I'm an American in Germany and literally only made the move because we wouldn't be able to have children in America due to the cost, despite both me and my husband having decent paying jobs.

And even if we had kids in the US, why would I want to worry that I'd lose them to a shooting, measles (thanks to antivaxxers), suicide, car accidents, etc?

Oh yeah and don't forget the bit about Asian Americans being stabbed/thrown in front of trains. It's dark and bleak, but I really hope it can change. I'm not renouncing my citizenship yet.

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Mar 4, 2023·edited Mar 4, 2023

I think you’re right about the reason behind many if not most tech industry layoffs. Companies are shedding workers not because they have to, but because they can and everyone else is doing so.

Besides quite a few studies have shown that laying off employees rarely solves a company’s problems. They may temporarily juice the stock. but the costs of layoffs can equal or exceed savings.

And companies are left with the real cause of their problems—poor strategy and bad management. No matter how many workers Facebook fires, nobody wants to use Mark Zuckerberg’s multi-billion dollar legless Metaverse.

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