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Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling

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Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling. The end of the road for a class-action discrimination lawsuit brought by female employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Supreme Court decision last month siding with the world’s largest retailer was widely seen as a blow to many other would-be class-action plaintiffs. Local.

10 middle-class jobs that are rapidly vanishing

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10 middle-class jobs that are rapidly vanishing. Travel agents, proofreaders, transit security all are seeing big declines “The American dream is dead for the majority of America,” financial guru Suze Orman told Forbes last year, speaking about her upcoming book "The Money Class.". The middle class has disappeared,” she said.

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How to Be Happier in the Next 30 Minutes

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Naturally I found myself drawn to this post by Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project on how to instantly feel happier! How about you? How about you?

Interviewing Ability May Help Your Career

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Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Why Hire Junior Contractors?

What Are Your Expectations for New Grads? | Hiring Technical People

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How Sending My Child to School Taught Me About Why People Hate HR

Evil HR Lady

And the explanation I was given was "we haven't decided how many classes to have." All of these trips involved filling out forms. August.

What To Do When You're the Newbie

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When you were the new kid, did you immediately join in and assert yourself, or did you hang back for a bit to get the lay of the land? Sarah E.

Happy Birthday Deb!

Evil HR Lady

Now you are in a protected class. See, I remembered ! The thing all of us HR types dream about

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Happy Birthday Deb!

Evil HR Lady

Now you are in a protected class. See, I remembered ! The thing all of us HR types dream about

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Training to the Rescue

Evil HR Lady

The staff, however, doesn't think so. (Or at least our writer doesn't think so.) He states: We don’t need communication classes, we need “What makes sense to run an ER safely and efficiently” classes! The Emergency Room is about to get some communication training. think it illustrates why so many people think HR is worthless.

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Training to the Rescue

Evil HR Lady

The staff, however, doesn't think so. (Or at least our writer doesn't think so.) He states: We don’t need communication classes, we need “What makes sense to run an ER safely and efficiently” classes! The Emergency Room is about to get some communication training. think it illustrates why so many people think HR is worthless.

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Coworking Telecommuters

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Coworking Telecommuters May 26, 2008 · 11 comments It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it. Linda W May 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm “Heck, maybe it’s a whole new business idea all together. Linda W May 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm Lisa, look what you started! would.

Family Owned Business

Evil HR Lady

Not being friends with the boss is not a protected class. My company is a family owned manufacturing business. The owner's son manages the place while the owner has moved to another state. The son hires a friend of his and promises to pay him more than the set amount that entry level employees make. Is this legal? Is it ethical? Is it stupid?

Family Owned Business

Evil HR Lady

Not being friends with the boss is not a protected class. My company is a family owned manufacturing business. The owner's son manages the place while the owner has moved to another state. The son hires a friend of his and promises to pay him more than the set amount that entry level employees make. Is this legal? Is it ethical? Is it stupid?

Policy Problem

Evil HR Lady

I've also been the recipient of many dumb phone calls, including ones that went someone like this: "I'm looking at the tuition reimbursement policy and it says that in order to be reimbursed, I have to get at least a C in the class. After waiting over 6 months I went to our companies intranet site and searched "tuition reimbursement".

Policy Problem

Evil HR Lady

I've also been the recipient of many dumb phone calls, including ones that went someone like this: "I'm looking at the tuition reimbursement policy and it says that in order to be reimbursed, I have to get at least a C in the class. After waiting over 6 months I went to our companies intranet site and searched "tuition reimbursement".

Making it Harder to Get Hired

Evil HR Lady

And for the record, it's not illegal to discriminate in hiring; it's only illegal to discriminate based on certain protected classes. People like to get their knickers all twisted up over discriminatory hiring practices. Certainly you can discriminate against idiots, if you would like. But, that's an other topic.) Liz Wolgemuth over at U.S.

Making it Harder to Get Hired

Evil HR Lady

And for the record, it's not illegal to discriminate in hiring; it's only illegal to discriminate based on certain protected classes. People like to get their knickers all twisted up over discriminatory hiring practices. Certainly you can discriminate against idiots, if you would like. But, that's an other topic.) Liz Wolgemuth over at U.S.

Asking for Severance

Evil HR Lady

I started work in January 08 as an HR Manager for a very small company of 35 employees. I was told this week that they can no longer afford to keep this position as they are "hurting" for money. I am in a protected class and wondered if I should be asking for a severance package? Thank you. No comment whatsoever. True, apparently.) Oops! 2.

Asking for Severance

Evil HR Lady

I started work in January 08 as an HR Manager for a very small company of 35 employees. I was told this week that they can no longer afford to keep this position as they are "hurting" for money. I am in a protected class and wondered if I should be asking for a severance package? Thank you. No comment whatsoever. True, apparently.) Oops! 2.

Fewer Jobs? Readjust How You Reach Your Career Goals

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Just like fashion, job opportunities for most people (who are not top of their class, top school) are part of a cycle; people who are not "elite" candidates get squeezed out during times of economic uncertainty and recession. For example, you (hopefully) should have clear writing skills from your college classes.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Evil HR Lady

You say you are not challenged at your training job, yet people aren't coming to their scheduled training classes. I'm in HR and currently have a job where I was responsible for creating a training program. I was the first person to do this for the company and everyone thinks I'm doing a fantastic job. Actually, I'm in 2nd gear.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Evil HR Lady

You say you are not challenged at your training job, yet people aren't coming to their scheduled training classes. I'm in HR and currently have a job where I was responsible for creating a training program. I was the first person to do this for the company and everyone thinks I'm doing a fantastic job. Actually, I'm in 2nd gear.

