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Look before you leap by Irene Krechowiecka

Don't get stuck in a hellish job. Get all the facts before you commit. When you get a job offer it can be such a relief to feel someone wants you, that there's the temptation to take it without thinking too much about what's involved and how that fits in with your personality, lifestyle and long-term aims. Make yourself think about these things and decide if this is something that will do for now or the real thing. If it's a do-for-now, do you really want to spend a few months, or even years, like that?
Retrieved March 30, 2005

U.S. Job Satisfaction Keeps Falling
Americans are growing increasingly unhappy with their jobs, The Conference Board reports today. The decline in job satisfaction is widespread among workers of all ages and across all income brackets. Half of all Americans today say they are satisfied with their jobs, down from nearly 60 percent in 1995. But among the 50 percent who say they are content, only 14 percent say they are “very satisfied.”
Published Feb. 28, 2005

100 Best Companies to Work For
Fortune Magazine recently released their 100 Best Companies to work for in 2005. The more information the better, but personally I take their reviews with a grain of salt because a lot of the companies they review just so happen to advertise in their magazine. And there's no telling what kind of kick backs or incentives Fortune is getting behind the scenes for favorable reviews.
From the January 24, 2005 Issue.

Work & Life - Recession over, workers look to move on
By DAVID SCHEPP The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News. If you’re happy with your job, count yourself among the minority of workers. Most appear ready to pack it in and move on to other jobs. At least that’s what a recent survey suggests. A poll taken this year of participating readers at career Web site Monster.com showed that 86 percent were not satisfied with their jobs.
Retrieved April 13, 2005

On The Job - Take this job and think before you shove it
By ANITA BRUZZESE Gannett News Service. You are seething. That last promotion at work was supposed to be yours. You've worked hard and earned it. Instead, it went to someone else. Your immediate reaction: quit. Just quit the lousy job and go to work picking up dog poop for a living if that's what it takes. You'd rather do that than work one more minute at the place you've come to hate.
Retrieved April 13, 2005

Tools & Advice - Leaving your job? Do it with class
By JOHN ECKBERG The Cincinnati Enquirer. If the economy is on the way to becoming a job-generating rebound, many companies are preparing for a stream of departures. But experts caution there is a wrong way and a right way to quit. Most companies remember workers not for why they left -- but how they left. And workers should be mindful of how they might need past employers later in their career.
Retrieved April 13, 2005