Walmart: Everything is awesome! Raises and bonuses for all!
Also Walmart: Shh, we’re closing 53 Sam’s Clubs. Don’t look!
On the same day, people. And they didn’t even tell all the Sam’s club employees that they were being laid off before the poor people arrived to work and found the doors locked.
Everyone is calling this a PR disaster. I’m calling it an HR disaster. Sure, maybe HR wanted to do everything right and they got overruled (it happens, for sure), but HR runs raises and layoffs and this is not how you do it.