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Don't Leave Empty-Handed... How to Negotiate a Severance Package

Don't Leave Empty-Handed... How to Negotiate a Severance Package

Don't get mad, get severance! Who isn't upset when they hear the news that they're being laid off? Instead of getting angry and storming out, or going quietly into the good night, the best thing to do is keep your cool and negotiate. Many people are not aware that in some cases, you don't have to silently... Read More »

A Pink Slip Party Can Turn Your Layoff Into a Payoff

A Pink Slip Party Can Turn Your Layoff Into a Payoff

The phrase "pink slipped" used to be a dirty word meaning you just got laid off or fired from your job. Until Allison Hemming, founder of The Hired Guns talent agency representing creative professionals, came along. She turned the doom and gloom of the pink slip into a call to action by creating The Pink Slip... Read More »

10 Things to Pack in a Layoff Emergency Kit

10 Things to Pack in a Layoff Emergency Kit

You may hear the footsteps of an impending layoff months ahead of time, if you're lucky. The company may be offering buyouts, with the promise of layoffs if enough people don't take the money and run. Or your boss is reassigning some of your duties, or your company recently merged and someone else at the new... Read More »

True Tales: Fired by E-mail

True Tales: Fired by E-mail

Breaking up has always been hard to do. It's emotional and the whole thing can be awkward. (Umm, so you're wearing my sweatshirt -- do you mind if I get that back?) Which is why, since the dawn of the Internet, people have been dumping each other via e-mail. Although it's considered to be the most impersonal and... Read More »

Rehired by the Company that Laid You Off -- Would You Do It?

Rehired by the Company that Laid You Off -- Would You Do It?

More than 600,000 unemployed Americans decided that they were just not looking for jobs in June. But what if the companies that laid them off wanted them back? Is swallowing pride worth a paycheck? A survey conducted by Right Management, the world's largest talent and career consulting company, found that 18... Read More »

Jobless Claims: Booming Biz in Bust Era

Jobless Claims: Booming Biz in Bust Era

Getting laid off, sorting out the paperwork and figuring out how you'll make ends meet on an unemployment check is hard enough. Now, enter a company called Talx, whose job it is to manage unemployment claims on behalf of the companies doing mass layoffs. Most former employees who have worked with them feel... Read More »

Mom, Is That You With George Clooney?

Mom, Is That You With George Clooney?

If some of those people up there on the big screen getting fired by George Clooney in the new film Up In the Air look like friends and family, that's because they just might be. Writer/director Jason Reitman used real people who had recently been laid off when he shot his latest film. That's what he told... Read More »

Is There Life after a Layoff?

Is There Life after a Layoff?

Tom Roberts was laid off in April 2009, six weeks after he told his supervisor that he needed to have brain surgery. Paying the bills with a now-exhausted balance of vacation and sick days, Roberts awaits his disability check to pay the rent. He gave away his car because he couldn't afford the payments. His food... Read More »

Tips to Avoid Getting Laid Off

Tips to Avoid Getting Laid Off

These six smart, field-tested strategies will help ensure you don't get burned by cutbacks at the office. By Donna Rosato, Money Magazine senior writer (Money Magazine) -- When you read the latest blog postings about layoffs in your industry or hear about another colleague losing his job, do waves of anxiety... Read More »

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