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For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
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Water cooler: Learn ways to get, keep those Gen Y workers
By Times Staff
Published September 23, 2007
They're toting their iPods and touting their MySpace profiles, and they're entering the work force en masse. We're talking, of course, about Generation Y, born in the '80s and after. They're willing to work hard but not to pay their dues, enthusiastic but not loyal. Learn about the best practices for hiring and retaining this new breed of workers with a free one-hour online seminar at 11:30 a.m. Friday. The presenter, Theresa Gallion, is an employment attorney in the Tampa office of Fisher & Phillips. She'll cover Gen X, too. To participate, RSVP to Nicole Blankenship at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 769-7507 or Joanie Taschetti at email@example.com or (813) 769-7508.
Shake hands and work that room
Take this with you to the next chamber of commerce breakfast: David Doerges, a Clearwater health insurance salesman and networking junkie who founded Free Networking International (freenetworkinginternational.com), is releasing a book called The Master Networker's Manual. He's celebrating the book's launch from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridayat Wahoo Mortgage, 2433 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. Can't make it? Purchase the manual on Amazon.com or from the publisher's Web site, www.JimSamInc.com, for $8.95 plus shipping.
Okay, really, who drives you nuts?
Unless you work in an empty house or on a deserted island, you've surely got some co-workers who drive you up the wall. But which ones are the most annoying? It's a toss-up between the slacker and the kiss-up, according to a survey of 7,000 workers released last week by SnagAJob.com. Following the top two, in order of annoyance: the gossip hound, the loud talker and the hypochondriac.