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Subject:  Re: "Money Magazine" Goof Date:  1/14/2009  10:32 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  65121 of 75634

Gee, Vermonter. There might be a grain of truth in what they say.

If you work for a manufacturing company, the people who make and sell the product probably have the most secure jobs (provided the product continues to sell).

Its the people in the staff departments who are most at risk. Its pretty easy to consolidate those jobs, get rid of the highest paid, most senior people, and then promote the most experienced jr employees to do the work. Or you can consolidate and trim. Advertizing, research, engineering, accounting, and other similar departments can often be downsized or outsourced.

It helps to know the difference between line and staff departments and to figure out which one you are in. Then of course you try to move toward line positions if you can.
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