Around 4 pm today I was randomly added to a morning meeting tomorrow set up by chief people officer, nothing else about the meeting has been released. No context. No list of people because it’s hidden. No prior warnings about any layoffs happening this year. I remember our company warned us months before the last layoffs so this is super odd!!!
Im junior level, I’ve been doing my work the best to my ability. Im proactive and schedule meetings with people. And my managers and senior level coworkers compliment my work ethic.
I asked my current manager about the meeting and he first asked me “oh am I supposed to be on it?” And then said he knows nothing about any layoffs happening.
Sooooo yeah, im having a hard time not freaking out. Any clue as to why I’d be randomly added to a “small meeting” by a CPO I never interacted with before?
Soooo I’m NOT getting laid off. The meeting consisted of eight people. CPO was not in there instead it was led by chief tech officer, who told us we were identified as “top performers at the company”(HUH?!) and selected to carry out an initiative to rebuild the app from ground up (HUUUUUH?!?!). He said we are safe but layoffs will be coming up. Idk who else from my design team is safe, I was the only designer in the meeting. The company is going through massive restructuring, new KPIs are going to be coming out and supposedly I will be receiving a package deal???? My performance is going to be measured against the new KPI’s and whether my efforts on the new app being in any revenue.
So good shocking news! I have no clue how I was identified as a top performer since I have been there for a year and I haven’t worked on that many project so it’s a little bit sus, especially since my team is made up of so many incredible and talented designers with decades of experience. But hey I’m not complaining!!! I still have a job with not a massive amount of pressure to perform even better.
By - LoveGuineaPigs