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920 Job at Risk

Updated 08/09/2017
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   Whether it is a termination or layoff, you do not want to
   experience this but, in time, most workers will.  It is an
   accepted time-tested management practice.
   The question is can you identify the risk early enough to
   take action for another position inside or outside of the
   company to avoid the severe financial and emotional hit.     

    We all know there are certain things people do that will most likely get them canned, and
    most of us stay away from those negative actions. These include lying, cheating, publicly
    criticizing your employer (as one Google employee did in recent weeks), presenting false
    info on your resume and LinkedIn profile, stealing from the company, etc.

    But there are other, more common actions that thousands of people engage in every day
    that can also lead to getting fired, or being penalized in a damaging way. Clients of mine
    who’ve engaged in these behaviors often realize sooner rather than later (even in the
    moment) that these actions will harm them, but can’t help themselves because they’re too
    angry, resentful or fed up to take the higher road.

    10 Unmistakable Signs Your Job Is At Risk  |  Forbes/Leadership, Liz Ryan                                    08/05/2017
    [Your manager's] weak response to your reasonable question is a big red flag.
Any time you notice your work volume slowing down and you mention it to your
    manager, whose response is "Don't worry about it" or "Don't be ridiculous!," you
    have good reason to worry.
If your manager were on the ball,  your conversation
    with her might have gone 
like this:       

    10 Warning Signs There Are Layoffs Coming  |  Forbes, Liz Ryan                                                 05/07/2017
    The first thing to do is get your resume out on the street in case you need a new job soon.
    Update your LinkedIn profile and tell your friends you're open to new opportunities they
    might hear about. Urgent closed-door meetings are a dead giveaway that something is not
    as it should be in your company. Apart from the urgent meetings, you'll be able to tell how
    healthy or sick the company is by watching and listening to your managers. If you pay
    attention, you'll be able to tell whether they are relaxed or on edge. Be sympathetic to your
    manager, even if you wish they would tell you what's going on and they don't. They aren't
    allowed to tell you. Because managers are often prohibited from telling their employees
    when a company is in trouble, you may hear nothing useful until you get a layoff notice.
    That's too late! You have to start planning for your exit now, just in case.
    Here are 10 warning signs of impending layoffs:

    20% of Americans find Workplace Hostile or Threatening  |  CNBC                                  08/14/2017
    - The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile,
       a study of 3,066 U.S. workers found.
    - Nearly one in five workers — a share the study calls "disturbingly high"
       — say they face a hostile or threatening environment at work.
    - Nearly 55 percent say they face "unpleasant and potentially hazardous" conditions.

The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.
    So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard
    Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the findings:

    More than half of Americans have had an affair at work.
    Here’s what to do when you find out about one.  |  Ladders, Lindsay Tigar                              08/21/2017
    This we know: being in close proximity to someone increases the chances of attraction.
    And who do we spend more time around than our coworkers?
    According to recent data, more than 51% of workers admit to having an office affair at
    some point in their career. And few of them regret it: 64% of those workers admitted
    they’d do it again, if the opportunity presented itself.

    For New York career coach Carlota Zimmerman, this finding isn’t surprising. “Where do
    you spend the majority of your lifetime? The office. Why do so many people joke about
    having an ‘office wife’ or ‘office husband?’ Because of the significant time, energy and
    emotion invested in the workplace,” she says.

    Discussion of Employee Benefit News (EBN)'s report that is costs employers 33%
    of a worker's annual salary to hire a replacement if that worker leaves.