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Free job hunting advice Tuesday, Wednesday

Two days of free job-search advice for unemployed workers starts Tuesday.

Global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will hold its 26th annual national job-search call-in Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec. 27 and 28) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST on both days.

The phone number is 312-422-5010.

Job creation has shown some improvement in recent months, but millions of Americans are still out of work. Challenger will suspend normal operations for the next two days and make its counselors available to provide free job-search advice to callers.

Click here for more info on the Challenger’s call-in.

 

Thousands of emails but only three reboots

Back to work today for the first time in nearly two months. I only had to reboot three times to get my computer working.

Frequent rebooting is a fact of life around here. Which is really fun at deadline. However, a triple reboot was better than I expected. I was prepared for an extended wrestling match.

Wading through the 2,732 emails resting in my inbox will take a lot longer.

Actually it won’t. So far I have read two. I may read a few more, but the delete button is getting a serious workout.

All things considered, it’s good to be back to work. Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes while I was home recuperating from heart surgery.

 

Improve productivity — take more naps

Next time the boss complains when you nod off at your desk, give him a copy of this story.


 Nap advocate extols benefits for weary workers

At a former workplace, I sometimes drove to the parking garage at the local mall on my lunch hour, or whenever I felt a migraine coming on, and enjoyed a short nap in the cool darkness.

It was energizing. A lot better than guzzling a gallon of coffee at 3 p.m.

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