The cleaning industry makes about $40 billion annually. Part of that can be yours, as an employee or, eventually, by owning your own business.
What's known as "cleaning" includes both residential, that is where people live, and commercial, that is where people conduct business. The work might entail daily or... Read More »
If your spouse helps people or touches them for a living, be careful -- you might be headed for a divorce. Helping professions and hospitality workers have some of the highest divorce rates in the country, according to a comparison of divorce rates among occupations. Read More »
I think it's time we changed the term "politically correct." It sounds so stuffy. How about "socially relevant"? That makes more sense. When it comes to job titles, they've been evolving for decades -- and while it is fun to watch 'Mad Men' on television and get all retro, I'm sure most women are glad they've... Read More »
I have been a maid in a motel for 16 years. I've seen good things, and lots of strange things.
When I think back at all the times I've had, I can only laugh and be thankful. For example, I remember on a Saturday morning, about a year ago, I had started on my list of rooms as on any morning. I knocked on one... Read More »
You've Come a Long Way Baby... Or Have You?
Think back to the most common jobs that women held in your mom's day, and if that's not far enough back, think about your grandmother. Do secretaries, nurses, teachers and retail sales clerks come to mind? Now think about the most common jobs for women today:... Read More »
I've worked at cleaning homes for a professional cleaning company and on my own. These days I am a mixture of nanny, housekeeper and cook for one employer.
Housecleaning is literally a tough job that someone has to do. Here are some of the dirty little secrets of the trade that will help you get better... Read More »
Everyone has a different idea of what's a good or bad salary. Some people are happy just to make ends meet. Others won't settle for less than six figures. A lot of factors go into what makes a salary seem reasonable.
Therefore you can't really classify any single salary as high or low without bringing in... Read More »
What do you do during the winter months? Celebrate some holidays? Prepare to adopt a healthier lifestyle on January 1? Wrap yourself in an electric blanket and cry until spring thaws all the ice?
Many people use these frosty months to find new work or take on temporary jobs because they've got some extra... Read More »
Like age, salaries are a just a number. OK, salary might be a little more than just a number; in fact, income is probably the one amount that matters most to some people, especially workers. There's another figure however, that employees should be paying more attention to during their job... Read More »
Do you feel your contributions in the workplace are overlooked? Are you consistently swamped with work at the office, but still feel empty when the week ends? At the end of the day, are you ashamed of what you've accomplished and how you reached the end result? Read More »
Jobs at the low end of the pay scale are often overlooked. Understandably, everyone wants to earn a lot of money -- it makes life easier when you're not counting pennies between paychecks. The problem is that, unless you're on the receiving end of nepotism, your first job isn't going to earn you six... Read More »