Tag Archives: Employment

Remember your first real home?

Our 20-something son just bought his first home – a studio condominium. I assisted with a few tasks he couldn’t accommodate in his work schedule. Each week of the hunt, and after his offer was made and accepted, I made … Continue reading

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No good deed goes unpunished: Ask McDonald’s

You have to feel a bit sorry for McDonald’s. The company collaborated with Visa to create a website to help low-income workers learn budgeting skills. The initiative — clearly good intentioned — was met with scorn and derision because, its critics say, … Continue reading

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Taking a work break: A dangerous choice?

I recently took a sabbatical from work.  In my case it was for a long-postponed surgery that would require at least six months of focused recovery and rehab time, to enable a planned, someday biking vacation in Italy. As a … Continue reading

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Do you feel the time passing as you’re having fun?

In his poem, Fog, Carl Sandburg wrote, The fog comes in on little cat feet. The association’s immediate because most cats are sneaky. They appear on your bed or your lap or your kitchen counter like magic, seemingly out of … Continue reading

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Job seekers: Does your resume show you think strategically?

I recently was reminded of the importance of defining where you want to go and who you want to be, looking at the resume of a friend who’s seeking work. The resume is well written and includes lots of examples … Continue reading

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The Mom Tweet heard ’round the world

Whatever their political viewpoint every mom in America had to laugh at Hilary Rosen’s comment that Ann Romney, “never worked a day in her life.” Taking care of five children has to be A LOT of work, even if you … Continue reading

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How did we live without cell phones?

On the rare occasion I leave my cell phone at home (usually on its charger), I feel uneasy, disconnected, isolated. What if my mom, spouse, son, sibling, good friend or employer has an emergency and can’t reach me? What if … Continue reading

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What are we afraid of missing?

According to Kforce, 25% of people check their work email hourly while on vacation. Hourly. That’s not daily, or a few times a day. That’s once an hour. A 2010 Xobni study found that most of us are less obsessive, but … Continue reading

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How do you know if your employees are losing their edge?

As the first baby boomers hit age 65, even those of us on the trailing edge of the wave have to admit we are middle-aged. We may be one of the fittest, most ambitious, most highly educated generations to swim … Continue reading

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Multi-level marketing: “You can’t lose”?

I have a friend who’s been job-seeking for a while, who recently signed up with a MLM company. Now that she has joined the company’s sales force as an independent contractor, she must purchase her own samples and products for company-set prices, … Continue reading

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