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  • Best Paying College Majors: How Does Yours Compare?

    10/22/2015 6:52:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    If you are trying to figure out what to major in at college, then take a look at typical salaries for each major. After all, odds are that college will cost you — or your son, daughter or grandchild — a lot. It makes sense to get a handle on the payback. Clarifying your career-earnings prospects can aid your career planning and retirement planning. It turns out that the highest pay goes to people whose undergraduate degrees were in sciences related to energy exploration, production and transportation, according to PayScale.com. Majors in computer sciences and engineering and related fields also...
  • 6 career moves that are worth more than an MBA

    07/13/2015 8:52:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2015 | GEOFFREY JAMES, INC. MAGAZINE
    If your career plan is to become a hedge fund trader or play some other role in the financial services business, you probably need an MBA just as the price of admission. If that's you, don't bother reading this post. For everyone else, you may be considering an MBA program as a way to increase your business acumen, enhance your personal brand, and make yourself more competitive. If that's the case, there may be some cheaper and better alternatives. Let's run some quick numbers. Tuition and fees for a two year degree program at a top private college will cost...
  • The 9-to-5 office workday is dying in America

    06/28/2015 4:43:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 28 2015 | Max Nisen
    With the rise of flexible working schedules, the freelance economy, and video conferencing, more Americans are getting their jobs done without ever heading into an office, according to new data from the American Time Use Survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among all workers, 23% report spending all or part of their day working from home. That’s up from less than 19% in 2003, the first year for which there’s comparable data.
  • Mischa Barton Sues Mother, Claiming Talent Management Exploitation

    04/07/2015 5:42:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 7, 2015
    Mischa Barton filed suit Tuesday against her mother, Nuala Barton, claiming she's withheld her daughter's career earnings and otherwise exploited her fame. The complaint, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, reads like a soap opera: "This action arises from the tragic tale of a greedy stage mother posing as a talent manager who, instead of acting in the best interest of her daughter/client, schemed to defraud her unsuspecting victim."
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    01/26/2015 12:46:36 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 21 September 2014 | Linda Tirado
    In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls. It was the first time in years that we felt like maybe things were looking like they’d be OK for a while. After a gruelling shift at work, I was unwinding online when I saw a question from someone on a forum I frequented: Why do poor people do things that seem so self-destructive? I thought I could at least explain what I’d seen and how...
  • The 10 Best Jobs For 2015

    11/20/2014 9:08:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2014 | Jacquelin Smith
    If your New Year's resolution is to land a new gig, you may want to consider one of CareerBuilder's top 10 jobs for 2015. CareerBuilder partnered with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) to compile its new list of the hottest jobs, which is based on supply and demand. It features professions for which the number of jobs companies post each month significantly outpaces the number of people they actually hire — showing where companies are most hungry for talent and how much the positions pay. "Whether you're a seasoned worker or a college student deciding on a career path, this...
  • Actor had 'serious money troubles' after $30million divorce bills

    08/12/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2014 | Sara Nathan for MailOnline
    As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was 'nice to have a job where the checks will clear.' After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a 'renowned and slightly unhinged' advertising genius/madman....
  • Ronald Reagan QUIZ (Moderate)

    07/16/2014 9:57:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Previous (basic) Ronald Reagan quiz -here- ________________________________________________________________ This week's (moderate) quiz: 1. What was President Ronald Reagan's US Secret Service codename?a) Rawhideb) Bonzoc) Beand) Knute 2. During his first term as President, Reagan fired what politically unreliable Secretary of the Interior?a) James Wattb) Donald Reganc) Caspar Weinbergerd) George Schultz 3. At a young age, Ronald Reagan's nickname became "Dutch"- Why?a) He thought Ronald wasn't a name rugged enough for a red-blooded American boy and liked "Dutch" betterb) His father called him "the Dutchman" upon seeing his newborn sonc) Ronald Reagan's family was descended from Dutch ancestryd) Ronald Reagan's family was...
  • The 10 Best (And Worst) Jobs In 2014 (Or Why You Should Study Math More Betterer)

