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Would you mortgage part of you?

Would you take a loan in exchange for a percent if you’d future earnings? Woukd you take free training it education in exchange fir it? This is happening now. And, It is a growing trend. I have thoughts and feelings about this but am wondering what others think before I bias w my own thoughts. (The article below is about college grads but there are similar programs for coding courses and one off training as well). So, #whadayathink ? Good idea or bad? Would you or wouldn’t you participate?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-09/college-grads-sell-stakes-in-themselves-to-wall-street

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Steven Ransom
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Fred Golf, this is almost like selling your soul to the devil. metaphorically speaking...

income-sharing agreement "If she loses her job, she won’t have to pay anything, and investors will be out of luck until she finds work." quote from the article.

  • this may be good for the student(s) of low income (i.e., Amy Wroblewski, mother's a waitress and farther's a quality control inspector), but who can also maintain a high to average GPA.

  • And, if the students making less than $20,000 a year won’t be charged at all, as long as they are working full time or seeking work.

"Those who are working part-time or not seeking work will only have their payments deferred, which means that they’ll owe for a longer period of time."

A good alternative to the Student Loan I'm wondering what would happen if the student deiced to drop out?!

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Antonio Vargas
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I'm hired thank you my friends

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Forced retirement happens. yup. Now, what to do about it?

What strategies do you suggest to overcome age-discrimination in the workplace?

We know how toxic and prevalent ageism is in the workplace. This study outlines some recent findings in this regard. But it's no news to anyone that discrimination happens, or that life can be unfair. And it's no pre-ordained outcome that when you run into age discrimination that it has to define your future success - just as knowing life isn't "fair" doesn't stop you from living an amazing, rewarding, happy meaningful life. Sure ageism can be a tough obstacle to overcome -but overcoming obstacles is something that everyone does as they navigate life and, in fact, overcoming unfair challenges can actually be quite rewarding.

So, whadaythink Jobcasers? If someone gets prematurely turned out, or denied a real look at a new opportunity - what strategies should they take to overcome that particular unfair obstacle??

#ageism #discrimination #careerstrategy #success #advice #whadayathink

https://www.propublica.org/article/older-workers-united-states-pushed-out-of-work-forced-retirement

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I been down for a year I need help finding the right job

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Lisa Castro
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I live in San Bernardino, California. Thanks for sending this over. Lisa Marie Castro

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4 day work week anyone?

So Microsoft is the latest to talk about experimenting with the 4 day work week. I wonder - if you had a W2 job that only required 4 day work week would you use the extra day for (and how many would use the other 1-3 days to moonlight in another job to up annual earnings)?
#Whadayathink? (ps: I should confess that I bet a lot of our own employees at Jobcase are thinking "4 days? wow, I'd be happy with 5! - we certainly don't require beyond 5 days but this platform and company have succeeded for years by having the blessing of a team that is so dedicated they contribute a crazy amount during the week - not just 9-5x5)

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/four-day-working-week-microsoft-japan_n_5d77c236e4b0fde50c2dec9a

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Jean Hart
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I need that extra time to take care of my house and family. I could never take on another job because I have too much responsibility at home.

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Chris Smith
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Unfortunately, many industries cannot make a four day week workable. As long as the consumer is demanding service or product 7 days a week, there will always be the need for employees that work a minimum of a 5 day week. From an employer's perspective, having employees that only work a 4 day week means hiring extra staff to cover the rest of the days that need to covered, and that is a huge expense than many small businesses cannot afford. In some industries, a four day week may be feasible, but in service related industries, it's not very practical

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Ideas on getting that raise you deserve...

Just saw this article in Business Insider and thought I'd share it. Theres a lot of good thoughts in here (some might need to be converted for your particular situation but the principles translate pretty well. #whadayathink ? #raise #promotion #SelfAdvocacy

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-get-a-raise-expert-tips2019-4?utm_content=buffer79dd6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=BI-linkedin

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I think it's always a great idea to know when and how to have this type of conversation with your boss. If you sit idly by and hope then nothing will happen. If you want something then you need to make it yours! Thank you Fred Goff for sharing this article : )

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Hows your relationship going?

