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To begin with, recent international business research showed that in 2012, American businesses as a whole lost $134,000,000,000 just from time wasted by employees.That is an unimaginable amount of wasted time –  Who is running these companies?

Reference: International Business Times.

But what about time lost because of stress related health disorders? -

  • A full 41% of American workers reported that they feel stressed out at work and in the early 2000s, we learned that work-stress illnesses cost American companies $300,000,000,000 (Three Hundred Billion USD) every year year.
  • Now, many US companies are dropping health insurance for their employees.

Reference: American Psychological Association.

At the same time, employees across the UK – 20% of them and fewer percent than in America – lose from 1 to 5 days a year because of stress-caused sicknesses. An, 10% lose over 6 days every year.

See the details and charts at:

MetLife Insurance: 1 In 5 Workers Loses Work Days Yearly Because Of Stress.

As if there was not enough to keep us busy with the Masters Tournament activities, now some voices are shouting that winner of the Green Jacket in 2014, Bubba Watson, should never have gone to Waffle House later that night.  What’s wrong with a clean, well run Waffle House once in a while, anyone?

The Tournament purse is 172 times the amount of the average American salary. Compare the three highest amounts:

  1. PGA – $10.5 Million
  2. Players Tournament – $9.0 Million
  3. Masters Tournament – $8.0 Million

[Source:  @GoBankingRates on Twitter]

Tiger Woods is out of the Masters Tournament because of health and injury concerns, but many famous golfers are left to carry beginning on April 10, 2014.

The Leader Board from 2013 was:

  1. Adam Scott
  2. Angel Cabrera
  3. Jason Day
  4. Marc Leishman
  5. Tiger Woods

 

QUOTES FOR LIFE FROM GOLF

Bobby Jones Quote:

Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.

Arnold Palmer: It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.

Jack Nicklaus, the Golden Bear: A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.

Mark Twain: It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

Jobs at the Masters Tournament golf course: https://mastersjobs.silkroad.com/

via Home Of the Masters Tournament – Augusta, Georgia.

FISH

Millions of pounds of food fish are thrown back into the ocean, dead, when fishing quotas are surpassed.

 

Reasonably, we know that 100% of all waste cannot be eliminated on Earth or even in outer space, which is filling up fast with expensive space debris. But, where will waste end?

Do you know anyone that throws out a full refrigerator of good food every week and buys more? If you do, then you have an idea of what five major fisheries in America do every day.

Even though water covers more surface area of the planet than does land, that water has limits to how much it can hold. Reach a saturation point and you have the Dad Sea, on which you can sit down and read a book.

Our bodies of water on Earth are filling with trash-bag islands in all the several gyres of the oceans, oil spills, toxic wastes, human wastes, organic runoffs from food production, cruise ship wastes, and aluminum soda pop cans from the US Navy.

The current largest problem is the multi-billion pound waste every year that is tossed into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico by five now-notorious fisheries. This includes mammals like seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales. Turtles also die.

For more information about these problems, see

Something Fishy In the States of California, Alaska, and Florida and What to Do About It.

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With some practice and preparation, employment interviewing need not be a mystery or a horror. It can go well and land you a job you never expected to be able to obtain.

One key is appropriate presentation and presence in the interview setting, and you do not need to have a big bank account or rich parents to develop these assets.

Zig Ziglar, a famous businessman and lecturer, said many times:

  The truth is, our language does betray us.

Find out how to make language work for you in the job interview at:

Top 10 Things You Should NEVER Say During a Job Interview

He played a notable part  in Catching Fire, but Philip Seymour Hoffman died before parts three and all of four of the film series before they were finished filming. That leaves a character gap that disappoints fans and hurts the franchise.

In February 2014,  we heard more about CGI presentation on screen as an opportunity to portray Hoffman in the continuing character

The announcement of a CGI version of the Hoffman in one major scene in the fourth Hunger Games film was welcomed news.

What other star would you like to see resurrected in this way?

via Mockingjay – Phillip Seymour Hoffman in CGI

The total number of American workers that produced income at home or elsewhere offsite (with a laptop at Starbucks) at least one day monthly rose 39% just from 2006 through 2008, according to data provided by WorldatWork in 2009.

Since that time, even more people have begun lucrative work-at-home and independent contractor employment, especially during the Great Recession 2008 – 2010. None of it is Get Rich Quick, but all of it is real.

via Top 5 Work At Home Jobs That Produce Income.

One of the biggest losses under Welfare Reform and Welfare to Work or W2W was the loss of the gigantic  Summer Youth Employment Programs around the USA. The legislation that provided funding for these kids expired under the Clinton Administration.

By the year 2000, the few very small summer work programs that were left could not handle the hundreds of thousands of youth ages 14 – 18 that had previously worked summers at above minimum wage. A lot of families were hurt by the loss of youth income for clothing, shoes, supplies and even groceries in some households.

In 2014, the Citi Foundation decided to donate some money to help the youth in Dallas, Texas and other cities find work: NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, St. Louis, Newark, N.J., and Washington.

The Citigroup Inc. charity division planned to donate $50,000,000 in to a program called Pathways to Progress that will begin Jun 2014.

Summer Youth Employment Opportunities

Summer Jobs For Adults

 

 

Some Major American Problems

Unpaid Alzheimer’s care provided by women for almost 75% of the American cases has resulted in a cost equivalent to multiple billions of US dollars across billions of man-hours.These caregivers are giving out and becoming ill.

If the percentage and numbers of patients continues to increase, the US may not be able to provide care for an estimated 16,000,000 patients in the year 2050. We need more paid careers in caregiving.

Additional research and early intervention must receive more focus, but new findings come in every day:

Alzheimer’s Disease, Gender Differences and the Fear Of Inadequate Healthcare.

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Business and Job Trends In Hawaii

In Hawaii, many Maritime, Healthcare, and Skilled Labor types of jobs are available, expanding in numbers, and forecasted by state and federal agencies to open many new positions through the year 2018.

Compared to the Continental USA, Hawaii has experienced more job creation in IT (Information Technology) and Healthcare Industries than the lower 48 states overall. Jobs such as ship engineers are expected to triple in 2014 and long before 2018, with a near-200% increase. Commercial fishing and international trade expansions make these figures even more realistic.

via Living and Working in Hawaii – Best 20 High Growth Jobs.

The City of San Jose is also a college town named to the Forbes.com list of Top 20 College Towns in America.

Such towns enjoy partnerships among colleges, businesses, and city/county agencies that work to increase incentives for business to move to the city, for residents to develop new businesses, and for businesses to create new jobs. Because of this, college towns often suffer less catastrophe during economic downturns.

At the end of 2009, over 41,100 job listings were active, bur jobs continued to increase through 2014. During March 2014, over 99,600 job listings were active for San Jose.

See which jobs are highest demand and well paying at:

via Jobs and Culture in San and Silicon Valley.

Johnny Depp of Owensboro was named America’s Favorite Actor in a recent Harris Poll. See links below for dozens of other awards and nominations.

The entire state of Kentucky is rightfully proud of their current celebrity’s accomplishments in the theater and film arts.

He has taken character acting to star status as no one else has done since Lon Chaney, The Man of 1,000 Faces and father of The Werewolf’s Lon Chaney Jr.

Chaney’s Phantom of the Opera is still hideously good after nearly 100 years, but Johnny Depp’s Demon Barber is just as good. Jack Sparrow and Mad Hatter will never be forgotten, either. Johnny Depp could follow William Shatner’s example of acting vigorously into his 80s.

For more Johnny Depp Projects and information about his birthplace, see

 

Johnny Depp’s Birthplace – Owensboro KY.

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