Should You Quit Before a Layoff?

Evil HR Lady

I was verbally told they want to keep me and hoped to put me at another branch in town at the same salary but lesser position. Because my salary is the same, under our policies I am not eligible for a severance package. The post Should You Quit Before a Layoff?

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How To Successfully Change Careers After A Layoff

Career Realism

A career change should not be an impulse decision or strictly driven by the trauma of a layoff. Career Changes Come With Salary Implications This may be hard to believe, but when it comes to career change, sometimes salary is the last thing that you think about.

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5 Ways to Avoid a Layoff

Career Alley

Difficult economic times often result in major layoffs. That then begs the question, how does the average worker avoid a layoff? Reputation oftentimes plays a key role, as an employee who maintains a good reputation has more value to an employer who must make difficult layoff decisions, than an employee who has strikes against his or her record. In addition to keeping one’s reputation pristine within a company, there are several other ways an employee might avoid a layoff.

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Get Ready! The Layoffs Continue.

Careers Done Write

Bureau of Labor Statistics , employers carried out 1,434 mass layoff actions in January 2012 that affected 129,920 employees. Do you think a layoff could be as devastating as a hurricane? Needless to say, I got a call from him 42 days later that he landed a new job with a 5% increase over his former salary. According to the U.S. This number is slightly up from December 2011. If your company is the next to lay off employees, are you ready?

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Salary Negotiating Just Because

Professional Resume Services

If you’ve done your homework and realize that the salary offer is too low for your level of education and experience, you should at least try to negotiate a higher salary. However, negotiating your salary just because you think you should can hurt you in a number of ways. Of course, you could prevent yourself from being boxed into a corner like this by not giving a specific dollar amount answer to the question, “What are your salary expectations?”

Why layoffs are a jobseekers best friend

Resume Bear

ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Why layoffs are a jobseekers best friend 06. Layoffs suck. Insert the sound of fingers snapping here) Okay, besides the sentiment of my poem, what else do layoffs make you think about? Is there anyway a layoff can be a good thing?

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Increase Your Chances of Keeping your Salary Post Layoff

Career Key

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Increase Your Chances of Keeping your Salary Post Layoff Want to land on your feet post-layoff? According to new research discussed in this New York Times article , many laid off workers take years to recover and get back to their previous salary and most, on average, will not return to their pre-layoff incomes. Increase Your Chances of Keeping your Salary Post.

2009 100

Cancer and Layoffs

Evil HR Lady

Not that layoffs are ever pleasant, but this one is particularly rotten. You are right to be concerned about PR, but it is far more likely that a case like this won't hit the papers (so many layoff stories to choose from!), As if layoffs don't cause their own morale problems.) Have his manager sit down with him, explain that because of the recent economic downturn, it's highly likely that there will be layoffs. If there are layoffs his name is likely to be on the list.

2009 100

Attention Recent Layoffs – Especially Folks from Hewlett-Packard

Career Realism

Which leads me to the following… Why not give layoff victims a choice in outplacement services? I wish I had known about the layoff in advance so I could have presented CareerHMO as a viable alternative to the “traditional” outplacement they have retained for those affected by the massive HP layoff. Unfortunately, as you can imagine, that kind of insider information about a layoff isn’t easy to get ahold of – and understandably so.

How To Recover From A Job Layoff

Career Realism

You can recover from a job layoff by doing the following: 1. Conduct a salary analysis. Find out by conducting a salary analysis at, and/or Quick Tips: What To Do After A Layoff. He is also the founder of Conquer Career Course , where he teaches students how to increase their salary, build a career with longevity and become unemployment-proof. The post How To Recover From A Job Layoff appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

7 Things You Must Immediately Do If You Suspect A Mass Layoff


Business firms around the globe are scrambling to cut down their overhead costs, and manpower salary is usually one of the most obvious targets for their downsizing measures. Employee salary and benefits are a constant and rather large expense in the budget of companies. The layoff scare. You might be inclined to keep the impending layoff a secret from your loved ones because you don’t want them to worry, but this actually bad strategy on your part.

