Think You’ll Be Fired in the Next Six Months?

Glassdoor, a popular career website, has just released their Q113 Employment Confidence Survey, and the results are a bit grim. Caveat: the survey only concerned Americans, but given how close our economies are, the results are interesting. One in five workers fear that their current employment is in jeopardy  and men—particularly … Read More

How To Respond if Someone Holds a Gun to Your Head, and More

How to Respond if Someone Holds a Gun to Your Head – Business Insider “Most important: Stay. Calm. There is no way you’re going to remember all of the stuff I’m about to say, but if you remember anything, remember to remain calm. If clarity of thought was ever important, … Read More

How to Get Laid Off

When the economy tanked and so many of my co-workers got canned, I somehow kept my job. What a rip-off. A pink slip can be a ticket to freedom. While my former colleagues enjoyed their severance packages and then followed their dreams — one launched a successful photography business, another … Read More

The Handy Guide to Getting Laid Off

We all know someone who’s been downsized. It’s all the rage these days. Sometimes, serious rage. Here are some practical do’s and don’ts. Don’t sign on the dotted line. If you get the proverbial pink slip, don’t sign anything right away. If your boss insists that you sign on the … Read More

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