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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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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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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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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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You’ll Never Guess What People Would Actually Do to Be Able to Work From Home

Being able to work from home is a popular employee perk. And according to a new poll conducted by online communications provider TeamViewer, some people want to telecommute so much that they’d be willing to sacrifice some rather unorthodox things just to do it.

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Are You Worried About Your Financial Future? — Survey of the Day

Most people are at least a little shaky about what the future holds when it comes to their money, but it looks like now is the time people are more fearful of their financial security. According to a new survey from Gallup, Americans are more worried about their economic future than they have been at any point over the last 20 years.

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Is Your Office Making You Sick?

You may think staying indoors would be better for your lungs, but a new study finds Americans face the bulk of our health risks not from smoggy outside air — but from potentially toxic substances in our office air.

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Louisiana Congressman Landry Gives President A Sign

Last night while most of South Louisiana's registered voters were gearing up for Saints football, the President of the United States was making a major speech about employment in our country. One Louisiana Congressman, Jeff Landry (R), knew that he could not yell out what he and a lot of people in South Louisiana know about employment in our state. Instead the 3rd district Republican Congressman let his feelings be known with a small sign that got right to the point. DRILLING = JOBS,

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Louisiana’s Future Is Right Under Our Feet, But At What Cost?

 

Could the next big oil boom in Louisiana be right beneath your feet? If you are in the northern listening area of 97.3 The Dawg, I suggest you be very wary of anyone wanting to secure mineral rights on your property in the very near future. What is the source of this whispered buzz being spoken about in lunch meetings and conversations?  7-BILLION BARRELS of oil and natural gas that can be pumped to the surface using new technology! Sounds like a no brainer, huh? Weeeeellllll

Here’s where the story gets REALLY interesting, so read carefully and let us know how YOU feel!

 

 

 

 

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Calling For Computer Help? Your Call Will Be Completed In Another Time Zone

It is no secret that most of the help lines that you call for computer assistance originate from other lands. Most of the time that exotic far off place is the country of India. I bet you noticed the accent didnt' you? Why is that? You bet companies can save a fortune by hosting these call centers in emerging economies rather than paying a living wage to an American worker. What is the real story behind the call center? You might be tempted to be a little more patient after you get the rest of the story.

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