Archive for September, 2010

So my stint at the corporate PR job was short-lived, for reasons that will be revealed later…


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For the Unemployed Over 50, Fears of Never Working Again
Published: September 19, 2010
A growing number of those who desperately need to work fear they have already been shut out of the work force.

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Bosses Behaving Badly

Meghan Casserly

Front-line reports of bosses behaving badly.


“She threw her computer monitor at me.”

“She said she wanted a mentee, but she really wanted a slave.”

“I drove an hour across town to get her sushi. When I gave it to her, she threw it out and told me she’d changed her mind.”

You don’t have to watch The Office to know bad boss behavior when you see it. Sure, Steve Carrell’s character is a textbook example of just about every boss don’t: passive aggressive, micromanaging, insanely inane requests. But the premise of Michael Scott is real enough, and can be found in nearly every office.

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Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, September 4, 2010

It’s not a recession, and it’s not much of a recovery. Instead, the U.S. economy is treading water.

In a mixed portrait of the labor market,

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