Marketplace Money for Friday, December 30, 2011

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Happy New Year! We gathered our all-star gang of personal finance experts to give us insight on what 2012 may bring us. And we focus on jobs, jobs, jobs: The changing employment landscape, terrible bosses, the etiquette of unemployment and how to get a job, keep that job and keep moving up.

Rise of the gig economy

As much as a third of American workers ply their trade in freelance and contract positions. The idea of working 9 to 5 for 40 years is going the way of the pension and the gold watch.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, freelancing, part-time jobs

How to handle a toxic boss

Can anyone raise their hand and say they haven't had a bad boss at some time in their working life? Toxic bosses seem to be an inevitable feature of the labor landscape. The good news is there are tricks to navigating the terrain.
Posted In: employment, Jobs, bosses

Out of work, but not out of options

Commentator Cecilia Marquez describes the experience of taking a risk to get a paycheck.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Education

Reframing Flattery

To some, brown-nosing is a dirty business. To others, it's an art.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, flattery, promtions

Creating your brand

We learn some tips on how to develop your own brand and deliver a brand promise -- in less than 140 characters.
Posted In: Personal branding, employment, Jobs

Unemployment etiquette

Unemployment may throw a wrench into your personal relationships. Learn tips -- for the employed and unemployed -- on how to navigate tricky social situations so you keep your relationships even in the face of job loss.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, etiquette

What's on the menu for next year?

Tess talks with David Lazarus, Kathy Kristof, Liz Weston and Chris Farrell about what we might be able to expect in 2012.
Posted In: employment, Jobs, Education, inflation, consumer spending, election

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Working for the Weekend
Rockfort Rock
The Skatalites
Hey Nineteen
Steely Dan

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