GM cuts white collar workforce – Time to wake up!

GM cuts white collar workforce – Time to wake up!

By Rajesh Setty on Sun 20 Mar 2005, 9:48 PM – 3 Comments

When I first heard it on Drudge Report, I could not believe it. I had to check the news again to confirm. It’s true. GM is planning to cut its North American white collar work force as deep as 28% in some functions. It’s scary!

Gone are the days where we could join a company and plan to retire over there. No job is safe unless one starts to distinguish himself or herself constantly and continues to add value. The heat is on.

I think this should serve as a wake up call for most of the white collar workers. What do you all think?


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Anonymous  on March 21st, 2005

Yes, it is a wake-up call. I have seen many organizations even in the valley which are bloated: there is unequal distribution of work. One good example is HP and to some extent SUN. There are still some folks out here planning to retire..



Anonymous  on March 22nd, 2005

I agree with dtekben – the instability of this sort is a first world issue. Yet on the other hand we have instability of all sorts around the world. Everywhere on this beautiful planet it is raining change, chaos and development, all in the same instance. The wake up call that I see is more in the area of us needing to wake up to the fact that there is more to life than our 401K plans. What is your purpose? Are you living your dream? Are you being true to yourself?

I believe that it is only when we nail our own truth, and find what really turns us on! will we be able to roll with the punches and deal with these changes in an appropriate manner for us.

I leave you with a question – When someone says hello to you and asks you who you are, how do you resond?

Hi my name is “xyz” and I am a programer. or

Hi my name is “xyz” and I am living my dream and making a difference in the world by …….

Anonymous  on March 22nd, 2005

Thanks to all of you for the good comments. Keep them coming.

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