Term for the speed with which companies and individuals turn their commitment to whichever way the political or financial wind is blowing. i.e. Layoffs are the easiest quickest way for a company to cut costs; they don't seem to consider the impact to the individual. Individuals do the same if a better offer comes along and that company demands they start without giving the tradition 2 weeks notice.
The company is showing some real wind sock allegiance to it's employees with the latest stock drop and subsequent announced layoffs.