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New skills for the new job market

Your name here
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  April 23, 2010

The legendary Mr. Microphone

I have a co-worker who is making weird growls ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 05, 2010

Have Yourself a Mugabe Little Christmas

I work in a small office where everyone gets along well. I am in my early 20s, the youngest and only single employee ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 25, 2009

Puppy lovin', chicken-chokin', and cougar prowlin'

Who would have thought that James J. Angleton, the legendary chief of counter-intelligence for the CIA who "supposedly" died in 1987, is alive and well in Pawtucket?
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  August 28, 2009

Budget cuts

“Things are as tough at the prison right now as I’ve seen them in a long time,” state Corrections commissioner Martin Magnusson told the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on July 29. He spoke about the consequences of the staff c
Prison staffing crisis hits perilous level
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 07, 2009
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Review: Speech Debelle | Speech Therapy

It's unfortunate that there's a glass ceiling in the US market for British hip-hop — but for the lovely, clipped London accent that gives truth to Speech Debelle's delivery, this release would be huge stateside.
Big Dada (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 07, 2009


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Sarah Palin announces her next career move

I am quitting
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  July 17, 2009
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Laugh to keep from crying

Rarely did a play arrive with better timing than You Can't Take It With You , the joyfully optimistic paean to the American spirit that earned its Pulitzer in 1936, when the country was licking the wounds of collective Depression.
Timeless optimism in You Can't Take It With You
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 17, 2009
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Profit secrets

Considering the current climate of our feelings toward big business, it's kind of a relief to revert from the present to a bygone era, and from dreary reality to colorful stylizations. In Seacoast Repertory's How to Succeed in Business Without Really
Seacoast Rep has the keys to Business success
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 26, 2009
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Profit secrets

Considering the current climate of our feelings toward big business, it's kind of a relief to revert from the present to a bygone era, and from dreary reality to colorful stylizations. In Seacoast Repertory's How to Succeed in Business Without Really
Seacoast Rep has the keys to Business success
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 26, 2009
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Punk buccaneer

Jonee Earthquake rumbles below the surface
Jonee Earthquake rumbles below the surface
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  November 19, 2008


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From janitor to detainee: one woman’s story

As part of her job cleaning the Superior Court in Providence, Angela de la Vega often imagined how hard it must be to be a judge.
Immigration
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  July 23, 2008
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Time for a clean sweep?

In early 2007, Rhonda Dawson, a thoughtful, candid, 45-year-old African-American guard at the Maine State Prison in Warren, quit her job after four years because, she says, of racist taunting from her fellow correctional officers.
A former guard calls for prison reform
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 23, 2008

Crossword: ''Fools on film''


All is not as it seems
By MATT JONES  |  June 11, 2008
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The great American (office) novel

They are coming regularly now, like buses, like bulletins — the great office novels of the 21st century.
Thirteen fictional perspectives on your 9-5
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 04, 2008
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Jobs with a future

A fifth/a quarter/a third of all jobs that people will be doing in 15/20/25 years have yet to be conceived, or the job you’re doing now won’t exist in 20 years, or not in the way you do it now.
With the job market in flux, how can colleges prepare students for any career?
By F.S. WOLFE  |  April 28, 2008


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Drop the loser

I’ve been going out with Larry for a little more than a year, and he recently called me to describe a situation in which he “almost” cheated.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 16, 2008
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The trouble with Carcieri’s musical chairs

Well, so much for the Carcieri administration’s assurances that the governor’s latest round of musical chairs would not bring with it an increase in staff positions and/or salary costs.
Roundabout
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  March 12, 2008

Big important nothing

“You owe everybody in Maine an apology,” said a political activist, a person who’d be fired from his or her job in about 10 seconds if her or his boss found out he or she was talking to me.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 20, 2008
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27 Dresses

Well, I always cry at movies about weddings.
An urban fairy tale
By MARK BAZER  |  January 16, 2008

Portland scene report: December 14, 2007

Delayed by such piddling things as his wedding and day job, Roper took about a year to finish the effort.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 12, 2007


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Pigskin passion

Eisen has a dream job, and he’ll be the first to tell you so.
Rich Eisen hands over his press pass
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 11, 2007

November 26, 2007


Monday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  November 20, 2007
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Goofball at work

There is the strategy where you ace out your co-worker by sleeping with the boss.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  August 07, 2007
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Family matters

I am about to get married and the family of my fiancé has never accepted me.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  August 02, 2007
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Urban bards

“You’ll find us. We’ll sound like Kenny G on acid.”
The summer sidewalk subculture that enlivens the city all year round
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 01, 2007


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Dance Monkey: Colin Quinn

They’re the most underpaid team in baseball.
A visiting comic in the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 30, 2007
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A taste of Pigalle

Yet another reason to look forward to the end of the work week: Steak Frites Fridays.
Fridays 5 to 10:30 pm
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  May 23, 2007

May 26, 2007


Saturday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 23, 2007
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What Collins won't tell

We reported last week that Senator Susan Collins might, just might, have a soft spot in her heart for gays and lesbians.
Gay rights
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  May 18, 2007