Down to the Bone


Business is slow, profits are lean, and drastic measures seem necessary to keep going. Many businesses have laid off employees and are now operating down to the bone. Cutting hours or pay of essential staff may be necessary to survive? How do you pick? Ask the Magic 8 Ball or draw straws? Continue reading “Down to the Bone”

Sometimes Old School Can Still Be Cool



This past summer, our nation celebrated the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. I can recall how proud everyone was to be an American at the time. We can still appreciate what an incredible achievement it was to land on the moon.

About the same time as men were landing on the moon, the process of job hunting included putting on a nice suit and going door-to-door, unannounced, to speak with employers. Continue reading “Sometimes Old School Can Still Be Cool”

$7.25 an Hour a Done Deal


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”

Facebook Got Me Fired Before I was Even Hired

danny-0509The Dangers of Social Networking Websites While on the Job Hunt

So you stayed up all night perfecting the music loop of Beyonce’s All the Single Ladies and adding a nice starry background to your MySpace page.  Luckily, you only need a couple of hours of sleep and prep time to be fresh for your interview tomorrow, right?
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