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How to Make More Money (Without Getting a Second Job)

How to Make More Money (Without Getting a Second Job)

For many people there comes a point in their life when money becomes tight. It happened to me both during and shortly after finishing college. In order to turn things around for myself I had to take a second and even a third job temporarily in order to make ends meet. Fortunately I was eventually able to make the necessary changes in my life that I needed and now my financial future looks brighter. But, if you want to make more money without getting a second job, there are ways to do that too. 1. Ask for a Raise One of the obvious ways you could earn more at your current job without having to beat the streets to find a second one is to ask for a raise. Unlike what I had to do, you wouldn’t wear yourself down as much by not having to take on a second job. However, if you are going to ask your job for a raise you should first make sure you are performing well at what you are already doing. Asking for a raise when you are falling short is like asking to be handed your walking papers. 2. Ask About a Promotion ...

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Have You Ever Played Hooky to Get a Day Off Work?

Have You Ever Played Hooky to Get a Day Off Work?

When you have had a really bad day at work you may be tempted to throw in the towel and quit. At least, speaking from personal experience, I know I have certainly been tempted to give my notice when the going gets rough. Of course, when this happens, you could also take a different approach. You could ask for a day off, for instance, in order to simply take a break and recharge your batteries so to speak. But what if you know you can’t ask because you will be turned down? If this, or something similar, has happened to you, have you ever played hooky to get a day off work as a result? Have You Ever Played Hooky? Of course, not everyone who calls in sick is playing hooky. According to a survey by CareerBuilder from October 2016, just over a third of workers called in sick to work when they were feeling fine in the 12 months preceding the survey. Some of the excuses given by those workers were pretty far out there as far as believability goes. However, keep in mind these were the employees who actually admitted to playing hooky. In reality the actual number of ...

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How to Stop Obsessing About the Perfect Job

How to Stop Obsessing About the Perfect Job

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average late born baby boomer changed jobs every 2-3 years between the ages of 18 and 48. That’s a lot of different jobs over a 30 year period! Of course, some of those job changes may have been necessary. They have been made to escape bad working conditions or intolerable bosses. Others could have been made as people moved up the ladder of success. But there were probably also some job changes made by people searching for the perfect job. The problem with that is there is no such thing as the perfect job. So, is it possible to stop obsessing about the perfect job? Here are some ideas to help. Understanding One thing that may help if you are one of those people who obsess about finding the perfect job is to figure out why you are obsessing in the first place. Some job positions have appeal due to the status you would hold from being in that position itself. There are also jobs that could hold your interest because they are simply higher paying than the job you are currently at. However, it isn’t always that simple. The facts are that ...

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What You can do with a Psychology Degree

If you’re looking for a degree that will afford you more career opportunities, look no further than getting a psychology degree.  The truth is that there is no one answer to what you can do with a psychology degree.  Psych degrees allow you to work in virtually any field that requires a basic bachelor’s degree.  You can work in healthcare, teaching, the arts, and the list goes on and on.  Let your curiosity about human nature get the best of you by pursuing a psychology degree.  Below is a list of what you can do with your degree in psychology. Chartered Psychologist Becoming a chartered psychologist is one of the most prestigious of all distinguished positions as a psychologist.  This is also a typical career goal for psychology majors interested in working in the field. This is a very focused role that allows you to work with people of various backgrounds.  You will be certified to analyze thoughts, behaviors, and emotions so that you can ascertain whether or not the patient or client has a psychological issue that needs to be addressed.  Chartered psychologists can work in a variety of concentrations, including but not limited to athletics and mental health, ...

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Fraud and Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

It is very sad yet quite true that employees in just about any kind of business will from time to time come across team members who are displaying unethical behavior. That behavior could span a wide variety of activities. Some of the most common types of unethical behaviors include things like copying software so that they can use it at home, falsifying the amount of time they have worked, or even falsifying business records and or embezzling money from the company. Though there might be a difference between behavior that is considered to be unethical and behavior that is considered to be illegal, it is actually up to the business itself to determine how it will deal with such activities… whether or no they are illegal. Recouping Loss Let’s say that you have a stock broker who you feel has mismanaged your investment by making risky or unorthodox or maybe even illegal investments. You might decide to get the services of a loss recovery team to try to recoup those losses. Will you be able to recover your losses that resulted from their unethical and possibly fraudulent behavior? This is determined on a case by case basis, but it never ...

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