Over the past few years more and more philosophy departments are moving to a model of hiring that ditches the interviewing of candidates at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association and replaces them with interviews over Skype or other video-conferencing technology. 120 more words
Once the champagne had gone flat, the camera flash dark and the silly hat and cape had been returned, a truth began to set in. This truth was that I was no longer a student; no longer owing library fines enough to buy the books ten times over, no longer running on coffee and cheesy chips alone, pouring my soul out to my favourite lecturer during their office hours twice a week. 922 more words
Consumer confidence peaked in August, rising to their highest level since the financial crisis, when shoppers lost confidence in the economy.
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rose to a reading of 92.4 in August, up from 90.3 in July and the strongest reading since October 2007. 402 more words
For stay at moms or mothers taking a hiatus from work, the biggest challenge is to dive back in the shark infested job waters. Today’s economy doesn’t leave much room for a quick and extremely stable job picking, rather one has to pick and choose from a measly variety of offers after a long absence from the work scene. 482 more words