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When IBM made the first of its layoff announcements a year ago, it was shocking, like learning that the picture-perfect WASP couple down the street was breaking up. Here was final proo" />
When IBM made the first of its layoff announcements a year ago, it was shocking, like learning that the picture-perfect WASP couple down the street was breaking up. Here was final proo" />

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Broken trust By Debra Goldma

When IBM made the first of its layoff announcements a year ago, it was shocking, like learning that the picture-perfect WASP couple down the street was breaking up. Here was final proo

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By contrast, hardly anybody was surprised two weeks ago when Procter & Gamble conceded that it planned to prune employee rolls in the coming months. The trims weren’t even related to immediate bottom-line pressures. Rather, P&G seemed to be making the cuts because it’s the ’90s, and it’s the corporate thing to do.
Workplace divorce has become socially acceptable, even fashionable, and long-term relationships between employer and employee have become passe.

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