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February 15, 2009 – Comments (9)

This is a good find, really practical advice for businesses to stay in business pand survive.

Governments could probably do the same...

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#1) On February 15, 2009 at 2:11 AM, Mary953 (66.50) wrote:

Excellent article - also enjoyed the comments (words to the wise employees)  Thanks for providing the link!

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#2) On February 15, 2009 at 6:03 AM, abitare (58.11) wrote:

Good find and that is a great website.

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#3) On February 15, 2009 at 11:43 AM, rebelseeker (93.42) wrote:

Good article.  Thanks

 Being proactive is better than reactive; more choices.  But reacting (limited choices) is better than stagnation( rollover your history)

 

"More is loss by indecison than a wrong decison"

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#4) On February 15, 2009 at 12:20 PM, kdakota630 (29.81) wrote:

There's some good advice in there, although I'm already doing most of the stuff they've suggested.

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#5) On February 15, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Tastylunch (29.54) wrote:

awesome find thanks dwot.

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#6) On February 15, 2009 at 1:06 PM, GeneralDemon (27.72) wrote:

Good article - the best part I think is the focus on staying in control (keeping good people by maintaining their hours (income) rather than random attrition by cutting hours across the board).

Thanks Dwot

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#7) On February 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM, eldemonio (98.74) wrote:

I think I saw this posted as a blog on CAPS.  Either way, good information.  Being fair means that you look out for your better employees. 

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#8) On February 15, 2009 at 4:26 PM, Mary953 (66.50) wrote:

I actually have been in this situation as an employee.  The owner cut everyone's hours at first, leaving the two best of us to work when he was there (so that he could run his other business while we ran the main one).  There were three of us (out of about 20) that did much more than our jobs.  I was the second to leave.  My breaking point was when he told me that he would be cutting my hours, but I would be running the business during the hours I was there.  He was going to be working at home on his other business and I was not to call him.  My salary was not a working wage and I had no benefits because my hours had been cut to 25  per week.  He got to keep everyone that way.

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#9) On February 16, 2009 at 6:32 PM, dwot (97.03) wrote:

Mary, been there on seeing my wages cut as well.  You got me thinking...  I have had my wages go down many times, through wage cuts, business going out of business and trying to find something else, hours being irregular...  I quickly counted 7 times in my life where I've had my income go down, so could be more.

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