Thomas Cook's collapse may result in thousands of layoffs. Here's what it's like to get fired in the UK and 6 other countries.

Business Insider | 9/26/2019 | Allana Akhtar
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UK-based travel firm Thomas Cook announced bankruptcy Monday, leaving 600,000 passengers stranded and thousands without jobs.

When Americans get laid off, employers give them just hours to pack their belongings and leave.

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Other countries don't have the same approach. Germany lets laid-off workers stick around for weeks after the fact, while Sweden has programs to help retrain fired employees and get them new jobs.

In Japan, layoffs are even considered a social taboo.

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Layoffs in the US are often quick and dirty.

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As depicted by George Clooney in "Up in the Air," American company managers or execs typically meet with their employees to tell them they must leave before giving them just a few hours to pack their belongings.

In other countries, however, this practice would be considered absurd — or...
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