Dear Liz (and the rest of the class of 2010)

Dear Liz, After four years of seemingly insurmountable volumes of reading, term papers and theses delivered through overnight marathons and lifelong friendships born as adolescents bloom into adulthood - it's over.  You're a college graduate. You're starting your post-college life in a new city, luckily with good friends and some family close by.  The world … Continue reading Dear Liz (and the rest of the class of 2010)

June Retail Labor Index

Here is the June release of the Kronos Retail Labor Index, submitted by Kelly Northrop of Kronos.  This data reflects similar trends seen in the May employment data released on Friday that indicates very modest gains in job creation beyond the temporary US census jobs. The June release of the Kronos Retail Labor Index reveals … Continue reading June Retail Labor Index

Life Skills 101 from the Girl Scouts

In her Wall Street Journal blog (The Juggle) yesterday, Sue Shellenbarger questioned whether fundraisers like Girl Scout cookie sales are helpful developmental experiences for kids or just one more responsibility for working parents to shoulder.  The comments following this blog are running about 50/50 pro and con regarding fundraisers and whether they teach kids responsibility … Continue reading Life Skills 101 from the Girl Scouts