Can sucking up to HR protect you from layoffs?
No. Sucking up needs to be in this order:
Client -> Boss -> Boss’s staff -> Accounting -> (50 other things) -> HR
Kissing HR ass is like tipping your blackjack dealer. They can’t cheat for you even if they wanted to.
OK - I wish that was mine. It's from a comment on this string at Gawker about how Twitter fired 300+ employees in 2015 via email. And by removing them from Twitter.
Comments are better than the post sometimes...