Tuesday, December 16, 2008

BKBM’s Response to the Budget Crisis

A friend of mine just told me that the company she works for, BKBM Engineers, not only cut four people as a result of the budget crisis, but made a decision to cut 10% of everyone’s salary and decrease to 36 hour work weeks. “36 hour work weeks, 10% hour cut, 10% pay cut,” my friend quoted. However, the sad truth is is that just because the company is paying less, most likely does not mean less work. “We will probably work the same amount, just less pay.”

When asked what kind of impacts this might have on her company she said, “Is it too late to sign up for classes at the U of M? Now I have free time so I can take a class.”

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