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Some People — GASP — May Not Actually Be Sick When They Take a Sick Day

In not-so-stunning news, it appears that every sick day taken by employees may not be due to genuine illness. The latest survey by CareerBuilder found that about a third of all call-ins last year were made by workers who simply opted to take the day off rather than save their sick time for when they actually needed it.

However, the most interesting attribute of calling in sick is the excuses that people make for not coming into work. Sure, there are the standard lines that most managers hear repeatedly, but some employees get creative with their excuses.

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October 16th Boss Day

Today is Boss’s Day and if you’re lucky, you have a good boss, but that’s not the case in all businesses. A new survey done by social and internet sites shows 69% of corporate employees quit their job because of a bad boss. That’s 7 out of 10 people leaving because of the boss. The number one complaint among those quitting a job was the boss was a bully, humiliating and isolating them from coworkers.

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Do You Eat Lunch at Your Desk? — Survey of the Day

Recently, Applebee's launched a "lunch decoy" ad campaign which encourages folks to reclaim their lunch break. So, how many people are taking their midday meal at their desk?

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Knowing Your Co-Workers’ Salaries Makes You More Productive — Dollars and Sense

Discussing salaries is taboo in many workplaces, but maybe it shouldn't be. New research suggests that knowing how your pay compares to your colleagues' pay may make workers more productive.

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2012 Best Places To Work In Maine

Where is the best place to work in Maine? A new report just released is going to help you out. According to the 'Best Places to Work in ME,' these are the top 10 for large employers with 250 or more employees:

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Where Are the Best Cities for Working Moms? Mostly in Ohio, Apparently

According a new Forbes list of the best cities for working moms, women looking to work and raise children at the same time may want to consider moving to the Buckeye State. Three Ohio cities made it into the top 10, including the number one spot.

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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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How Hard Is It to Get a Job if You’ve Been Out of Work for 6 Months? — Dollars and Sense

They say the best time to look for a new job is when you already have one. Turns out there might actually be something to this phenomenon: New research suggests that the longer you're out of work, the harder it gets to find a new job.

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10 Jobs That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Job

Got the Thursday 'Workin' Man's Blues?' Cheer up, it could be worse. Trust us.

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Research Finds Bosses Are Driving Employees Crazy with Weekend Emails [POLL]

It’s Friday afternoon --  you’ve tied up most of the loose ends you still have hanging over your head from the work week, but nevertheless, the weekend is upon you and it is quitting time.

So, you shut down your computer, tell some of your co-workers goodnight and move on to bigger, better and more exciting adventures, right?

Wrong.

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