Facing unemployment in a dismal economy, Vernita Humphries of
Randallstown, Md., was elated when she landed a job last year. But just
days before her start date, the chief financial officer telephoned her
personally to rescind the offer.
How can an employee constructively complain to a higher-up without being shown the door? It's a fine line to walk, but improving your communication skills can help you navigate this minefield, experts say.
The White House in the new year already had begun focusing greater attention on the nation's angst and anger over a range of economic issues, including unemployment persisting near 10 percent, government expansion, Wall Street excesses and federal deficits.