Layoffs Creating New Slackers

from the the-new-new-economy dept

Thinking that everyone is stressed out about dot com layoffs? Maybe not. In fact, the layoffs seem to be creating a new “slacker” culture of people who are just hanging out and relaxing. I know a bunch of people who spent some time improving their golf game or their surfing ability – but they all seem to go back to work full time after a bit. Of course, this extra time for relaxing is apparently making some people jealous. Then, of course, there’s the fact that some people can’t actually afford to not be working full time – but no one seems to care about them.

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Ed says:

Can't Slack for Long

You can’t slack for very long in the SF Bay Area. $2K/month and up in rent every month will eat up a nestegg pretty quickly.

A story like this really makes me question the work ethic of the dot-commer group. Either they’re working for inflated wages and the promise of instant riches, or they’re not working at all. I wonder what will happen in a few months when they have to return to the workforce, if it turns out that the job market isn’t what it was a year ago, and the jobs that are available are a bit more mundane and don’t come with promises of instant wealth.

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