Meredith Whitney Suggests Out Of Work Financial Services Employees Stop Thinking 'How Many People Will Be Working Under Me?' And Start Thinking 'Do You Want That Collated And Bound, Sir?'

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“The problem to date has been that those that have been laid off have been sitting on their couches because they do not want to take a downgrade in pay. They are not going back to work and the longer you are out of work, the more difficult it is to get a new job. My advice to them is take what you can get. It is very hard to transfer skills from a high-paying job…so recalibrate your expectations." [BloombergTV]

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