How to Reduce the Salary of Exempt Level Employees


Some smaller companies have had to “bite the bullet” and reduce the salaries of their exempt level employee s. Doing so is an alternative to common corporate payroll and wage expense reductions like furlough , layoffs, and reduced work hours. First, the employee must continue to be paid on a salary basis. Secondly the salary level must be at minimum $455 per week ($23,660 per year.) Employers Can Reduce Employee Salary with a Voluntary Pay Reduction.

For job security, save one month’s salary

Cube Rules

You’ll never remove the risk of a layoff. Related Posts 5 bedrock rules for starting your job search 5 personal finance actions to do before 2010 4 Ways Career Management is Personal Finance 4 benefits of practicing a layoff Personal finance excellence is now a required Cubicle Warrior skill Zemanta. You know what the best defense is for the risk of getting laid off? One year’s take home pay in the bank. Job security is a myth.

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updates: the coworker pajama party, lying about layoffs, and more

Ask a Manager

when you're unemployed, employer restricts how I can spend my salary, and more how can we make our staff meetings less boring? updates: the coworker pajama party, lying about layoffs, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?”

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What to Do When Asked About Your Previous Salary

Jennifer Anthony

→ What to Do When Asked About Your Previous Salary Posted on April 13, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jennifer Anthony Score! You meet with the boss, and all goes favorably until you are asked the dreaded question, “Tell me about your salary history.” Or maybe you’re reading about an opportunity that you’d love to pursue, but the ad states that resumes without salary histories will not be considered.

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6 Ways to Catapult Your Job Search After a Layoff

The Undercover Recruiter

If there’s one lesson the recession has made painfully clear, it’s that no one is immune from layoffs. Here are six tips to get over a layoff and back on the job: 1. The job posting can also give you insight into salary ranges, corporate values and more, so remember to use the posting itself as a critical tool in your job hunt. It takes more than luck to overcome a recent layoff.

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my company wants my police report, boss wants me to lie about a layoff, and more

Ask a Manager

To make things harder, any other job in my position would pay at least 20% less than my current salary. Yeah, there’s no reason to lie and say you quit when you were actually part of the layoff! I wouldn’t feel comfortable lying, but if there’s any particular framing you want me to use around the layoff itself, like saying the company was restructuring, I can do that.”. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

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4 Myths About Job-Hunting During A Recession

Career Realism

Myth 2: No One Will Hire You After Getting Laid Off Layoffs are a fact of life and businesses realize that. Layoffs are common during a recession. Recession or not, you should prepare for a typical salary negotiation process. If you've settled on a salary range, be ready to prove to the company why you would be worth the investment. Whenever talks about a potential recession come up, it naturally puts some people on edge.

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my office set up fake layoffs, coworker thinks he’s a celebrity spokesperson, and more

Ask a Manager

My office set up fake layoffs so my coworker didn’t know he was the only one being let go. Unless you had files saved to your desktop (which is generally not seen as good practice) or were travelling for meetings/field work, there was no billable work that could be done during that time.The vast majority of employees are salaried (exempt). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I think my last employer may have violated some kind of law with this one.

2019 27

updates: the crush, the up-front salary question, and more

Ask a Manager

Can I ask about salary up-front? (#3 Thanks for answering my question about discussing salary up front when returning to a previous company! We started with a broad discussion about what I wanted from my next role, so it was easy to work in salary as part of that discussion. ” Right or wrong, providing the context made me feel like I wouldn’t be misinterpreted as selfish or unreasonable in my salary demand.

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? This Checklist is Key to Leaving Any Company Successfully


The 25-point layoff success checklist that tells you what to do when you're laid off. Some companies are ruthless with layoffs, locking you out from their computer network and walking you to the door as soon as notification has been given. ” Even if your ex-employer-to-be isn't that harsh, prepare yourself in advance once you feel a layoff might be coming your way. 25 actions to achieve layoff success. Layoffs are never easy for everyone involved.