    05/27/2014 10:20:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Forget well-roundedness... if you really want to get on in this world... study math betterer is the clear message from CareerCast.com's rankings of the best and worst jobs in America. As WSJ reports, it’s no secret that quantitative skills are in high demand on the job market; and as one analytics recruiter noted: workers who can’t crunch numbers may ultimately face a "permanent pink slip." Mathematician is the 'best occupation' in 2014 according to their report and Lumberjack the worst (with Newspaper reporter second worst). CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO  Via WSJ,Below are the best and worst jobs of...
  • Shapiro: We Live In An Era Where Private Views Can Ruin Your Career

    05/02/2014 7:17:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/1/14 | Paul Bois
    On Thursday, TruthRevolt Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro appeared on The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly to share his personal concerns about the possible slippery slope of the NBA slapping a lifetime ban on Clipper's owner Donald Sterling for racist views he expressed on an illegally obtained recording, rather than any racist actions he had taken. "What we are seeing here is that thoughts matter significantly more than actions," said Shapiro, before highlighting prior lawsuits against Sterling alleging racial discrimination toward minorities. "Now he says the wrong thing and the NBA wants to oust him. So we live in an era, unfortunately,...
  • It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go to College: It just matters that you go.

    04/11/2014 8:46:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/11/2014 | Michael Bernick
    This month, high school seniors across America are receiving college decision letters of acceptance and rejection. Many of these students, and their parents, will think that where they go to college will significantly affect their employment future. They think wrong. Today, whether you go to college retains some importance in your employment options. But where you go to college is of almost no importance. Whether your degree, for example, is from UCLA or from less prestigious Sonoma State matters far less than your academic performance and the skills you can show employers. Research on the impact of college selection has...
  • I Looked Up The Fastest-Growing Jobs In America, And Boy Was It Depressing

    04/07/2014 12:07:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2014 | Rob Wile
    If you live in certain buildings in New York City, you get to know your doorman. The weekend guy in my building, Gene, knew I was a business reporter, and on Saturday he asked me what his son should study when he starts City College next year. (City College, by the way, remains the primary option — and a stellar one — for advanced higher ed in New York for the children of what remains of New York's working class.) Anyway, off the top of my head, I was at a loss. I mostly cover energy, an area that obviously...
  • 8 reasons why New York women can’t get a husband

    03/13/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Ridley
    Last year, Susan Patton, a Princeton grad and the mother of two sons at the elite college, outraged feminists when she wrote an open letter to the Daily Princetonian telling female students to find a husband on campus before they graduate. The red alert — which argued that these Ivy League college girls “would never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who would be worthy of you” — went viral with more than 100 million hits. ... even in the dog-eat-dog dating jungle that is New York, there is hope for single career women between the ages of...
  • Is higher ed a job killer?

    03/12/2014 12:55:50 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 11, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who argue that higher education is a major league time suck just got more ammunition in a report from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “The most new jobs projected for 2022 are expected to be in occupations requiring a high school diploma or equivalent,” BLS reports. “These occupations are projected to add 4.6 million new jobs. About a quarter of these new jobs will be in healthcare and social assistance. Another major area of projected growth for people with a high school diploma or equivalent is construction, which is expected to add almost 1 million jobs...
  • Warning: Your Nice Boss May Be Killing Your Career (article)

    09/05/2013 12:15:37 PM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 9-4-2013 | Greg McKeown
    Warning: Your Nice Boss May Be Killing Your Career September 04, 2013 Chris spent years working for a supportive, encouraging manager at a major technology company. In fact, his boss raved about him. His manager gave him top ratings in the performance evaluations, gave him space to do his work and had never been controlling. He was, according to Chris, terribly, unswervingly nice. Picture perfect boss, right? Wrong. (Read more here from the original Harvard Business Review post here). His manager had been in the company for 20 years. He had learned how to survive in the bureaucracy: don’t make...
  • Kennel owner takes gamble on dog business

