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Communication…Is it really that simple?

by Leslie Recall, The Soul Brother The easiest way to understand communication is to look at the process of communicating. Because the process is continuous and ongoing, it is impossible to capture the process of communication in a single diagram … Continue reading

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I secretly lived in my office for 500 days

By Terry K. I was asleep when I heard the door rattle against the frame. My eyes flashed open and I sprung upright in my under-desk sleep space. Was it all over? Had someone come to work early? I peered … Continue reading

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3 Places To Live The American Retirement Dream

By Kathleen Peddicord Perhaps you like the idea of stretching your retirement dollars as far as possible (who doesn’t?) and reducing your cost of living and of health care, while at the same time enriching and enhancing your quality of … Continue reading

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I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

By Mac McClelland “Don’t take anything that happens to you there personally,” the woman at the local chamber of commerce says when I tell her that tomorrow I start working at Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide Inc. She winks at … Continue reading

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America Is No-Vacation Nation

By Jodie Gummow Americans as a society generally don’t take vacations. While many of us would love to travel, we live in an economy where job security is rare and most of us live in fear that if we take … Continue reading

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I left my job over a computer-desktop hoodie

By Brenda Howard A year and a half ago, a news story exploded out of Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, an armed, 28-year-old man of mixed white and Hispanic ancestry, followed and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American. The tragic … Continue reading

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Jerk perks: 5 secret benefits of having a difficult boss

By Robert Half International A difficult relationship with your boss can make every aspect of your work more challenging. It’s a tough situation, but it’s not necessarily a hopeless one. Yes, in cases of true ineptitude or incompatibility, it might … Continue reading

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I Work for Burger King at $7.40 an Hour — Here’s What It’s Like and Why Fast Food Workers Are on Strike

By Claudette Wilson Claudette Wilson is 20 and works two jobs in the fast food industry, one at Burger King and one at a pizza place. She is on her feet, sometimes for 12 hours a day, and makes $7.40 … Continue reading

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Sometimes, the boss really is a psycho

By Allison Linn The bully, the narcissist, the know-it-all, even the psychopath. We may not like them, or want our children to be like them. But chances are, almost everyone who has worked long enough has a horror story about … Continue reading

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AT&T hiring 200-plus employees in South Florida

By Samantha Bookman AT&T (NYSE: T) is opening two new retail locations in Miami and hiring 235 employees for locations between Key West and Vero Beach, the carrier announced Monday. More than half of the openings are newly created jobs. … Continue reading

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