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    The 15 Stupidest Ways to Get Fired

    1. Rectal Advertising [photo:47687] Our first nominees come from Lake Geneva, Wisconson. Local news station WISN says two nurses snapped photos of a patient’s X-ray and, according to their employer, posted them on Facebook. The patient in question allegedly had a sex device lodged in his rectum, hence the keen interest on the part of the nurses. The accused nurse claims ...
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    20 Best Outdoor Vacations for Summer '09

    Want to get away from it all? Does your idea of a vacation involve taking in the great outdoors, and days of heart-pounding adventure? We thought so. SalesHQ has compiled 20 adrenaline-inducing adventures for the tried and true outdoorsman (or woman). We’ve scoured the travel guides, combed the Internet and sought out word-of-mouth recommendations to bring you the best of ...
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    Building His Fitness and His Online Sales Success

    Building His Fitness and His Online Sales Success
    On a recent Sunday, Billy Olson decided to do something new. Though he'd lived in the area before, he had never visited Valley Forge National Historical Park. So for two hours, Olson took a hike. The rolling hills and open meadows were soothing, and as he recalled the difficulties faced by the Continental Army, he felt encouraged about his own challenges. ...
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    She's Leader of the (Franchise) Pack

    She's Leader of the (Franchise) Pack
    When Amy Nichols worked as a sales representative for Verizon, she often found herself hanging around pet stores on weekends, gazing longingly at the puppies. A longtime pet lover, she yearned to start a business that involved dogs but wasn't interested in selling them. She didn't want to start a kennel, either. Her inspiration came from her Boston terrier, Griffin. Nichols ...
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    Right Job, Wrong Salary?

    Right Job, Wrong Salary?
    As staffing manager for Comforce in New Jersey, Penne Gabel has noticed a change in HR job seekers' attitudes in recent years: Many candidates for human resources positions are now willing to accept lower salaries than they previously earned, because they're worried they can't expect a strong salary in a new position. Gabel herself estimates HR salaries have fallen approximately 10 ...
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    5 Ways You Can Prepare for Rising Inflation

    5 Ways You Can Prepare for Rising Inflation
    We all have our little fears: The frayed wire on the coffee maker. That knocking noise from the left-rear tire. The zombies staggering around in the backyard. For investors, one of the biggest fears today is inflation — a period of rising prices. Inflation erodes the buying power of your money at home and abroad. In a worst-case scenario, it can ...
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
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    Collaborate Virtually: Web Conference Services

    Collaborate Virtually: Web Conference Services
    Interactive web conferences with desktop sharing have gotten us used to the idea of online collaboration. A newer crop of visual collaboration sites kicks the concept up a few rungs by letting you work closely with your remote employees, partners and customers on projects involving trickier media like video and images. +Service: ConceptShare+ Features: Flexibility is ConceptShare's strong point. It can ...
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    Hangin' Tough in Negotiation

    Hangin' Tough in Negotiation
    Just as strong is the word we often use to describe good coffee, tough is the word we often use to describe good negotiators. There's a definite advantage to being known this way; it immediately reduces your opponent's expectations. Some may soften, others will try harder; but in this competitive world of business, they will all respect you for not being ...
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    Desperation Isn't Referable

    Desperation Isn't Referable
    There's truly an unlimited supply of referrals. This may surprise you because most people who're new to referral marketing or who've had trouble getting referrals tend to think they're in for a struggle to gain access to a limited supply of good referrals. This mind-set is known as the "scarcity mentality," and those who have it often appear desperate to obtain ...
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    How to Contend with a More Experienced Negotiator

    How to Contend with a More Experienced Negotiator
    No matter how long you've been making deals, sometimes you're up against someone who is simply far more experienced than you. h4. Some tips for dealing: h4. 1. Ignore the resume The outcome of a negotiation has more to do with need, greed and leverage than your opponent's resume. Reassess the battlefield. Your position may be better than you think. h4. ...
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    Politicians, Car Salesmen Get No Respect

    Politicians, Car Salesmen Get No Respect
    People in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada don't have much respect for politicians and care salesman, a survey indicated. In all three countries, the professions of politician and car salesman command respect from 31 percent or fewer residents, the poll by Angus Reid Strategies of San Francisco found. The profession that commands the most respect in all three ...
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    You Could Own a House for $100

    You Could Own a House for $100
    Ed Bolden is hardly a snake oil salesman, but you can't blame anyone who thinks he's selling something that seems too good to be true. Bolden is pitching a dream house valued up to $600,000 for $100. "The house of your choice could be the house of your choice," he says. "It could be in Virginia or it could be in ...
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    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office
    You spend eight-plus hours at work every day, so you can assume that nature will call at least once during your day. Besides your desk, the office bathroom is where you might spend the most time during the workday. Since you spend so much of your day there, the office bathroom should be a comfortable, approachable place. Make sure you are ...
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    Downturn Dating: Hearts Flutter as Markets Stutter

    Downturn Dating: Hearts Flutter as Markets Stutter
    Credit the recession for staycations and bringing us more game-night parties at home. But also give it a shout for spurring more first dates. Economic woes, it seems, unleash something practically primal in many of us who find ourselves without a partner: a hard-wired desire for companionship. Some singles are now hunting for dates with the same fervor others are showing ...
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    Children Learn How to Be Entrepreneurs

    Children Learn How to Be Entrepreneurs
    At 10, Lamont Williams' ideal business is to grow vegetables in the backyard of his house and sell them at a farmer's market. "A lot of people like sweets, so I am trying to sell more veggies," said the rising fifth-grader at W.A. Walton Elementary School in Prince George County. "Since this is nutritional, people will be buying it." This summer, ...
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    Analysis: Why New Leaders Disappoint

    Analysis: Why New Leaders Disappoint
    It's inadvisable to promote employees based solely on past performance. And when you do bump them up, you mustn't desert them at the helm In what way could the firing and hiring of Della, an animal shelter manager paid a fairly modest salary, hold important lessons for high-level corporate executives and their boards? Well, in just about every way, say business ...
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    Telecommuting: Once a Perk, Now a Necessity

    Telecommuting: Once a Perk, Now a Necessity
    Eve Gelb's life was once a blur of hour-and-a-half commutes on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. What memories: The NPR fatigue. The stale minivan air. The deep identification with the characters in Waiting for Godot. But that's all in the past. Gelb, a project manager at a giant HMO, SCAN Health Plan, has given up her Ethan Allen-style office, yanked ...
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    Paypal Outage Frustrates Merchants, Consumers

    Paypal Outage Frustrates Merchants, Consumers
    PayPal suffered periodic breakdowns that crimped Internet sales for more than four hours Monday. The main outage occurred from 1:30 p.m. EDT through 2:30 p.m. when PayPal was unable to process any transactions worldwide, according to company spokesman Anuj Nayar. The online payment service continued to experience scattered problems until about 6:10 p.m EDT. A bad piece of hardware caused the ...
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    Retail Therapy: It's Not Always a Fairy Tale Trip

    Retail Therapy: It's Not Always a Fairy Tale Trip
    I've done quite a bit of shopping in the past two weeks. That's not unusual in my job. Going to the mall, picking out accessories and window shopping comes with the territory. What was remarkable about this burst of retail therapy is that it was all off the clock. I was looking forward to it. But it wasn't as fulfilling or ...