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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review May 25, 2012/ 4 Sivan, 5772

The unemployed picky

By Lori Borgman

Lori Borgman


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Having read the survey of college graduates that found nearly one in four would not take a job that didn't allow them to make or receive personal calls at work makes you wonder if they live in the real world.

"The girl you met last night is on line two, son. Take all the time you want, the meeting can wait."

According to Adecco's 2012 Graduation survey, 12 percent of new college grads also said they would not work for an employer that wouldn't let them check Twitter or Facebook.

No word on what percent plans on holding out for jobs that come with coffee baristas and afternoon nap time.

Five percent of Generation I (that's I as in Internet) would not work for an employer that would not let them shop online or check sports scores.

You can't blame them. From the time they started school they were told they were special. They were told they were delicate flowers. Somewhere along the line someone neglected to tell them that the delicate flower thing doesn't play well in the job market. Major corporations do not care that you are a delicate flower.

It was all narcissism all the time. Sure, you're special, I'm special, we're all special, but none of us is so special we can do whatever we please on someone else's dime. Usually when a business hires you, it expects you to give a full day's work for a full day's pay. Outrageous, I know, but that's the way it is.

The only one who should be checking Facebook on the job is Mark Zuckerberg.

Two-thirds of the grads surveyed said they would leave their current job if their salary was cut. No doubt many of the parents that helped put these grads through college have taken pay cuts in recent years. I wonder if the grads appreciate the irony.

Proving they are a group with a great sense of humor, three out of four said they expected to find jobs with benefits and security.

A startling 8 percent took a parent along on an interview, 3 percent had a parent actually sit in on an interview and one grad had a parent write a thank you note for the interview afterward. When a kid graduates college, it could be time for the helicopter parents to shut the choppers down. Just a suggestion.

We must be out of the loop. We don't know any grads that would turn down jobs because they couldn't post pictures on Facebook of themselves not working while they were supposedly working.

Perhaps the persnickety few could use a refresher: Since the big dive in 2008, half of young Americans age 18-34 have taken jobs they didn't want just to make ends meet. Even then, 1 in 4 moved back home with mom and dad.

Last year, in the real world, half of all college grads under 25 were unemployed or underemployed.

On the upside, 58 percent of the grads surveyed said they would take a job even it if meant no personal calls, Facebooking, tweeting, checking sports scores or shopping online while at work.

Congratulations, go getters. You are the ones with a shot at having something. It's called a future.


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