Layoffs And The R-Word

American Voicesbusiness ISSUE 37•08 Mar 7, 2001

Every day, another major company announces thousands of layoffs, stoking fears of an economic recession. What do you think?

  • “Recession? But what about the gumdrop trees and magical fairy dust I just ordered online?”

    Barbara Hicks –
    Psychologist

  • “I doubt my getting fired from the Dairy Queen is a bellwether of recession, but it sure is a bellwether of I stuck my wang in the butterscotch.”

    Bob Bardaji –
    Cashier

  • “There's no such thing as a no-growth economy, silly. That's just a story parents used to tell us kids to scare us.”

    Debra Luner –
    Graphic Designer

  • “What do I care? GM closed its Saginaw plant, but I work for the Lansing plant.”

    Milt Conlon –
    Auto Worker

  • “Oh, my God! Pull your money out of the bank! Sell your stocks! Hang Louis Rukeyser!”

    Graham Robertson –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Yes, yes, this is all very fascinating, but if you'll excuse me, I have a yacht I must name.”

    J. Foster Thompson –
    Industrialist

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