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American Workers Lost $38 Billion In Wages Waiting For The Cable Guy Last Year

American Workers Lost $38 Billion In Wages Waiting For The Cable Guy Last Year

Waiting for the cable guy, the Internet guy, or the air conditioner guy is among life's tedious necessities, like doing laundry or visiting the in-laws. But it's vastly more expensive. According to a new poll, American workers lost a total of $37.7 billion waiting around for in-house appointments in 2011. Read More »

Chinese More Optimistic Than Americans About Jobs

Chinese More Optimistic Than Americans About Jobs

Unsurprisingly, more Americans say it's a bad time to find a job now than before the recession began. But China has experienced an opposite trend, according to a new Gallup poll. Fewer Chinese say it's a bad time to find a job in their area today, and a record number say that it's actually a good time to go... Read More »

Relationship Status Is The Most Taboo Topic In The Workplace

Relationship Status Is The Most Taboo Topic In The Workplace

"How much do you weigh?" is never really an appropriate question in the workplace, unless your workplace is a boxing ring. "How old are you?" isn't so OK after your 20s. "Who are you voting for in 2012?" can be a little touchy, and "Is Jesus Christ your personal savior?" is best kept to your leisure time. But... Read More »

12 Most Overrated Jobs

12 Most Overrated Jobs

They may have high salaries, power and prestige, but senior corporate executives, surgeons and physicians were ranked among the most overrated jobs in a new report from CareerCast.com. CareerCast.com's Overrated Jobs report identifies careers that have intense stress, higher than average physical demands, and... Read More »

Your Boss Doesn't Really Want You To Have A Life

Your Boss Doesn't Really Want You To Have A Life

Maybe you really are just another brick in the wall, after all. Corporate speak might emphasize the importance of maintaining work/life balance, but according to a new study from the WorldatWork Association, it may all just be lip service. It turns out employers still want their workers to be willing to... Read More »

Most Employees Would Take Pay Cut To Work From Home

Most Employees Would Take Pay Cut To Work From Home

Telecommuting has become a way of life for many workers. Whether they work at home full time or just a few days a month, many appreciate the ability to forgo the commute and would even give up pay just to work from home, a new survey finds. Twenty percent of workers polled in the U.S. said they would take a... Read More »

'Moanday' Is The Worst Day Of The Week For Workers

'Moanday' Is The Worst Day Of The Week For Workers

Every so often a bit of news surfaces that makes the mind wobble -- such as this one: A new survey from the U.K. finds that Monday is the most miserable day of the week for workers. Well, duh. As anyone who works a typical workweek can tell you, it can be a bit tough to get up and get going on any Monday.... Read More »

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