As a result of the ongoing pandemic, many Blachford staff members have suddenly found themselves jobless, feeling a sense of “robbery and humiliation” at the hands of their employer.
The Washington Post has spoken to multiple members of the Blachford staff who have experienced this difficult situation, with one saying that they were “robbed and humiliated” by the way the company handled the layoffs.
The layoffs themselves were sudden and unexpected, with staff members receiving little to no notice before being let go. Those affected have described the process as “ruthless”, noting that the company provided no transition plan or assistance.
Many of those affected have expressed feelings of helplessness and betrayal, claiming that the company had “utterly disregarded” their contributions and years of loyal service.
The technical expertise of the laid-off staff has been praised by those in the industry, and some have raised concerns that Blachford may be unable to replace them.
The situation has been a major source of frustration, with many of the laid-off staff feeling as though their hard work and dedication had been taken for granted.
The Washington Post reached out to Blachford for comment but did not receive a response. Despite the difficult situation, many of those laid-off remain hopeful for the future and are confident that their skills and expertise will be valued elsewhere.