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Category Archives: Work and Life

January 2016 Unemployment Rate

The US Department of Labor released the Unemployment Rate for January 2016 yesterday. Over the last 12 months, the number of unemployed workers was reduced by 1.1 million. The unemployment rate went down as well by 0.8%. The jobless unemployment rate was reported … Read More…

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3 Ways to be Excellent at Work

Do good work. Regardless of what type of work you do, to be accountable and to be excellent at work, you must do good work. Keep in mind that your work is why they hired you.  Whether you work for yourself or you … Read More…

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Before Workplace Stress Creates a Meltdown

Remember Steven Slater, the Jet Blue flight attendant who quit his job by jumping down an emergency escape hatch, beer in hand about five years ago? If the internet buzz and water cooler conversations were any indication, Slater was the everyday-working-man’s hero and … Read More…

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Company Perks for Employees to Stay

What company perks for employees, would make you love your employer even more?  Career Builder asked this in a recent survey and here were the things that 3900 employees said were important to them. Things that were most important to workers: Salary mattered … Read More…

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Who Hired the Angry Black Woman?

Last month, highly acclaimed television producer, Shonda Rhimes, was titled the “angry black woman” in an article from the New York Times.  The article stated that Ms. Rhimes, creator, writer and producer of television favorites like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With … Read More…

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Job Stress; 20 Signs your Job Doesn’t Satisfy Your Soul

Over the last two weeks I have talked with probably five different people who have told me that they are pretty much over their current jobs and want to move on.  I personally believe job stress is way up. Why? I chalk it up to over worked … Read More…

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