Have a holly-jolly layoff

"Here's to your new job. Ho-ho-ho."

And in case you didn’t hear, you’re fired.

I’m sure Time workers won’t be the only ones.

According to this item in the NY Post,

Time Inc. axed about 600 people last year, and is down to about 9,000 employees worldwide.

The guessing game inside the company says that this round of cuts will not be as deep as a year ago.

But, as one insider said, “It changes week to week and nothing is final yet.”

All I know is our holiday parties have been shrinking from year to year. And as for a bonus? Some people take this for granted, but the companies for whom I’ve toiled have never given them in all the years I’ve been working.

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