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Navigating open enrollment

Jun 9, 2006
Start with a thick booklet from Human Resources. Add some confusing insurance-speak about health care. Toss in a deadline. Mix it all together and you've cooked up one of the sourest periods in the workplace: open enrollment. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Burying a dead end job

May 26, 2006
There's an old work saying that goes something like this: The grass is always greener in your neighbor's cubicle. When do you know it's time to find a better job? Career expert Michael Laskoff joins Kai for a conversation.
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The mandatory 401K

May 26, 2006
Coming soon to your benefit package, an automatic enrollment in a worker retirement account. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement, Savings

Time off with benefits

May 19, 2006
Massachusetts has introduced a bill that would create the most generous paid leave package in the nation. Will other states follow? Kai finds out from Deven McGraw of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
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Forced retirement

May 19, 2006
A new survey says more workers are facing early retirement. It's not how folks planned to start their golden years. Can workers recover the loss of earned income? Kai speaks with Joanna Rotenberg, a McKinsey consultant.
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Day in the Work Life: Unusual body of work

May 12, 2006
Special effects artists for TV's "ER" spend their office hours creating fake trauma victims out of clay and silicon. We observe one of these artists operating.
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An open letter to graduates

May 12, 2006
Summer's here, and the time is right for new college grads to try and figure out what the heck they're supposed to do now. Forbes.com's Liz Moyer offers a few tips.
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Road warriors

May 12, 2006
As global trade heats up, extreme business travelers find themselves on the road -- and in the air, and riding the rails -- for hundreds of days each year. What does all that travel do to their health and their home lives? From the Work and Family desk, Hillary Wicai reports.
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Day In The Work Life: Menu of music

May 5, 2006
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our look at how folks trade their time for money, we hum along with a singing waitress.
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The business of boycotts

May 5, 2006
This week's immigrant boycott produced massive demonstrations across the country. But what about the impact on the economy? Can boycotts change the direction of a business practice or a government policy? Kai talks with Professor Sankar Sen.
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