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Some people take the team on a retreat to mini-golf or some other fun activity but if you're LinkedIn, you build the mini-golf course IN the office.
The professional-networking site started a fun contest to boost employee morale: A cube off! (It's kind of like a dance off, only with less dancing and more decorating your cube.)
More than 200 teams from around the world competed, transforming not just their cubicles but entire sections or floors. The results involved everything from Pokemon to pirates (yar!), palm trees and a hammock, a playground complete with swing set and an 18-hole mini-golf course. Employees voted on which ones they liked best and 11 awards were given out, including "Funniest," "Best Decade," "Out of This World" and "Most Transformed."
Fewer sporting rivalries are more riveting than when the U.S. takes on Canada in hockey. Pit the two nations against each other when it comes to making money and —
OH, IT'S ON!
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" did a piece last night on U.S. financial reform and it turned into a super smackdown … the ultimate clash of titans … U.S. vs. Canadian bankers!
Well, it's official! These seven people have the best jobs in the world. They won Australia's "Best Jobs in the World" contest, where they were looking for everything from a wildlife caretaker to a chief funster.
Each of the jobs takes place in a different state or territory of Australia and involves a six-month contract with a salary package of A$100,000 (US$92,000) including all accommodations, food and expenses.
Their initial application involved a 30-second video and a test of their ability to generate buzz. (Watch the winning videos.)
Then, they headed to Australia for a one-week test — call it the Olympics of tourism. The events included — no, not balance beam and uneven parallel bars — reviewing Perth's best restaurants, attending VIP parties and festivals in Sydney and feeding the kangaroos on Kangaroo Island.
From the land down under that brought you the "Best Job in the World" — island caretaker! — comes a contest for, not one, but SIX dream jobs: chief funster, outback adventurer, park ranger, wildlife caretaker, taste master, and lifestyle photographer.
Each of the six jobs takes place in a different state or territory of Australia and involves a six-month contract with a salary package of A$100,000 (US$97,200) including all accommodations, food and expenses.
Tourism Australia received a whopping 620,000 applications from 196 countries. Naturally, chief funster (which involves reviewing festivals and events) was the most popular job, with 20.2 percent of the applicants going for that one, followed by wildlife caretaker with 19.9 percent and park ranger with 17.5 percent. The others got about 13 to 14 percent of the applications.
Ahhhhh, graduation season! That time of year when we take our youngest and brightest and kick them out of the academic nest and into the real world.
Before they go forth, flapping and squawking into the world, we usually send in one of our top leaders of business, politics or pop music to offer some words of inspiration and wisdom to guide their flight path – or at least entertain them while they flail.
And so, without further ado, here are the 10 Best Graduation Speechs of All Time -- from Will Ferrell to Steve Jobs!
By Cindy Perman
Posted 13 May 2010
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As soon as we hear the wail of the police siren, we panic, and start running through the Rolodex of excuses in our head so we can get out of it, because—oh man, not me, not today—we just have to get out of it.
Well, they saw you coming a mile away, lead foot! Here are the top five excuses we give to police when pulled over for traffic violations, according to a survey by insurance-comparison site Insurance.com:
When the going got tough in the job market in the past few years, many employees were forced to just stick it out no matter how frustrated they were about their pay or workload. Well, let's just say all that hunkering down has left many employees with cabin fever.
"Look for a new job" was one of the top new year's resolutions of 2013, with one in three employees (33 percent) telling Glassdoor.com that they were looking to jump ship this year.
Before you go blasting out the resume, you might want to take a look at the jobs landscape.
CareerCast is out with their annual list of the 10 Best and 10 Worst Jobs of 2013. They took a look at 200 jobs and ranked them based on a variety of criteria, including income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands.
So, what are the best jobs?
"Overall, what you see is most of the jobs break up into two categories — high tech and health care," said Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com. "A lot of the health care, and even some of the non-health care, tie in … to the aging population. Almost every one of these jobs with a couple exceptions are benefiting from aging baby boomers."
Click ahead for the 10 Best Jobs for 2013, the midlevel income and whether the job moved up or down from last year's list.
By Cindy Perman
Posted 22 April 2013
Who is Gotham's "Funniest Person in Finance" -- a trader? a financial advisor? an IT guy? Click ahead to find out!
Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for Coaches' Cabana.
Apeks Supercritical sells an extraction machine for medical marijuana users who prefer consuming oils over smoking the plant.