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Underground jobs make up a big part of U.S. economy
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Is the ‘Underground’ Economy Keeping U.S. Afloat? Some Experts Say Yes

According to financial experts at CNBC, a  healthy "off the books" economy is keeping the U.S. from economic disaster. Simply put, the underground economy is people doing lots of small, temporary jobs -- or even regular jobs that are paid with cash -- and not recorded in any ledgers

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Office Life Is Loaded With Distractions That Can Hinder Your Job Performance

There may be work needed to be done at your job, but there are plenty of other things to do, as well.

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Worker at Stress Ball Factory Freaks Out, Punches Boss In the Face

One would think a perk of working at a stress ball warehouse is that you always have something to grab if you're feeling overwhelmed and need to channel that energy.

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5 Excellent Networking Sites to Help You Find Jobs

As soon as you knew you wanted (or needed) a new job, you got on Facebook and let all your friends and connections there know what you could do and that you were available, right? You probably also went straight to LinkedIn and quickly made a profile there so people could find the awesomely productive employee that is you. But the phone didn’t start ringing.

That’s not because networking online for a job doesn’t work, it’s because you have to find all the places where you can make the Internet work for you.

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Would you want co-workers to know your salary?
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Proposed Law Would Require Employers to Share YOUR Paycheck Information with Co-Workers

In the interest of what they are calling fairness,  two Congresswomen want the details of your paycheck to be public.

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5 Simple Tips to Cope If You’re Stressed Out at Work

So, you say work has got you stressed out. There's good news -- you're not alone.

More importantly, you're not helpless, either.

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Make Work Fun With These Crazy Cubicles

The cubicle is an icon of the soul-crushing homogenization that is associated with the corporate world—rows and rows of standardized boxes, confining wraiths that suffer and toil in thankless anonymity. But all is not lost! The following are some of the forms the cubicle has taken in the hands of people who choose to think of it with a spirit of individuality, creative expression and comfort.

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Don't be stuffy like these guys-learn to communicate better!
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Learn How To Conquer Conflict, Listen Better, Be A Better Leader–Seminar

This Friday, don't miss 'Tough Talks', a leadership seminar with Paul Casey.

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Don’t Miss ‘Disney-Style’ Excitement at the Tri-City Chamber’s Business Expo Oct. 24 [AUDIO]

The Tri-Cities Chamber Business Expo on Oct. 24 at TRAC promises to have some excitement!

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Can You Be Fired for What You Post on Facebook?

Most of us intuitively know that insulting your boss on Facebook is probably not the best idea, but what about other job-related opinions we have? More to the point, can you be fired for posting them?

A recent National Labor Relations Board hearing found that “overly broad” company policies regarding employees' social media activity is unlawful, but not protected by federal labor laws.

Sound a little confusing? Let us help out:

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