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    Frequently Asked Questions of Laid-Off Employees

    Frequently Asked Questions of Laid-Off Employees
    As the recession results in business closures, bankruptcies and thousands of layoffs, a growing number of jobless Maine residents are left with questions about their rights and their former employers' responsibilities. Maine's February unemployment rate reached 8 percent as the state lost another 2,600 jobs. For the year ending in February, the state lost 15,500 jobs across all economic sectors. Back ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Fired for Not Wearing Make-Up — Fair Or Not?

    There's needing makeup, and there's needing makeup ... to keep your job San Diego waitress Shenoa Vild refused to wear make-up to work – so she was canned. Her restaurant had recently changed ownership, going from a casual, surf-inspired eatery called Trophy’s, to the more upscale Oliver. Her all natural, beach-girl image was allegedly no longer appreciated by management. She ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Bounce Back from a Setback

    How to Bounce Back from a Setback
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND I'm back in this enchanting city known for lots of bicycles, beautiful canals, charming people and yes the traditional windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. While there are not many windmills, the people really don't wear wooden shoes and the tulips are gorgeous, this city reminds me of the importance of bouncing back from setbacks. It all started for me ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Downsizing 101

    Downsizing 101
    Charged with giving the bad news? Here are your ethical responsibilities Most discussions about downsizing focus on the legal, economic, or psychological issues raised by this practice. These are essential concerns, but we rarely consider how or why downsizing is also an ethical issue. The next two columns are an attempt to redress that problem. Here, we'll consider your ethical responsibilities ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3