Dec 16, 2008

Stay Up to Date with Layoffs

Wondering who in the area is getting canned and where sending your resume might not be the wisest idea? F* is so 20th Century. It's time to get all "Web 2.0" and follow the news with Twitter. Sign up to follow the firings at

Here's another fun link to visit.

Dec 8, 2008

I Think I Just Threw Up In My Mouth

This video is rather disturbing to me.

Thanks to the commenter who turned me on to this inspirational poster:

Dec 6, 2008

Slither Returns?

Let's continue to flog a dead horse and bring back Slither... our imaginary rival company. It's not like PrizeLogic isn't a real company that's out there eating ePrize's lunch, is it? Despite what Linkner says in this Fast Company article, there are real threats to ePrize's viability. To deny this is folly.

Here's a link to the PrizeLogic sweepstakes for NWA. Note that to enter you need to enter your WorldPerks number to begin. Doing so eliminates the need for putting in a user's information in for registration. I seem to remember suggesting this same thing about, oh, four years ago. It's always nice to see one's ideas come to fruition, especially when they were deemed "impossible" by one company and made possible by their rival company.

The Unemployment Mambo

It's no big news these days that a Detroit-based company is cutting its workforce. It is surprising when it's a company that claims to be doing as well as ePrize. Despite cuts made in July, they've undergone another round of pruning this week.

The real surprise comes when, out of the settling dust, comes the name of some of those folks summarily dismissed. Amongst the score of people let go are at least three people that have been there three or more years, including one employee who helped extensively retool and build upon the infrastructure created by the last guy who did the same thing (before he was fired). Also amongst the bodies was an employee who came in with huge ideas that were warmly embraced by the company, displacing rogue elements... like me. Between him and another useless ass-kissing joker, this was almost a karmic sacking.

That these guys were longer-term employees may lead some to posit that this was more of a cost-saving measure to dismiss those who have higher salaries in favor of keeping lower priced hires. Yet another sign, too, of the lack of loyalty from the top all the way down the line. It seems that even if you're part of the family or a long-term hire, you can't count on ePrize sticking with you.

To all the folks fired - You may be devastated by the disloyalty and disservice from ePrize but, believe me, this is the best thing that could ever happen to you.