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"Day in the Work Life": Pastry Chef

Apr 29, 2005
This week, three Americans won the World Cup of Baking championship in Paris. The competition is a grueling eight-hour event, requiring teams to bake more than 80 baguettes, 90 pastries, and 160 mini-sandwiches. On this week's A Day in the Work Life... our regular look at how folks trade their time for money... a puff piece on a pastry chef.
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Psyching Out a Personality Test

Apr 29, 2005
If you've been in the work force for a decent length of time, chances are you've taken something called Myers Briggs or some other personality test. The tests are supposed to help you relate your "inner you" to your co-workers. But what do these tests actually say about your work style? And can they help you get or lose a job? Author and business consultant Michael Laskoff gives Kai a cheat sheet...
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Guaranteeing Sick Leave

Apr 22, 2005
Some groups say nearly half of American workers don't have any paid sick leave. Next week, Congress plans to take up a bill that would guarantee workers 7 paid sick days a year. From the Work and Family Desk, Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.
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"Day in the Work Life": Cowboy Poet

Apr 22, 2005
April is National Poetry Month. So, on this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we start a campfire with a poet of the prairie.
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"Day in the Work Life" Artist

Apr 16, 2005
This week David Rockefeller pledged a hundred million bucks to MOMA's endowment. It's the biggest cash gift in the museum's history. On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we meet an artist who runs an art collective on a significantly smaller budget.
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"Day in the Work Life": Enrolled Agent

Apr 9, 2005
If you still haven't filed your tax return, you might be starting to feel a sense of panic. But don't worry -- it could be worse. You could need an enrolled agent. On this week's A Day in the Work Life... our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money... we take pointers from a man who defends clients against the IRS.
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Age Discrimination

Apr 2, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Story. This week, Chris applauds a Supreme Court decision on age discrimination. Corporate America take heed.
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"Day in the Work Life": Zamboni Driver

Apr 2, 2005
Next Thursday, Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado College, and Denver College will play in College Hockey's Frozen Four Championship. On this week's installment of 'A Day In the Work Life'...our regular look at how folks trade time for money...we take to the ice with the guy who drives the Zamboni.
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"Day in the Work Life": Fireman

Mar 26, 2005
An explosion at a BP oil refinery killed 15 people this week. The heat from the fire that followed was so intense, nearby cars exploded. Even so, the fire was contained by nightfall -- thanks to the work of firefighters. On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'... our regular look at how folks trade their time for money... we shadow a fireman.
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Reinventing Retirement

Mar 19, 2005
This week, we air the last segment in our series, "Reinventing Retirement." Special Correspondent Joe Giese looks at how retirees are building homes that will age with them.
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