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How to Shake Off Vacation Mode and Get Back Into Work Mode

In 2015 alone, there will be 17 holidays and 8 long weekends [http://www.rappler.com/nation/64192-ph-2015-holidays]. Add to that the industry average of 10 paid vacation leaves and you have the potential for almost 30 days of vacation. While these breaks are great for keeping your sanity, it does present a problem when the vacation inevitably ends. On the last sun-filled day or mountain-breeze night, or even on the last night at home before you face deadlines and TPS reports again… creepin

How Much Does The Pope Actually Earn?

The Pope doesn't actually earn income, but he manages the $300 million budget which goes to paying for all of the Pope's expenses: food, travel, the Papal apartments, among other things.A Pope usually stays Pope until his death. The most recent retiree would be Pope Benedict XVI who shocked the world with his resignation [http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/11/world/europe/pope-resignation-q-and-a/]in 2013. He retired six centuries after Pope Gregory XII, who abdicated the Papal seat last 1415. A

How to Avoid The Three Deadliest Career Traps

One minute you’re up, the next minute you’re down – this can be the feeling one can get by falling into a career trap. Things can certainly change on a dime if an employee – whether you are an experienced CEO or a newly-promoted manager [https://www.kalibrr.com/advice/2015/01/golden-rule-management/] – is not aware of these traps. Author Bruce Kasanoff sounds the alarm on them:Thanks to the consistency of human nature, there are classic career traps that cause smart people to self-destruct. If y

The Only Career Where You Can Start At The Bottom And End At The Top

It is graduation season here in the Philippines and for many students, there’s a mix of exultation - no more school! - and anxiety - what’s next? One of the things I find surprising during this mad scramble to find a job right after graduation, is the number of students who immediately think that their course equals their career.If you studied HRM, you must go into a human resources job.If you studied nursing, you must become a nurse.If you studied tourism, you must work in a hotel.While many

How to Shake Off Vacation Mode and Get Back Into Work Mode

In 2015 alone, there will be 17 holidays and 8 long weekends [http://www.rappler.com/nation/64192-ph-2015-holidays]. Add to that the industry average of 10 paid vacation leaves and you have the potential for almost 30 days of vacation. While these breaks are great for keeping your sanity, it does present a problem when the vacation inevitably ends. On the last sun-filled day or mountain-breeze night, or even on the last night at home before you face deadlines and TPS reports again… creepin

How Much Does The Pope Actually Earn?

The Pope doesn't actually earn income, but he manages the $300 million budget which goes to paying for all of the Pope's expenses: food, travel, the Papal apartments, among other things.A Pope usually stays Pope until his death. The most recent retiree would be Pope Benedict XVI who shocked the world with his resignation [http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/11/world/europe/pope-resignation-q-and-a/]in 2013. He retired six centuries after Pope Gregory XII, who abdicated the Papal seat last 1415. A

How to Avoid The Three Deadliest Career Traps

One minute you’re up, the next minute you’re down – this can be the feeling one can get by falling into a career trap. Things can certainly change on a dime if an employee – whether you are an experienced CEO or a newly-promoted manager [https://www.kalibrr.com/advice/2015/01/golden-rule-management/] – is not aware of these traps. Author Bruce Kasanoff sounds the alarm on them:Thanks to the consistency of human nature, there are classic career traps that cause smart people to self-destruct. If y

The Only Career Where You Can Start At The Bottom And End At The Top

It is graduation season here in the Philippines and for many students, there’s a mix of exultation - no more school! - and anxiety - what’s next? One of the things I find surprising during this mad scramble to find a job right after graduation, is the number of students who immediately think that their course equals their career.If you studied HRM, you must go into a human resources job.If you studied nursing, you must become a nurse.If you studied tourism, you must work in a hotel.While many

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