Something tells me that even though (on the East Coast anyway) it’s late in the work day on a Friday that kicks off a holiday weekend celebrating the working man and working woman, there are still plenty workers still at work as they read this. How’s that working for ya?
Careers & Workplace
In honor the upcoming holiday weekend honoring work, here’s a roundup with a heaping share of tips celebrating the concept of working less and relaxing more.
The global economic downturn has done what government policymakers, bosses and employers, the collective health care complex, and the consumer brain could not accomplish.
Consumers didn’t come to their senses out of the blue, realizing all of a sudden that they’ve been wasting enormous sums of money on “mindless accumulation,” as a new book puts it. Instead, the Great Recession, with its destruction of investment portfolios, home values, and many people’s careers, has forced folks to come to an undeniable …
Apparently, consumers and retailers are equally good at driving each other nuts.
Included in this week’s roundup: colleges where tuition is free, best online savings accounts, stuff the cell-phone companies won’t tell you, unconventional ways to find jobs, worst items to buy at drugstores, reasons you might want to totally ignore your credit score, and justifications for why you’re not buying a diamond engagement …
Here’s a round-up of everything from how to cook with dried beans to how to ask for a raise, from how to negotiate for a cheaper cell-phone bill to how to figure out how much house you can really afford.
Sending out 200 resumes during a nine-month job search got him nowhere, so now a 50-year-old man from Los Angeles with 15 years’ experience in accounting and finance is offering a cool three grand to anyone who finds him a job in his field.
The impact of the Great Recession and its long-languishing fallout can be seen, among other places, in doctor’s offices, coffee shops, yard sales, and Nascar race tracks.
It’s not just about avoidance techniques. Also covered: What’s the most economical sandwich to make at home? If you’re thinking PB&J, you’re wrong.
As the economy tanks, library use surges. Makes sense, right? The library is a magnet for the unemployed: Last year, 30 million peopled used the library to help in the quest for a job. Many unemployed have no Internet access at home, and so the library is the only place they can search online for employment. Tons of libraries also career …