Tag: lay-offs

Inspiration for Thanksgiving: Erma Bombeck

Inspiration for Thanksgiving: Erma Bombeck
Inspiration is what we all need this holiday season.  On this Thanksgiving Day many are struggling to find a job, worried that their home may be taken away from them or they may have to find new employment as lay-offs continue and the unemployment figure averages 9.6% and much higher in many areas in the... Read more »

Lay-offs continue at the Chicago Tribune Media Group: Good-bye Kevin Metheny

Lay-offs continue at the Chicago Tribune Media Group: Good-bye Kevin Metheny
It’s been another stressful week at the Chicago Tribune Media Group as they do damage control after the story the NY Times ran on the sexist, demeaning behavior of some of their top staffers, all formerly from Clear Channel radio that Sam Zell brought in.  It seems that this article did these guys in with... Read more »

More Jobs Lost to Machines: The Demise of Check-Out Clerks

More Jobs Lost to Machines:  The Demise of Check-Out Clerks
More jobs are being lost to self-service machines as workers struggle to make money in this economy.  Have you noticed lately that there are more self-service machines at the check out line in stores like CVS, Fresh & Easy, and Jewel Foods?  No longer are the store clerks standing behind the counter ringing up your... Read more »
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Are Employment Lay-offs Causing More Mulitple Homicides?

Are Employment Lay-offs Causing More Mulitple Homicides?
Could a lay off from your job, foreclosure on your home, and potential bankruptcy be causing some of us to snap from the stress?  The number of Americans who are killed in multiple acts of murder is rising according to recent FBI statistics.  Homicides involving two or more victims rose from 1,360 incidents in 2008... Read more »

(10) Tips for Surviving Your Career: Be Prepared

Chicago landscape One day you wake up to find out that you have been downsized out of a job at IBM or Boeing.  You’re in your mid-30’s and have worked as an employee for the company for ten years while thinking your job was protected from a lay-off!    Not so, in this slippery economy... Read more »