Employee

21 Signs You Are an Unmotivated (and Somewhat Unethical) Employee

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Today, with the crappy economy and tough job market many employees are stuck in a job that they detest but need to keep to pay their bills. This makes them unmotivated to do more than the bare minimum and sometimes even display unethical behaviors. Here are 21 signs, in no particular order, that you are […]

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Working From Home Is More Productive Than Being in The Office

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Great article from Bloomberg Businessweek on what employees really do when they are working from home. This includes: 43 percent watch TV or a movie and 20 percent play video games while officially working from home. Parents are more likely than those without children to partake in these two activities, which aren’t work-related. Employees might […]

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Is it Okay For an Employer to Google or Facebook You?

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Most people have an online presence in today’s day and age. Whether it is passive (Google searches) or active (Facebook, Twitter) our online history is not that hard to get to for companies that have the right tools, resources and connections. But is this ethical or legal and should your employer or potential employer be […]

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No Federal Pay Raise in 2011 or 2012 as Obama Freezes Federal Employee Pay Rates

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In an effort to address growing budget deficit concerns and political pressure, President Obama announced a proposal to freeze federal pay increases. This freeze would affect over two million federal government employees, and with inflation set to rise over the next few years the pay freeze essentially amounts to a pay cut for the next two years […]

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2011-2012 Federal Pay Scale Tables (GS) and No Raise From 2010 Levels As Obama Freezes Employee Pay

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[Updated : 2012 Pay Tables] Following President Obama’s Federal employee pay freeze, 2011 and 2012 GS tables will remain the same as 2010. This includes the special base rates for GS law enforcement officers (GL) at GS grades 3 through 10. Unfortunately this means that the proposed raises discussed in previous updates below will not […]

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Open Enrollment and Employer Health Insurance – Making the Most Despite Fewer Benefits and More Expensive Premiums, Deductibles and Co-pays

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It’s that time of year again when workers have to review and are able to modify their employer sponsored health care insurance and other “fringe” benefits. Unfortunately as I reviewed my health care benefits it seems that my employer is providing less (like excluding Chiropractic benefits) but raising premiums, co-pays and deductibles – which was […]

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