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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.

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!

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Free Fall: December 2008.

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Giles Slade

Here, at the end of the Bush years, the bottom has suddenly dropped out of the world and Americans are in mid-fall, struggling to stay upright and wondering when it will end.

The No-Layoff Approach To Cutting Labor Costs

New York Times | MATT RICHTEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A growing number of employers, hoping to avoid or limit layoffs, are introducing four-day workweeks, unpaid vacations and voluntary or enforced furlou...

Dudes Don't Read: The Book Biz's Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Chris Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Goldberg

Dudes aren't reading. But is it our fault? Or have publishers just given up trying to publish and market books that we'd want to read?

Tech Sector Finally Hit With Job Losses

Bits | Matt Richtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the fine print of a jobs report published today is some mixed news for Silicon Valley. For the first time in this downturn, the region lost jobs; ...

The Axe, the Book, and the Ad

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

As with GM, it has been easier and far more immediately profitable for big publishers to just keep selling the "SUVs" of books until their business model went into the toilet rather than try to prepare for a new world.

Most Layoffs In 2008: The Companies That Cut The Most

247wallst.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People who get to the end of 2008 and are still at work can be thankful. The unemployment rate will probably be over 7%. That does not count the peopl...

Recession: We're All in This Together, Part 2

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Perhaps we could take a lesson from the prosperous: don't be ashamed to ask for money. There's nothing shameful about taking care of yourself and your family.

The Recession Hits Home

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

I'd love to spend some time in the developing world. (Wouldn't it be great if we could find a way to "green" China, India and Africa, while helping to alleviate global poverty?)