'All I Want for Christmas Is a Layoff'

I was at a holiday gathering earlier this month when I heard something completely surprising, especially considering how many people are out of work (not to mention holiday cheer). "Getting laid off before the new year would be a holiday gift," Matthew, a software project manager from Boston, told me over eggnog. "Morale in my department is nonexistent," said the exasperated employee, who's survived two rounds of layoffs this year. "Meanwhile, the workload grows and grows. I've been putting...Full Story
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