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What would you do if one day your boss walks into your boss office and tells you that you’re being laid-off?

What would you do and say at this life-changing moment?

I will tell what to do – keep your mouth shut and keep your hand away from the pen.

TIME Online took a unusual approach, getting specific with how you should handle yourself in the moment if you’re laid off.

What if you burst into tears?

I think that’s completely normal and natural – but then again it would be damn funny to see some big men cry. 😀

Is there any point in writing down what’s been said to you?

Absolutely! In fact, even if what is being said to you seems inoffensive, if you take that document to an attorney who looks it over and knows what he’s looking for, there could be something buried in that document that can give you leverage for a more significant severance package or even a wrongful-termination suit. 😈

Who do your files belong to? Are you allowed to take them?

No! Your files are company property. If you have extra time, if they give you a couple of weeks to tidy up business, you can probably use your contact list, because those are relationships that you carry with you, a nd also let people know that you’re leaving.

Should you tell everyone in the office what happened, or should you leave quietly?

Personally, it depends upon the company. If you leave under mysterious circumstances, people might think you got fired or arrested! I’m always one for being open and letting people know what happened.

What do you tell your own kids? (For those of us who have kids at home)

Be honest with them at an age-appropriate level. Say good things about your company so that they don’t grow up thinking that employers are monsters – even though it’s true. 👿

FINALLY – What do you tell a prospective employer about your layoff? How honest can you be?

I think you can be completely honest. In fact, in this phase, if you’re not, the employer is probably going to wonder. Don’t lie. This is the era of the no-fault layoff – so hold your head up high player 😎

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Young Boy Carries Liquid Death To His Family

The boy in the photo might be dead or deathly ill as you read this. The Getty Images photo shows him carrying water from a possibly contaminated source to his family. But one needs water, so what is he to do?

But everyone ate Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe remarks. There was no cholera.

Now that Zimbabwe is “free” from foreigners. Yes, free from the foreign cash investments too! Free from education, dental and medical care, iPods and Windows Vista. Free from the Rule of Law… or any laws at all.

Mugabe was celebrated by all Africa even a decade after he had been proven to be a murderous despot. Ahhhh… but he was OUR murderous despot who vanquished the whites and Asians so that the people could… could what…die?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has killed almost 800 people and 16,000 has been infected.

Watch shocking footage of Zimbabwe’s humanitarian crisis (Discretion advised).

What Can Dominica Do To Help Zimbabwe?

I’m not sure what Dominica can do for Zimbabwe – but have we TRIED? Because…people are dying from Cholera…Cholera!

Everyday I get to listen to Dominicans complain about every little damn thing, and how they want the government do/fix this-and-this.

Many Zimbabweans are NOW fighting for their lives, and while we continue to complain about petty nonsense. 😡

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The Greatest Olympic Opening Show Ever

Chris

Did you guys had the opportunity to watch the Olympics opening Ceremonies in Beijing? Mann!!! That’s the most amazing opening of a ceremony, or opening of any event, that I have every seen! The Chinese’s definitely went all out for their Olympic coming out party. China have set the bar so high that when it is the for Vancouver time to host the games in 2010 it will look like a little side show. Then again, China’s budget for the summer games is somewhere close to $45 billion compared to $1.6 billion for Vancouver’s winter games.

If you haven’t watched the opening ceremonies, there should be an encore tonight by most of the major networks. It’s definitely worth watching. Here are some photos of the opening Ceremonies that was provided by Getty Images.

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