Archive for September, 2009

Don’t Let Grey Make You Blue

will-s-0209Getting older and getting back into the game.

Let’s face it; none of us are getting any younger. But the topsy-turvy nature of the current economy has left more of an indelible mark on members of the baby boomer generation than any other group. Continue reading ‘Don’t Let Grey Make You Blue’

“Temping” It Full-time

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I had the privilege of joining a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo committee as a volunteer this past year and helping this organization raise money for scholarships. In the process, I worked closely with the concession staff where I learned how a part-time, temporary position, can become a full-time career. Continue reading ‘“Temping” It Full-time’

Let Me ‘School’ You on Education

danny-0509Two things to think about before jumping back into school.

My wife is a brilliant professor of Sociology. She recently started the new school year and has told me how surprised she is to see how large her student rosters are. However, she knew to expect the increased class sizes because her experience told her that when the job market is bad, people often return to school. Continue reading ‘Let Me ‘School’ You on Education’

$7.25 an Hour a Done Deal

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As of July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage increased to $7.25 an hour. Since Texas follows the federal rate, we now pay a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour also. The Texas Minimum Wage Act requires that you, the employer, provide all your employees with a written earnings statement containing information about their pay. The information on the statement allows employees to determine whether they have been paid correctly for that pay period. Continue reading ‘$7.25 an Hour a Done Deal’