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hopes/dooms du jour, Nov. 1-29/2002
[Commentary] ©2002 Phil Hyde, The Timesizing Wire, Box 117, Harvard Sq, Cambridge MA 02238 USA (617) 623-8080 - HOMEPAGE


11/29/2002  fri
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strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• UK plans 10-12½% raise over 3 yrs for National Health Service based on 37½-hr workweek
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
headlines from helltm • WSJ sees potential doom from reinsurance area
• NYC's welfare rolls have been cut by 2/3 but last 3d is hard to employ
+ 2 bankruptcy stories in WSJ &/or NYT:
• Gilat Satellite Networks (Israeli?)   • Argentina-infected Paraguay nears the edge
+ 1 prison item: • NY State's prison rolls have increased every year since 1973 = growth industry
+ work-related suicide story: • 287,000 Chinese kill themselves annually, more women than men,
as nation adopts unfettered, even rapacious, form of capitalism & India envies their 'progress'

11/28/2002  thu
- playing catchup - miss hope du jour last 3 wks? keep it coming with $25/yr subscrptn check to
Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 - $50 gets new 'time trilogy' -
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strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• 48-hr EU workweek limit including overtime promises to bring sanity to British surgeons' hours
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
5 DOWNsizings, totaling 2015 +?? lost jobs, reported in NY Times (NYT):
• 14% workforce cut (1300 lost Swedish jobs) as GM continues to sweetly strangle its Saab unit, instead of just trimming Saab's workweek by 14% (to five 7-hour days for whole company including top execs), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & buying cars with 86% of their usual regularity
• 400 jobcuts by Amdocs   • 225 by Credence Systems   • 90 by Turbacex   • unspecified cuts by Williams Cos.
+ headlines from helltm • more on disguised seriousness of current "low" levels of unemployment
• heroic DC Judge Emmet Sullivan again orders slimey Cheney to produce energy papers
• more on new film about nuns' slave-labor camps for wayward girls in Ireland
- book status report on "Defining Time" & "Football of Time": ordered copyright forms from DC -

11/27/2002  wed
- playing catchup - miss hope du jour last 3 wks? mail $25/yr subscrptn check to
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strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• a year later, Japan holds another 3-way forum on worksharing
+ vaguer hope: • 1 UPsizing - unspecified new jobs as MTR Foods
plans $4m expansion from base in military provisioning in India
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
6 DOWNsizings, totaling 4796 +?? lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 7% workforce cut (2500 more lost jobs) as US Airways continues its market-bashing death spiral, instead of just trimming its workweek by 7% (to five 7h26m days for whole company including top execs), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone earning & spending 93% their usual
• 1146 jobcuts by CNR   • 1000 by HealthSouth   • 150 by Sandvik   • unspecified cuts by Visteon & • Sony
+ 2 bankruptcies, owing $4.002B in WSJ &/or NYT: • Genuity will file for Chap. 11 owing $3.15B  
• Thai steelmaker Nakornthal Strip Mill owes $852m, gets creditors to approve restructuring plan
+ homelessness in the news: • volunteers will serve Thanksgiving dinner to over 1500 NYC homeless

11/26/2002  tue
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(# visitors yesterday, all pages: 932;   website costs: $84/mon excl. labor; weeks since first $ appeal: 6; pledged so far: $50)

strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• Japanese Labor Ministry calls for part of 168B yen to subsidize worksharing firms
• French truckers have been hammering away at worktime issue for at least 6 years
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
3 DOWNsizings, totaling 900 +?? lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 10% workforce cut (2500 lost German jobs) as DaimlerChrysler unintentionally worsens its own markets, instead of just trimming its workweek by 10% (to five 7h12m days for whole company including top execs), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & buying 90% as many cars as before
• 100 jobcuts by BP Solar   • unspecified cuts by Citizens Communications
+ 1 bankruptcy: • Bright Sun Group with Cinematics Lab affiliate is filing for Chapter 11  
+ work-related manslaughter: • drowsy drivers, especially truckers, account for 20% of USA's 6m road accidents each year, 40% of fatal crashes on the NY State Thruway

