Items tagged with Unemployment

As we wrote previously, Microsoft over --- and underpaid --- a number of the 1,400 workers it recently laid-off. After a wave of criticism which occurred after Microsoft asked for the, ahem, overpayment back, Microsoft caved in. Microsoft human resources chief Lisa Brummel said the company had changed course. Twenty-five workers were overpaid and about twenty underpaid, Microsoft said. "I thought it didn't make sense for us to continue on the path we were on. I have called now 22 out of the 25 impacted employees, only because I haven't had time to get to the three, but I will after we hang up."On... Read more...
Perhaps Microsoft used Excel when they calculated the severance packages of some of the 1,400 workers they recently laid off. At any rate, apparently they made some errors, and are now asking some of those laid-off workers for some of their severance package back.According to a report by TechCrunch, the letters have been sent to more than one person, and it appears some may have even been underpaid. However, no one has been informed as to what went wrong in the calculations (at least via the letter; see below embedded).Severance and a layoff are tough enough for a worker, without something like... Read more...
When we look at our email nowadays, the most popular domain name we usually see is linkedin.com, as people we know either try to recover from a layoff, or try to prepare, in case of a layoff. That's actually a little bit of hyperbole, as it's not really the most popular domain we receive email from. But we have been receiving a ton of LinkedIn email, either invitations to connect or requests for recommendations. And that is verified by the latest report from comScore, that shows that in January LinkedIn's unique U.S. visitors climbed 22% to 7.7 million, up from 6.3 million in December. Meanwhile,... Read more...