Deb Perelman

Deb Perelman is a journalist in New York City with a focus on tech and the daily grind. Previously she was a reporter for eWEEK, leading the magazine and Web site's coverage of the issue and trends that affect IT workers. </p>

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The steep price of good technology

The steep price of good technology

What was good for the Netflix customer -- a less buggy experience, courtesy of Microsoft's Silverlight -- was bad for the 50 technical specialists laid off when their services were no longer needed.

published December 10, 2008 by

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The most slacking-est time of the year

The most slacking-est time of the year

Is this what your office looks like from November to January?Statistically speaking, you're not doing any work today -- or so poll after poll out this time of year about "lost productivity hours" and "distracted workers" claims.

published December 1, 2008 by

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Signs your company might soon go belly-up

Signs your company might soon go belly-up

Before a company goes under, just about everybody knows it. And before everybody knows it, a bunch of people are already whispering in the corridors and around the water cooler, certain they see the writing on the wall.

published October 15, 2008 by

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Desperate times, desperate job hunting tactics

Desperate times, desperate job hunting tactics

In a recent post about tactics to help land a job in an uncertain economy I included a cartoon of a sorry-looking fellow wearing a "Will work for food" billboard as he paced the sidewalk and said it "hopefully wouldn't come to this". I was just joking, you know.

published October 12, 2008 by

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How to job hunt during a recession

How to job hunt during a recession

A recession doesn't mean that you'll never, ever get a new job, say hiring experts, only that it may take longer and require you to sell yourself differently. Here are some of their tips.

published October 8, 2008 by

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