11/23-25/2002  sat-mon (re fri biz)
- strike ended, thanks to one single contributor in last 3 weeks, "Bro'Ken" of New Bedford MA,
who pledged $50 for a Time Trilogy - # diff surfers F Sa Su: 705 491 543, wk's avg 791

strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• many NY City employees have 35-hr workweeks, NY State 37½
• nationwide protests vs. Wal-Mart as lawsuits against forced off-the-clock work roll on
• French truckers plan blockades Sun. eve to demand shorter working hours
• mine workers in Peru held 11-day strike over working hours
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
2 DOWNsizings, totaling 975 lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) & NY Times (NYT):
• 16% workforce cut (over 500 lost jobs) as Broadcom computer chips misses the one way to consolidate takeovers without shrinking markets, namely, by just trimming its workweek 16% (to five 6h43m days for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & buying 84% as many computers as usual
• 475 jobcuts as Wyeth quits making FluShield flu shots  
+ makework rampant: • Pentagon gears up for $59B R&D effort
• 'homeland security' bonanza attracts scores of small businesses
+ eroding retirement: • federal pension watchdog agency tries to prevent
cannibalization of employee pension funds in Global Crossing bankruptcy
+ 1 prison item: • America's imprisonment rate is 5xUK's, 8xFrance's & 15xJapan's

weekend roll-up from the WSJ & the NYT
** 5 issues/wk - avg homepage hits per issue this week: 143 **
**  we offer free consulting to novelists or playwrights interested in
setting stories in timesizing or beyond-timesizing future-worlds**
hope of the week
tm

• 13 TIMEsizing stories  • 1 UPsizing (2000 new jobs) reported

vs.  doom of the weektm
• 18 DOWNsizings, exceeding 18,831 lost jobs   • 6 bankruptcies   • 1 prison story  
• 3 makework items (?? new 'jobs')   • 1 eroded-retirement story   • 3 workplace-violence items  

{{ Year-To-Date: 479 timesizing stories (82530+ new jobs) + 136 upsizings (101482+ new jobs = 22%)
vs. fluff: 26 makework (147400 "jobs") & 732 dnsz(1026481+) +187 bkrp($82.7B+)+61 hmls+73 jail+40 suic }}

11/22/2002  fri
mail $25/yr subscrptn chk to Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 - $50 gets new 'time trilogy'
(# visitors yesterday, all pages: 861;   website costs: $84/mon excl. labor; weeks since first $ appeal: 6;
received so far: $0;   so, 'on strike' till receipt of first subscription check, after fri)

strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• French truckers wanting shorter hours plan 4th campaign of roadblocks in 6 yrs
+ vaguer hope: • 1 UPsizing - 2000 new jobs as Honda doubles capacity of Ala. plant
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
3 DOWNsizings, totaling 5,925 lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 10% workforce cut (2500 lost jobs) as the City of Philadelphia faces financial crisis & tries to solve it by worsening joblessness, instead of just trimming workweek by 10% (to five 7h12m days for whole company including top execs), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & shopping 90% as much as before
• 1925 more cuts by Morgan Stanley   • 1500 more by Boeing
+ 2 bankruptcies: • Tokheim Corp.   • Viskase Cos.
+ work-related manslaughter: • male nurse goes on trial
in Monaco for setting fire that killed his billionaire boss in '99

11/21/2002  thu
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(# visitors yesterday, all pages: 963;   website costs: $84/mon excl. labor; weeks since first $ appeal: 6;
received so far: $0;   so, 'on strike' till receipt of first subscription check, after thu)

strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• WSJ has big article on workaholics vs. work-family balance
• Australian trade unions regard long working hours as one of Aussies' biggest issues
• France's Brit Air airline unions battle mgmt's attempts to cut rest periods between flights
• French truckers want shorter hours & are prepping to blockade the roads of France to get them
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
7 DOWNsizings, totaling 6911 +?? lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 5000 jobcuts by Boeing   • 700 by EDS   • 500 net by Black & Decker   • 410+?? by UBS   • 275 by Morgan Stanley
• 12% workforce cut (26 lost jobs) as Aspect Medical anesthesia systems struggles for profitability in a way that anesthetizes its markets, instead of just trimming its workweek by 12% (to five 7h2m days for whole company including top execs), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & taking care of themselves 88% as much as before
• unspecified cuts by Credit Suisse Group's Pershing unit
+ 1 bankruptcy story: • Argentina to the world, "give us money or we'll commit ... bankricide!"  
+ makework rampant: • gov't meddling in community development via AmeriCorp
spawns superfluous strife over separation of church & state