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TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? | Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog

Jennifer Anthony

Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← How to Make a Perfect Plan For Your Job Search How to Make Sure That Your Resume’s Formatting is Perfect → TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? Posted on February 10, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud?

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my employee got vaccinated ahead of high-risk people, my boss says you can’t negotiate salary, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, my employee got vaccinated ahead of high-risk people, my boss says you can’t negotiate salary, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Is it true you can’t negotiate your salary when you’re promoted?

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Justify your salary–and your job–by adding value

Catherines Career Corner

Takeaway: Dodging the layoff bullet has never been easy. The post Justify your salary–and your job–by adding value appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Career Career help Empowerment Innovation Jobs Self-Development All about Jobs Be Proactive Career Advancement Job Knowledge Justify your salary--and your job--by adding value Recruitment and Selection

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my boss puts incompetent coworker in charge when he’s away, explaining what I’ve done since my layoff, and more

Ask A Manager

A job candidate’s desired salary is far outside our posted range. One applicant, who seems qualified for this position, wrote in her cover letter that her salary requirements are in the range of $55-60k, which is between $10-20k higher than was clearly listed in the job announcement. Either way, I wouldn’t move forward with her without clarifying this, since you don’t want to waste your time or hers if you’re too far apart on salary.

2014 57

does working from home look less dedicated, boss wants me to offer a ridiculously low salary, and more

Ask a Manager

My boss wants me to hire someone for a ridiculously low salary. The problem is the salary: only $20,000 a year is guaranteed from the firm, and anything beyond that is a certain percentage of the profit. We did not have layoffs and we might actually need to hire in the near future.

2020 34

my internship is giving me back pain, asking for a raise during layoffs, and more

Ask a Manager

Asking for a raise for a promotion in the middle of layoffs. However, there was no discussion of an increase in salary during our initial discussion. But with this reorganization came a quite a few layoffs, and I hate admit it, but I don’t want to seem ungrateful for the opportunity. You absolutely should ask for a salary that reflects the market value of your new role and the increased contribution you’ll be making. It’s four answers to four questions.

2016 20

How An Outplacement Service Helps Employees Recover After A Sudden Job Loss

Ms. Career Girl

But in an increasingly uncertain world, layoffs and redundancies can happen to anyone. Job seekers get access to numerous resources and services to help them land a new job quickly, often with a better salary than their previous position. No one wants to lose their job.

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should I ask for a lower salary, my boss wants me to inflate people’s performance ratings, and more

Ask A Manager

Should I ask for a lower salary? Even with a smaller salary, I’ve always been comfortable in my life and am not greedy. When I was hired, my boss agreed to my salary expectations. As such, I did not ever ask for a raise and made sure to never complain about my salary, even though I heard gripes from my colleagues regarding discontent with theirs. I feel the salary issue may have been one of the causes on why I was one of the first to go.

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“Want a Raise? – Here’s How to Ask”

Sklover Working Wisdom

“At the end of my salary, there’s always a lot of month left.”. workers reported being dissatisfied with their salary. If you want to find them, there are so many reasons to avoid requesting a raise in salary. Raising your salary in your present job can also justify a higher salary in your next job, for “salary history” is a question raised in nearly every job application and in nearly every interview.

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5 Effects of Hiring With a Ferrari Taste on a Honda Budget

The Undercover Recruiter

As a 3 rd party recruiter who has been in the industry for a while, I can tell you countless stories where my clients wanted someone who had 10 years of experience but wanted to offer a starting salary of entry level candidates. Below I highlight the 5 most important reasons why offering a lower salary is counterproductive and hurtful to your company: 1) The employee will always be looking: By: Johan Bengtsson.

2013 65

managing someone my fiance had a conflict with, following up on a promised salary review, and more

Ask A Manager

I noted you discussed stating whether a position was purposely short however does this hold true for layoffs? I look like a job hopper because my first two positions resulted in layoffs and both under the two-year mark. My offer letter promised to review my salary in six months, but it didn’t happen. When I tried to negotiate the salary, I was told that it would be reviewed In six months. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go….

