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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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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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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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Does America Have Too Many Lawyers? — Survey of the Day

Lawyers have never been particularly popular with the general public, but just how unpopular is the profession exactly?

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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 WTF 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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Thousands of Millionaires Collect Unemployment Benefits — Dollars and Sense

According to a study by the Congressional Research Service, roughly 2,360 millionaires collected unemployment insurance benefits in 2009. The study, titled “Receipt of Unemployment Insurance by Higher-Income Unemployed Workers,” determined that 2 percent of unemployment insurance claims received in 2009 were to millionaires, adding up to nearly $21 million in benefits.

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ALDI Bringing New Jobs to Flint, Burton, Flushing

National grocer ALDI is hosting a local hiring event on Thursday for its Burton, Flint, and Flushing locations.

The grocer is known for offering wages significantly higher than the industry standard and encourages local residents looking for employment opportunities to come on out

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Job Market (Finally) Improving for College Grads — Dollars and Sense

For recent college graduates, the economic downturn and very, very slow recovery of the past few years have been brutal. But things may be looking up.

According to the Job Outlook 2013 survey, employers are on track to hire 13 percent more graduates from the class of 2013 than they did for those who walked away with their degrees in 2012.

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