CNBC U.S. Contributors

Stephanie Myers



  • Unemployment

    It’s true that Post-Traumatic Layoff Disorder isn’t recognized along the lines of real-life documented conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (not yet, anyway), but the aftershocks appear to be just as real.

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    The situation is a common enough one, and it’s likely playing out at a workplace near you. For one reason or another, it’s time to (voluntarily) leave your job, but the lack of opportunities out there are, well, underwhelming at best.

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    Those who are attempting to hide from the recession — perhaps just barely getting ready to consider crawling out of their proverbial makeshift financial bomb shelters — may consider heading back inside, at least for a while.

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    When it comes to executive compensation and perks, it’s interesting to note who really ends up getting what in the long run.

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    Waiting for what feels like the other proverbial unemployment shoe to drop and ultimately render one jobless, is a very real fear in the current business climate.

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    If you’ve recently faced a layoff or cutback at your job, there’s a lot you can do at the executive level in the realm of volunteering that will help others while (as a bonus), simultaneously serving as a resume-builder in the meantime.

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    What might have been a somewhat laughable notion even a few months ago—surely conventional wisdom says vacation time is there to be taken, especially when it’s accumulated at the end of the year—is becoming a more serious dilemma for some.