Is your job secure?

October 22, 2008
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Waves of layoffs are going to hit the country as banks tighten lending and companies cut costs, BusinessWeek predicted in an article this week.

Unlike the dot-com and housing busts of recent years, this time just about every industry will be affected, it said.

First to go will be the worst-performing employees. Then those in marketing, communications, HR and other areas not deemed essential.

After that, itâ??s open season.

Do you see the same handwriting on the wall?
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  • I know we have a layoff coming in the next few weeks, but I have no idea how deep/wide it will go. I doubt my department will be affected since we've had a couple of people leave recently and we're pretty close to bare-bones right now, but I'm still worried about it.
  • your boss can fire you for anything at any time. and he/she does not have to answer to you when you ask WHY?
  • Oh yeah. It's coming. If your in a position where you think your safe, then think again.

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  1. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

  2. 85 feet for an ambitious project? I could shoot ej*culate farther than that.

  3. I tried, can't take it anymore. Untill Katz is replaced I can't listen anymore.

  4. Perhaps, but they've had a very active program to reduce rainwater/sump pump inflows for a number of years. But you are correct that controlling these peak flows will require spending more money - surge tanks, lines or removing storm water inflow at the source.

  5. All sewage goes to the Carmel treatment plant on the White River at 96th St. Rainfall should not affect sewage flows, but somehow it does - and the increased rate is more than the plant can handle a few times each year. One big source is typically homeowners who have their sump pumps connect into the sanitary sewer line rather than to the storm sewer line or yard. So we (Carmel and Clay Twp) need someway to hold the excess flow for a few days until the plant can process this material. Carmel wants the surge tank located at the treatment plant but than means an expensive underground line has to be installed through residential areas while CTRWD wants the surge tank located further 'upstream' from the treatment plant which costs less. Either solution works from an environmental control perspective. The less expensive solution means some people would likely have an unsightly tank near them. Carmel wants the more expensive solution - surprise!

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