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Posted: Friday, January 30, 2009 10:00 pm

Have you heard? They've got this recession thing going on. People are losing their jobs. Good, hard working people.

"Honestly, I believe that … star employees are still going to get laid off," said Carolyn Denero, the branch manager for Blue Ribbon Personnel Services, an employee staffing service in Lodi. "There really isn't a whole lot that companies can do."

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  • posted at 8:30 am on Sun, Feb 1, 2009.


    Interesting article. If you are no longer employed, you should not only follow these procedures, but should immediately go out and start networking for a REAL job. Employers hire PEOPLE not a list of job skills or experiences. Think not about how much money you will earn, but how can you earn "someone else" money. This is not only a sales approach but a yearning desire to make a profit for someone else! I can always train someone for a job. I am ALWAYS looking for somoene with the drive and interest to get the job done without excuses or reasons. A self starter. No yes men need The "make it happen attitude" is what gets people hired, unless of course you work for a government organization, where the omnly qualifications are "who you know", what you "have on someone else", AND how loyal you can be to the hiring official. Show experiences where you have "fallen on the knife" for your boss to make them look good---that will get you hired anytime, even during so-called layoffs. Soon, the LUSD will be looking for more sycophants to hire.

  • posted at 2:25 am on Sat, Jan 31, 2009.


    I'm glad I'm not holding my breath on those great new jobs and businesses our fearless chamber of commerce head ayemeego, Mr. Patrick, has been promising for the last 10 years or so. When will he be replaced with someone that's sincere and aggressive and not dependent on the government pig trough to make a living without getting something in return in the way of jobs or businesses to Lodi?

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