Yet another one-off woman executive; these terminations (and hirings) make news only because there are so few of us; I don't think we can draw any conclusions yet but it's always good to have the conversation about women and bias on the front page.
It's news whenever a woman at the top of any profession, industry or sector
is terminated. News because there are so few of us in positions of power
even in traditionally "female" jobs such as education, public relations,
human resources, or nursing.
Jill Abramson's termination from the top job at the New York Times is not
only making the news, it's making the rounds of activist circles who hear
in the Times explanations for Abramson...
The New York Times tells us this morning that "the dread of being
unemployed can actually be worse than the reality of being laid off." When
you're laid off, you launch yourself into action. When you're worried about
being laid off, you feel powerless. Job insecurity, the Times tells us
"reduces both physical and mental health, increases burnout, reduces job
satisfaction and decreases work performance." It also increases the number
We just picked up these startling figures over at LinkedIn.
12% of you are actively, and 13% "casually" looking for work, even though I
don't consider "looking a few times a week" to be casual.
I'd say that's a mission.
Ditto on the 15% who are "reaching out to their personal networks." If I'm
reaching out to people in search of a new job, you can bet I'm ready to
take one as soon as the opportunity arises.
That means 40% of all...