    07/18/2013 7:17:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Glendale Now ^ | 7-18-13 | Michael Meidenbaur
    Dog Tired Dogs cage-free setting offers owner new beginning Glendale — Downsized and downtrodden, Susan Taylor was in life's doghouse. Decades ago, she had been in the prosperous business of supplying ingredients to Milwaukee's brewers. As that business began to taper off in the 80s and 90s, Taylor was one of many shown the door when her employer was snapped up by a larger company. Suddenly outside an industry for which she had cultivated a particular skill set, Taylor went on a 15-year "journey to find out what to do with my life" — a long and difficult journey that...
  • CAREER EXPERT: 85% Of Americans Are Wasting Their Time And Money On College

    05/17/2013 11:46:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/17/2013 | Vivian Giang
    As the cost of education continues to rise, people are questioning the value of a degree. And according to Penelope Trunk, the founder of Brazen Careerist, 85% of people today are wasting their money — and time — in college. “Colleges have been selling this idea that going to college will get you a job, but this isn't the case any more,” she says. And if getting a college degree no longer guarantees you a job offer, then you need to really pinpoint your reasons for going. In fact, unless you're really great at school or got accepted into a...
  • More Students Are Now Thinking Outside the College Box

    12/17/2012 7:13:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Gary Jason
    A number of recent articles explore the growing trend among college-age people to question whether college is worth the costs -- both the direct costs in terms of tuition and opportunity costs in terms of lost time. In other words, many more college-eligible people are now thinking outside the college box. Three factors are impelling this widespread re-examination of the necessity of college. First, the soaring cost of college tuition and the debt it is causing are becoming widely known. For example, the NY Times has prominently reported that average student loan debt rose 5% from 2010 to 2011, now...
  • I Just Got Fired.... Now What?

    10/19/2012 2:14:49 PM PDT · by Volunteer · 185 replies
    Vanity | 10/19/2012 | Vanity
    I was fired from my job today after 5 years. They have offered me a 5 month severance package, the catch is I have to sign some agreement that I can't understand. They explained they would not pay me my monthly salary this month or my 207 hours of vacation unless I sign the agreement. Can any one out there give me some advice as to what I should do? I am in Wisconsin and I know nothing about Employment Law here. Any suggestions would be very helpful and very appreciated.
  • Donald Driver is a man in demand now

    05/25/2012 6:47:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    JS Online ^ | 5-25-12 | Don Walker
    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver has always been a fan favorite in Wisconsin. But after his win on "Dancing With The Stars" with his dance partner, Peta Murgatroyd, Driver's national profile has increased markedly. That's the word from Brian Lammi, who runs Lammi Sports Management. Lammi has been working with Driver for 10 years to develop his marketing career and recently inked a new 25-year deal to work with the Packers star. "We certainly have felt an immediate increase in PR requests and national media requests," Lammi said. "We also had a number of requests for national speaking...
  • Career Lies My Graduate School Told Me

    03/14/2012 6:06:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    RCM ^ | 03/14/2012 | Steven Malanga
    Lately the efforts of a trio of advocates to sue law schools on behalf of unemployed graduates have gained much media attention. Eager, but out-of-work graduates make compelling figures on the evening news, especially when they are hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and have passed the bar but are working in bars because they can't even get a job interview with a law firm. The lawsuits, alleging that the schools have been misleading students about their postgraduate employment prospects, have helped stoke a certain amount of indignation because job prospects for lawyers have been declining for years, yet...
  • What Could End Rush Limbaugh's Career?

