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How Many Workers Lie About Being Sick When Taking Sick Days?

When an employee takes a sick day, there is always going to be some suspicion about how he or she really is. This goes double if the “must have been something I ate” excuse comes on a Monday or a Friday.

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Guess What? Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is a Waste of Time

Here’s something that you are going to very tempted to tell your boss. According to 150 years of studies — yes, 150 — on productivity, having employees work more than 40 hours a week does more harm than good to the bottom line.

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What Are the Happiest Jobs in America?

When you’re considering accepting a job, wouldn’t it be nice to know if the people who already hold similar positions are happy doing them? If so, you may find a new survey particularly interesting.

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What Are the Best Jobs for Young People?

If you’re between 16 and 24 and looking for work with flexible hours, decent pay and job security, you may want to consider donning a white lab coat. In a new ranking, many of the top 15 best jobs for young people were in health care.

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Is Luck a Factor in Your Career? — Survey of the Day

As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, it’s a good time to think about how luck affects our lives.

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How Much Productivity Is Lost on the Job to Sites Like Facebook?

If you spend any of your work hours checking sites like Facebook, you aren’t alone. A new study says more than half of employees do just that when they should be working instead.

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How Are Young People Dealing With Unemployment?

The dismal state of the economy has been rough on everyone, but perhaps no more so than on those between 16 and 29. Whereas the US unemployment rate currently stands at 8.3 percent, more than half of young people under 30 are out of work.

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What Workers Are Most Likely to Fall Asleep On the Job?

If you have a desk job, nodding off at your keyboard could get you a lousy performance review. But if you’re a transportation worker, on-the-job grogginess could actually put people’s lives at risk.

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