Being a civil servant is a calling. But keep in mind that no matter how bad it might get, itâ€™s often much worse in the private sector.
Consider what electronic retailer Circuit City is doing. Here's what the San Diego Union Tribune reported this week:
Circuit City said yesterday [March 28] that it had fired 3,400 [about 8 percent] of its highest-paid sales staff and will replace them with lower-paid workers. â€¦ The fired workers will receive severance packages and a chance to apply for lower-paying positions after a 10-week delay, said the 655-store electronics chain based in Richmond, Va.
Writes an indignant, anonymous reader of Slashdot: â€œSo: work hard, become the best in your field, and get fired so they can offer you a new job 10 weeks later at a lower salary.â€
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