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Wall Streeters' New Status As Social Outcasts

New York Times | David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Monday was the last day of Iris Chau's 11-year career at JPMorgan Chase and she says there's a lot she'll miss about the job, including her colleagues...

500K Jobs Lost In January

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Layoffs are spiking as the recession rips through the country, with retailers, banks, factories and others cutting costs ever deepe...

Unemployment Takes the Bronze

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael B. Laskoff

After death and divorce, the most likely source of grief for most people is caused by unemployment. You can survive if you follow the old military adage: "Embrace the suck."

It's Showtime!

Judith Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Ellis

I understand the correlation between an audition and an interview intimately. I always look at both as a performance.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week -- a week that saw unemployment claims hit a 42-year high, January layoffs hit 125,000, and President Obama call the economy "a continuing disaster" -- delivered a hard-to-top nominee for our Marie Antoinette Award: disgraced scam artist Bernie Madoff, who still so doesn't get it that he had the gall to bellyache about being cooped up in his $7 million Park Avenue apartment under "penthouse arrest" -- even as his victims face financial ruin. On the What Were They Thinking? front (Journalism Division), came word that Bill Kristol, hot on the heels of being dropped by the Times, was being picked up by the Washington Post, which is apparently eager to publish more unerring insights like Kristol's July 2007 gem: "George W. Bush's presidency will probably be a successful one."

Martha Stewart Living Editor Bounced As Ad Revenue Falls

New York Post | KEITH J. KELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The top editor of Martha Stewart's flagship magazine has been bounced as part of a restructuring designed to cope with rapidly declining advertising r...

Layoffs Usher In Heyday For Employee Lawsuits

New York Times | Jonathan Glater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

First layoffs, then lawsuits. More workers are being let go as corporate layoffs that began in earnest last year have accelerated in recent weeks. An...

A Real Life Extra: $100 to Look Employed

Lauren DiGiulio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren DiGiulio

I was hired by my friend's company after they laid off most of the staff to look like I worked there during an important meeting. Pretend to be an architect for an hour and get paid $100?! Yes, please! Pass the foam core!

7 Ways To Cope With A Layoff

Dr. John Grohol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Grohol

While it's never about a single employee, it doesn't make it feel any less personal. A layoff is out of your control, but how you react to it is not.

Our Other National Shamelessness: Needless Job Layoffs

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lee Stranahan

The mass layoffs aren't something we can afford to simply sigh about and treat as inevitable. There needs to be a national discussion on these job losses.

5 Surefire Ways to Piss-Off Your Boss

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Smith

if your current frustration is dwarfed by your necessity to cling to your present paycheck, here are a few things you may wish to avoid.

Pfizer Cutting Up To 2,400 Sales Jobs: Report

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Drug giant Pfizer Inc. reportedly plans to lay off nearly a third of its 8,000 salespeople. Company spokespeople declined to comment...

You Aren't in Kansas Anymore

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Upon entry to the land of small business, remember people here speak a different language. No one cares what you used to do for Big Name Company. It's up to you to prove your value.

The Healthcare Crisis is the Employment Crisis

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

If America summons the courage, and the will, to resolve our health care crisis, we can provide our national economy with a genuine and long-term stimulus.

Jason Linkins

Gannett Newspapers Sends Employees Home For Week Of Unpaid Leave | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yowch. Even with the near daily dose of grim news regarding the imminent Death Of All Print media, Editor and Publisher's Greg Mitchell is correct to...

Recession Leadership: Don't Kick the Cat

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

I watched the President of a Fortune 100 company chew out a junior exec for a technical glitch. It was a 'kick the cat' moment: a powerful person taking their anxiety out on someone vulnerable.

Things to Watch Out for This Year

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

There are those, mostly from Wharton, for some reason, who believe that every problem in the business universe can be solved by firing people.

Financial Times Layoffs: 80 Lose Jobs

Guardian | Stephen Brook and Mark Sweney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Financial Times group is planning to make up to 80 staff redundant across its global operations, telling journalists today that 2009 will be a "cr...

What's The Party Line?

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Neumark

It is a strange new world. I have been through several recessions and nothing even comes close to the vibe we are feeling today.

The Economy, 2009: Brother Can You Spare A Dime?

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barry Michael Cooper

Some woke up into this New Year with a square of sidewalk for a pillow and a cardboard box for a comforter. It used to be a few paychecks away from me. Now, I'm only a few weeks ahead of it.

Ketzel Levine, NPR Reporter, Laid Off While Reporting Layoffs

New York Times | Stephanie Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In September, Ketzel Levine, a senior correspondent for National Public Radio, came up with an idea for a series about how Americans were handling eco...

Haggling My Way Through the Blues

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

It's OK to drink, smoke or dope (in moderation). Pot is appearing at the dinner table and no one blanches. In fact if you don't seem like a victim of stress, then you're the one to worry about.

News Blankout

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Franken

Now that media owners have decided the only way to keep their profits way high is to gut their staffs without regard for coverage or public service, how about fill-in-the-blank news stories?

End '08 with '08 in Mind

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

A client of mine got laid off six months ago from a very lucrative position that offered him leadership and creative responsibility. Following the lay...

Jobless Claims Surge To 26-Year High

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A series of gloomy economic reports Wednesday showed consumers holding tight to their wallets with job losses expected to mount in ...