With Valentine’s Day passing last week, it is appropriate to talk about office romances. After all, Valentine’s Day may be the beginning of relationships that may spawn from spending so many hours in the office together.
For months, the economic outlook with regard to jobs has been positive, and January’s jobs report did not disappoint. According to several media reports, there were 227,000 new jobs added to the nation’s economy. This number greatly surpassed analysts’ expectations of 180,000 new jobs. However, wages only increased 2.5 percent, which was below analysts’ expectations.
We rarely discuss sports on this blog, but the situation brewing between New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson, the team’s president of basketball operations gives us a high profile workplace scenario that is worth discussing.
At this time of year, most employees are concerned with how much of a refund check they will receive from the federal government after filing their income tax returns. After all, tax season is not just big business for tax preparers. Retailers also want to benefit from the extra money that workers will receive.