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Running In Place

When it comes to work, some people do just what they need to, others perform over and above the call of duty and still others don’t bother stepping up to the plate at all. I noticed this recently when I dropped my car off for an unexpected repair and walked the three miles home in snow.

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Stealing Time

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Almost everyday we hear of some politician’s unethical practices when it comes to abusing power, whether it’s failing to pay taxes or using a jet for personal pleasure. We shake our heads, critical of their behavior. But do we really have the right to judge?

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Where Are the "Good" CEO's?

by Suzanne Bates

Day after day we’re being pummeled by news of bad CEO behavior, so much that you have to conclude that America’s business executives are incapable of getting the message: its time for restraint. In the last couple of weeks there has been one egregious example after another of excess, greed and sheer stupidity. It’s so ridiculous that you’d have to conclude these CEOs aren’t just out of touch: they simply don’t care.

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Looking For Work? Take a Brisk Walk

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Being unemployed — with no place to go each day — can get anyone down. And a natural temptation is to sit there and obsess on how bad things are. But a new study finds that women who start exercising say they have more energy and are in better moods than when they’re couch potatoes.

Understanding the Dynamics: When Your Boss Yells at You

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Updated on July 18, 2023

Workplace dynamics can often be complex and challenging to navigate. However, when complexities turn into distressing situations such as a boss yelling at an employee in front of others, it can be not just humiliating but damaging to the professional relationship and overall work environment.

An estimated 48.6 million Americans, or about 30% of the workforce, are bullied at work. In India, workplace bullying is reported to be as high as 46% or even 55%. In Germany, it’s a lower but non-negligible 17%. Despite these alarming statistics, workplace bullying like this often receives little attention or effective action.

This article aims to provide some guidance on how to handle such a situation, with the hopes of increasing awareness and prompting more effective responses to this pervasive issue.

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Amid Layoffs, Women Surge

Amid all the bleak economic news, a milestone: women are poised to surpass men on the nation’s payrolls, taking the majority for the first time in American history. The New York Times reports that it has less to do with gender equality than with where the ax is falling: men represent 82 percent of all job losses in distressed industries like manufacturing and construction. Women tend to work in areas like education and health care, which are less sensitive to economic ups and downs, and in jobs that allow more time for child care and other domestic work.