Managing Education Debt by Early Career Choice

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By making the right career choice early on, you: choose and pay for the training only necessary to reach your career goals, instead of paying for unnecessary classes, spend less time in school and more time working to reach your career goals, and focus your effort on building the skills needed for better paying jobs in your chosen career.

A Potential Bad Manager

Evil HR Lady

Are there projects or classes you can take on to help with this. 3. I've been reading your wonderful blog for a while, so I'm hoping you and/or your readers can come up with some helpful suggestions. I've been working at the same medium-sized company for 15years. My current manager is getting ready to retire within the next 2 years.

A Potential Bad Manager

Evil HR Lady

Are there projects or classes you can take on to help with this. 3. I've been reading your wonderful blog for a while, so I'm hoping you and/or your readers can come up with some helpful suggestions. I've been working at the same medium-sized company for 15years. My current manager is getting ready to retire within the next 2 years.

Part Time Exempt

Evil HR Lady

Their written PTO policy for full-timers does not apply to me, as I'm a different class (part-time). However, I am paid by the hour. I am not expected to work any hours other than 9 to 5 (since my employer is paying me by the hour, they have a specific amount budgeted for my job title). Correct? Are they required to give it to you? Well, no.

Part Time Exempt

Evil HR Lady

Their written PTO policy for full-timers does not apply to me, as I'm a different class (part-time). However, I am paid by the hour. I am not expected to work any hours other than 9 to 5 (since my employer is paying me by the hour, they have a specific amount budgeted for my job title). Correct? Are they required to give it to you? Well, no.

Prying Supervisors

Evil HR Lady

There are, perhaps, a limited number of substitutes available to cover classes. Is a supervisor allowed to ask an employee why they need to take the day off? The form is primarily used to track the need to arrange for substitute teachers to fill in for the absent employees, but it does ask that they state the reason for their request.

Prying Supervisors

Evil HR Lady

There are, perhaps, a limited number of substitutes available to cover classes. Is a supervisor allowed to ask an employee why they need to take the day off? The form is primarily used to track the need to arrange for substitute teachers to fill in for the absent employees, but it does ask that they state the reason for their request.

Age and Career Decisions: Are the Older, Wiser?

Career Key

As education costs spiral upward, the differentiation between social classes increases, and the digital divide expands, opportunities to advance into more educated jobs decrease. The influence of age on decision making is once again in the limelight. They’re wiser." How does age influence career decision-making? Practice makes perfect, right?

Manager Troubles

Evil HR Lady

There is a training class for X on June 5th and 6th at Y location. The three previous people in this job attended this class." or "If there is a scheduling conflict, it will be taught again in September. have been to the HR dept. Of course he never quit being a jerk. feel really ignored and looked over. He had gotten way too close.

Anti-Fraternization Policy

Evil HR Lady

I've taken classes at the local college and accepted every opportunity for job-related training. They have split their staff into two classes, and I'm feeling a little rebellious this weekend. I took an entry level position in customer service at an inbound call center (inbound! not evil! Hey, I mostly answer the phone for a living.

Fair Leave?

Evil HR Lady

It's only illegal to treat people differently because of some sort of protected class. I am currently on Short Term Disability for birth of my baby for 6 weeks. have arranged to take 6 more weeks after that--FMLA. The company and department annual review period and increases fall during the time frame I will be out. Illegal? don't know.

Micro-Managers

Evil HR Lady

You aren't considered a protected class until you hit 40, which you haven't. Most recently I switched jobs due to an enticing “creative & leadership” role and have been there for 3 months. She told me to leave the document as is. explained my concerns and she told me to leave it as is. Long story short, it was not fine. Flags. Not legally.

are you prepared for a possible job search?

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Enroll in a few classes? Enroll in a few classes? Let’s face it – it could happen! Let’s assume you are employed – take inventory now!

No Privacy On Facebook: 8 Tips for College Students & Other Job.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008 No Privacy On Facebook: 8 Tips for College Students & Other Job Seekers By Randi Lewis Facebook ~ A Means of Expression and Connection ~ But Whos Looking? Stop writing what you are doing or feeling at any moment ( i.e., "Dave is hungover and not going to classes today"; or "This new Facebook layout sucks!").

The 50 First Tweets in #HR & #Recruiting

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Although I started blogging in 2007, it was Twitter in 2008 changed everything for me. GerryCrispin (@GerryCrispin) March 8, 2008. 3) Kevin W. Grossman (@KevinWGrossman) May 12, 2008. 4) Craig Fisher, @fishdogs. Craig Fisher (@Fishdogs) September 21, 2008. 5) John Sumser, @johnsumser. Rayanne (@Ray_anne) June 23, 2008.

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New Grads Embracing Social Media as Job Search Tool

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Social media as a job-search tool has gained traction since NACE began tracking its use in 2008.

HireCentrix Forum :: Topic: A rough 10 years for the middle class.

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rough 10 years for the middle class - Middle-class income fell 7% in the last decade, adjusted for inflation. TOPIC: A rough 10 years for the middle class - Middle-class income fell 7% in the last decade, adjusted for inflation. Rising costs for middle class. In 2008, U.S. Be our Friend. Local. Blogs. Forum.