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February 26, 1990 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott, an Orange County free-lancer, writes often for View, a move that, tests show, is in keeping with his keener aptitudes
Imagine a cocktail napkin. Fold it into an unusual geometric shape. Then take a paper punch and poke a single hole through the folds. Now, without opening the napkin, indicate on a chart where the holes will appear when the napkin is unfolded. It's torture. David Lyon may as well have asked for a quick sketch of a breeder reactor. The paper-folding task is typical of several tests given over the course of two days at the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation's Human Engineering Laboratory.
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February 26, 1990 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott, an Orange County free-lancer, writes often for View, a move that, tests show, is in keeping with his keener aptitudes
Imagine a cocktail napkin. Fold it into an unusual geometric shape. Then take a paper punch and poke a single hole through the folds. Now, without opening the napkin, indicate on a chart where the holes will appear when the napkin is unfolded. It's torture. David Lyon may as well have asked for a quick sketch of a breeder reactor. The paper-folding task is typical of several tests given over the course of two days at the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation's Human Engineering Laboratory.
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September 20, 1993 | Stuart Silverstein, Times staff writer
More than two years after the nationwide recession was officially declared ended, the flood of major layoffs keeps on flowing. In recent months, even solidly profitable employers have been announcing sharp staff cuts to prepare for what they believe will be rising global competition in the years just ahead. Among them are corporate behemoths such as Procter & Gamble, General Electric and Ameritech Corp.
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September 15, 1992 | CAROL SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It took Karen Peterson, a former Orange County school district food services manager, five months, more than 300 letters and nearly 800 phone calls to get the job, but today she is happily embarking on a new career as an account executive at Pizza Hut's Western Division in Irvine. For Linda Sauers of Pasadena, the evolution from account executive in a small public relations firm to technical writer with a major home mortgage lending company took several years and several layoffs.
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