    11/17/2011 10:04:23 AM PST · by servo1969 · 160 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/17/2011 | Michael Brown
    It was surprising to hear Rush Limbaugh say the words, “I don’t have the guts to bring it up,” but he did, on November 8th, to his massive radio audience. Rush Limbaugh lacking the guts to address something publicly? Rush Limbaugh not willing to tackle controversy? Really? He was responding to a statement by a caller named Lawrence as they discussed Joe Paterno and the scandal at Penn State. CALLER: “What’s that?” RUSH: “Nobody has the guts to actually give the explanation for what was going on and why there was trepidation in reporting it, and that's all I'll say....
  • Stripper-turned-hedge funder sues ex-bosses for sexual harassment

    10/06/2011 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:36 PM on 6th October 2011 | By Meghan Keneally
    Strippers with sob stories or hookers with hearts of gold are often the way that Hollywood glamorizes the career paths of exotic dancers. One combination that you don't hear about often is the stripper turned Wall Street trader. Niki Marx, 27, is that case.
  • Will America's fury cost Casey Anthony a fortune? Media giants drop deals

    07/12/2011 9:15:12 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:43 PM on 10th July 2011 | By Rachel Quigley
    She was probably already spending the money in her head as she lay in her cell patiently waiting for her imminent release. But it appears Casey Anthony needn't bother because she may not be 'cashing in' on the death of her daughter Caylee as much as was first predicted. It was thought that the accused child murderer could have raked in millions of dollars from TV appearances, interviews, penning her memoirs, a movie about the tragedy and even a career in the porn industry. And no sooner had she been acquitted on all counts except for lying to police than...
  • Pop 'descending into pornography' says songwriter who launched Kylie Minogue's music career

    06/16/2011 9:25:20 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:23 AM on 17th June 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Pop music is on 'a slow but unmistakable descent into pornography', according to hit songwriter Mike Stock. Stock, who was responsible for dozens of hits as part of Stock, Aitken and Waterman and helped launch Kylie Minogue's pop career, put some of the blame on the rise of stars including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. He said they were among a wave of performers who 'have taken sexualised imagery, dance moves and lyrical content way beyond the limits of decency'.
  • On path to riches, no sign of fluffy majors in college

    05/24/2011 6:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2011 | Peter Whoriskey
    An old joke in academia gets at the precarious economics of majoring in the humanities. The scientist asks, “Why does it work?” The engineer asks, “How does it work?” The English major asks, “Would you like fries with that?” But exactly what an English major makes in a lifetime has never been clear, and some defenders of the humanities have said that their students are endowed with “critical thinking” and other skills that could enable them to catch up to other students in earnings. Turns out, on average, they were wrong. Over a lifetime, the earnings of workers who have...
  • Introducing Herman Cain

    05/12/2011 6:20:01 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/12/11 | Robert Costa
    ‘How many of you think Herman Cain won the debate?” Twenty hands shot up. “Well, we can stop right there,” said Frank Luntz, a fast-talking political consultant, as he paced before a Fox News focus group on May 5. “This is unprecedented.” Luntz pointed to the top row, looking for answers. One by one, South Carolina Republicans in trucker caps and business suits raved about Cain. After watching the 65-year-old spar with fellow GOP presidential contenders, many were itching to join his ranks. “He’s a breath of fresh air,” explained one gentleman. “He is the godfather of business sense, and...
  • 'It's slave labour, but it teaches you a lot': The harsh realities of working as an intern

    03/28/2011 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 8:00 PM on 26th March 2011 | By Jane Phillimore
    For increasing numbers of young college leavers, getting a foot on the career ladder means taking an unpaid internship, with no guarantee of a permanent job at the end. Is this all about opportunity or exploitation? Five graduates tell Jane Phillimore their experiences
  • Why I'd rather my daughter marry a rich man than have a brilliant career

    12/10/2010 7:59:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/2010 | Frances Childs
    During a chat with a group of 17-year-old girls recently, our ­conversation turned to their dreams for the future. One girl, Patty, wants to be a lawyer. Another, Justine, has her heart set on becoming a doctor. But it seems there’s one aspiration that’s proving surprisingly popular — and it doesn’t involve years of ­dedicated study, either. Yes — feminists look away now — most of the girls I talked to are intent on marrying a rich man. This idea is buoyed by a culture of celebrity that sees attractive women marrying well and then enjoying ­luxurious lifestyles as a...
  • 85% of College Grads Move Back Home

