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March 6, 1990 | BEVERLY BERNSTEIN and BEVERLY KAYE
A key challenge for employees is to find meaning and satisfaction in the workplace, even when the dollars and the promotions are not available. Our own research suggests that true satisfaction results when a worker's skills, interests and values fit the demands of the job. We'd like to provide an opportunity for you to begin looking at what you truly value, and to begin considering how to put as much of it as possible into your working life.
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BUSINESS
January 9, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Just as you suspected: Your boss is probably happier than you. So suggests a new report from the Pew Research Center, which scoured one of its recent surveys to find that bosses were more satisfied with their jobs, finances and family life than were their underlings. For instance, 69% of bosses said they were “very satisfied” with their current job, while only 48% of other workers felt the same way. Those who have reached the top were also less likely to say that parenthood got in the way of advancing their career: Among bosses with kids, only 17% thought it had been an obstacle, compared with 33% of other working parents.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2001
City officials need to do all they can to help the 12,000 Los Angeles International Airport workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But the solution isn't to try to balance airport security with job security, no matter how wrenching the pleas of the hundreds of laid-off workers who marched on City Hall this week. Airport security tips the balance. It has to come first.
SPORTS
January 7, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
For three uncertain, unsettled seasons he has operated as the manager. Now, finally, Don Mattingly is the boss. In a move that will certify his credibility in the clubhouse and presence in the dugout, the Dodgers have smartly given Mattingly a two-year contract extension through 2016 in a move that works for everyone. A combustible team equally capable of championship and circus now has one less major distraction, while a solid guy who has led this team with a feather duster has finally been given a hammer.
SPORTS
May 12, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The Lakers are heading into what could be their last game of the 2011-2012 season. In Magic Johnson's eyes, the Lakers' Game 7 matchup Saturday night at Staples Center could also mark Mike Brown's last game as the Lakers coach. But as Brown stood among a group of reporters at Saturday's morning shoot-around, he gave the impression that he's hardly concerned about the prediction Johnson shared Friday night as an ESPN NBA analyst. "Magic's a good guy and he's entitled to his opinion," Brown said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1994
Re job security: Here's a suggestion for college entrants looking for a rapidly expanding, recession-proof career field with a bright future--correctional facility management. KEN BASH Malibu
SPORTS
January 7, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The next questionable decision Don Mattingly makes will be nothing more than a questionable decision. He'll be able to explain his thought process and move on without wondering if it will cost him his job. Mattingly has agreed to a new three-year contract with the Dodgers to be their manager through the 2016 season, ending speculation about his future with the franchise. The new deal could be formally announced as early as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
SPORTS
September 3, 2011
Three managers have already been replaced this season and you can bet a few more will be looking for jobs this winter. But while some managers are on a hot seat, others are sitting on a throne with job security for the foreseeable future. Staff writer Kevin Baxter takes a look at the 15 safest and five most vulnerable managers in baseball: Safe at home Mike Scioscia, Angels; Has more control than any manager in baseball — and seven seasons left on his contract. Terry Francona, Boston; His Red Sox clubs average more than 93 wins, so the team will pick up contract options the next two years.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Young workers care more about job security than their elders do, according to a new survey comparing what millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers value in a job. The new survey, part of a larger report on millennials, gender and the workplace released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, defies popular perceptions of millennials as born entrepreneurs who shun the security of a steady job. Pew found that 40% of millennials (ages 18 to 32)...
SPORTS
August 23, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
BOSTON — Jerry Dipoto dismissed growing speculation that Mike Scioscia's job is in jeopardy, the Angels' general manager refusing to lay blame for what has been a disappointing season so far at the feet of baseball's longest-tenured manager. "We're 3 1/2 games out in the wild-card race, but you'd think we were in last place," Dipoto said before Thursday night's game. "Quite frankly, it's a distraction. Mike has been the manager of this team for a long time. He has a very long track record that suggests he's qualified.
SPORTS
January 7, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The next questionable decision Don Mattingly makes will be nothing more than a questionable decision. He'll be able to explain his thought process and move on without wondering if it will cost him his job. Mattingly has agreed to a new three-year contract with the Dodgers to be their manager through the 2016 season, ending speculation about his future with the franchise. The new deal could be formally announced as early as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
SPORTS
December 14, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Clay Helton led USC players through an agility drill this week, hustling and high-stepping over a series of large rectangular bags as other assistants barked encouragement. Afterward, players gathered tightly around their latest interim coach. "Remember this," Helton shouted. "How you react to adversity defines you!" Trojans players endured a tumultuous season: the firing of coach Lane Kiffin, the emotional departure of interim coach Ed Orgeron and the arrival of new Coach Steve Sarkisian.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Javorius Allen, who emerged as USC's top tailback midway through the season, was announced as the Trojans' most valuable player at the annual football awards banquet Friday night. Allen, a third-year sophomore, rushed for 699 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. Senior linebacker Devon Kennard won the most inspirational player award. Among other award winners: Center Marcus Martin (offensive lineman); tackle Leonard Williams (defensive lineman); Allen and receiver Nelson Agholor (offensive perimeter)
SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Apparently two wins over the surging Los Angeles Kings wasn't enough to prevent a management shakeup in Calgary. On a serious note, Jay Feaster's footing and job security in Calgary had been uncertain long before the season started and well in advance of Brian Burke's arrival on Sept. 5 as the team's new president of hockey operations. It took Burke a little more than three months to make the call and he dismissed the team's general manager, Feaster, and assistant GM John Weisbrod on Thursday morning.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Young workers care more about job security than their elders do, according to a new survey comparing what millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers value in a job. The new survey, part of a larger report on millennials, gender and the workplace released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, defies popular perceptions of millennials as born entrepreneurs who shun the security of a steady job. Pew found that 40% of millennials (ages 18 to 32)...
OPINION
December 4, 2013
Re "CEOs want you - to fix the debt," Opinion, Dec. 1 Consider my modest proposal on the matter of the CEOs at the Business Roundtable advocating the reduction of Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age to the highest in the developed world, while they have benefits averaging about $86,000 a month: All income from any source, including stock warrants and options, in excess of $400,000 a year will be taxed at the rate for Social...
SPORTS
December 22, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
It was a niggling little thing that caused Ben Howland's voice to harden just a little Friday. The question arose because a respected Internet source of UCLA basketball news, Bruins Report Online, had reported that its "sources" were beginning to say Howland, the man who once took the Bruins to three consecutive Final Fours, might not make it through this season, and that Athletic Director Dan Guerrero already had a list of possible replacements....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By Anthony York
This post has been corrected and updated . A state investigation into a network of nonprofit groups that funneled $11 million into initiative campaigns in California last year has revealed the identities of dozens of previously hidden donors to the various organizations. Those contributors include owners of the Gap Inc., for which California First Lady Anne Gust Brown was once a top executive, investor Charles Schwab and Los Angeles philanthropist Eli Broad. The groups they donated to gave money to other organizations, which gave to the campaigns.
OPINION
July 20, 2013 | By Barry Goldman
There's a scene in the movie version of "The Grapes of Wrath" that's stuck in my head. It's where a guy in a suit drives out to tell Muley the sharecropper that he and his family have to get off the land they've been farming for three generations. MULEY: You mean get off my own land? THE MAN: Now don't go blaming me. It ain't my fault. MULEY'S SON: Whose fault is it? THE MAN: You know who owns the land - the Shawnee Land and Cattle Co. MULEY: Who's the Shawnee Land and Cattle Comp'ny?
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