Employee what to_do_during_recession BY BABASAB PATIL


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Employee what to_do_during_recession BY BABASAB PATIL

  1. 1. Employee - What do I do during recession?
  2. 2. Markets o We all know that markets have slumped o We read about job-loses in news papers o People talk about atleast 24 months of recession o Early entrants are not getting jobs o Companies are closing o Sales are not picking up o Suddenly cash has evaporated from the market o Profitability is severely hit Simple tips for employees during recession times
  3. 3. I am employee o I need to keep my job o I need to pay EMIs o I have a family to run o I need to keep working to sustain myself o I need to feel secure o I need to save a little money for a rainy day o …. Simple tips for employees during recession times
  4. 4. Basic Don’ts o Do not take too much vacation o Do not ask for promotion. Don’t ask for a salary increase. If you ask, you may soon not have a job. Remember, there are people available with better skills at lower salary levels. o Do not complain o Do not waste time gossiping o Don’t resist a transfer o Don’t resist travel o Don’t resist a salary cut o Don’t resist extra-work load o Don’t resist extra time at office if needed o Don’t change jobs in this market. It is too risky. Simple tips for employees during recession times
  5. 5. Basic Do’s o Be punctual to office o Ensure you pick up new skills o Ensure you deliver as per deadlines o Ensure that you contribute to knowledge forums etc o Do something innovative o Take training programs o Organize team meeting to improve productivity o Always be engaged & productive o Work doubly hard and save money for your company o Remember, your boss is always right and is the best (recession or no recession) o Be cheerful, keep smiling, life goes on  Simple tips for employees during recession times
  6. 6. Daily Expenses o Take a stock of your expenses – actually write it down o Tick “Need to have” vs. “Nice to have” o Knock off all “Nice to have expenses” – Right Now! o Assuming you didn’t have a job – Plan for cash to survive for 24 months. Apparently, this recession will take atleast 24 months to come out of. Sit on cash! o Other tips to cut expenses – o o o o o o o Going to malls is expensive Good restaurants are expensive Impulsive shopping is expensive Taking flights is expensive Eating out daily is expensive Check services which you are not using but have subscribed to Going on vacations is expensive Simple tips for employees during recession times
  7. 7. The big loans o Home Loan & EMI o If you own one home and you are living in it and paying EMI, then see if you can partially fore-close it. o If you have two homes and paying EMI on both – o See if you can rent the second home – don’t bother about amount of rent. Rent to get cash flows going. Don’t feel bad that rental is not good enough. Trust me – it will soon be a great feeling to rent. o If you have enough money, then fore-close a significant part of it. If your interest rate is less than bank FD (which I doubt), then you don’t have to fore-close. o If you think the property will fetch a decent value, then sell it (though it is a buyer’s market) Simple tips for employees during recession times
  8. 8. Do I buy anything now? Do I invest? o Investing in stock and mutual funds? o Generate spare money every month – take a Systematic Investment plan (about 15% of your salary) – keep buying at low values for the next 24 months o Buy an asset – buy a house/apartment/land? o If you have cash and feel secure, this is a great time to buy. You can negotiate hard with builders/developers. Actually, you can write your own terms on the agreement. o First preference – Buy Land (always buy small sites, it is easier to dispose. Else farm land is a great option – big land, low cost) o Second preference – Buy House + Land (again buy from known developers) o Third preference – Buy apartment (you always wanted to buy that 3-bed/4bed apartment from a reputed builder, but could never afford) – now is the time to ask for free. Some are being sold at ridiculous prices. Simple tips for employees during recession times
  9. 9. I am looking for a job – what do I do? o Enroll in a course / training / education as you are searching for a job. It enhances your skills o Enroll as a trainee anywhere you get an opportunity. Most trainees end-up getting confirmed employment as a build relationships in the company o Do not have any preferences regarding – City, Salary, Designation, Location, Shift etc. Just take it and gain experience. It is the first step to a long career o Go through references of people who are already working. o During job-interviews – the keyword which employers are looking for is “flexibility” o Agree for “any place/date/time” to take job interviews. If you don’t somebody else will take that interview slot. o Please improve your communication skills – this one skill fetches jobs! Simple tips for employees during recession times
  10. 10. These suggestions are tough – do I live life or not? o The new principle – “Happiness is inversely proportional to expectations/desires”. More the expectations / desires – lesser the happiness and vice versa o Some other ways to live great life – o o o o o o o o o o Spend time with family – go for a picnic in a nearby garden Exercise and walk a lot, drink lots of water Listen to Radio, watch some TV Visit Libraries, read books which you purchased, but never had a chance to open them Go to friends place a for a dinner Enroll into a hobby – music, painting etc Do social service – start teaching, mentoring etc Spend more time with your children Join laughter forum, attend conferences and meet interesting people Go for concerts Simple tips for employees during recession times
  11. 11. Don’t worry – what goes down will always go up Markets will rebound – these tips will prepare you to be a winner Simple tips for employees during recession times