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It sounds to me like they are setting you up for a lay-off.

I've seen it happen more than a few times...the last time I was the victim.

I could tell exactly the same story. I worked at a company for several years and never had anything but "perfect" reviews. After a company reorganization I had a new boss and once again my next review was flawless. Fast forward six months and my next review suddenly took a nose dive. When I asked for specific examples I got very vague answers. I was never really told what I was doing wrong or how I could fix it.

I immediately started looking for a new job. Within six weeks, I was told that my position had been eliminated.

Fortunately I already had been on several interviews and one job was 90% lined up. The two to three weeks I spent at home between the old and new jobs was more of a vacation than a stress fest of frenzied interviewing.

If I were you, I'd start looking at other options. Look at it in these terms: Best case scenario: you are totally wrong about your company's intentions but now you have your resume updated and maybe even polished up your interview skills. Worst case scenario: You're company is about to screw you but instead of being blind-sided you are totally prepared.

If you have a family (like I do) it is makes it all that much more important to be ready for the worst.

Good Luck!

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