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Getting a degree used to be a stepping stone to limitless career opportunities. Now it's more of a hiatus from living under your parents' roof. Stubbornly high unemployment -- nearly 15% for those ages 20-24 -- has made finding a job nearly impossible. And without a job, there's nowhere for these young adults to go but back to their old bedrooms, curfews and chore charts. Meet the boomerangers.
  • The 13 Careers Where You’re Most Likely to Commit Suicide

    10/12/2010 11:56:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies · 2+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 10/12/2010 | Mamta Badkar and us Lubin
    Lots of jobs can be frustrating, but how many will actually drive you to suicide? Data on occupational suicide is hard to find, perhaps because the subject is controversial, but we talked to the premier suicide statistician, Wayne State's Steven Stack. Combining several papers by Stack, we came up with a list of the most suicidal jobs. This list is not weighted for demographic factors. If it were, the list might look different. For instance, men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women, according to Stack, and white Americans are twice as likely to commit suicide as...
  • Mel Gibson's Career Seems Over

    07/11/2010 9:27:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07/11/2010
    Mel Gibson seemed to weather the media firestorm that followed his drunk-driving arrest and anti-Semitic rant in 2006. A handful of Hollywood types called for a boycott, but Gibson’s apology tour somewhat smoothed things over. But the latest example of the actor’s bigotry—tapes of him threatening his girlfriend with awful racist and sexist taunts—is surely the final nail in the coffin. Gibson’s been dropped by his agency, William Morris Endeavor, just after his longtime agent Ed Limato died. He hasn’t been a bankable star much recently, even though peers like Bruce Willis still nab action roles. Gibson may be able...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Blumenthal Defends Military Career: "I Did Misspeak"

    05/18/2010 11:45:42 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 43 replies · 1,231+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 18, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "I am proud of my service in the United States Marine Corps," Richard Blumenthal (D), candidate for US Senate, said. "Hoo-rah" and "Semper fi" was uttered several times. "I take full responsibility" for misspeaking he said. "I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country," he stated. "I served in the United States Marine Corps reserves and I am proud of it," he concluded. "I did misspeak on a few occasions," he admitted. He also added that he "regretted" it.
  • Schools 'push teen mothers to be dropouts'

    03/15/2010 4:03:15 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 24 replies · 373+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday 14 March 2010 | Tracy McVeigh
    Teenage mothers are being thrown on the career scrap heap because they face so many barriers in getting back into school, the children's charity Barnardo's says. Young women are often left out of school on "spurious health and safety grounds" and feel pressured by their schools not to come back after having had a baby, says the charity.
  • Are you looking for a job?

    01/30/2010 5:05:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 484 replies · 5,569+ views
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | January 30, 2010 | n/a
    It's a new year and time for a new thread. If you're looking for a job and/or a career; this is the thread for you -- so bookmark it and tell others about this thread. Updates will be ongoing.
  • Government Work Is the New Black

    01/27/2010 9:24:26 AM PST · by Poundstone · 26 replies · 658+ views
    Fast Company ^ | January 26, 2010 | Trisha Creekmore
    As the economy shudders and shakes and civilian companies teeter on a tightrope of uncertainty, there is one sector standing strong and quietly growing: the federal government. The feds are the single largest employer in the country with more than 1.8 million civilian employees on the payroll. Salaries and benefits afforded to government workers are competitive with civilian careers, opportunities to advance are as good or better than in the private sector, and best of all, the government never goes out of business.
  • Career Watch: A Professor Challenges the Conventional Wisdom on Offshoring

    01/02/2010 6:03:32 AM PST · by Son House · 57 replies · 1,772+ views
    Computerworld ^ | December 21, 2009 | By Jamie Eckle
    While not all of those jobs will be lost overseas, those workers will face wage pressures. -- Hewlett-Packard has asked many of its EDS employees to take 50% pay cuts. Even the most pro-offshoring report, written by McKinsey Global Institute's Diana Farrell, which asserted that the U.S. will be better off with offshoring, concedes that American workers will experience major losses in wages and jobs. Offshoring is a major structural shift in the way the economy works. Alan Blinder has called it a shift equivalent to the industrial revolution. Ponder that! What needs to change so that companies reject outsourcing...
  • Femina Sapiens in the Nursery - The conflict between parenting and career is hardwired in the...

