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!

Ad Agency layoffs

In Spring 2008, when I referred to layoffs at marketing companies and ad agencies, some smart alecks scoffed at my words, merrily mocking me and my writing. Numerous people holding jobs then dropped pearls of wisdom... "Network, get yet another degree (since my MBA does not seem to cut it), or better still, change your … Continue reading Ad Agency layoffs

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Now, it’s I, back in business, talking of the now-official “recession” in the US.

Yes, that's right... It took the US government an entire year to surmise that the country has indeed been in recession since last December! I guess, individuals can sense the slump and slowing pulse, way ahead, but officially, a doctor must wait for all the test results to come through, before declaring that the patient … Continue reading Now, it’s I, back in business, talking of the now-official “recession” in the US.

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 and do not publish them...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.

Their families, friends and colleagues mourn… Sid Agrawal, Marilyn Lewis, Brian Pugh are ‘no more’!

Here's a peek into who these people were... a follow-up story on the Friday slayings in Santa Clara, California. Here is the official statement from SiPort Inc., following the fatal fallout (a tragic consequence of having fired an employee).

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!

Who needs oil!

Well, when it's so hot, humid, and mind-bogglingly sultry, we may not even need oil! Price - of everything - is up, up, up! So, why bother going to the malls to shop, waste money on gas to get there, or roast in the heat (you'll burn more oil & gas with the air-conditioning high … Continue reading Who needs oil!