I distributed layoff plans without permission, new job says I can’t take a previously okayed trip, and more

Ask a Manager

I found my company’s layoff plans on the copier … and distributed them. That said, I wouldn’t assume that this will change their layoff plans or that it will result in raises. Those aren’t usually things that happen just because people learn about layoffs being planned (in fact, I’d say raises are probably fairly unlikely right now, but who knows). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. There are several changes happening at my current workplace.

2015 20

how much snooping can you do on coworkers, my manager told a reference-checker my salary, and more

Ask a Manager

My old manager told a reference checker what my salary was. I am in the midst of a job search after our company went through mass layoffs several months ago. Having been slightly underpaid at my previous company, I have been taking courses on salary negotiation tactics. In my initial interactions with the start-up, I was able to avoid answering their initial questions about desired compensation and former salary, and the interview went ahead and went well.

2019 22

I was laid off, and my less experienced coworker was hired back

Ask a Manager

At first I thought it had to do with her having a lower salary, but instead he said that corporate had decided that social business “isn’t worth” going after and they wanted to focus on corporate business, so the team member assigned to that market was chosen to come back. layoffs

2020 34

can I leverage a job offer for a raise at my current job?

Ask a Manager

I work for a large-ish company that has had layoffs and furloughs due to COVID-19. The CEO has been open about the company’s lost revenue for the year, and everyone who has remained at the company has taken a reduced salary through at least the next few months. I love my job, though I think I was underpaid even before the salary reductions, and I’ve received interest for another role at a different company that looks promising. outside salary

2020 31

The Ladders Resume Writing Service – Scam or Not? | Jennifer.

Jennifer Anthony

Posted on November 4, 2009 by Jennifer Anthony by Jennifer Anthony Designated Resume Rockstar Update 2010: More from the ‘Ask the Headhunter’ blog – TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← Resume Writing FAQs – When Should I Send Resume Follow Up Letters?

2009 116

cutting the salary of a low-performing new hire, I lied in an interview, and more

Ask a Manager

Cutting the salary of a disappointing new hire. She asked for a higher salary than entry-level, which we were okay with giving based on her experience. Essentially, we regret paying her the higher salary and feel that she isn’t worth it. It’s not fair — you agreed to a salary when you offered her the job, and she may have left a previous job and/or turned down other offers because of the salary you offered her. It’s five answers to five questions.

2016 20

If I Refuse a 20 Percent Pay Cut, Is it a Resignation or Termination?

Evil HR Lady

It’s not like you can do a tricky thing where you just fail to accept and they terminate and now it’s a layoff rather than a resignation and you are eligible for unemployment! Now, if you were actually thinking if you just stay quiet, will they forget to lower your salary?

2020 252

we’re being asked to choose our own pay cuts

Ask a Manager

While I think I am fairly paid for my experience, and I wouldn’t mind taking a temporary pay cut to save my job or others, my company is notoriously tight-fisted with salaries and I have fought hard for the raises I have gotten during my tenure. Of course, I want to do my best to prevent layoffs of myself or others, but I don’t know what percentage to say. salary the plague

2020 33

The Truth Behind Passive Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

I know things happen that are out of our control, from layoffs to ownership changes to being caught in the wrong situation. For example one of my candidates was offered an 11K increase in salary and (in their own words) “ upward career mobility ” but still declined the offer because, as they as said to me, they “ felt safe in their current job ”. Matching salary and a 401k just doesn’t do it for passive candidates.

“At Work, Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth”

Sklover Working Wisdom

February arrived with its own “surprise”: Jordan received an email advising him that he had again been “selected,” this time for layoff as a result of the Covid pandemic. “If you’re not careful, the bow on a gift box can strangle you.”. – Unknown.

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a friend is aggressively trying to get a sales lead from me, I was offered a new job but they won’t tell me the salary, and more

Ask a Manager

My fear is if I accept officially without any salary and bonus documentation, my company could easily not pay me anything extra. Timing my resignation when we have upcoming layoffs. However, our department is facing a round of layoffs that are happening in early July. Should I tell my manager that I plan on leaving before the layoffs happen? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….