Category Archives: Employment

When Microsoft Lays You Off ~ Tips from Someone who has been There.

For those of you who live in a cave, let me catch you up. Microsoft gave 12,500 employees walking papers last week. Note, Microsoft conducts these Reduction In Force (RIF) exercises every 3 to 5 years. This current RIF is … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Grown to Hate Most Employee Feedback Systems

In the past 22 years, I have noticed that most corporations solicit feedback from all levels of a team, but when using them to *help* an employee improve, the feedback is used in a way that leaves out specifics, so … Continue reading

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Page one of 365, Chapter 2014

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” ~ … Continue reading

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US’s Greatest Crisis Today

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Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality

Think you know where the money is distributed in the US? Think again. Mashable: The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic … Continue reading

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Baby You’re a Rich Man

“The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you’re rich.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke The Wall Street Journal provides this fascinating look … Continue reading

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A year later… <queue the saxes>

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~ Marilyn Monroe In October 2011 I got laid off by Microsoft. I had never been laid off or fired in my adult life. It was a new and … Continue reading

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