At least not to the people being laid off.
“One hundred managers at Bell Aliant in Atlantic Canada are being told this week that their jobs are gone,” sayeth the report from CBC today.
But according to the Bell Aliant employee I spoke with, the 100 managers losing their jobs this week have known this day was coming for some time. And despite the public outcry that such a round of layoffs is inconsiderate of Bell Aliant, particularly at this time of year, I was told that the timing of the layoffs is partially to do with ensuring these employees will still receive benefits soon to be grandfathered by the company.
Also, many of these managers have been with the company for 30+ years and were on their way out anyway.
Don’t get me wrong, I hate paying my bills as much as the next person. I just think it’s worth mentioning that this job loss story isn’t the sudden news catastrophe CBC’s report might lead a person to believe.