So I currently work in the fashion industry and once or twice a year my company will lay people off. Its typically like 10-30 people and they always call them "dead weight". But in reality those people had a job, they were doing it to an extent because those left soak in those positions. Then we hire new people to lessen the work load and the cycle repeats. This is pretty common in my area in this industry. Does teaching as an industry experience this? We dont even have to be in hard economic times and the lay offs happen like clock work. I've been studying like crazy for my middle school science exam expected to test July 29. So as im entering a new profession i was just curious if this was a thing. I know a school can choose to not renew a contract but i was wondering if they only do it based on review or if they do it in mass amounts.