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1, May 1, 2010

Celebrating International Labor Day

Filed under: International — admin @ 12:18 am

Today is May first International Labour’s Day. Just like March 8th International Women’s Day, America is an exception when it comes to any internationally marked day. It only oberves its own labor day.

Last week I talked with a colleague of mine on the folks that were recently laid off. I thought we could have avoided letting go of these people if we all either take a pay cut or take less work hours each week. It would be a win-win situation for both employee and the company.

If the company can manage to keep all these good people during economic downturn, it will save itself from the trouble and the money of hiring new people when things get better.

It makes sense from both humanistic and economic perspective. I can never figure out why we have to lay off people. Why can’t we think of some way to keep everybody afloat? Is it against American culture if companies manage economic downturn in a humane way?

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