Work, work, work...

[Clive]

And then there are the end-of-year performance targets to worry about. No wonder everyone's so stressed:

In the past, companies would try to hold off making layoffs during the holiday season, but no longer. The fourth quarter has become the most common time for layoff announcements, said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm. "There’s no stigma anymore."