I mean your relationship with the company you work for.

Some of the conversations people engage with here are constructive about what employers are doing - or should be doing and aren't - for us as workers. But what about what we should be doing for them?

If you are in any relationship - romantic, friendship, family, etc - you have expectations of how you expect to be treated and so does the other person. We know that these are dependent relationships. I mean, if a brother treats you poorly, you are unlikely to do him any favors. If a husband never helps a wife around the house (or vice versa) then the wife is prob unlikely to be in a good mood around the husband. So we all kinda know that if we want our expectations to be met in a relationship, that we need to meet the expectations of the other party too. So. Again. Hows your relationship with your company?

Are you working with purpose and intention? Are you rallying with extra effort when they are hitting headwinds? Are you trying to help and bolster people around you? Are you giving feedback to any perceived wrong actions by people in authority so they can get better with your feedback? We have so much control that we often don't see. If you find yourself wishing you were treated better at work, or happier in your duties, maybe you start by thinking what you can do first. When a relationship gets into trouble, someone needs to take a first step towards changing mutual behavior (even when they know they are in the right, sometimes you take the first step anyways). Then, if the good-will and dedication is not reciprocated - by all means find another job. Life is too short to work where you are not happy. But, lets all consider a riff on the JFK quote - Before you ask what your company can do for you, lets first ask what we can do for our company.

#relationship. #careergrowth #whadayathink #effort #culture

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Jill Paine
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I guess you can say mine is better than it was before. i'm finally in a "good" employer relationship - where there are no screaming between teams, no tantrums thrown by our "leaders" and managers actually know how to manage.

What you said is true - we all have expectations for how we expect to be treated in the work place. Although, your analogy of a husband who never helps a wife around the house... just a lil sexist, don't you think? I am the primary breadwinner in my house, and my husband and I both manage to keep the house in order and do our jobs. If I'm in a "bad mood" it's probably because either my husband is being a PITA or it was a long day at work.

I agree with Julie - culture is important, and companies that don't reward hard work and dedication will continue to loose employees and ultimately shut themselves down.

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Bob Flannerty
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My boss empowers and inspires me to do more for my company. Sounds like leaders who have to keep asking their employees to do more must not be inspiring.

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Ready to go back?

People are going to have to make some choices soon. Go back to work, or stay home. 3 "yes's " have to occur for this to happen. a) the government has to allow it; 2) employers have to hire back and open and 3) you have to agree to go in.
Assuming the first 2 are 'yes' - are you also? Here are some considerations from Barristas which I am sure many of us share... #whadayathink #coronavirus

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/starbucks-open-workers-coronavirus_n_5eb84d2dc5b6bb4495e44fcb

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"The Gender Card"...

Did you see that Yahoo! just sold to Verizon? This is big news in the tech world. Yahoo was one of the originals, at one time their internet business alone was valued over $100billion - it sold for 4+ this week (fyi: for those checking, the stock ticker Yahoo reflects more the value of their ownership stake in ali-baba than the internet property itself). The latest CEO has been Marissa Mayer. She has her fans and she has her detractors. But throughout her tenure there has always been an echo of any reporting that covers her as a woman-CEO, as a special interest story next to the standard CEO articles. I know a lot of gender bias still exists in the workplace. I know most of it creates headwinds and political potholes and awkwardness than many women navigate each day. Here is an article in which Marissa is cited for the first time really addressing it. I am wondering what our female Jobcaser's views are about Marissa, about women CEO's vs. men, and about gender bias in workplace in general.. whadayathink?
#gender #bias #whadayathink
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/marissa-mayer-calls-out-media-for-sexist-coverage_us_57965ea9e4b01180b52fd057

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