11/20/2002  wed
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(# visitors yesterday, all pages: 1014;   website costs: $84/mon excl. labor; weeks since first $ appeal: 6;
received so far: $0;   so, 'on strike' till receipt of first subscription check)

strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• Bush Labor Dept. quick to allow self-audits on overtime compliance
• forced overtime is costing US employers $150B/yr in stress & fatigue
• Lebanese pilots buckle to ultimatum pushing them into longer working hours
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
4 DOWNsizings, totaling 4900 lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 3.4% workforce cut (2400 lost jobs) as Xerox deals with revenue drop by adding to its market shrinkage, instead of just trimming its workweek by 3.4% (16 minutes a day for whole corp. including top execs), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & doing 96.6% as much copying as before
• 1500 jobcuts by NCR   • 900 by Bank of America   • 100 net by Swiss International Air Lines
+ 2 bankruptcies in WSJ &/or NYT: • Encompass Services in Chapter 11   • Fansteel Inc. ditto
+ work-related murder & suicide: • engineer who copped a NASA laptop in Oct. jumps without chute
• Wendy's employee who came baaack & snuffed former boss & 4 others in Y2000 convicted on all counts

11/19/2002  tue
mail $25/yr subscrptn chk to Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 - $50 gets new 'time trilogy'
(# diff. surfers visiting yesterday, any page: 958;   website costs: $84/mon excl. labor)

strategic hope = basic TIMEsizing in the news:
• stepping from paperless office to employee-less workplace with
'lights out' manufacturing sharpens need for spreading thinner the vanishing work
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
2 DOWNsizings, totaling 120 +?? lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 20% sales staff cut (120 lost jobs) as AOL Time Warner's AOL division encounters plummeting ad sales, instead of just trimming its worktime by 20% (to four 8-hour days for whole sales staff including executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone working, earning & shopping 80% as much as before
• unspecified mostly Swedish cuts by GM's Saab unit
+ 1 bankruptcy in WSJ &/or NYT: • Classic Communications in Ch. 11

11/16-18/2002  sat-mon (re fri biz)
- readers pls. mail $25/yr subscrptn check to Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 - $50 gets new Millennium Orienteering Trilogy: Defining Time, Football of Time, Timesizing Not Downsizing (# different visitors last 3 days, any page: 764, 454, 592;   website costs: $84/mon excl. labor)

strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• US House & Senate still hung up over making welfare moms work more hours
• Statistics Canada defines 'part-time' work as less than 30 hours a week
• French driving instructors in Rouen jam traffic in work-hour protest
• Mattel Indonesia just allows ½ hour for lunch & prayers
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
5 DOWNsizings, totaling 1,861 +?? lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) & NY Times (NYT):
• 2.4% workforce cut (1,821 lost jobs) as United Airlines continues spiralling downwards, instead of just trimming its workweek 2.4% (12 minutes a day for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & flying 97.6% as much as usual
• 40 Washington DC jobcuts by Democratic National Committee  
• unspecified cuts by FleetTrading, • Sabre Holdings, & • Oakwood Homes
+ 5 bankruptcies in WSJ & NYT: • National Century Financial 'borrowed' $350m from trust funds, & triggered cascade of dependents like • PhyAmerica Physician Group & • Tender Loving Care   • Texon International   • Oakwood Homes
+ homelessness in the news: • 1,500,000 Americans have
run out of unemployment benefits & face homelessness or worse

weekend roll-up from the WSJ & the NYT
** 5 issues/wk - avg homepage hits per issue this week: 87 **
**  we offer free consulting to novelists or playwrights interested in
setting stories in timesizing or beyond-timesizing future-worlds**
hope of the week
tm
• 8 TIMEsizing stories
vs.  doom of the weektm • 19 DOWNsizings, exceeding 18,153 lost jobs  
• 9 bankruptcies, owing over $350m   • 1 homelessness story  

{{ Year-To-Date: 466 timesizing stories (82530+ new jobs) + 135 upsizings (99482+ new jobs = 23%)
vs. fluff: 23 makework (147400 "jobs") & 714 dnsz(1007650+) +181 bkrp($82.7B+)+61 hmls+72 jail+37 suic }}

11/15/2002  fri
mail $25/yr subscrptn chk to Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 - $50 gets new 'time trilogy'
(# diff. surfers visiting yesterday, any page: 764;   website costs: $84/mon excl. labor)

strategic hope = basic TIMEsizing in the news:
• (10/22) International Rectifier of El Segundo CA plans short-
term plant shutdowns & shorter workweeks, & completely avoids downsizing
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
4 DOWNsizings, totaling 5,100 lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 7% workforce cut (3500 lost jobs) as Sprint cuts costs (& consumers), instead of just trimming its workweek 7% (to five 7½hour days for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & buying 93% as many phone services as before
• 2000 jobcuts by Advanced Micro Devices   • 500 cuts by Lehman Bros.   • 500 by i2 Technologies
+ 1 bankruptcy in WSJ &/or NYT: • Kaiser Aluminum, having filed in Feb., struggles to emerge

