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Is this the week I get laid off?

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Confucius says, “no."

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Probably

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Best of luck, whichever you're wishing for.

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It’s a disorienting time of year as layoffs loom large. Don’t sweat feeling insecure. Many are. Hang in there.

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Is this more of a creative thing or are media/activation folk also getting the shaft lately?

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My laziness the past couple of weeks has me believing I should have been laid off

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