Career Builder said last week that nearly one-in-five workers plan to change jobs in 2009, a percentage unchanged from the year. The lack of variation surprised me.
The IT Grind
In 2009, this could be you.... Cure cancer, run that three-minute mile, save the whales...
Do you feel like this when you get back from a holiday break?Just sending out your holiday cards today?
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.
Not the executives at Chrysler, Ford and GM and not the CEOs of Apple, Google and Yahoo. Oh, and especially not this writer.
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.
So, let's say that you're one of the lucky ones who slip out from under the economic downturn's merciless grip, and you get to keep your job. Aside from keeping your head down and by all means, not audibly cheering your good fortune, what do you do?
Sadly, we're talking about the other kind of pink slip.I know what you're probably thinking: What a ridiculous question.
Hey, we all complain about work from time to time; we've all had lousy jobs. But before you call it a day and head off to the support group that meets at the bar, here are a few words from an IT pro that loves their work.
Does your workload make you want to do this?The state of the economy, and the job market that it is dragging down with it, may or may not have affected you yet.