I've had a few days without assignments, so I decided to self-assign an illustration for "Job cuts." I think it would be useful to illustrate anything from outsourcing to layoffs.
I made about 300 different variations for this series to make sure it would meet magazine cover formats as well as inside images or even full page background with lots of space for text.
Photo illustrations © Mark M. Hancock
I mainly concentrated on the psychological affect it has on co-workers and/or competition (particularly in white-collar professions).
The airline industry is facing cutbacks and no one seems happy about it – not even the competition. Meanwhile WTO textile quotas are about to end. It will benefit developing countries while it probably means job cuts for workers in America and the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, workers spared from the job cuts are simply happy it wasn't them.
Yes, the hands belong to the famous blogger Fayrouz.
Enough for now,