During this pandemic, thousands if not millions of workers were laid off and still many are getting retrenched as companies continue to downsize to save on payroll cost because of financial difficulty.
While downsizing is allowed by law, implementing it is not easy both on the part of those laid off and on the part of the good employer. It is an emotionally charged process.
Management has to choose who will go first whether compulsorily or voluntarily. One advantage of compulsory retrenchment is that it is a good opportunity to remove the proverbial company deadwood: the slackers, perennial absentees and latecomers, troublemakers, and many other kinds of derelicts.
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