    12/08/2009 3:15:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 966+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2009 | Kay S. Hymowitz
    The conflict between parenting and career is hardwired in the female brain.In the struggle for equality between the sexes, it keeps coming down to motherhood, doesn’t it? Consider a recent article by Hanna Rosin in The Atlantic. Rosin finds that nursing her infant is holding her back from the work she enjoys, despite her plan for a fully egalitarian marriage. “We were raised to expect that co-parenting was an attainable goal,” she laments, yet breast-feeding ties her, and not her husband, to their baby. She combs through research on the health benefits of breast-feeding for babies and makes a convincing...
  • Alec Baldwin considers entire film career a 'complete failure'

    11/30/2009 6:52:24 PM PST · by george76 · 106 replies · 3,181+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Nov 2009
    Alec Baldwin, the US actor, has said he has lost interest in acting and considers his film career a failure. "I consider my entire movie career a complete failure," he told the magazine. "The goal of moviemaking is to star in a film where your performance drives the film, and the film is either a soaring critical or commercial success, and I never had that." Baldwin has expressed interest in politics in the past but did not say in the interview what he intended to do if he quit acting.
  • With cop-killing, Mike Huckabee’s political career is over . . . as it should be

    12/01/2009 6:26:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies · 2,854+ views
    Northstar National ^ | 12/1/2009 | Dan Calabrese
    Why do people say, “I hate to say I told you so”? People love to say that. And I did tell you so where Mike Huckabee was concerned. Now that Maurice Clemmons, one of the many criminals whose sentences he commuted as Arkansas governor, has apparently gone on to murder four police officers in Washington State, Huckabee’s political career is finished. He will never be president. He will never be elected to anything. He can keep hosting his show on Fox News – and he’d better – because it’s the closest to politics he’s ever going to come. This is...
  • What's Your Tribe?

    11/19/2009 12:38:03 PM PST · by JMS · 13 replies · 495+ views
    The Recruitment Underground ^ | 11/19/09 | James Seetoo
    Do you lead one? Do you have one? It's a pretty good question these days since there's a lot of talk about Tribes going around. And it seems to be an evolving situation but an interesting one since it's apparent that it's becoming a very powerful cultural phenomenon. I would say that it's probably because of the increased connectivity we all have allows us access to people who have the same views and values. For more on Tribes, I would recommend Seth Godin's book, oddly enough titled: Tribes. I had the priviledge of attending the recent PGC200 (www.pgc200.org) launch event...
  • Lone GOPer: Health vote could end career

    11/12/2009 8:15:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1,535+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/12/09 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    The only Republican to vote for the House Democrats' health care reform bill said he voted his conscience, putting aside concerns about the cost in hopes of providing health care access to all Americans. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao of Louisiana said he cast "a very difficult vote" on Saturday, when the House passed the bill 220-215, just over the 218 required for passage. "But at the end of the day I have to vote on the needs of my district down here in New Orleans and vote according to my conscience," Mr. Cao said in an inte

    08/02/2009 9:28:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 234 replies · 7,038+ views
    Variou ^ | August 2, 2009 | Various
    Here's the good news: We have this thread that will keep on growing. Here's the bad news: Not everyone knows about this thread. So, enough of this chit-chat; let's look at jobs and careers. Start here now.
  • Army creates electronic warfare career field

    02/09/2009 12:33:02 AM PST · by DTAD · 3 replies · 523+ views
    The Army has announced approval for the establishment of a new Electronic Warfare 29-series career field for officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel. The new career field will eventually give the Army the largest electronic warfare manpower force of all the services. Nearly 1,600 EW personnel, serving at every level of command, will be added to the Army over the next three years. The Army is also considering adding an additional 2,300 personnel to the career field in the near future as personnel become available, officials said.
  • Are you looking for a job?

