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NEWS
February 4, 2013 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Folks, why are we slaving in industries that adjusted for the economy and downsized, slashed jobs, and reduced salaries and benefits? We could be working in city government, which appears to be doing none of those things. Consider political operative and habitual ethics violator John McDaniel. Until last week, when his busy hands got slapped again, McDaniel made $87,125 as an assistant managing director in the Nutter administration. And what a life he had. In January of last year, after working on Nutter's reelection campaign, McDaniel landed a dream job at the airport training unpaid workers to assist travelers.
NEWS
December 21, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from an online discussion. Question: I love my job. It's the closest thing I can imagine to a dream job, in a highly selective industry where positions exist in only a few cities in the country. My husband does not particularly love his job, although, as he'll fully allow, it pays well, has a great mission, and involves nice coworkers. He just feels he has outgrown it. I support this in theory, but whenever he forwards me listings for new positions, they almost always involve huge pay cuts and locations where I have no hope of finding work in my field.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw is learning that Matt Rhule is a pretty popular coach. "It was impressive to see - not just current players, former players - but on campus, people from housing, people from admissions, people in [academic] departments who were pulling for him," said Bradshaw, who introduced Rhule Monday as the Owls' new coach. "I would walk around and kind of half-kiddingly say, 'Who should we hire?' . . . I can't tell you how many times Matt's name came up. " As an Owls assistant in 2010, Rhule interviewed for the job when Al Golden left for Miami.
SPORTS
December 7, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
No head coach, no problem. For the Temple football team, it's business as usual after Steve Addazio resigned Tuesday to accept the head coaching job at Boston College. Players are still participating in morning workouts. And the assistant coaches, who are under contract until January, are on the road recruiting. Temple offered scholarships to Kingsway High School junior running back Ray Lawry Jr. and West Deptford junior running back/fullback Gerald Owens on Thursday. "They were recruiting my son when the head coach [Addazio]
SPORTS
September 29, 2012
In an expected move, the Twins on Friday released outfielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka after two rough seasons. What happened next, however, was totally unexpected, at least in this cynical age. Accepting blame for his failures at the plate and on defense, Nishioka did the honorable thing: He waived his right to his $3 million salary for next season and a $250,000 buyout. He refused the money because he was disappointed in the way he has performed in his two seasons in the States, the ballplayer said in a statement.
NEWS
March 29, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
A horse named Herbie drew Bill Hansen's milk wagon through the early morning streets of Jersey City. "Herbie knew the route by heart," says Hansen, a Westmont resident who delivers construction-permit applications - by car - for a Cherry Hill plumbing company. He's worked there full time for 30 years. He even works on birthdays, including his 95th, which was Tuesday. "I've been blessed," says Hansen, a father of two, grandfather of six, and great-grandfather of seven.
NEWS
February 27, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My boyfriend and I have been dating for four years, two long-distance. For the past year, we'd had an agreement that he would move to my city when his temporary contract with his dream company was up. Contract ran out, he got an OK job offer in my town, was offered a job by dream company, and he took the dream job. I don't know what to do: stay with him because we love each other, knowing it means another year of distance and...
SPORTS
January 8, 2012 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Adam Aron, 57, treasurer of the Abington High Class of 1972, became co-owner and CEO of the 76ers on Oct. 18. Friday was the home opener. Evan Bayh, former governor and senator from Indiana, arrived early and was about to give his lifelong friend a hug when Aron waved him off. "Hold on. I'm on the phone with Dr. J. " Aron was the host, the celebrity, living a boyhood fantasy, CEO of his hometown team. He was operating on "nine levels of adrenaline," and hadn't slept more than five hours a night in months.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
She sounds a little like Snooki, J-Woww, and the Situation, and, like several Jersey Shore party animals, she lives in Staten Island, but Laura Flynn-Amato occupies a different reality. The animals that come into her life are wretched and helpless, but at least not drunk. She plucks them from their misery, and, with lots of assistance, some from Philadelphia-area people, gives them new life. Flynn-Amato's the title character in a warmhearted documentary whose homey style (everyone's called only by first name)
NEWS
July 14, 2011
Kenny Woods needs a job. He's a high school graduate (Lansdowne's Penn Wood High, Class of 2006) with experience in the janitorial (he worked for a janitorial company) and food fields (McDonald's grill cook, Fresh Grocer hot-foods server). He's handy with electrical wiring and likes to work on cars. Best of all, he's not a murderer! "I like to help people," the 22-year-old West Philly father of two said. His dream job: To be a hip-hop entertainer. Woods writes music and lyrics, can sing and rap freestyle and has made two CDs. But reality being reality, he'll take whatever job he can get. He's hoping to land work involving car repair or electrical wiring.
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