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Why we buy those crazy, ugly holiday sweaters
Fri Dec 14, 2012
There are a ton of ugly Christmas sweaters at Walmart, at least in my area...
Texting pedestrians asking for trouble, study finds
Wed Dec 12, 2012
I'm a cashier and here's what I see often: A group of teenagers or people in their early twenties. All of them have their faces in their phones the entire time I'm ringing up their items, bagging them, etc. Works for me, because I don't have to say hello or chat with them(Most times I do say hello b …
More Americans using less of their vacation time
Tue Dec 4, 2012
I don't have vacation time at my job. I don't even have sick time. If I take some days off, it's unpaid time off. I'm planning on taking three or four days next March to spend with my husband for our anniversary.
'Broken heart' and other fake sick day excuses
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Not at my current job, but in the past I have.
Consumers, after brief rest, start saying 'charge it' again
Fri Oct 5, 2012
Hubby and I have finally whittled our way down to two credit cards; one in his name only and one in both our names. We just refinanced the truck payment lower and are doing pretty well. I had been unemployed for 18 months before finding a job this June. While we are using credit on occasion, we are …
Economy leaves many returning students disappointed, deep in debt
Thu Sep 20, 2012
I would LOVE to make $20 an hour! I have never made more than $12. In 2010, I went back to school to get my AA in Medical Billing. I qualified for grants. Later that year, I lost my job. Now, I'm very good with computers and data entry type jobs, which is what medical billing is, essentially. I sent …
Credit card debt transformed into art lesson
Mon Sep 17, 2012
Paid off a lot even through tough times and on the way to paying off the rest. We will keep 2 cards for emergencies.
After climbing economic ladder, one family fears falling backward
Tue Sep 11, 2012
Finished my AA, applied to jobs in the field for months, but now I'm a cashier at a local grocery store. At least it's a paycheck.
Hot jobs, careers defy sluggish economy
Thu Sep 6, 2012
Well I finished my AA in Medical Billing and I have a background in data entry and technical research. I applied for medical billing/office jobs for a year and a half and got nothing but a handful of interviews. For the time being, I'm a cashier at a local grocery store.
Jobless rate rose in 44 states last month
Fri Aug 17, 2012
I finally found a job, but not what I was looking for and not full time.
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Was your parental leave long enough?
Not nearly long enough!
I only got six weeks, unpaid, and my company had much more than 50 people. On another note, there was a day last fall when I had to leave work early to take my fiance to the emergency room. My boss mentioned that by leaving early I wouldn't get my perfect attendance bonus. And I'm thinking "Okay...S …
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