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Why Hourly Wage Earners Are Happier Than Salaried Workers


Money may not equal happiness, but it's pretty safe to assume that most workers out there tend to like it quite a bit.

While it's obvious that our job satisfaction often coincides with the amount of money we make, something that hasn't been so clear is how the way we earn that money affects us as employees. A recent study found that the relationship between money and happiness is stronger for people paid hourly because they're more often reminded of how much they earn.

“Shouldn’t the job go to the most qualified applicant?”

Of course it should, but like my mom used to say “What should be and what is are often 2 different things.”

The sad fact is that getting a job is a different matter than doing it. With the job market being so bad and every potential employer being buried in applications, just getting an interview can be a lot harder than the job it’s for.

11 signs it's time to change careers (and what to do about it!)

Are you bored with your work (or lack thereof)? How do you know you're doing what you're meant to do? Here are 11 tell-tale signs that it's time for a change. Keep a count of how many apply to you.

11. You'd rather watch television, surf the web or play video games instead of doing fun things with your family and friends.
10. You run up credit card debt convincing yourself that you just need something new in your life to make you feel better or you buy something really extravagant (like a new car) you really can't afford.

20 Reasons Why NOT To Be A Freelancer

Wouldn't it be great to be your own boss?

Absolutely not!

Everyone talks like free-lancing is the best thing in the world but it's actually a really tough choice to make. Are people schmucks just because they want to work out of a tall high-rise with a corner office? Think again!

Here are 20 reasons why NOT to start freelancing.

1. You Think It Will Be Easier Than a Corporate Job: You think answering to a single boss is tough. Try dealing with multiple clients, ALL of whom are your boss. After all, they're the ones paying you.

How to interview your interviewer

Ever notice how when we're jumping through the hoops of an interview, we try to kid ourselves into thinking that money isn't an issue? Ditto goes for other touchy subjects including medical benefits as well as vacation, flex-time and telecommuting.