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Entries Tagged as 'Beat Recession'

Layoff Satisfaction Survey results: Sun Microsystem

February 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

On January 23, we launched GeekMBA360.com Layoff Satisfaction Survey. The responses have been overwhelming as we heard from folks from many companies. Last week, we released the first installment of our Layoff Satisfaction Survey result: Microsoft Employees spoke up! Layoff Satisfaction Survey Result. Two days ago, we released the survey result for AT&T. Today, I […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Frustration@Work

H1B holders: indentured labors of modern days?

February 10th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Warning: This post might be offensive to some folks. I want to make clear that my intention is to tell another side of this controversy issue based what I know. I believe this is not a “black or white” issue, and we should try to understand the different perspectives in order to have a healthy […]

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Layoff Satisfaction Survey result part #2: AT&T

February 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

On January 23, we launched GeekMBA360.com Layoff Satisfaction Survey. The responses have been overwhelming as we heard from folks from many companies. Last week, we released the first installment of our Layoff Satisfaction Survey result: Microsoft Employees spoke up! Layoff Satisfaction Survey Result. Today, I would like to share some of the feedback we have […]

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How a house cleaner finds new opportunity to beat recession

February 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Just heard this from the radio: A woman runs a house cleaning business. In the past, she made a lot of money from cleaning houses for executives. Lately, she has been losing businesses because her executive clients were getting laid off, had to sell their houses, or even foreclosed their houses. She had cleaned a […]

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Microsoft laid-off employees spoke up! Layoff Satisfaction Survey Result

February 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

On January 23, we launched GeekMBA360.com Layoff Satisfaction Survey. Given the timing of the survey (right after Microsoft announced layoffs), we received a good number of responses from laid-off Microsoft workers. Today, I would like to share some of the feedback we have received from former Microsoft employees. To protect confidentiality, the entire survey was […]

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Update: Pulse-LINK is still alive and doors are open

February 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

I recently reported that Pulse-LINK laid off 50-60 people and closed doors. I received a piece of good news from Pulse-LINK’s cofounder and CTO: “As Mark Twain is famous for saying when he was reported dead by a journalist before he had actually died. ‘Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’. Pulse-LINK is still […]

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Perseverance through adversity leads to success

February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

If you watched Super Bowl last night, you would be impressed by James Harrison’s record-breaking, 100-yard interception returns. He is also NFL defensive player of the year. But, did you know that he was cut twice by the Steelers, and cut once by Baltimore Ravens? At one point, Harrison, an undersized 6-foot, 242-pounder, considered quit […]

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Four-Day Work Week

January 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The single most important factor in reviving our economy is job creation. Here is an idea: what if every American works four days a week, instead of five days? The results: each of us works a little bit less, and get a 20% pay reduction. better quality of life: one extra day a week, which […]

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4 retail businesses that are doing well during recession

January 28th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Costco: I was at Costco over the weekend – what recession? It was crowed! Someone I knew who worked at Costco told me that their store was doing more business. I’m not surprised at all. Given its low price and high quality, I think Costco will do better than most retailers. Instead of going to […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Company Analysis

“Best Job in the World” on paradise island

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments

I’m not making this up. 🙂 An Australian state is offering “the best job in the world”: The Island Caretaker position pays 150,000 Australian dollars (105,000 US Dollars), and include free airfare from the winner’s home country to Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef. The job responsibilities include stroll the white sands snorkel the […]

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