Monthly Archives: November 2012

Another Free Book!!

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Gabe’s book is free on Amazon again! Please don’t miss out on this one day special! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008SLF2QA?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

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Bad Ways to Fund a Holiday Party

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So I’ve been AWOL (I blame nursing school and that’s just the truth) but the holidays are upon us and it’s time for a few posts!!

Today there was an article written by the awesome Alison Green of Ask a Manager regarding holiday aggravations at work. Please go read it, it’s fabulous.

I have to write about this because I experienced #10 just last year. One year ago last week I was “laid off”, which basically means I was let go due to outsourcing and not for cause. They let go our entire transcription department, hiring one of the women for a new role but leaving the rest of us without a position at the hospital.

That was fine (a hardship but not a shock as we had a few months notice) until the first week in January when the hospital posted photos of their “holiday party”, which was a lavish, catered affair where awards were handed out. Now that was a slap in the face. We were all told about the hospital having financial issues and that they were outsourcing our department to save money. And then they spent umpteen thousand dollars on a holiday party.

So yeah, to all the companies out there thinking of doing this, it’s probably better NOT to post pictures of the event on Facebook. Unless slapping the laid of employees in the face is the point.