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August 18th, 2010 by Kate Seidametova   Posted in Humor

medievil middle ages old jobsEver wondered what your last name means or what your job was called several hundred years ago? Many of today’s jobs simply did not exist back then.  On the other hand, there are plenty of old jobs that have been greatly diminished or don’t exist today. 

We’ve put together a list of the most fascinating old occupations for you to enjoy.  Have you heard of any of them? Let us know in the comments!


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July 21st, 2010 by Kate Seidametova   Posted in In the Workplace

office-romance-gone-badWe’ve all heard that dating coworkers is a bad idea.  Nonetheless, while spending most of our time at work, coworkers often become friends and opposite sexes may even become romantically involved. According to a recent survey conducted by Careerbuilder.com, 37% of workers said that they had dated a co-worker at some time in their careers. 32%t of those people said they had gone on to marry that person. 

Unfortunately, not every office romance works out.  Most of us prefer not to be around an ex after a romantic breakup and the last thing we want is to have to interact with them on a daily basis.  Sadly, this is something that may be unavoidable in an office environment. Working with your ex may be very painful, and when a relationship turns sour, the office can become a battlefield of anxiety and distraction.


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June 9th, 2010 by Kate Seidametova   Posted in Humor

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May 26th, 2010 by Kate Seidametova   Posted in Employee Rights, In the Workplace

babyyoung businessman with pacifierWith college graduates anxiously searching for jobs, employers are finding that “helicopter” parents are becoming increasingly involved in their children’s job search.  Now, more than ever, employers and recruiters are seeing parents attending job fairs, making job interview appointments, and even showing up for job interviews accompanying their children!  Some employers are responding to this trend by training their hiring managers to handling helicopter parents, who constantly hover over their children’s lives.

What’s even more troubling is that this generation is not embarrassed by it.  In fact, many young employees are actually asking for their parents’ involvement. The consensus among hiring managers is that helicopter parents create a negative view and such involvement backfires; it hurts their children’s chances of getting a job.   Employers certainly don’t want to have to deal with parents and they want to hire mature, independent adults that can perform on their own, be their own advocates, and take personal responsibility.    Employers are thinking, “Can this individual perform duties expected of them? Are they going to call their parents every time they run into a problem? Who are we hiring? Are we hiring the candidate or their mommy and daddy?”
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May 12th, 2010 by Kate Seidametova   Posted in Job News

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