What if you had to reapply for your current job today?

By Tory Johnson

Aug 13, 2009 11:13am

This week a newspaper in New York informed nearly 300 of its editorial and advertising staffers that their jobs were being eliminated and they could apply for redefined positions within three days.

 

Not only will there be 70 fewer jobs in the new order—meaning plenty of people will be sent packing—the job titles and types may be designed to weed out old-timers.

 

For example, the New York Times reported that instead of positions at the soon-to-be reorganized Journal News for “photographers” – a common newspaper job, right? – the new roles are for “visual specialists.”     

 

You can’t read that news without wondering what would happen if all of us were forced to reapply for our positions.

 

If your boss told you today that your job was disappearing, but you could apply for a new one—and then wait two weeks to find out your fate—what would you do? How would you react?

 

Tell me here.

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