Mar 1st 2011 9:50PM There aren't any jobs out there, not where I live anyway. I just heard that statiscally, males between the ages of 50 and 60 who are unemployed have a 39% chance of finding a job. Great. And who had the brilliant idea to poll employees? Employers will never let their employees know what their plans are. Dumb article.
Mar 1st 2011 2:30PM Doesn't change the fact that there are still too many people without jobs, including those who's unemployment benefits have run out and those that are underemployed in part time jobs with no benefits. Factor in those that are over the age of 45 who have much less chance of being hired, and the statistics are grim.
Feb 24th 2011 7:30PM About 30 years ago before we had all this technology, I fought a speeding ticket I did not deserve. The police officer said I was doing 40 in a 25 zone. He based this on his speed while following me, not on radar. Why would I be speeding if I knew he was behind me? First I had a speedometer repair facility check my car's speedometer for accuracy. I went to court and brought with me proof that my cars speedometer was properly calibrated, and I asked the officer when was the last time his patrol car speedometer was calibrated. He didn't know. I also asked if his patrol car had standard or oversize tires which would affect the speedometer on his car. He didn't know. The judge ruled in my favor and threw out the ticket. I was happy to pay for the speedometer calibration and not have points on my license for no reason. How did I know to ask these questions? I asked a retired chief of police that I knew at the time. Now, if they would just pass a national hands free cell phone law and actually enforce it.
Feb 18th 2011 4:05PM I've been saying this for years. The banks have to learn to "play ball" with their homeowners to avoid many uneccesary foreclosures. Many homeonwners that are foreclosed on have the ability to make a monthly payment, but were denied modifications or refinances. My lender hishandled several attempts at a short sale, and went to foreclosure after one year. The sale at auction netted the bank (which didn't even bid on the house) one third of what was owed. The short sale would have netted them over two thirds. The houses on either side of mine have since gone to foreclosure, with three others on the block following. This is not a run down area, either, the homes are well kept mostly by senior homeowners. I'm not surprised that the banks are now doing a "strategic default" and just walking away. The bank that had my loan and didn't even bid on the house at auction was one of the banks mentioned in the article with the highest rates of walking away from loans.
Feb 16th 2011 8:25PM Good luck with that. If you aren't too old, too young, too qualified, not qualified enough, etc, etc, the same old story when it comes to getting hired. I've been out of work for over a year and I think I wonder if I could get arrested, let alone hired for any type of job.
Feb 12th 2011 7:36PM For years I haven't answered my phone if the caller ID displays a number I cannot identify, and, all calls that I get while DRIVING!!! That's what voice mail is for. Love my caller ID. BTW, if an incoming call is an 800 exchange, it's probably a telemarketer or a collector.
Feb 12th 2011 1:20PM More tips for job seekers: Be sure to: be under age 40, be able to speak Spanish fluently, be ready to jump through hoops and dance for minimum wage, with no benefits, be ready to send out hundreds of those resumes with no responses to any of them, have a cure for cancer, and most of all, be ready to be told that all applications and resumes are taken over the internet, and you will (read "won't") be called if your background and qualifications match any current openings. Good luck!!!
Feb 11th 2011 10:47AM She was a very versatile actress. In the 60's I remember she appeared in an episode of The Odd Couple and had a cameo in the movie Valley of the Dolls. She was Archie Bunker's cousin Bertha in All in the Family, and also played Edith's friend Martha in another episode.
Feb 8th 2011 8:46PM I agree, worthless article not worth reading. Face it, when it comes to job interviews and getting hired, it's not what you know (or do or say), it's who you know. Many HR recruiters are just doing interviews to justify their existence.
Feb 8th 2011 6:05PM I agree with Xtent. The airlines could save a lot and pass on the savings to customers if everyone could do without food or a fancy beverage for just a few hours. The plane cabins would be a lot cleaner and more sanitary too.