5 Step Roadmap To A Career In Transportation Management

Career Realism

Some of the best career opportunities in transportation management are with government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation. Transportation managers who work in the public sector are also involved in the development of transportation policy.

Federal Employees: How To Handle A Furlough

Career Realism

Because of these cuts, thousands of federal employees may be facing furloughs that could last for up to a year. In some cases, federal employees have already received notification that sequestration will result in a four-day work week.

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City Planning: 4 Career Opportunities with a Master’s in Civil Engineering

Career Alley

Although civil engineers can be hired to work at the state or federal level, there are many interesting opportunities for those who have a Master’s degree in civil engineering to work at the municipal level in the field of city planning. Transportation Planning and Infrastructure.

Swiss Sunday: Coronavirus Version

Evil HR Lady

The federal government prohibited all gatherings of more than 1000 people and recommended no more than 200. Basel has fantastic public transportation, and parking is terrible, so you see a lot of people walking.

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College Grad Financial Advice: Personality Traits of the Debt-Free Graduate

Career Alley

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a similar trend in federal unemployment, which grew by more than two percent during this same time span. And according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, there are approximately 37 million student loan borrowers with outstanding student loans today.

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Drugs at Work. Does Marijuana Make You a Better Employee?


While marijuana has been legalized in across nearly half the United States, Congress still recognizes it in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act that makes it illegal by federal regulations. Federal law always trumps state law.

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6 Profitable Jobs in the Public Sector

Career Alley

The Federal Government employs numerous staff members to run its myriad state and local government affairs. To put that another way, the Federal government employed approximately 21,925 staff members for every 315,255 local residents. Public transit attendants are responsible for ensuring that passengers aboard city buses, subway trains, and other public means of transport travel in relative safety and comfort.

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5 Job Options For Military Veterans

Career Realism

Transportation. The transportation field is broad and includes a variety of jobs, including train engineers, airline pilots, cruise ship captains, and long-haul truck drivers. Department of Transportation revealed a plan to hire 5,000 veterans with 500 rail companies across the nation.

5 Tips for Buying a Home When You've Got Big Student Loan Debt

Ms. Career Girl

During the deferment period, the government will help you pay off the interest on subsidized loans, like the Federal Perkins Loan. Either way, make sure you read the Federal Student Aid website before you sign up.

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The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

Evil HR Lady

My first question on this was how on earth do truck drivers qualify for being exempt on a federal law level? The Fair Labor Standards Act has strict rules for who can and who cannot be salaried exempt (that is, not eligible for overtime), and at first glance truck drivers don’t seem to meet those criteria, but it turns out that labor law exempts employees who fall under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Transportation through the Motor Carrier Act of 1935.

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Highest Paying Jobs for Felons | Get a Second Chance


Swift Transportation, Shaffer Trucking, CR England, etc. For example, if you are convicted of domestic violence then you won’t be able to apply for jobs that require you to transport, possess or ship ammunition.

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A Guide to Truck Driving and Delivery Jobs

Corn on the Job

A logbook ensures compliance with federal regulations that govern the rest and work periods for truck drivers. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Great Jobs in Medical, Information Technology, Engineering or Legal Professions

Resume Bear

Airline pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers pilot and navigate fixed-wing, multiengine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. They require Federal Air Transport certification and rating for the specific aircraft type used.

Uber, Lyft, & Sidecar Drivers Vote to Form Union in Seattle


Seattle based drivers for transportation companies who use apps to schedule passenger pick-up have voted to form an association which will assist in them in work related discussions with companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. The association is made up of drivers for so-called rideshare services — legally referred to as Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) — and luxury ride services such as UberBLACK and UberSUV.

Best Career Coaches in Your City

The Corporate Con/noisseur

It is home to most federal agencies, including all three branches of the U.S. federal government. Chicago is an international hub for finance, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Best Career Coaches in Your City.

