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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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Recent College Grads Make Less Now Than a Decade Ago — Dollars and Sense

Since the economy took a turn for the worse, more and more young adults are moving back home with their parents after graduating from college, and this could be one reason why: recent grads are making less now than they did a decade ago.

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Interview Horror Stories Finally Revealed From Employer Survey

Many job hunters have reported some rather bizarre interviews, but they aren’t the only ones surprised during the process. Turns out employers have plenty of eyebrow-raising stories of their own.

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Banker Leaves One Percent Tip, Tells Waitress to ‘Get a Real Job’

The Occupy Wall Street crowd may have derided the so-called “one percent,” but someone is so proud to be in those upper ranks that he showed his disdain for the rest of us by tipping a restaurant server exactly — yes — one percent on a tab, and including a nasty note to boot.

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What Does Your Facebook Profile Tell a Prospective Employer?

It’s pretty common for companies to scout out the social media accounts of prospective hires — and now a new study from Northern Illinois University says Facebook profiles are actually a pretty good predictor of job performance.

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Why Have Job Interviews Gotten So Weird?

For job interviews, it used to be enough to just show up in a nice suit, answer some perfunctory questions and be on your way.

But these days, some companies have changed the interview process so much that candidates wind up feeling as though they’re trying out for a reality TV show instead of simply vying for a 9-5 paycheck.

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