“I was going to be on-time today, but I was attacked by lions”

That has to be one of the more novel excuses for being late to work ever recounted. It has been attributed to the late humorist Robert Benchley, who also said, “I do most of my work sitting down; that’s where I shine.” What’s your best excuse?

Staffing firm…

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Want to Sell Insurance? Allstate Looking to Hire 1,105 in Mid-Atlantic States

Allstate Insurance Company is boosting its sales force in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia to meet growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the Mid-Atlantic region, the company said.

To recruit more agents, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to…

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What Keeps Bosses Up At Night?

Bosses worry. They worry about office politics, and hiring good people. And when they worry, they don’t sleep.

These were some of the findings of a new study from staffing firm Robert Half Finance & Accounting, based on interviews with Chief Financial Officers (CFO).

CFOs were asked, “Which single…

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Workers: The New Generation Is Not So Bad

Young workers get badmouthed a lot by their elders. They’re accused of being lazy, non-committal and in need of constant praise. Now, if only those elders could figure out how to use social media effectively…

Yes, there are differences between generations, and those differences have an impact on…

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Sloppy Workers Unite!

America’s financial bosses cite a lack of attention to detail or sloppy work as the most annoying behavior by coworkers, according to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps.

These chief financial officers (CFOs) were interviewed recently to find out what bugged them.

For 28 percent of respondents, gossiping…

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