Fortune: You can't fire everyone.
"Many companies have traditionally waited until after the holidays to deliver layoff notices. It never hurts to use the busy holiday season to make new contacts just in case."
"To many, New Year's signifies a renewal filled with great reflection and hope. But while you are reflecting, your boss has been procrastinating. He's put off giving you the pink slip in lieu of that holiday bonus you were expecting."
"For many companies, January 1 marks a new fiscal year, but the reality is that your boss is waiting primarily because he doesn't have the stomach to ruin your Christmas. So he puts off the inevitable."
"It's hard to sniff out the Grinch in these situations. The best defense is a good offense, and the busy holiday party season gives you an opportunity to take your networking to a new level."
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