Years ago, I worked Sunday brunch at a busy Manhattan restaurant. I left the shift approximately $250 richer, feeling beat, but in a good, hard-earned way. The next morning, my alarm would go off, and I’d rise and prepare for the first of five days in the office. My second job allowed me to travel a reasonable amount, sock some ...

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One person’s vacation is another’s job opportunity. Summertime offers a chance to take a break from work or school and enjoy your free time. But for many, the summer months provide the ability to gain work experience in a new field while earning some extra spending money.

Teachers have long used the summer months as a chance to work in ...

What most people don’t know is that the eight-hour workday is an outdated standard that was first introduced in 1866. In 1914, Henry Ford cut the workday in half to boost productivity and reduce turnover among factory workers.

Unfortunately, the eight-hour workday hasn’t budged since. Never mind that the Information Age represents the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution and ...

Nearly three out of four pre-retirees over the age of 50 say their ideal retirement will include working in some capacity. But most say that rather than holding full-time jobs, they'd prefer temporary, part-time and flexible jobs, according to a study by Merrill Lynch conducted in partnership with Age Wave.

For comparison, nearly half of all current retirees have worked ...

By now, we’ve all seen the impressive numbers on the "freelance" or "gig economy." Millions of professionals are skipping the traditional corporate structure and turning to freelancing, consulting or temp/on-demand assignments. According to a study by MBO Partners, the U.S. economy currently has 30.2 million independent workers — and that number is expected to hit nearly 38 million by 2020. ...

Summer is an especially hectic time for many industries. Restaurants and shops frequently extend their hours of operation to accommodate increased foot traffic from students who are out of school for the season. Outdoor-based businesses take advantage of good weather and longer daylight hours to get in as much work as they can. This upswing in business means that companies ...

Freelancers, contractors and consultants know the drill: Order coffee, find a seat (hopefully with an outlet), dutifully carry your laptop to the bathroom with you, and then flee to the next coffee shop when Wi-Fi begins to cut out and/or someone annoying sits next to you. Repeat. It’s not a productive way to run a business. And yet it’s what ...

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