11/14/2002  thu
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(surfers yest, any pg: 925; site costs: $84/mon excl. labor; wks since 1st appeal: 5; rec'd so far: $0; popup revenue: no popups)

strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• British gov't offers firefighters 11% more pay if they drop ban on
advance scheduling on overtime - firefighters call offer laughable & strike
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
3 DOWNsizings, totaling 5,025 lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 28% workforce cut (3500 lost jobs) as Cable & Wireless telecoms cuts costs (& consumers), instead of just trimming its workweek 28% (to four 7h12m a day for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone working, earning & buying 72% as many telecom services as usual
• 1250 jobcuts by US Airways   • 275 cuts by Inktomi  
+ 1 bankruptcy in WSJ &/or NYT: • Omnisky International,
Norway Acquisition & Nomadiq, jointly adminstered  
+ headlines from helltm • more WSJ chatter on productivity
regardless of marketability, this time touting crewless trains like Tokyo's subway

11/13/2002  wed
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strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• French truckers want cut 17 hours off their work per month
+ vaguer hope: • WSJ polisci reader tells Fed to fight deflation by 'educating' the GOP to target taxcuts to those who immediately spend
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
4 DOWNsizings, totaling 1,887 lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 2% workforce cut (1500 lost Italian jobs) as Eastman Kodak cuts costs (& consumers), instead of just trimming its workweek 2% (10 minutes a day for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone working, earning & buying 98% as much film as usual
• 220 jobcuts by Research In Motion   • 160 cuts by Incyte Genomics   • 7 cuts by Banc of America Securities
+ headlines from helltm • Ontario, Canada repeats Calif's energy folly   • columnist & readers conclude Dubya
wants get rid of Social Security   • Catholic bishops mimic W., try distracting people by yakking up Iraq  
• 98% of House of Congress incumbents won   • how long can the spam mount up?  

11/12/2002  tue
- readers - website ca$h crisis looms, so mail your $25 annual subscription check
to Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 ($50 gets new 'time trilogy') -

strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• Lebanese pilots protest safety loss in longer workhours but mgmt says 'my way or the highway'
vs.  doom du jourtm - for lack of timesizing  
3 DOWNsizings, totaling 4280 lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 6.4% workforce cut (2400 lost Italian jobs) as Pirelli tire & cable gets hysterical about slumping demand & 'slumps' it even more, instead of just trimming its workweek 6.4% (to four 8-hour days for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & 'demanding' 93.6% as much as usual
• 1200 jobcuts by Telekom Malaysia   • 680 by Morgan Stanley
+ 2 bankruptcies in WSJ &/or NYT: • CD Warehouse   • PT-1 Communications
+ work-related suicide story: • in 2000, there were 10.7 suicides per year for every
100,000 Americans, but supposedly NYC police, with 19.0, have no occupational risk

11/09-11/2002  sat-mon (re fri biz)
- changing to 3-day, not 2-day, weekend & inclusion of weekend data in previous, not following, week -
- regulars - pls. mail $25 annual ‘subscription’ check
to Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 ($50 gets Millennium
Orienteering Trilogy: Defining Time, Football of Time, Timesizing Not Downsizing) -

strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• speedbumps in Dubya's drive to lengthen welfare workhours
• workhours strike at Peru mine ends but issue still not settled
vs.  doom du weekendtm - for lack of timesizing  
5 DOWNsizings, totaling 11,554 +?? lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) & NY Times (NYT):
• 8,000 more Euro jobcuts by ABB   • 2700 more US cuts by United Airlines   • 600 worldwide cuts by McDonald's   • 250 more cuts by Commerzbank   • 4 specified + unspecified cuts by new politicizing Inspector General of US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Janet Rehnquist
+ makework rampant: • is bilingual ed intended for all the world's 3000-odd languages or just for Spanish?
+ 2 bankruptcies in WSJ & NYT: • Teleglobe goes Chap. 11 in Delaware   • eConnections dissolves
+ homelessness in the news: • retired LA priest gives out dollar bills each week to all comers

weekend roll-up from the WSJ & the NYT
** 5 issues per week - average hits per issue this week: 152 **
**  we offer free consulting to novelists or playwrights interested in
setting a future story in timesizing or beyond-timesizing worlds **
hope de la semaine
tm

