Working Wounded Blog: HR -- Friend or Foe?

Last week a friend stopped by who'd just been riffed by Microsoft (reduction in force, for the luckily uninitiated). She spoke angrily about the human resources woman who answered most of her questions concerning her severance and departure from the company incorrectly. Initially my friend was told there was no severance beyond six weeks and her layoff would leave her just short of the date when she'd be fully invested in her pension. Later she talked to a more senior HR staffer who reassured...Full Story
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