The Layoff Along with 25% of my former colleagues, I was laid off by Beamery (glassdoor reviews) immediately before “American Thanksgiving”. I was provided with a number of informational pamphlets at the end of a 5-minute layoff call at 9am which was scheduled with less than 15 minutes of notice. The following Wednesday, I was at the neighborhood social dance, trying to take my mind off the stress of job hunting in Q4 and interview preparation with some live music.