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July 29, 2010

Death of Big Bird: Work-life balance is no longer Cool.

Bad news for the Happysphere. And better news for serious lawyers and their clients. The down-markets do have a silver lining for professional services firms: those shops burdened by employees who take their jobs for granted or as some kind of right.

Our advice is simple and even very American. First, Terminate The Unwilling (note: just fire them, don't kill anyone). Second, Unload The Lame. Big Bird? Okay to kill.

Sound cruel and flippant? It's not. A job is not a right. It's either you or them, Clyde.

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Kill Big Bird--and the rest is a walk. Get back to work. Get Sesame Street out of your shop.

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Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at July 29, 2010 12:56 AM

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