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Pilot Passes Sobriety Test; Airline Grounds Passenger for Tweeting

airplaneWe’ve heard about employers slapping the wrist on employees for scribing questionable tweets but in a recent case, an airline sent a passenger packing when she tweeted about one of its employees. Namely, the pilot.

According to AOL Jobs, a passenger says she was removed from a JetBlue flight after sending a tweet. Not just any ol’ tweet — it was about a pilot’s sobriety test.

Here’s the deal: Lisa Carter-Knight from Pennsylvania was waiting to board her flight in Philadelphia. During that time, the airline mentioned it was delayed due to a unique set of circumstances. That is, the pilot believed another passenger actually accused him of being drunk. Read more

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New Survey Reveals Scariest Jobs in America

scaryIf there are certain jobs you wouldn’t pursue in a million years, you’re not alone. They’re scary, they’re spooky and downright frightful!

According to a new survey released by CareerBuilder, some of the scariest jobs include stand-up comedians, kindergarten teachers and morticians.

Participants were asked to choose from a list of jobs they thought were the most frightful. They were also encouraged to submit their own. Do any of the top jobs on their list scare you, too? Read more

Red Flags Employers Spot When You’re Looking to Leave

judgeIt’s okay, you can secretly nod in agreement if you’ve quietly pranced in and out of your office to a lunchtime interview. This may go unnoticed if it’s happening once or twice but suffice it to say, when you’re actively looking to leave and frequently interviewing, your employer may start to take notice.

Thanks to good ol’ social media, when you really want to broadcast to your network in order to expand connections, you need to be more cognizant about your moves. Here are several aspects, per a piece on Fortune, to be mindful of when you’re looking to land a new job.

1. Be mindful on LinkedIn. If you’re inactive on the site and then all of the sudden you’re making dozens upon dozens of new connections, others may start to wonder if something is up, especially if you’re already connected to your boss. So, be sure to switch on your privacy settings. This is particularly important when you want to start following companies such as competitors. Plus, it helps you discreetly  update your profile and tweak your current role. Read more

Three Ways to Productively Procrastinate

lazy coworkerIf you’ve been known to procrastinate from time to time, this post’s for you.

How many times have you attempted to tackle a lofty task or goal only to get distracted?

Well, what happens when distraction actually becomes a productive use of your time? The initial goal is being brushed under the rug but you’ve managed to at least get something else done. Read more

Making the Case for Revising Your Job Description & Asking For More Money

moneyLet’s get pumped to ask for more money that’s rightly deserved!

Here’s the deal. If you’re constantly going above and beyond your job, doing it diligently, doing it exceptionally well and continually getting shafted in the pay department, it’s time to do something about it. One option is to always look externally but if you like the company and see growth potential, Plan A consists of methodically creating your own promotion. (And if leadership isn’t keen on it, well then you pretty much know they don’t recognize your service and it’s time to work for someone who does.)

For starters, pull out that job description from when you were initially hired. Create a new one of your daily responsibilities and projects. How do they contrast? Highlight the differences. Read more

Tips For an Office-Friendly Halloween

pumpkinHalloween is only a few days away!

Considering it’s on a Friday this year, chances are you may plan on attending a party or two that night.

How about during the day? Fridays lend themselves to being more casual in general at work but how does that apply to the work-related Halloween fete?

Well, like everything there’s a fine line between being appropriate and crossing the line. Here are a few tips to keep in mind so you can have fun in the office while not being that over the top guy or gal. Read more

Survey Shows Most New Hires Leave Within 12 Months

graduation capRemember back in the day when you felt you had to stay with an employer at least two to three years to look loyal and steady?

Well, it’s not uncommon for Millennials to jump around prior to that timing and a new survey proves it. Approximately 77 percent of businesses expect a recent graduate to stay less than a year. Read more

Four Things to Avoid Saying in the Office

megaphoneThis piece on U.S. News & World Report made us chuckle in agreement.

Who hasn’t been there, done that at one point or another? That is, saying or hearing something ultra awkward at the office.

Please don’t be that guy or gal and put a foot in your mouth.

1. “Are you pregnant?” Let’s just say that if a woman is pregnant and wants people to know, she’ll say so. But to ask her about a baby bump when it just might be a bump, is inappropriate. Her belly is none of your business. Read more

Top 10 Crazy Excuses For Calling In Sick

tissuesIf you’ve ever had to call in sick, you’re not alone. Heck, you’re even doing everyone a favor at the office to prevent spreading your own germs onto them.

But what happens when you’re a manager and someone on your team is um, how shall we put this? Taking advantage of sick days with bizarre excuses.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, it seems like countless employees have a lot of explaining to do. During the past 12 months, 28 percent of employees have called in work saying they were sick when they were — get this — actually feeling well! Shocker, we say sarcastically. Read more

Tobacco Company Officially Bans Smoking In Its Office

nonsmokingGot a light? If you’re looking for one at the offices of Camel, you’ll need to go outside.

According to The Associated Press, their cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is extinguishing their smoking policy in its offices and buildings.

Yesterday they informed employees a new policy will be implemented in 2015 to ban the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes at employee desks, offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Currently smoking is prohibited in cafeterias, fitness centers and on factory floors. Read more

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