Once a week, a bowling alley in Michigan (where else?) welcomes about 150 unemployed workers, along with some hiring companies and employer reps, to try to throw some strikes and get their careers out of the gutter. It’s all free too.
Careers & Workplace
Reports seem to show that the economic crisis hurts some racial groups far more than others. Is the recession racist?
Health insurance companies aren’t bashful about getting the most they can out of customers, in the form of premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and so on. So, as the end of the year nears, it makes sense to make sure you’re getting the most out of your policy—especially on stuff you’re entitled to for free, like annual preventive checkups, …
Is a combination of hard work, intelligence, and talent a guarantee of success? Or has the American Dream become just a dream?
Nobody wants to get the flu. But workers who are concerned that they could be laid off at any moment, or who don’t even get sick pay, really don’t want to get the flu.
News is out: The economy grew in the third quarter. But don’t start the celebratory parade just yet.
The recession has been a major kick in the pants—but is that exactly what you needed? For folks who underwent big career shifts they were more or less forced to make, and who are happy about the changes, the answer is most definitely yes.
Most people know the big number: 45 million. That’s the generally accepted tally of Americans currently without health insurance. With the prospect of a public option all but gone, it appears that any change that does occur will pretty much bring more of the status quo—meaning more numbers like these.
It’s hard for the lay person to wrap one’s brain around the rise or fall of GDP, new residential sales, money supply, and other traditional economic indicators. What do those numbers really mean? Well, here are some other indicators that do as advertised, truly indicating in simple terms how people are living, what they’re doing to keep …
When you lose your job, why not take a hike? When your economy tanks, why not embrace the deals at Wal-Mart?
A 53-year-old man who used to cover the health insurance industry as a journalist purposefully decides that health insurance isn’t worth the money, and so he goes without it. He negotiates with doctors, haggles over the costs of services, and asks for discounts because he’s paying in cash. Over the course of a year, he’ll save $6,000.