Diary of An Irish Woman

musings of an irish lady now living in America.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Tough times

So Hubbie's job had to go through layoffs this week. Tough for any
company to go through. Thankfully he is still there. They did it so
they could keep profitable and keep going.

He reached out to his network to get connections at companies who had
job openings for those laid off. It's a different time to when silicon
valley went through this last time. Internet Networks and social media
have made closer smaller real time networks. Hopefully that power
will be used for good for most.

Re Economy Freeze I think we re headed for a slow thaw. I noticed
that while it was slow slow before holidays it has started to pick up,
especially at work. Folks still have to do business and my job is
about helping business do more with less which helps a lot.

My company did close over the holidays, and so did a lot of companies.
What I noticed is that it was actually a good thing. Families spent
more time with each other. Always a positive move.

So when's your predictions for when it will turn around?


At 9:53 AM, Blogger Angoraknitter said...

I'm so glad to hear he wasn't laid off. My mom's company has had a few rounds...and her hours have been cut twice, and they got extra days, unpaid, off around the holiday. But they're just happy to still be employed. I'm happy she is too.


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