    11/22/2008 1:01:47 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 1,120 replies · 30,460+ views
    Check here every day for new additions http://geo.craigslist.org/ http://www.monster.com/ http://www.indeed.com/ http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/ http://www.careerbuilder.com/ http://www.dice.com/ http://www.jobbankusa.com/ http://www.vault.com/ http://www.job.com/
  • Doing the Math to Find the Good Jobs

    01/09/2009 5:47:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 1,898+ views
    Mathematicians Land Top Spot in New Ranking of Best and Worst Occupations in the U.S. BY SARAH E. NEEDLEMANThe Wall Street Journal Nineteen years ago, Jennifer Courter set out on a career path that has since provided her with a steady stream of lucrative, low-stress jobs. Now, her occupation — mathematician — has landed at the top spot on a new study ranking the best and worst jobs in the U.S. "It's a lot more than just some boring subject that everybody has to take in school," says Ms. Courter, a research mathematician at mental images Inc., a maker of...
  • Are Career DOJ Bureaucrats Targeting GOP Activists?

    10/18/2008 6:41:06 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 18 replies · 828+ views
    Red State ^ | 17 Oct 2008 | Erick Erickson
    Are Career DOJ Bureaucrats Targeting GOP Activists? Posted by: Erick Erickson Friday, October 17, 2008 at 07:18AM CDT The implications of this article are downright frightening. former Republican congressional candidate Tan Nguyen [ ] ran for office in the 47th Congressional District of California in 2006 against incumbent Loretta Sanchez. On October 1, the Civil Rights Division announced the indictment of Nguyen for obstruction of justice for supposedly making “misleading statements to investigators” regarding a letter that was sent to Latino voters during the election. This investigation and indictment represents a particularly egregious example of the government persecuting someone for...
  • Students' career hopes in disarray as crisis batters bank industry

    09/23/2008 7:27:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 197+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/20/08 | MELISSA GRACE
    Students' career hopes in disarray as crisis batters bank industry BY MELISSA GRACE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, September 20th 2008, 1:50 PM Dolores Adams, a finance major at Baruch College, is one of many business students nervous about career options in the midst of the crisis on Wall Street. Mendez for News Dolores Adams, a finance major at Baruch College, is one of many business students nervous about career options in the midst of the crisis on Wall Street. The meltdown on Wall Street has some nervous business students across the city rewriting their résumés. "You think, 'What is...
  • Barack Obama: The Luckiest (and Least Impressive) Man in America

    09/22/2008 6:52:28 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 1 replies · 125+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | September 22, 2008 | Paul Ibrahim
    We have all heard – a bit too much – about how supposedly impressive Barack Obama is. But even a cursory examination of his background can only suggest that Obama is, in fact, remarkably unremarkable. Now you might ask, how can that be? After all, putting ideology aside, this guy has successfully fought his way up to the U.S. Senate, on its own a remarkable achievement for anyone! Not so much. Let us go back to the roots of Obama’s political career. When Alice Palmer, the Illinois state senator who preceded him, wanted to run for the U.S. House of...
  • Obama’s Economic Ignorance . . . and Amazing Luck

    09/22/2008 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 8 replies · 85+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | September 22, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    Barack Obama has built his political career on strokes of luck. He got elected to the U.S. Senate because of an opponent’s sex scandal. He won the Democratic presidential nomination because it turned out inevitability isn’t a strategy. Now, the man who can barely conceal his disdain for free-market capitalism is looking for campaign momentum just as Wall Street is experiencing some of its darkest days. And if Obama surfs Wall Street’s crashing waves all the way to the White House, it may be the most notorious example ever of an election turning on an issue the voters don’t understand...