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The Necessity of Letting Go, of Severance, in a Life Well Lived: Mad Men Returns With a Message

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 06.07.2015 | Entertainment
SaraKay Smullens

The song of this episode, interwoven with skill and foreshadowing, is Peggy Lee's haunting, "Is That All There Is?" The underlying theme echoed is the necessity of endings -- of 'letting go,' of severance, in all lives lived well.

Losing Your Job Just Might Be Your Ticket to Freedom

Madelyn Hammond | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Madelyn Hammond

There is no job security anymore. It doesn't matter how long you've been at a place or how good a job you did. It doesn't matter how many nights and weekends you worked or how many times you chose work over family. The reality is times have changed

How Do I Hang Onto My Job When Layoffs Loom?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

It used to be that twenty years in one job was a huge asset. Things have reversed today. It's hard to convince a new employer that we are full of creative thinking after spending twenty years in one shop.

This Week In Cheating: Ken Lewis' Pension

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Kreisler

What's a pension? A system wherein the employee gives the boss money for "safekeeping." Good luck with that.

Gannett Now Cutting Severance PayFor Laid-Off Employees

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But rather than pay severance, as it did in previous rounds, Gannett is paying what is called supplemental unemployment benefits, which allows the com...

5 Steps to Take After a Layoff

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nicole Williams

Once you recover from the initial shock of the news, you'll want to take these steps to help ensure a smooth transition into the next chapter of your life.


Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

As Microsoft transitioned a bunch of people out the door, the software giant paid some employees too much in severance. The company then sent out letters asking for the money back.

10 Tips For Negotiating A Big, Fat Severance Deal

Silicon Alley Insider | Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, 850 at Viacom, 500 at NBC Universal and another 12,000 AT&T found out they will lose their jobs in layoffs.We hope not, but if you're in a medi...

Sanity After Severance

Tevis Trower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tevis Trower

Like the dot-com bust, but very, very, very different, severance is not such a remote possibility these days. Just yesterday employment consulting an...