• 11 TIMEsizing stories (?? jobs saved)   • 1 UPsizing (280 new jobs) reported

vs.  doom de la semainetm
• 26 DOWNsizings, totaling over 38,881 lost jobs   • 3 homelessness stories  
• 9 bankruptcies, totaling over $10B in debt   • 1 makework item (?? new 'jobs')

{{ Year-To-Date: 458 timesizing stories (82530+ new jobs) + 135 upsizings (99482+ new jobs = 23%)
vs. fluff: 23 makework (147400 "jobs") & 695 dnsz(989497+) +172 bkrp($82.3B+)+60 hmls+72 jail+37 suic }}

11/08/2002  fri
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strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• GOP (& big biz) sweep can now weaken overtime laws, hyper-concentrate work &
spending power, & worsen economy so fast that even big biz wakes up
• employees sue Robinson Worldwide freight for overtime violations
• Air Canada's maritimes unit reduces jobcuts by job sharing
• South Korea's shorter hours are moving ahead
but so are sales of unecological SUVs
vs. 
doom du jour
tm - for lack of timesizing  
7 DOWNsizings, totaling 14,830 +?? lost jobs,
reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 12,000 UK jobcuts by Royal & Sun  • 1500 US cuts as National Airlines shuts down  • 600 more cuts by Fiat
• 20% workforce cut (300 lost German jobs) as Commerzbank continues self-snuff, instead of just trimming its workweek 20% (to four 8-hour days for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone working, earning & banking 80% as much as usual
• 250 jobcuts by Societe Generale   • 180 by Netro   • unspecified cuts by Reuters
+ 2 bankruptcy stories in WSJ &/or NYT: • NRG Energy proposes Chap. 11 to creditors, owes $10B  
• Interliant, Jacobson Consulting, rSP Insurance, Soft Link [SL] Holding et al., TP Successor file Ch.11 jointly
+ headline from helltm • assoc. targets restoring investor confidence, never mind consumers or employees

11/07/2002  thu
- readers - website ca$h crisis looms - pls. mail $25 annual ‘subscription’
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strategic hope = TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• Peruvian mineworkers strike against company proposal for 12-hour workdays
+ vaguer hope: • 1 UPsizing - 280 new jobs at Motorola in Bangalore
vs. 
doom du jourtm for lack of timesizing
 
3 DOWNsizings, totaling 6020 +?? lost jobs,
reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 5800 jobcuts by Japan Tobacco, world's 3rd-largest cigarette company  
• 22% workforce cut (220 lost Canadian jobs) as Corel fails to distinguish between efficient production & leaner markets, instead of just trimming its workweek 22% (to five 6h14m days for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together
working, earning & buying 78% usual amount of software & everything else
• unspecified Euro jobs lost at France's biggest bank, BNP Paribas
+ 2 bankruptcies, mentioned in Wall St Journal &/or NY Times:
• IJM2 Co-Investment enters Ch. 11 while  • Lodgian Inc. begins to exit
+ headlines from helltm • Toronto Stock Exchange sells stock in itself
• Wall Street wins mid-term elections but it should 'be careful what you wish for'
• 'old' GM Daewoo plant claims 96% automation and it's only laid off 58% (11,600) of its workforce

11/06/2002  wed
- readers - website ca$h crisis looms - pls. mail $25 annual ‘subscription’
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TIMEsizing consciousness in the news = strategic hope:
• dumb - 80,000 South Korean employees strike for a longer workweek!
• smart - NYT reader in Germany supports working to live, slams living to work
vs.  doom du jourtm  
3 DOWNsizings, totaling 3700 lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 12% workforce cut (2750 lost jobs) as Goldman Sachs deepens distress, instead of just trimming its workweek
12% (to five 7h2m days for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in
overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone working, earning & buying 88% usual am't of stocks
• 550 jobcuts by Visteon autoparts   • 400 by Merrill Lynch
+ 1 bankruptcy, mentioned in Wall St Journal &/or NY Times: • Blackstone Technology Group in Chapter 11
+ today's headlines from helltm • Wall Street has near-record number of cases for 'self-enforcement'
• Federal Reserve faces bankruptcy of its ideas to fight DEflation

