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What's the next best tweenie clothing retailer to short stock? Wet Seal, Forever 21, etc. gets me fired up to bet on bankruptcies

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Abercrombie, because they are douchebags

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Aeropostale?

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So this happened. Since getting laid off I’ve been applying to every job that I believe I’m qualified for. 30 minutes after I hit send I received an email from the company stating that I did not have the right qualifications for the job. No one from the company looked at my portfolio. How do I get past the algorithm and get my work noticed by a real person?

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You thought the last rounds of layoffs were bad? With continued political instability / uncertainty under Drumpf, companies will stop or slow spending on consulting and a bunch of us will get fired...

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Does anyone else feel like some of the recent layoffs are premature? Especially with the President’s reopening guidelines today. I feel that agencies could of held on to employees longer.

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I have a meeting with my HR lead on Friday regarding my termination. What questions should I ask? This is what I have so far... severance pay, health insurance benefits, PTO payout, other roles at the company, and my 401k vesting period. Anything else I should ask/bring up? 

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Double dipping on severance and paycheck from new job. Can former companies even find out that you have a new job if you keep quiet?

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When is next set of layoffs at EY??

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Just got fired. Should I take the computer with me?

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Few people in the world make more money than Mark Reed, John Wren, Michael Roth or Arthur Sadoun. Cant they offer anything to avoid layoffs?

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New C with unrelated background. Got offered a testing role but have no skills/interest in tech. Do I take it to just to get staffed or hold out? Also worried about slow downs/layoffs if benched

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I’m not scared of layoffs anymore

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Got laid off today, on visa status. Wondering what options are and what do I tell places I am interviewing at ?

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Are any companies hiring? Got laid off 6 months ago and still looking.

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Hey guys, anyone pivot from FDD to Corp Dev? Got an interview with Salesforce Corpdev team and kinda excited, but I’ve heard corpdev can be where careers go to die. Any insights? Thx

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My most recent director told me that my time is being charged as Sr Consultant, so that’s the expectation for my performance. My title is associate, so two levels below a senior consultant. My last two appraisals have been scored against senior consultant roles, which my company has used to justify why I’m not eligible for a salary increase or promotion to consultant. Is this normal?

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Is it a vacation if your boss emails every 10 minutes *around the clock*? Stupid me let IT install Outlook on my phone. PEOPLE. If you are in leadership, have the good sense not to email your team ‘round the clock. ESPECIALLY if your employees have been generous enough to use their personal phones to keep in touch. They need a break from work and a break from you. Every time your name pops up on their screen, it’s a micro PTSD moment. Put that shit in your outbox and send it in the morning.

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If you're interviewing for another B4, same role, how do you pitch your reason for switching?

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