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JetBlue Names New 'Chief People Officer'

September 17, 2010
An insider is tapped for the airline’s creatively titled HR post, which has been open since just before a fed-up flight attendant fled a plane via emergency chute. A spokesman says the appointment is not related to the incident.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Sensitively Let Go of a Longtime Employee

May 17, 2010
I have a part-time employee with limited skills, time and ambition. This job is the sole support for herself and her 3-year-old child. I have the opportunity to hire someone who could work more hours, and who also is likely to be much more effective in the position. I don’t have a need or budget for both employees. How do I let go of Employee No. 1, knowing how devastating this would be to her personal situation and given the fact that she has never had a poor evaluation?
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