11/05/2002  tue
- readers - website ca$h crisis looms - pls. mail $25 annual ‘subscription’
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TIMEsizing consciousness in the news = strategic hope:
• America begins to sense self-sabotage of working 74% of college undergrads 66-hour weeks
vs.  doom du jourtm  
6 DOWNsizings, totaling 2777 +?? lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 11% workforce cut (1750 lost jobs) as Applied Materials chip-mfg equipment continues & spurs panic over slump in semiconductor market, instead of just trimming its workweek 11% (to five 7h7m days for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & buying 89% as many computers as usual
• 500 jobcuts by Ameren   • 230 by Dow Jones   • 217 by Smurfit-Stone   • 80 by Dartmouth College
• unspecified jobs lost as Penwest Pharmaceuticals sells unit's assets
+ today's headline from helltm • another bank merger - MB Financial gobbles South Holland Bancorp

week ending 11/03-04/2002
** six issues per week - average hits per issue last week = 83 **
- readers - website ca$h crisis looms - pls. mail $25 annual ‘subscription’
check to Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 ($50 gets a set of bks) -

weekend roundup, from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) & the New York Times (NYT):
• 10 TIMEsizing stories (?? jobs saved)   • 1 UPsizing (?? new jobs) reported

vs. doom of the week:
• 21 DOWNsizings, totaling over 18,170 lost jobs   • 4 bankruptcies  
• 2 prison stories   • 2 work-linked suicide stories   • 2 makework items (?? new 'jobs,' YTD 147400)

‹‹YTD: 447 tmsz(82530+ jobs)+134 upsz(99202+=24%) vs. 669 dnsz(950616+)+163 bkrp($72.3B+)+57 hmls+72 jail+37 suic››
- hope of the weekend -
TIMEsizing consciousness in the news:
• survey of 5000 union safety reps in UK found 55% still cite overwork as biggest worry

vs.   doom of the weekend -
2 DOWNsizings, totaling unspecified jobcuts reported in WSJ &/or NYT:
• unspecified jobs lost as A&P & • Big Tupper Ski Area close in Tupper Lake, NY
+ 2 bankruptcies: • United Australia/Pacific goes Chapter 11, and   • Provell Inc. joins it
+ homelessness in WSJ & NYT: • NYC homeless families have proliferated 55% in 3 years
• 27 cities nationwide average 27% rise in requests for emergency shelter in past year
- bk status report on "Defining Time" & "Football of Time": presented trilogy to our bio muse, Ernst Mayr -

11/02/2002  sat (re fri biz)
- readers - website $cash crisis looms - pls. mail $25 annual ‘subscription’
check to Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 ($50 gets a set of bks) -

TIMEsizing consciousness in the news = strategic hope:
• various gov't ministries in South Korea are experimenting with shorter workweek
• US Geological Survey accounts recreation time as equally valuable as worktime
• lenders, however, may view shorter worktime as negative, lost worktime
vs.  doom du jourtm  
work-related suicide: • mass suicide attempt
by abandoned workers in S.E. China on July 23 hushed up by authorities
+ today's headlines from helltm • 'recovery' faltering   • job losses continue in Oct.   • hemispheric 'free' trade
inches forward   • Bush mulls munging another treaty (population)   • global warming conference fizzles

11/01/2002  fri
- readers - website $cash crisis looms - pls. mail $25 annual ‘subscription’
check to Timesizing.com, Box 622, Cambridge, MA 02140 ($50 gets a set of bks) -

TIMEsizing consciousness in the news = strategic hope:
• Newspaper Guild representing Reuters US employees
jumps on executives' attempt to lengthen workweek
vs.  doom du jourtm  
4 DOWNsizings, totaling 2,800 +?? lost jobs, reported in Wall St Journal (WSJ) &/or NY Times (NYT):
• 1900 jobcuts by Fiat   • 700 cuts by Boeing
• 13% workforce cut (200 lost jobs) as Heidrick & Struggles International executive recruiting spooks about sluggish economy, instead of just trimming its workweek 13% (to five 6h57m days for whole company including top executives), re-investing overtime savings in overtime-targeted training, & keeping everyone together working, earning & spending 87% as much as usual
• unspecified jobs lost as Guess closes underperforming stores
+ 1 bankruptcy, mentioned in Wall St Journal &/or NY Times: • Agway,
Brubaker Agronomic, Country Best, Feed Commodities, jointly administered
+ today's headline from helltm • legislators in some states are attacking citizen initiatives
- book status report on "Defining Time" & "Football of Time": picked up books on Tuesday


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