New Overtime Laws: What They Could Mean for You

I remember thinking how awesome my first salaried job was. I was right out of college, working as a Communications Specialist for a non-profit. I didn’t mind the long hours to hit deadlines or the entire weekends I spent working 12-hour days at events. Looking back, I realize that I probably worked more than 60 hours each week, sometimes more. That means I was making an hourly rate that was a little...

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Giving up the perfect job

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A few years ago, I interviewed for my almost-dream job.  The position was for a “Publishing Coordinator” in a large biotech company.  The job involved preparing the weekly newsletter, writing articles, and research new findings and events in science.  Awesome, right? Photo Credit: photologue_np at http://www.flickr.com/photos/44313045@N08/6290270129/ I’m pretty good at interviews. ...

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