Saving jobs: the public weighs in

We’re seeing more emerging signs of a willingness to engage in shared sacrifice in the face of possible layoffs.  Boston Globe reporter Erin Ailworth writes:

As the economic downturn persists, specialists who follow workplace trends say more employees are trying to save colleagues’ jobs through voluntary pay cuts or freezes, furloughs, and donations.

. . . In a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll on the economy conducted last week, 62 percent of the employed people who participated said they would accept a pay cut to save a coworker’s job.

We’ve all had our fill of stories about executives lavishing themselves with undeserved bonuses — talk about reaffirming what we’ve already known about them!  By contrast, it’s encouraging to be reminded that others are willing to take home less pay to save jobs.

For the Globe article: www.boston.com/business/articles/2009/03/29/colleagues_pitch_in_to_ease_the_pain/?page=2

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