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Jobs & Personal Finance 19 Jan 2007 09:11 pm

Quit Your Job in a Year

Quit job for Sox game

The beginning of a new year brings resolutions to change one’s life. It could be losing a few pounds, organizing the house, or saving money for a down payment on a house. You get the picture. The Simple Dollar takes the extreme makeover approach by offering tips on how to quit your job. From determining why you want to quit to preparing for the financial hit Trent gets you organized if you want to act out your own version of Office Space.

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Automobiles & DaimlerChrysler & DuPont & Jobs 11 Dec 2006 09:10 pm

DaimlerChrysler, DuPont Announce Job Cuts

Unemployment line

Big companies aren’t the source of job stability like they were when our parents were growing up. It seems every few weeks another company announces layoffs. One of the worst is the U.S. automobile industry. Reuters reports, “DaimlerChrysler could lay off up to 16 percent of the workers in its North American truck operations next year due to an expected downturn in demand.” The auto industry is in the middle of deep structural change resulting from global competition as well as changing demand from higher gas prices and promises to labor companies can no longer afford to keep.

Restructuring isn’t only for the auto industry. DuPont announced they’ll cut 1500 jobs. The savings will go into the seed division where it’s fighting Monsanto. Who knew there’s more to the company than “Better Living Through Chemistry” and sponsoring Jeff Gordon’s race car.

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