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Good for you, Emma to speak up for yourself! Sometimes we need to put it to our employers...if you don't ask you don't get!

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and looking for the best possible outcome!

Don

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4/4/09 12:03 P

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I am trying to negotiate a raise. I clear 59$ a week over unemployment I spend over $30 on gas to this far flung location. As Long as I loose the job by layoff. I would be better off.

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3/29/09 10:18 A

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How very true...can't stay in a "bubble" at work, need to know how things "work"...always helpful to closely observe those who seem to get recognition and the strategies by which they do it...doesn't mean we might AGREE with such, but one never knows...

Don

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3/29/09 9:58 A

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Just a quick note that, before applying the bulletproofing strategy, consider the political and social climate of the place you work. I thought I was smart and applied each of the strategies discussed. Unfortunately, I quickly outshone my supervisor who rapidly went from praising my work to criticizing my every move and targeting me with unfounded complaints.

While I kept my nose to the grindstone and mistakenly thought my professionalism and accomplishments would protect me, my supervisor was busy kissing up to the director. Ultimately I was laid off and my supervisor received a financial reward. So, the moral of the story is, maintain awareness of your political surroundings!

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3/28/09 8:20 P

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OMG Emma...hadn't heard from you in a while and now I know why...! This is an epidemic sweeping across our country now and I'm so sorry to hear that you are one of those affected by this awful trend!

I'm hoping that this position, while sorely lacking in salary, is at least better than not having ANY income...? Although I've heard from some folks that that isn't necessarily always true.

Perhaps it can buy you time while continuing to look elsewhere? Some folks are finding it necessary to totally re-invent themselves and pursue a whole new career direction.

I'm going to post shortly another item: "Find the Work You Love." Perhaps there might be ideas which might be useful...?

At least you came here and vented...please keep coming back as we are behind you and one never knows when a good rant can lead to useful action!

Don

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3/28/09 7:18 P

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??? How to keep the new job where you are making less than you have made in 15 years. How to keep my attitude up??? And suggestions?

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3/27/09 12:53 P

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How to Bulletproof Your Job

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If you work for somebody else, you’re living dangerously. As millions now know from personal experience, you could be fired, let go, laid off or otherwise stripped of your employment with little or no warning, little or no severance pay, and probably not even a “Thank you” for all your loyal and dedicated service.

If this happens, and you have little or no cash reserves or other tangible assets, your first thought would probably be: “How will I be able to buy food for my family?”

But don’t overlook another financial problem: How will you pay your credit card bills, car loan, signature loan, and the rent or mortgage?

Therefore, if you still have a job, and it’s a good job, you should do everything you can to keep it.

For practical tips, read the 2008 book, Bulletproof Your Job: 4 Simple Strategies to Ride Out the Rough Times and Come Out on Top at Work.

Those four simple strategies, the author says, are:

“1. Be visible. If your superiors don’t see you or know who you are, you’re very easy to let go. Out of sight, out of mind, and—poof!—you’re gone.

“2. Be easy. Easy to work with, talk with, be with.

“3. Be useful. Do your job well, all the time, and do more than your job, too.

“4. Be ready. Have money in the bank, keep your resume current, improve your networking skills, help others, be active in professional associations, and learn new skills.”

It’s also a good idea to pay down your credit cards so you’ll have more available credit.

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