This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


AIG will create 230 jobs at new Charlotte, North Carolina technology center: Technology center to provide application development and management services for the insurance company. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of

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How to Lift Office Morale After the Holidays

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Calls to Accolade health care professionals for help with depression, anxiety and substance abuse double from December to January every year, according to the health care support provider for large self-insured companies. “We

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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. The company is commonly known as Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

What Are You Building Your Credit Score For?

Ms. Career Girl

No, there are no shoe binge stories here, not even a credit card, just a two-year period sans health insurance, and a trip to the hospital that racked up more medical bills than even the most dedicated and earnest little Student Librarian could have possibly hoped to pay.

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Give Me Back My America by Dick Dadamo

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In other News The DOJ dropped a suit filed against the Black Panthers allegedly to intimidate voters in Philadelphia in the 2008 Presidential election.

“Short Answers on Saturdays”

Sklover Working Wisdom

My employer’s health insurance covers me in Pennsylvania, but if I see a doctor in Florida it’s considered “out of network” and a lot more expensive. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Elizabeth Warren Called Out the Gig Economy at the DNC


In her keynote address to the DNC last night in Philadelphia, Senator Elizabeth Warren took on the American economy and specifically called out the gig economy for creating opportunities for workers, but also making it harder for them to access the disability, unemployment and insurance benefits that come with full time work. Her speech, which ran 19:40 minutes long, focused on economic inequality, student debt, and how the American economy is being transformed by both global trends and domestic policy. Warren also called out trade deals, including the recently signed Trans Pacific Partnership, for imposing undemocratic restraints on sovereign economies, benefitting big corporations rather than citizens. The movement of workers from full time middle or working class jobs to casual, part time and freelance work is in the news all the time now, but is an economic trend that has been building steam for decades. One third of Americans now rely on freelance employment for all or some of their income. Warren pointed to how gigging, which can come with tremendous opportunities for career growth and can even be quite lucrative, also comes with certain risks. Full-time freelancers don’t have benefits. They don’t have an in-house support network, including HR generalists to help them navigate difficult workplace issues. And they often don’t have job security, relying instead on their own ingenuity and hustle. While I love freelancing, I also have to acknowledge that it is incredibly difficult. It’s easy to burn out when you’re bust doing your job and always on the job hunt. The growth of the gig economy , where workers pick up a series of short or long term but sporadic contracts that come with no or few employment benefits, has been accompanied by the growth in entrepreneurship. As of 2015 there were 27 million self-reported entrepreneurs in the USA. Both of these trends, toward self-employment and flexible work, are driven not by personal preference (as the dominant narrative of Millennials goes) but by larger economic factors. Even as we move towards full employment, large sectors of the economy are shrinking, struggling, or even just being fundamentally transformed by technology and globalization. Lots of jobs, including mine aren’t what they used to be. Both gigging and entrepreneurship are natural responses to an economy that is still in recovery and one that is, like the rest of the world, undergoing some fundamental transformations. It cannot be denied that there many workers who are gigging or starting their own businesses would be happier in a comfortable corporate job that pays reliably and requires less personal risk. Warren argues that the best response to the employment and benefit insecurity endemic in the gig economy is an expansion of social welfare programs and a hard look at domestic economic and international trade policies. I think both of these approaches are valuable, and I appreciate that Warren doesn’t suggest that the solution is just to “get back middle class jobs.” Economic trends don’t respond as much to presidential decrees as we might like. This was the first speech at the DNC that really focused on economics and it was great to see real contemporary economic trends addressed. Both Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton’s campaigns rely on a message of economic and social disenfranchisement, so we should expect to see more from both of them — and their campaign surrogates like Senator Warren and Governor Chris Christie — on gigging, the decline of traditionally middle-class industries, and job migration. Personally, I’ll be watching for my favourite buzz term, the fourth industrial revolution. The first to talk about the coming robot apocalypse gets a cookie. Welcome to the Workology Podcast where we discuss the science and art of the workplace. Gain powerful insights, resources and perspectives on the industries of human resources and recruiting. Join your host, Jessica Miller-Merrell, Chief Blogger of for an 35 minute in depth and no holes barred look into the future of our most powerful business asset, the employee. Business HR economy Elizabeth Warren gig economy Hilary Clinton news

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“Short Answers on Saturdays”

Sklover Working Wisdom

My employer’s health insurance covers me in Pennsylvania, but if I see a doctor in Florida it’s considered “out of network” and a lot more expensive. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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NJ, DE & PA Tech Sales | Stewart (A Xerox Company)

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Group life, AD&D, and LTD insurance at no cost. Laurel, Princeton, or Philadelphia sales teams. Valid driver’s license and minimal level of auto insurance coverage required. NJ, DE & PA Tech Sales | Stewart (A Xerox Company) Work It Daily.

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“In negotiating my severance, can I use as leverage the fact that.

Sklover Working Wisdom

I have seven days to decide whether to accept a severance package including one month’s salary and three months’ health insurance. Georgette Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Answer: Georgette, I’m glad you wrote in: what you are contemplating is illegal, and a serious crime, at that.

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Want to litigate in private? Opt for arbitration


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Personally Bland to Personal Brand

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Instead I stick to things I do know about – Paris, food, language, Philadelphia, America’s shitty health insurance and a little known brand called…ME! Corn on the Job Wisdom for Job Seekers Blog About Archives COTJ Blog Roll Corn Heads Contact Subscribe Personally Bland to Personal Brand by Rich DeMatteo on December 4, 2009 Confession. I know jack balls about personal branding.

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List of things I hate #3 | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

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Posted by Ed Barrientos on March 4, 2010 at 8:53 am | permalink | Maternity/Paternity leave in Canada is managed through the same governmental office that does unemployment insurance. Your children may support you, but my taxes and pension, health insurance will probably support me. - I know that unless my daughter can get into a (free) public charter school at some stage (here in Philadelphia), she won't have any siblings and neither of us would be able to cut back on working.

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