Why Even Stay-At-Home Parents Need A Part-Time Job

Why Even Stay-At-Home Parents Need A Part-Time Job

The question of whether a parent should stay at home full time or work is a delicate one, and depends on the resources and needs of each individual family. Tracy at personal finance blog MoneyNing makes a solid financial case for having the stay-at-home parent work outside of the home at least part-time. [More]

Everything Is Five Bucks, And Completely Random, On Fiverr

Everything Is Five Bucks, And Completely Random, On Fiverr

Fiverr is a website where people post gigs they’re willing to do for five dollars. Does it work? I dunno, but it’s a lot of fun to read through the offers: someone will burn a small paper effigy of your enemy, or send you a sock puppet, or turn a photo into a cross-stitch pattern for you. My favorite is, “I will give you $10 if you find two people to give me $5 for $5.” [More]

The 10 Biggest Workplace Annoyances

The 10 Biggest Workplace Annoyances

A research group polled workers and discovered something utterly unsurprising: there are a lot of things that annoy people about their jobs. Most of these involve co-workers behaving obnoxiously. [More]

Walmart Unfair Pay Lawsuit Settled In Massachusetts

Walmart Unfair Pay Lawsuit Settled In Massachusetts

Current and former Walmart employees in Massachusetts (and their lawyers) were awarded $40 million in back wages this week in a class-action lawsuit. The suit was filed eight years ago, and claimed that the mega-retailer owes some hourly employees up to fourteen years’ worth of unpaid overtime, missed breaks, and other uncompensated work. [More]

What You Need To Know About Today's Unemployment Benefits Extension

What You Need To Know About Today's Unemployment Benefits Extension

If you’re still struggling to find a job in the current economy, you’ll be happy to know that this morning President Obama is expected to sign legislation to extend benefits for few more months. The New York Times has more info on how the extension will work, and who qualifies for it.

Strippers Fight Financial Exploitation With Lawsuit

Strippers Fight Financial Exploitation With Lawsuit

Massachusetts strippers have filed lawsuits against the clubs that employ them, claiming exploitation…of the financial kind. As the economy worsened, clubs tried to take a larger cut of dancers’ falling tip incomes.

Old Workers Vs. Young In A Tough Labor Market

Old Workers Vs. Young In A Tough Labor Market

Forget about mall-walking and midday bingo games. It seems that workers over 55 just aren’t interested in retiring. This is problematic for the young people who, under different circumstances, would have replaced them in the workforce.

You're Never Too Old To Have A Summer Job

You're Never Too Old To Have A Summer Job

Inspired by our post on thirty- and forty-somethings trying to snag traditionally teenage jobs? If you’ve always wanted to be a lifeguard, bar back, or roller coaster operator, here are some tips for beating the other applicants and letting teenagers worry about the unemployment rate. (Photo: Atwater Village Newbie)

http://consumerist.com/2009/02/01/need-work-the-new-museum/

Need work? The New Museum in New York is looking to pay $10 per hour to women aged 18-40 who are willing to spend six hours sleeping as part of an exhibit. [WDSU]

http://consumerist.com/2009/01/25/need-work-the-census-is/

Need work? The Census is hiring and they pay around $20 per hour. [U.S. Census Bureau]

Are You Ready For A 4 Day Work Week?

Are You Ready For A 4 Day Work Week?

BusinessWeek says that employers around the country are cutting back hours rather than laying people off in response to the recession. It sounds nice at first — until you realize that it sucks.

17 Signs You May Be Out Of A Job Soon

17 Signs You May Be Out Of A Job Soon

If you’re still on the fence about whether to spend your stimulus check, pay off debt with it, or stock up on ramen noodles, this checklist may help you decide. Some of the tips are pretty unnecessary—”your job duties are marginalized” and “your company plans to move to a smaller building” shouldn’t be hard to decipher. It never hurts to remind yourself about some of the signs of an impending downsize, however.

Do You Shop At Work?

Do You Shop At Work?

Surveys! Is there nothing they can’t measure? Apparently yes: the number of Americans who shop online while they’re at work. According to Spherion, 30% of workers use their computers at work to shop online during the holidays. Accountemps says the number is 21%, the Memphis Business Journal says 38%, and Shop.org says it’s 54.5%.

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Relocating For A Job

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Relocating For A Job

Before you tell an employer you’re willing to move to another job in another city, CareerJournal says do some soul-searching and ask yourself the following questions: