Friday, May 8, 2009

[TechRepublic] Tech pro feeling squeezed out by manager

May 08, 2009

Tech pro feeling squeezed out by manager

IT CareerCareer blogger Toni Bowers fields an e-mail from a TechRepublic member who feels he is possibly being betrayed (and made expendable) by a secretive manager. See his story and share your read on the situation.

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