What happens to ex-Bethelites is really of no concern to the GB. And equally no concern to us as ex-JWs or those who question JW organization.
Layoffs have happened at headquarters and elsewhere for many, many years - although the scale this time is larger than previously, being an all time high: 1,600.
For the record, we should spare any sympathy/empathy for those who are about to sent packing this time. They cannot ever say it is a shock for they undoubtedly watched in silence as earlier ones were laid off. Where was the concern then? The silence from Bethelites has always been deafening.
Surely the massive n umber one lesson from the latest layoffs from still-ins is this: You can no longer claim to be taken by surprise when you are laid off Bethel and have to go out in the "real" world and make a living. Poor baby! Not.
And in the local congregations with a smattering of "spiritual" eyed publishers/pioneers, the Johnny or Janet JWs can no longer look to Bethel and expect it to provide them a type of substitute career. Those days are over. Get used to it quickly and have the nerve to build your own life. Yep, I know, some of those laid off will be older ones. But they have sat by and watched earlier batches of older ones laid off.
This should be absolutely no surprise whatsowever.
If anything comes out of this I really hope it is less shock and concern over those laid off.
Indeed, it might be just what they need to wake up and smell the decay.
We'd have a harder job to do with TTATT if JW.organization actually cared for and looked after its own, wouldn't we.
Dry those crocodile tears and put a smile on your face: For at least some who are laid off, TTATT will now be far more obvious.