February 5, 2009
Posted: 01:25 AM ET
Your job is at risk. This has nothing to do with how talented and well-respected you are, or the fact that your past three reviews have been gold star. You are at risk for reasons that have nothing to do with you. The double whammy of the credit crisis and an economic recession increases the likelihood that businesses will be forced to cut back on costs, and that could mean reducing staff.
In this environment, just hoping you will be spared is not the right action. You must take active steps today to make sure your family is safe no matter what happens jobwise in 2009. That means making sure you’re saving to pay the bills instead of runing up credit card debt or raiding your retirement accounts. It also means having health insurance no matter what and a game for landing your next job.
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