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Old 02-14-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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This is the FIRST time this company has laid off anyone in their entire history. I never, ever thought Alcon would lay people off; it's something they have prided themselves in over the years.

Alcon laying off 260, half in Fort Worth | Business | Star-Telegram.com (http://www.star-telegram.com/business/story/1198153.html - broken link)
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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not all the people are in FTW--but yeah--cosidering the business they are in, contacts and contact solution seem pretty stable...
they just don't want to see a loss on their bottom line that would drop stock prices IMO--admin staff bonuses are always tied to stock prices...I am sure they could weather a bad year w/o laying off anyone even if they cut back on salaries--apparently that option was not on the table
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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not all the people are in FTW--but yeah--cosidering the business they are in, contacts and contact solution seem pretty stable...
they just don't want to see a loss on their bottom line that would drop stock prices IMO--admin staff bonuses are always tied to stock prices...I am sure they could weather a bad year w/o laying off anyone even if they cut back on salaries--apparently that option was not on the table
I worked there for five years and left only to pursue other opportunities; the turnover there was so low that it was hard to advance.

I wonder if anyone that I knew was laid off. It's a difficult scenario out there. I've been out of work for 2+ months with nothing, absolutely nothing on the horizon. Soon, we'll be out of money and I don't know what lies beyond. It's seriously stressful.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: DFW
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What do you do?
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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What do you do?
I am a Writer, primarily marketing and business.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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did not know that Synopsis--sorry to hear it
you have not been wearing your heart on your sleeve--no mention before that I am aware of

my son was laid off last month--he was curriculum writer for company that was into web-based e-learning
mainly for hospitals and medical firms...
he does not really have tech background or business background--he was in teaching and has MA in English--so he is finding almost nothing posted that fits his background either...

have you tried dice.com
sometimes postings there for writers--but more likely technical side...
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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did not know that Synopsis--sorry to hear it
you have not been wearing your heart on your sleeve--no mention before that I am aware of

my son was laid off last month--he was curriculum writer for company that was into web-based e-learning
mainly for hospitals and medical firms...
he does not really have tech background or business background--he was in teaching and has MA in English--so he is finding almost nothing posted that fits his background either...

have you tried dice.com
sometimes postings there for writers--but more likely technical side...
I'm both a technical and non-technical writer loves2read. Thank you very much for your kindness and support. Lately I've had a hard time getting motivated. Go figure.
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