piatkow - 12:26 pm on Jun 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
if you don't already have a job don't apply
That has been the case for a long time in a lot of places.
Once upon a time laying people off was seen as a bad sign by the markets now it seems to be a sign of "prudent" management. In the early 90s companies would still throw a lot of money at you to leave "voluntarily". Not any more.