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    People Are Calling Out The Jobs That Are Way Overpaid, And I’m Sorry If Your Profession Is On This List

    Yahoo Life Videos Cree musician Buffy Sainte-Marie, 80, is still creating and speaking out Buffy Sainte-Marie is an award-winning singer and songwriter, Indigenous-rights activist, children’s-book author, former Sesame Street star, mother, teacher and mixed-media digital artist. Now 80, the Cree icon is still creating, performing and speaking out, knows how she’d like people to think of her: as an innovator. “I’ve always kind of tried to cover the base that nobody else is covering,” she tells Yahoo Life.  Sainte-Marie, who lives in Hawaii, is uncertain of her origins, though believes she was born in 1941 on the Piapot First Nation reserve in Saskatchewan, taken from her biological parents when she…

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    Software Engineer Gets Job After 357 Rejections, 6-Month Hunt

    After working in the restaurant industry for six years, Sophia Cheong decided to learn how to code.  She applied to entry-level software engineering jobs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for six months straight.  357 rejections, 40 interviews, and 2 offers later, she’s making more than double her old salary.  Loading Something is loading. Sophia Cheong’s career started at a Korean barbecue restaurant in California, where she worked as a host while completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration. After graduating from Fullerton College, she was promoted to assistant general manager and, later, the director of operations. Then a coworker started teaching her how to code.  “I fell in love,”…

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    Man applies to 60 entry-level jobs and gets 1 interview

    LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man has gone viral after sharing how he applied to 60 entry-level jobs in the month of September and only landed one interview. Joey Holz said he conducted the “experiment” after seeing hiring signs all over Lee County. He wanted some extra work, so he came up with a plan for putting out applications. “Let’s do 30 days, two jobs a day. If I pick something up on the side, great. I’m already employed,” said Holz. That’s 60 applications for jobs that paid between minimum wage and $12 an hour. Holz kept track of the responses, and he was surprised by the result. Joey…

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    Who Should Invest In A Web Hosting Reseller Business?

    Web hosting is one business that was not as badly affected as some others during the pandemic. As more businesses went online, the demand for hosting services only grew. It makes a web hosting business a viable and profitable solution in current times. Reseller Hosting is a great alternative to a regular web hosting business as it does not involve a substantial initial investment. Reseller Hosting in India is very popular, especially among web designers and developers. Hosting providers offer numerous Reseller Hosting plans at different price points to cater to everyone from beginner Hosting Resellers to established ones in the market. If you want to get into the web…

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    Opinion | Even With a Dream Job, You Can Be Antiwork

    Evidence for such a reappraisal is, admittedly, more anecdotal than rigorous. It might well be that as soon as labor markets loosen up, workers will again answer to their bosses’ every beck and call. But David Frayne, a sociologist who is the author of “The Refusal of Work,” noted that traumatic events often cause people to reassess their lives and goals. “The pandemic has had the potential to create that kind of disruption on a mass scale,” Frayne told me, and the disruption has created new political opportunities for regulating labor markets in a way that favors workers. He pointed out that in Britain, where he lives, politicians have begun…

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    People quitting jobs in droves : Planet Money : NPR

    Goodbye. Farewell. Adios. Sayonara. Workers have been giving their bosses an earful of such words as of late. Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that 4.3 million Americans, or 2.9% of the entire workforce, quit their jobs in August. That was a record-breaking month, piggybacking on previous record months. “The Great Resignation” is real, and it can be seen across virtually all industries. It’s common to see a surge in quitting when the job market is tight and there’s a cornucopia of open positions. But what’s happening now is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Economists and pollsters are still investigating what’s going on. Are generous government benefits…

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    With only 194,000 jobs added, September’s jobs report disappoints

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ September jobs report, released last week, showed a decrease of 0.4 percentage points in the U.S. unemployment rate, from 5.2% in August to 4.8% in September. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 194,000 in September, compared to a monthly average of 561,000, and the number of unemployed people fell by 710,000. The number of marginally attached workers increased by 167,000 and the number of discouraged workers increased by 58,000. The uptick in marginally attached and discouraged workers suggests that the official unemployment rate understates how many workers are currently having trouble finding jobs. Given this difficulty, it is not surprising that the labor force participation rate…

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