Re: I work for the wrong people
"People who get targeted are not the managers favourite"
Amen to this, metaphorically speaking this is the managerial equivalent of the "Night of the long knives".
During the 2008 crisis I saw this in action, the company owner called it "cutting loose the dead wood", and for every individual who was let go, I could give an explicit reason for it:
Person 1 wanted preferential hours as they moved and now had a longer commute, so rather than being in the office 9-5, they wanted 10-3 (As they would "work" on the train)
Person 2 kept arguing with the owner, but tolerated as they were the partner of a key-staffer...
Don't get me wrong, the owner was not an ogre, and the business did get impacted, but the people who rocked the owners boat, were targeted first and foremost.