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Layoffs At Work--SOS!! 40.1 > 54 & 58.1.2> 45

We have been told that layoffs are going to take place where I work. They've had a group in for the past year reviewing our business flow and departmental functions to make a determination on how to reduce our work flow time and streamline or processes. In other words, headcount reduction. Latest rumor is they will take place next week so I aked 2 questions:

1. Will layoffs happen next week? The response was 40.1 > 54

2. How will i be affected? 58.1.2 > 45

I took the 40.1 Release to mean that they would start but am unclear on the resulting 54 Hex. I'm not sure at all as to the 2nd response. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 
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40.1 probably says that layoffs will indeed start next week - that would be my interpretation at least. Maybe 54 indicates that people lower in hierarchy are in danger? Not sure.

58.1.2 I think is offering you advice as to how to proceed with the situation. Remain joyous, be sincere, be yourself and do not depend on anyone. Line 2 in particular is interesting because it has a relationship with the 3rd weak line, but proves to be stronger than the weak yin in the 3rd place, so ends up independent and trustworthy. Perhaps this has to do with your fear of getting laid off, or you are close to someone at work who will? I would think that 45 says that things will work out in the end, but you need to guard yourself (Thus the superior man renews his weapons In order to meet the unforeseen.)

Just sayin'. Why don't you keep us informed.

Best of luck, I hope all goes well!
 

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Layoffs at work

I'll update by the end of the week or by Tuesday (when layoffs are rumored to occur).
 
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1. Will layoffs happen next week? The response was 40.1 > 54
2. How will i be affected? 58.1.2 > 45
Dear bmiller107,

This is my impression of your readings. The lay-offs will not happen next week. Your worries are based on the fact the none of you have any control over the situation and are being kept on the background. You should not get involved in rumours or talk about whatever people think that is going on. Keep your communication with others positive and focused on your work.

I am really keeping my fingers crossed that my interpretation is correct ;) Please keep us posted.:bows:
 

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bmiller

In terms of hexagram 40 line 1 the I Ching is not directly answering your question. Instead it is informing you of the attitude you need to maintain while going through this situation. The commentary says, "one recuperates in peace and keeps still." Well, in a way, it is answering it because the hexagram (and line) tend to indicate a situation where you are removed from the danger, it is just a matter of whether the danger is in keeping the job, or in losing it. Here I suspect the danger is in losing it, but you recuperate in peace in my opinion, because you do not lose the job. However, if you do, it is ultimately for the best.

hexagram fifty four simply lays bare the situation where you have no real say in the matter, but are going to have to live with the decision no matter how it affects you.

Hexagrams fifty eight both lines one and two indicate good fortune and line two says "Remorse disappears." It appears that if layoffs do occur either you will not be affected, or that it is ultimately in your best interests. More likely the first. The first line gives a bit of advice much like that in hexagram forty line one; The commentary says, "A quiet, wordless joy, desiring nothing from without and resting content with everything." This once again suggests keeping your job, but more importantly, that you maintain an attitude of joyousness regardless, realizing that everything happens ultimately for the best.

Gene
 

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Just to give an update, I did not get laid off. I stayed at the job another 2 years and left for a new one.
 

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