Monthly Archives: April 2009

Today in Layoff Land

Crocs Inc. lays off

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP lays off seven attorneys in Cleveland

Principal Financial Group cuts 75 jobs in Des Moines

City of Auburn, Wash. cuts 24 employees

Hamilton Sundstrand lays off an unspecified number of employees

Allen & Overy lays off 450

Flickr engineers laid off

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Good Thing I Don’t Drive

My mom had one of these mini vans, it was dark red with the woody side panels

My mom had one of these mini vans, it was dark red with the woody side panels

Chrysler Bankruptcy Plan Is Announced

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WSJ Editor Proclaims Their Godliness Over Every Other Newspaper On Earth

The Wall Street Journal‘s Managing Editor Robert Thomson recently sent out this email to his staffers (note the excellent grammar, especially for someone that works at a newspaper):

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Then to prove his point even more he obviously commissioned someone in his office, presumably his assistant, to conjure up this Excel chart:

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“Tangomonium” = Free Fro Yo on Saturday 12-4pm

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Click here for more information on Red Mango’s newest flavor concoction.

Personally I only put Capn’ Crunch on everything, but that’s just me…

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Is It the Beginning of the End?

The number of INITIAL unemployment claims fell unexpectedly last week.  Does that mean it’s going to be over soon?  That we’ll all have jobs soon?  Will the economy be okay?  Hardly.  The number of people collecting benefits still rose to a new high of 6.27 million.  But maybe, just maybe new claims have reached their peak, and it will all start to taper down.

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Today in Layoff Land

The Baltimore Sun cuts 61

DCI Inc. lays off 25

Cessna lays off 200 more

Wichita Clutch lays off 23

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company lays off employees

The Acushnet Co. lays off 169

Lloyds Banking Group to cut 300

ZymoGenetics cuts 161 jobs

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I Don’t Think I Need to Let More People Know I’m Still Unemployed

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