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Photo by Javier García on Unsplash   Forced corporate fun sucks. So do the phony-baloney staged photos of, "Wow! Look at how much fun we're having here!" Yucko. On October 24th, I published a bonus podcast episode titled, "Kill the Corporate Forced Fun" because it's way past time...

And I thought layoffs via Zoom were ghastly. Apparently another company thought, "Oh yeah? Hold muh beer and watch this!" "United Furniture Industries laid off all 2,700 workers while they were sleeping" -https://nypost.com/2022/11/25/united-furniture-industries-lays-off-off-its-2700-workers-while-they-were-sleeping/ "A big US furniture company this week fired all of its 2,700 employees while they...

[buzzsprout episode='11737648' player='true'] Even people with little or no expertise in the job market have started to look around and say, "Uh-oh. Maybe, um, things are not so great after all...

Image by Canva   I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. *Cue Gordon Ramsay violently screaming SHUT IT DOWN here.* I am in desperate need of a break, so there will not be podcast episodes, blog posts, articles, etc., until next week. Stay safe, stay sane,...

-https://medium.com/@tedbauer/welcome-to-the-its-a-wonderful-life-season-for-execs-good-luck-finding-them-3f9ba37b791 Ted Bauer published this yesterday. If only! I've actually been dealing with a couple of people who have decided to get in my sandbox during Thanksgiving week and it's pretty annoying. I'm still trying to recover from the 'Rona and the exhaustion has lingered on....

Remember this? -https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/venessawong/housing-market-buyers-remorse-homeowner-regret   Here’s the thing: The Fed has not been shy in saying they want to see unemployment rise and wages stagnate. So some realtor or broker telling you to pick up extra work would seem to me to be especially ill-informed of reality. What if the option of...

Is Lord Elon gonna learn any type of lesson from this? Hell no. IMO, this was never about more than strategically thinning the herd. “Musk believes after Twitter purge he’s dealing with loyalists, says Platformer’s Casey Newton.” Exactly. I believe this was always about purging people who...

[buzzsprout episode='11702367' player='true'] Key topics: ✔️ ICYMI news, 11/14 - 11/18. ✔️ More six-figure earners are shopping at Walmart because they have to. We're also finally allowed to know that credit card debt is going through the roof. ✔️Are there people who game the system and lie? Of course....

[embed]https://www.tiktok.com/@maxtheverygoodboy/video/7165924074143649070[/embed] "Elon Musk sent a message to Twitter Inc staff telling them they had until Thursday to decide whether they wanted to stay on at the company to work 'long hours at high intensity' or take a severance package of three months pay. Musk told Twitter employees...

[buzzsprout episode='11685028' player='true'] According to Fortune.com, "The Great Remorse takes over the Great Resignation as most workers who quit their job are having a hard time finding a new one." And so it begins...