Sacrifices Will Be Made

It’s that time of year for celebrations and bonuses. But this year you shouldn’t get too excited.

With the country in recession sacrifices are being made everywhere. Families are cutting back on vacations, Christmas shopping is at its lowest level since the early 90’s and budgets are tight. Employers are also jumping on the sacrificial wagon, so you may be noticing more changes around the office.

So how do you deal with this in a professional way? Camelia Lim is a Vice President at staffing and consulting firm Robert Half International and says it’s all about your attitude.

“I think that the sacrifices come from being very flexible and adaptable. Company expectations now aoften mean on occasions you may have to work additional hours because companies and departments are running very lean. The workload may still be there but there are just not enough people there to meet those critical deadlines.”

Perhaps the best advice of all is to remember at least you’re not alone.

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(Brian Banmiller is a national Business Correspondent for CBS News Radio, free lance writer and public speaker. The former television business news anchor in San Francisco can be reached at brian@banmilleronbusiness.com .)