Friday, December 19, 2008

About Today: How to Get a Job During the Holidays

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  from Jen Hubley
The last time the economy did a whoopsie, I got laid off right before the holidays. This was awesome in a number of ways, obviously. In addition to the usual worries about my future and what to do next, I got to look forward to explaining to my relatives - in a festive holiday setting! - that I was not, in fact, employed.

 
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Fortunately, it never came to that. By the time I was hoisting egg nog with my aunties, I had a new job.

 
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