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MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

We spend “left-over money” on technology gadgets, killer apps, insurance, transportation and recreation. Federal government jobs are located in all fifty states, not just Washington DC. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

Occupational Health Concerns: Realistic Work Safety Career Advice

Career Key

Filing a complaint with a city, state or federal agency, like OHSA or the EEOC (if your stress is being caused by a manager illegally discriminating against you.) Do you have occupational health or work safety concerns? Do you work in an unsafe workplace and wonder what to do about it?

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15 Tips for Cutting Expenses While Job Hunting - Jobacle.com BLOG.


If you had health insurance from your employer while you were employed, check into the Federal COBRA health insurance program. Tip #8: Lower Your Transportation Costs Avoid using your car for most trips -- ride a bike, walk or use public transportation instead.

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coworker assumes we’ll give him rides, can I fire a new hire for being pregnant, and more

Ask A Manager

He owns a car but usually takes public transportation to work since it’s cheaper and his wife can use the car. Most of us don’t even live in that direction, and I don’t think his transportation should be my responsibility. You’re right that his transportation isn’t your responsibility. If he gets upset, that’s on him — he’ll need to plan his own transportation rather than relying on coworkers to go out of their way (in rush hour!).

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5 Career Paths in Disaster Management

Career Realism

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a part of the United States Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for federal emergency relief when local and state authorities become overwhelmed in a declared State of Emergency.

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“Are employers required to reimburse internet expenses for home-based employees?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

There is no federal law that requires employers to reimburse their employees for employment-related expenses, and few state laws do so, either. For example, Massachusetts labor regulations require reimbursement to employees of “all transportation expenses” when the employer requires the employee to travel during the work day. Question: Dear Alan: I do all my work from home.

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DC Urged to Telecommute on the 20th

Telecommuting Journal

Encouraging telework not only reduces strain on our transportation infrastructure, but it also supports work/life balance – an issue that is important to President-elect Obama,” said Cindy Auten, general manager, Telework Exchange. About Telework Exchange, LLC Telework Exchange is a public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the tangible value of telework and serving the emerging educational and communication requirements of the Federal teleworker community.

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Are My Job Search Expenses Tax Deductible?

Career Realism

Did you know you could deduct your expenses from a job search on your federal taxes? You can deduct fuel costs, vehicle maintenance, transportation expenses (airline, bus, or train tickets), and whatever else you deem as a job hunt-related travel expense.

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The Different Types Of Engineering Degrees

Career Realism

They are engaged in every aspect of construction and that includes cost estimation, safety review, following federal regulations and taking care of environmental issues. They design cars, planes and other modes of transportation.

Non-Compete or Non-Solicit? Use “C.A.T.C.H.” to Understand It

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : For two weeks we were in a pitched battle in Federal court, trying to convince a Federal Judge to negate a non-competition agreement. Both sides had submitted legal briefs, and the Federal Judge ordered “oral argument,” which is each side giving its position, and the Judge hammering away at each side’s arguments with his questions. It is a condition that you start you car’s engine before your car will transport you; no engine, no transport.

Overtime Pay: 80% of American Employees are Entitled. Are you?

Sklover Working Wisdom

And, by federal law, Melanie might even be entitled to double that amount, that is, $230,000. Still further, by federal law, Melanie might also be entitled to interest on what she was owed, attorneys fees and Court costs if she went to court. are entitled to time-and-one-half pay for any hours they put in over 40 in a week, by a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act, or “FLSA” for short. “I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need. if I die by four o’clock.”.

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Should You Test Potential Hires?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Second, pre-employment tests are subject to anti-discrimination regulations, and the federal agencies responsible for overseeing these regulations are increasingly interested in examining skills and personality assessments. Pre-employment cognitive, skills and personality assessments can be valuable additions to your arsenal of hiring tools. 

