From contributor Eddie Lakin
I'm kind of an old pro at being unemployed.‚ You kind of have to be in the restaurant industry;‚ places go out of business pretty often, personalities clash, sometimes you even do something stupid yourself and get sent packing.
What can companies or business owners do to make lay-offs better for employees?‚ Is there ever a "good way" to let people go?
A blog post from the Boston Globe has some ideas for making the layoff process smoother--especially for smaller companies.‚ The advice includes:
UAL--based here in Chicago--announced today it will cut 1000 jobs in 2009. That's on top of the 1500 cuts it announced in 2008. No word yet on if and how many of those cuts might be local.
Do you work for United? What's the mood there? Let us know.