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Have you ever felt micromanaged at work? If your boss doesn't know what you're doing for every moment of the day, you might as well be nonexistent. You definitely couldn't be working or making logical, sound decisions on your own, using your years of expertise. Having someone looking over yo…

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If you can smell the wild onions growing in the tall Bermuda grass or the hot dogs sizzling from the concession stand, then you probably don’t have the coronavirus. It is the anecdotal “smell test” of the perilous times in which we live.

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We can all agree, this pandemic has been horrific. Regardless of how much or how little you were impacted, you were impacted. You probably spent more time inside your own four walls at home than you ever imagined. And, you may have learned to work from home, while balancing your spouse, pets…

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       Thinking back to last year, we were all considering that the great job market might slow down at some point. But, who could have imagined the screeching halt of the economy would have come in the form of a global pandemic. If you've lost your job through all of this, my heart goes out…

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My sister Jo is pastor of a Lutheran church in North Dakota and a few weeks back I got to watch for the first time ever her Sunday morning service on television, thanks to technology, her church’s live stream, and the coronavirus outbreak keeping most all of us from visiting our own places o…

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One question I hear often from readers is about military transitions. Many members of the military devote the first twenty years of their career to the US Military. Around age forty, they'll retire and start entirely new careers in the civilian world. I receive questions about how to success…

The streets were nearly empty. Banks, schools, stores and even some churches were shuttered. Physicians were running out of supplies. Warehouses and storehouses of stockpiled goods were being depleted. People were dying, usually the elderly or those whose health was compromised.

Here are a few headlines about an African tragedy: “Africa’s Worst Locust Plague in Decades Threatens Millions” (The Wall Street Journal), “’Unprecedented’ Locust Invasion Approaches Full-Blown Crisis” (Scientific American), “Somalia Declares Locust Outbreak a ‘National Emergency’” (The Nati…

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Loyalty is an interesting idea. Companies expect it. Many demand it. You must be a loyal employee. You must put the company's best interest first. Even if you don't agree, you should toe the company line. Otherwise, your worst fears could happen. You may find yourself without work.

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When is the best time to leave your job? Have you ever wondered when you should look? Most people wait until things are painful. Change is hard. It hurts. So many people wait until the daily pain at work outweighs the pain of change.

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Have you ever had a panel interview? It's one of those job interviews where you show up and instead of one person interviewing you, three do. Or, if you're really lucky, five or six will. I'm not talking about a situation where you have one interview after another. I'm talking about a single…

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I have been teaching economics since 1967 — 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo’s law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects has not changed, neither have the fundamenta…

In this month of love, we spend some of our time reflecting on those who are special in our lives. It's also a great time to reflect on our job, and whether or not we love doing it. Think about how you feel on Sunday evening. Are you neutral about work on Monday, or do you dread it? Are you …

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Job searching can truly be gut wrenching. It's probably like having children. After the pain of the birth is over, it can be largely forgotten. The job search is the same way, especially if you haven't looked in a while. But, when you're in it, it's like you can taste it.

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Around 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, a large storm raged through DeSoto County leaving a path of destruction from Love to Fairhaven. Heavy winds screamed and howled, rains poured, and hail battered the homes of the communities. Homes were destroyed, lives were impacted, hearts were broken, an…

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