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The Office gets a 401(k) reality check

It isn't uncommon to hear people comparing NBC's hit television show, The Office, to their own workplaces.  Many of the events on the show mirror what happens in offices across the country.  But for many people last night's episode hit a little too close to home.

In case you didn't catch the episode, a vice president for Dunder Mifflin pays the Scranton branch a visit and announces budget cuts - including the suspension of the 401(k) matching contribution.

Luckily, Dundler Mifflin is a fictional company, so we won't have to add it to our list of companies that have reduced or suspended their 401(k) matches.  The characters from The Office are fortunate that they don't have to deal with the real-life consequences of cuts to their retirement security.


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