Today, we at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners have begun adjusting the size of our staff in the wake of losing Sprint and parting ways with Hewlett-Packard. We don’t divulge the number of people or the percentage of our staff affected, but it’s commensurate with the numbers you’d have for accounts this size.He doesn't sugar coat it. He doesn't try to weasel out of it. He doesn't try to explain it. He states the facts he's willing to share, along with the emotions I know he's feeling. This can't be a good day at Goodby, but by tackling the issue head on, they're getting out in front of the story and will make the best of it.
It pains us immensely to do this stuff, but we have a responsibility to the people here to maintain a healthy, vigorous company going forward. We will have that, and are confident about the work we are doing right now on all fronts.
It is an emotional day. These people are not just co-workers but friends. As always in these situations, we will help them find other positions with an open heart and no doubt welcome many of them back someday.
Thanks for respecting their privacy about all this in the meantime.
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
In the wake of all the bad PR we've seen lately, it's nice to see someone do it well.