Career Calling

November 27, 2010

A Boss Lays Herself Off

Filed under: Job Search Strategies — claycerny @ 11:34 pm
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The media is making a big deal out of a small business owner in Florida who laid herself off and took a job at half her six figure salary.  She let her employees keep their jobs, so the story goes.

Now let’s test the story.  Many small business owners stop taking salaries or cut their pay when things are going badly.  What is certain?  If employees don’t work, the company can’t deliver to its customers, which also means it can’t get paid.

The hero business owner still will make money if here business makes a profit.  If she cut her workers, there would be no company.  Beware of such heart warming stories.  They don’t tell the real story about small business – or big businesses that lay off workers in the thousands.