Want to be in my next ABC News column?

March 6th, 2009

I’m looking for full-time, part-time, temporary, or contract employees who can talk about the below. Anonymous is fine, and I won’t mention your company name (legally, I couldn’t). If interested, email me here. The deadline is Tuesday, so I’d need to hear from you by Monday night. Thanks so much.

How are you dealing with rumblings around the office about impending or potential layoffs at your company? Glad to know (information is power!)? Rather not know (too stressful/depressing!)? Wish your boss hadn’t told you that that nice dad down the hall was on the layoff list? Taking bets with your coworkers about which dead-weight manager will get canned next? Know someone who’s started an anonymous blog about layoffs at the company? If you have a tale to share about how people are dealing with layoff gossip at your job, I’d love to hear from you. I’m also happy to talk to anyone who’s been laid off in the past six months who’s dealt with this.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eric  |  March 11th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Interesting topic. I will be checking back for some of the responses you get!

  • 2. Gwen  |  March 12th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Hey Michelle, I just finished reading your book, My So-Called Freelance Life. The lay off statistic got me in December 08. After applying for OH, 300+ jobs or so, I decided to start my own freelance gig. Love to share with you.

  • 3. Michelle Goodman  |  March 13th, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Thanks, Eric and Gwen. Gwen, hope you like the book. The article is already done. Will give link in a new blog post today.

  • 4. The Anti 9-to-5 Guide &ra&hellip  |  March 13th, 2009 at 6:34 am

    [...] week I asked if anyone wanted to weigh in on my ABC News column on how layoff gossip both helps and hurts office workers. (You can read the [...]

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Hi, my name's Michelle Goodman and I've been freelancing since 1992. I'm author of My So-Called Freelance Life and The Anti 9-to-5 Guide. Read my full bio here.

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