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Acceptable Reasons To Call Out of Work

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We have a question on our online application that goes like this, “What would you consider an acceptable reason to call out of work?” The reason we ask the question, of course, is to gauge the potential employee’s attitude and overall approach to calling out. If they are someone who thinks it’s OK to call…



When will we get what we really want for Christmas?

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On the evening of December 6, 2014, Jessica Chambers was found walking away from her burning vehicle, 98% of her body covered with burns, horrifically lit on fire by a still unknown assailant. As a father myself, I couldn’t begin to imagine what her father, Ben Chambers, is going through. He understandably expressed his desire…


Our Craziest Failed Drug Test Excuses

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Ah, that most dreaded of employment rites of passage, the in-house drug screen, that wonderful time when employers and future employees who barely know each other are forced through the distasteful process of getting to know each other more than they ever wanted to… EVER… (can anyone say TMI??) Most staffing agencies conduct their own…


An Odd Thing To Be Thankful For

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I’ve never considered myself a runner. Quite the opposite, in fact. Although I enjoy several sports, all my life I’ve literally ‘ran away’ from any sport or activity that required continuous exertion, on account of the agonizingly dreadful burning in the chest that happens when the ‘out of shape’ do what seemingly just isn’t natural….


How To Land In The Trash Pile (With Your Resume)

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  Imagine being out of work for a few months. The wolf isn’t just at the door, he’s in the living room biting pieces out of your couch, peeing on the carpet, and scaring your kids. You’ve applied to so many places online you’re afraid either the Feds will start investigating you for spamming or…


The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Side of Unemployment Benefits

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  What originally began during the Great Depression as a New Deal program designed to be a temporary safety net for unemployed Americans has become an American institution and a powerful political tool wielded by politicians from both parties eager to please their constituencies, but not the least bit concerned about the business owners who…


Jobs Americans Used To Do

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  The other day I had a conversation with my boss, Marty, the co-owner of the company, about the current labor market. As usual, no matter the overall economic situation, we seem to struggle to find good, qualified, willing people to fill our job orders. It’s a perplexing and frustrating problem. During our conversation, Marty…



The Most Important Thing You Can Accomplish On Any Job

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  From the minute you step into our office to interview with a staffing manager, we are rooting for you. We’re rooting for your interview to go well and that you’re a good fit for the positions we have available. We’re rooting for your references to check out, for your drug test to come back…