Magazine article Workforce

Wishing and Hoping

Magazine article Workforce

Wishing and Hoping

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We asked subscribers to the Workforce Week e-mail newsletter (http://www.workforce.com/join) what they were wishing for during the holiday season. Here are some of their responses:

"I wish that academia would quit telling engineering students that they can expect to command a salary of $48,000 to $50,000 when they graduate. Not all engineers are rocket scientists from MIT." -Human Resource Manager Portage, MI

"My wish is that managers can manage, and think that developing themselves and their people is a natural way of life!" -Melinda Sutcliffe, HR Manager Sydney, Australia

"I wish start-up technology companies could see the need for HR at their inception and not after they have been sued." -HR Consultant, Austin, Texas

"My wish (dream) for 2001 is to find qualified candidates for every available position through the entire year!" -Human Resources Director, Hershey, PA

I wish I could work part-time and get full-time salary." -Payroll/Benefits Administrator Yakima, Washington

I wish for clients who are able to clearly state the objectives of their projects... and then stick to something remotely close to what we originally agree on! -President, HR Consulting firm, New Rochelle, NY

"The first wish is that I may continue my unemployment soiree at least through the end of the year, while continuing to make ends meet, because I need time to write and research ways to make my second wish come true. …

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