Don’t employers ever feel guilty about laying off staff?

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What you need to know:

  • Next time you are confronted with an attractive job offer, reflect and be sure you are moving to a role that will challenge you more, increase your network and offer far much better remuneration.


  • Don’t jump for a 30 per cent pay increase for the same tasks, unless you are planning to move up as soon as a higher role becomes available elsewhere.

When the pandemic started and many business began to struggle due to lockdown measures, our key competitor gave me a job offer I could not refuse. Eight months on, the business has not picked up as anticipated and I have been informed that my contract will not be renewed. I am still in shock, feeling betrayed, not sure how to pick myself up. Don’t employers feel guilty when laying off newly hired staff?

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