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Economics: Through Jobs, Freedom

Resume Bear

Historian Rick Perlstein cites one of the early expressions of King’s vision, in which the reverend stated, “We ought to come in mule carts, in old trucks, any kind of transportation people can get their hands on. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Protect & Serve: 6 Career Opportunities In Law Enforcement

Career Realism

They also work for agencies that offer protection for transportation hubs, including railways and airports. Detectives will often specialize in a certain type of investigation and may be assigned to interagency task forces to collaborate with state and federal agents on high-profile cases. Choosing a career in law enforcement is not a casual decision. The nature of the work demands singular dedication. Becoming a police officer is as much a calling as it is a career.

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Military? – Special Civilian Job Rights are Yours

Sklover Working Wisdom

federal law that you should know about. Following Military Service of 1 to 30 consecutive days: The employee must report back to work on the first calendar day following (i) the period of service, (ii) plus the time of transportation, and (iii) 8-hour period of rest. (If “ For those who have fought for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know.”. – Author Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Are you or a loved one a member of the U.S. Armed Forces? National Guard?

15 Air Fare Hacks That WILL Save You Money

Ms. Career Girl

The US Department of Transport requires that all domestic and foreign airlines offer a 24-hour free cancellation policy for tickets purchased at least a week in advance of departure. The post 15 Air Fare Hacks That WILL Save You Money appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2016 182

required to read a self-help book, manager calls us “old,” and more

Ask A Manager

Is the company obligated to provide that employee with transportation to get back to his home base? Of course you’re obligated to provide transportation back. There were some transportation issues, and her child was sick. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go…. Did we waste money flying a fired employee back home?

I’m getting a smaller raise because I negotiated when I was hired, talking publicly about career struggles, and more

Ask A Manager

It has become clear that she still thinks I am going to provide transport for her. Federal law says that’s discrimination against women (because that concern is disproportionately applied to women). Federal discrimination law actually specifically makes it illegal to use that as a reason not to hire a woman, so I want to be really careful that we’re not letting that play any role in the decision. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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my employee is refusing to travel because her husband said she can’t

Ask A Manager

She can no longer attend external meetings alone because she doesn’t have transportation, which has created problems already (she was going weekly to external meetings maybe 10 miles away), but technically her job description doesn’t say she needs her own car so my boss thinks we can’t enforce that. A reader writes: I’m a manager who has an employee who recently (late last year) accepted a promotion that involves travel.

2017 63

tickling as team-building, awkwardness about my vacation plans, and more

Ask A Manager

Obviously I could lie, but that doesn’t feel like a great way to live one’s life… and it also means I cannot call upon a flight/transport delay if genuinely prevented from returning to work on time. The federal WARN Act does require most employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 days notice before closings or mass layoffs, but there’s no such law for smaller businesses. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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my boss and her daughter want to move in with me, problem employee lashed out at me, and more

Ask A Manager

You can just say, “When I take public transportation or Uber to meetings at other sites, I’ve been covering that myself — but it occurred to me to ask if I should be expensing it.” The federal government requires that all wages earned be paid on the regular payday for the pay period in which the work was performed. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss and her daughter want to move in with me.

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Unemployment Extension Update

Corn on the Job

Reply 8 Mark S October 29, 2009 at 4:44 pm I would like to see the continuation of the THE FEDERAL COBRA PREMIUM REDUCTION along with the extension of unemployment benefits. I’m afraid to tell employers I don’t have a car so I’m begging for work knowing full well transportation is going to be an issue. I called up Federal DOL and they got right on it, assigned an investigator, case # etc. ,

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Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking. Hello, McDonald's) Posted to: Diversity | Leadership January 18th, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The All-Star Rodeo Challenge came to Madison, WI last weekend, and the farmer took me and my kids.

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short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

When there is a company breaking the law, you are better off getting a lawyer before talking to local, state, or federal law enforcement. Imagine if the employee is partnered with someone on a night shift, and has children, and needs to transport the kids to daycare.

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