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Novell used to have layoffs every November (to boost Q4 earnings.) One November morning in the early 1990s, I arrive for work and stopped to chat with someone. I'm not sure why I realized there was a layoff going on, perhaps it was the funereal silence and odd phone calls. So, I decided not to go to my office, for about an hour.

My manager finally ordered me to and I got a call from HR asking me to come down there with my manager. Yup, they insisted that HR make the call, not your manager. The best part; while I was having my exit interview, they were "onboarding" new employees in the next offices/cubicles.

There's more weirdness, but it was one of the few times I got a severance package! (The classic, "say you quit and we'll give you six weeks pay" and, by the way, you were due an 8% raise in October, here's a check for extra pay you didn't get.)

That company was such a mess. Though they had really good engineers and their direct managers (just awful middle management and a nice CEO who didn't realize his top people were back stabbers.)
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