The effects of employment

From: Loboyko Steve <>
Date: Wed Dec 11 21:39:00 2002

The converse of the comment below, is that Jan and Feb
are the best time to get a job. New budgets, new
projects...etc. I've heard this from several people
including contracting agencies.

--- Brian Chase <> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Jeffrey Sharp wrote:
> > I'm extremely saddened to hear about Megan's and
> Ethan's layoffs. Though my
> > unemployment is ending, I really haven't had a
> stable, decent-paying job
> > since July of last year. Trust me, I know how you
> feel, and I know it
> > doesn't feel good.
> >
> > But why would companies pick the holidays of all
> times to lay people off? It
> > doesn't make sense. This is the time of year I
> would guess people spend the
> > most money. Why rid people of this resource at the
> time they need it most?
> > It's just so cruel.
> Not that I'm attributing any notions of generosity
> to companies, but
> they could certainly have picked a worse time for
> layoffs. Although
> early December can psychologically be a horrible
> time to be out of job,
> imagine if you were laid off in January after you'd
> just blown a lot of
> money on the holidays? There is some consolation to
> be had in knowing
> that you can save some money by scaling back a bit.
> It still sucks,
> but you can at least avoid a little debt.
> The timing certainly has more to do with fiscal
> quarters and the end of
> the fiscal year.
> -brian.

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