The story of the Tower of Babel is understood to be a parable on humanity's disparate nature. When the species coalesced pridefully around the construction of an imposing tower, the higher being made the decision to divide humanity. And so humans began speaking distinct languages. Along the way we've diverged... Read More »
Tacking a 15 or 20 percent gratuity charge on a bill is a good way to ensure that your waitstaff isn't stiffed by stingy patrons. It turns out that it's also a way for management to pocket some extra cash while stiffing its waitstaff. Such practices have becoming increasingly common, or at least increasingly... Read More »
As the current job market continues to prove, competition among job seekers remains stiff. More than 14 million Americans are looking for work, so securing an interview in itself is reason to celebrate.
To get the job, however, applicants need to impress hiring managers on several levels, and the key to... Read More »
If you're pinching your pennies a little tighter this year, you may be tempted to hold back on handing extra dollars to the service providers in your life. But, if you do, remember that skipping a worker's gratuity, in many cases, would be like your boss saying to you, "Hey, guess what? We're going to cut your... Read More »
Tips have reached a tipping point. The amount people in the service industry make in tips is up for the first time in three years, according to a report published today by PayScale. The online compensation data company reported that tips fell 5% between 2008 and 2009, remained flat from 2009 to 2010, but rose... Read More »
Job interviews can be challenging, in part because there is so much that can go wrong.
There is dressing appropriately, of course, and ensuring that your resume is up-to-date and error-free. But there are other, more subtle factors, such as body language, that interviewers pay keen attention to.
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The industries hit hardest by the recession are well known. They're usually involved in building things Americans can no longer afford (construction workers, carmakers, architects). Less talked about is the suffering of the tipping industries, the professions that rely on tips to survive. Read More »
When you are shelling out $60 to $150 per hour, you want to get the best massage you can find. But how do you go about doing that?
Chances are, if you are aged 25 or older, you've had at least one professional massage. In fact, according to the 2009 American Massage Therapy Association consumer survey, an... Read More »