IBM’s opening a big software development lab in Massachusetts, and why more people quitting their jobs is a good thing.
Hiring in Palo Alto, Los Angeles and St. Louis: See last week’s update here.
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July 08, 2010 at 5:35 am, John Mulvihill said:
Job hopping is a natural stage in the growing-up process of many bright young workers. For those who haven’t yet learned how to play the game, it’s their way of taking the ball and going home.
A few months on the bench works wonders as a reality check for new team players. The smartest ones need only one or two time-outs to get the picture.
Maybe in part because companies don’t need the high drama, many of them are taking a second look at those “older workers” they put out to pasture during the last recession, when they had an excuse to.
Not only are they consistently proven to be more productive than the Lady Gaga generation, the Boomers bring with them some hard-earned facts of life: By their parents who lived through the Depression, Boomer have had the value of a job drilled into them from an early age. As a result, they tend to be sincerely grateful to the employer who selects them above everybody else. And, they express their gratitude the old-fashioned way, with hard work and loyalty.
July 08, 2010 at 11:43 am, Rose said:
I had read that many of these “quitters” were leaving without other jobs lined up. I think that’s rather risky right now. Not until we see some more job growth.
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