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No Layoff for Me! See my Contract Buddy!

No Layoff for Me! See my Contract Buddy!
Brutus - Thu Apr 05, 2012 @ 10:00AM
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There is an interesting article at www.patdickson.com that suggests in today's world the most important thing to get in your employment contract is a no layoff provision. How can you argue with that? These days companies treat employees like dirt. They mass layoff all the people that do the real work and give big raises to the shirt and tie guys that don't know anything but how to talk a lot with a PowerPoint on the conference room display without saying anything but using a bunch of acronyms. Then everyone claps and leaves the room, doesn't know what was really said, but it sounded good, and when some of them get back to their desks, a pink slip is waiting. What a bummer! Anyway, if you are lucky enough to be thinking about taking a new job and you are going to have to sign an employment agreement, make sure you get a no layoff provision in it. And if they won't let you have it, tell them you don't want the job. Because aren't they really saying you are disposable? Well, maybe you take the job anyway, even if they don't give you any assurances. The economy today is crap and you never know whether your next paycheck is coming.

 

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