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4 Ways To Find A Job While On Vacation

4 Ways To Find A Job While On Vacation

By Vickie Elmer Spring break seems like a great time to savor life and sunshine and the joy of no school or work commitments. But those who want an <a data-cke-saved-href="http://aol.careerbuilder.com/jobs/keyword/intern/?siteid=cbaol95int"... Read More »

Workers Spend The First Day Of Their Vacations Stressed Out

Workers Spend The First Day Of Their Vacations Stressed Out

It takes almost a day for U.K. vacationers to start enjoying their vacations, according to a survey of 2,000 adults. One third of these travelers start worrying about the stress of getting home within three days of arriving, and immediately after returning home, nearly half of them said that they felt so... Read More »

New York City Schoolteacher Faked Jury Duty To Skip Class

New York City Schoolteacher Faked Jury Duty To Skip Class

People will use all kinds of excuses to get out of jury duty. But it's rare the employee who uses the pretense of having to sit on a jury just to get a little time off from work. But that's exactly what Mona Lisa Tello is accused of doing, officials in New York City revealed Tuesday. The 61-year-old... Read More »

U.S. Gets Fewer Paid Vacation Days Than Almost Anywhere: Zero

U.S. Gets Fewer Paid Vacation Days Than Almost Anywhere: Zero

A lot of American companies move their labor offshore to save on costs. But there is one expense that is greater in almost every other country: paid vacation. Of 62 countries studied by Mercer, a human resources research and consulting organization, the U.S. is the only country without any statutory paid... Read More »

Americans Leave Average Of 11 Unused Vacation Days On The Table

Americans Leave Average Of 11 Unused Vacation Days On The Table

When it comes to taking a vacation, we Americans are a sorry bunch. Not only do we leave much of our allotted time off on the table, a new study finds, but a significant number of us feel guilty about requesting to use the time afforded by employers. According to a recent Harris Interactive survey, 57... Read More »

Job Stress Survival: 5 Ways To Feel Better

Job Stress Survival: 5 Ways To Feel Better

Whether dealing with a demanding boss or a constantly buzzing BlackBerry, most people are familiar with on-the-job stressors. But how stressful is your job, really? Some jobs are worse than others, according to a recent Payscale.com survey. And, there are ways to manage that stress. Read More »

4 Ways To Log Off On Time Off

4 Ways To Log Off On Time Off

According to a piece by the International Business Times, research has shown why we need vacations as well as why we need to shut down our work mental game. As in shut off the smart phones, the laptops, and oh yes, the direct dial to voicemail. It leaves us more rejuvenated, more creative and more energetic... Read More »

Hospitality and Leisure Industry Still Hiring for the Summer

Hospitality and Leisure Industry Still Hiring for the Summer

Contrary to popular belief, there is a cure for the summertime blues -- especially if you're unemployed. This summer, one in three employers in the hospitality and leisure industry intend to hire more help, according to the latest quarterly Manpower survey. That's far more hiring than any other industry. Read More »

Employees Finally Starting to Relax About Taking Time Off

Employees Finally Starting to Relax About Taking Time Off

During the recession, the majority of Americans offered to forgo vacations, and most of those who did take them stayed in electronic contact with their jobs while gone. It was all about protecting your position: None wanted to return from vacation only to find that the boss had gotten along so well without... Read More »

New Job? Great! New Job Terms? Get in Writing!

New Job? Great! New Job Terms? Get in Writing!

With unemployment so high, many people are just excited to get an offer for work. After months and months of searching, it's easy to want to scream, "Yes, I'll take it!" when the first offer comes along. But before you pull that trigger and pack your lunch, make sure you get everything you need in writing.... Read More »

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