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Table: Pressure Points


As the downturn takes its toll on profits, many companies are imposing new rollbacks on workers who survive layoffs.

PAY

Roughly one-third of big companies are reducing, delaying, or freezing raises, while more than half are cutting bonuses.* Others are cutting salaries outright.

HEALTH CARE

Ford Motor (F), Visteon (VC), and other corporations are passing rising health-care costs on to workers through higher deductibles and larger co-payments.

RETIREMENT

Some employers, including General Motors (GM) and Lucent Technologies (LU), are scaling back matching contributions to workers' 401(k) retirement programs.

PERKS

Say good-bye to catered lunches, concierge service, and at-desk massages. These and other such boom-time niceties were among the first cuts made.

* According to a survey of 100 large companies

Data: William M. Mercer, Watson Wyatt, Hewitt Associates


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