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Do you ever wake up in the morning and think, “It’s too early to go into work. I’m tired. I’ll just go in a little later”?  According to a new survey, one in six Americans this week will be telling their boss why they were late for work. And one of the more innovative/bizarre excuses is “My cat had the hiccups.” Really. Once again, CareerBuilder is out with its annual “Most Outrageous… Read More

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There’s a good chance some of you are reading this while you’re at work. Feel guilty that you’re surfing the web, when you should be slaving away? I didn’t think so. But in case you do feel a tinge of guilt, the results of  a new study may erase it. It found that visiting your favorite websites at work, when the boss isn’t looking, actually makes most of us more productive. The… Read More

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It may be a tough summer for teenagers looking for work (especially if they’re looking for snow shoveling jobs). USA Today reports that seasonal job prospects are so tight that three out of four teens won’t have a job this summer. The reason for the dismal outlook? Experts say with people spending less, stores aren’t hiring as much.  And local governments are also tightening their belts, employing fewer summer workers at parks and pools…. Read More

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Next time you’re interviewing for a new job try not to say, “I’m a dynamic and motivated team-player with a proven track record as a problem solver who loves a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment.” According to LinkedIn, if that’s how you describe yourself, you need to change your entrepreneurial mindset and get a little more innovative with your extensive experience. The business-minded social networking site says those terms are the 10 most… Read More

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We’ve all heard it. The age-old excuse for not turning in your paper at school: “The dog ate my homework.” Well, apparently dogs are now hungry for phones. “The dog ate my phone” is one of 10 bizarre reasons employees have given for being late to work. Careerbuilder is out with its latest survey, this one on workplace tardiness and reasons for it. You’d expect, given the current economic climate and fears… Read More

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