W2 or ‘no W2’… there’s no escape from filing… spring into action, folks, or the IRS will!

A neat presentation...  An alarming view...  A harsh reminder!

Response to: “The New Frugality: No Passing Fad” in The New York Times

In response to this article, http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/the-new-frugality-no-passing-fad/comment-page-11/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 Largely, you could say I’ve lived frugally my entire life; whether or not I held a well-paid job, did a survival job, or when I have no job; only, so that I could save for the rainy days (which are a given for most people, at least at some … Continue reading Response to: “The New Frugality: No Passing Fad” in The New York Times

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Of layoffs… something’s not quite right.

Piecemeal layoffs avoid warning laws Yes, this one sounds much like what I expressed almost a year ago. Continuing job losses may signal broad economic shift More on Jobs (Including  a Little Good News) Thanks for the link, EON. Ever Closer to 1982. What to do when you lose your Job (Some advise from various … Continue reading Of layoffs… something’s not quite right.

Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!

"Wow!" said the cabbie in Gotham, and "Oh wow!" sez I, sitting at my desk after watching this video of gutsy New Yorkers. But for the video caption, I'd have wondered, "Who are all these people waiting in line outside the Sheraton Hotel on 53rd St in sub-zero temperatures!" In contrast to the expected turnout … Continue reading Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!

Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Now, they even think my comments are inappropriate (or who knows, may be irrelevant?) and do not publish them... boy, am I amused! Yesterday, I was reading Michael Melcher's rather common sense advice on how to handle the silence, which job-seekers are faced with during their job search endeavors. There were about 11 comments from … Continue reading Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Companies blog about their layoffs… laid-off employee driven to killing CEO!

I would refer to this as Silicon Valley's doomed trajectory... and what a tragic end... from boom to doom! Just ten days after Claire Cain Miller wrote an article for International Herald Tribune, about how CEOs of companies are blogging about "downsizing", "pink slips" and "staff cuts", especially in Silicon Valley, I read about Sid … Continue reading Companies blog about their layoffs… laid-off employee driven to killing CEO!

“No one should have a pity party” for me just because I’ve been laid off…

No matter what the circumstances, job loss causes more than financial strain... it can trigger shame and embarrassment, and the initial shock could have a far deeper traumatic impact on the individual.