We all know that those corporate statements that announce mass tech layoffs and claim that the job cuts are actually a plan to fuel growth — we all know that’s BS.


I mean, let’s get this out of the way. The gall on that reasoning offends me. Like, on a deep spiritual level. Because if there’s a tenet of business that I truly believe is unflinching, it’s that you can’t cut your way to growth. Ever.

So why are all these nerds being shown the door?

Well, there are a few reasons. Most of them unavoidable, but none of them… that.

Be forewarned, I’m going to do a little speculation and opinion here, connecting dots I believe need to be connected. I don’t think I’m wrong though. Disagree with me if you feel like it.