Streamline Payroll, LLC Networking Night. Enjoy the complimentary appetizers at Green Parrot in Newtown while networking on the private patio. A cash bar is available. Bring plenty of business cards. There will be a drawing for a $50.00 Green Parrot gift certificate. Feel free to forward this invite. No need to RSVP.
Apple co-creator and long-time chief executive Steve Jobs was nothing short of a prodigy when it came to turning Apple into one of the most innovative companies in the U.S. Started in a garage in the 1970’s, Jobs’ business savvy, persistence and ability to think outside the box turned Apple into the 3rd largest company in the history of our economy. His impressive running of Apple from the time of it’s inception as a small business, leaves other small business owners with a multitude of lessons to learn from when it comes to how they can become successful as well. The following are just a few of the business lessons we can learn from Steve Jobs:
Do you hate your job? Does waking up every morning for work fill you with dread? According to a recent Gallup Poll on the state of the American workplace, 70 percent of workers surveyed described themselves as “disengaged” from their work. Of that 70 percent, 18 percent described themselves as “actively disengaged” and said they frequently express their discontent in the workplace. The remaining 52 percent of workers showed up daily and did their work, but were less than thrilled about it. There are plenty of reason out there as to why people hate their jobs. Poor relationships with co-workers, feeling under-utilized, under-compensated, or unappreciated are just a few of the causes of utterly hating ones job. Given the fact that so many people hate their jobs, why doesn’t anyone bother to do something about it? According to career consultant Maggie Mistal, “People often stay in jobs they don’t like because they don’t realize what else they can do. They haven’t taken the time to identify what makes them happy or where their talents lie. They haven’t clarified their values and thought about how they’d like to use their abilities to make a difference and align their work with their purpose. Too often people assume work is supposed to be a chore so they don’t even look for anything other than that when embarking on a career.” So how do we take Maggie’s advice and put it into action? It’s not as hard as you might think. Here are 10 things you can do if you hate your job: Continue reading
We all know that professional athletes make obscene amounts of money for basically playing a game. Their salaries even get an extra boost from signing bonuses, performance incentives, and personal appearance fees. Savvy sports agents have become pro’s in their own right by insuring that the athletes they represent rake in some pretty incredible profits. Couple that with some not-so-savvy sports organizations and you get the perfect storm to brew up some very interesting, and weird, clauses in sports contracts. Check out this list of weird clauses in sports contracts and the athletes who are making the big bucks from them.
When looking for a job, the main thing people look for is a salary which will afford them the opportunity to live comfortably in their chosen lifestyle. But these days, benefits packages and job perks have risen to the same level of importance as salary. Employees long to feel in control of their work life and appreciated by their bosses.