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Employment

No good solution in ice cream pay dispute

Dear J.T. & Dale: My daughter just started a job at an ice-cream stand. The manager takes afternoons off, coming back at closing time. He will not let the employees leave until he gets back. Their shift is supposed to end at 9:30 p.m., but sometimes he doesn’t show up until 10. When they…

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Hansen: Loudmouth Tucson soccer fans to be silenced

Hansen: Loudmouth Tucson soccer fans to be silenced

Tucson soccer league implements Code of Conduct rules for fans and players.

July 23, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Overcome photo shyness to put best face forward

Overcome photo shyness to put best face forward

J.T. and Dale give advice on profile photos, getting a job at Google.

July 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Getting past the bitterness, stigma of layoff

Getting past the bitterness, stigma of layoff

J.T. and Dale talk jobs.

July 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Use high turnover to your advantage

Dear J.T. & Dale: My company has a lot of turnover. This week, another guy up and quit with no notice. Now his job is my job. This is the third time it’s happened. I asked for some incentive, and they offered me a small raise. I took it, but I honestly feel underpaid. Is there something …

July 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Geico hiring 230 more Tucson workers

Geico hiring 230 more Tucson workers

Insurance giant Geico continues to expand its Tucson customer-service operations, with plans to add more than 230 positions by the end of the year.

July 02, 2014 11:07 amLoading…
'Redefined' position leaves worker hanging

'Redefined' position leaves worker hanging

Ask boss what skills and qualifications you lack.

July 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Explaining what's happening in Iraq

Explaining what's happening in Iraq

A concise guide to the mess going on in the Middle East

June 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

JT & Dale Talk Jobs: Office move concerns worker

Dear J.T. & Dale: My company is moving, and the new office is going to add 20 minutes to my commute. I’m willing to make the switch, but I feel that my company should compensate me. Can I ask for a raise to cover the cost of the additional drive? — Jason

June 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

J.T. and Dale Talk Jobs: Black nails were dealbreaker in job hunt

Dear J.T. & Dale: I referred my friend to a job at my company. She got an interview, but she didn’t get picked. When I asked why, the hiring manager was blunt and said she didn’t dress nicely and the black nail polish she was wearing was offensive. Now my friend is asking for feedback, a…

June 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

J.T. & Dale: How to deal with the office snitch

Dear J.T. & Dale: I have worked for three companies in which I knew for sure that there was a company spy or snitch who told tales, trying to curry favor with the boss. Can you give me advice on this? — Tony

May 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tohono Chul exhibit salutes the open road

Tohono Chul exhibit salutes the open road

Road trips don’t have to span hundreds of miles. As the traveling season approaches, Tohono Chul Park has created a vacation-themed art exhibit that celebrates the magic and discovery of summer vacations.

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Memorial Day events

Memorial Day events

Here are some events in the Tucson area in honor of Memorial Day:

May 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

CD3 Watch: Kennedy officially running

Green Valley Republican Damien Kennedy filed official paperwork to run for Congress in District 3.

May 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

J.T. & Dale Talk Jobs: Commit yourself to profession, career will follow

Dear J.T. & Dale: For two years now, I’ve been trying to get back into the marketing/advertising field. I have a bachelor’s of science in marketing and got a job out of college at the company where I was an intern. Two years ago, I got fired and took a job as office manager for a law fir…

May 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Dozens of companies seeking employees at Tucson job fair today

Job seekers can meet with dozens of companies looking for employees at the Greater Tucson Job Fair this morning. 

May 19, 2014 8:28 amLoading…

Age discrimination is wrong, but hard to prove

Dear J.T. & Dale: My boss is practicing age discrimination, and I can’t stand it. Someone is retiring, and my manager’s comment was, “Finally, we can get some young blood in here.” Since then we’ve had incredible candidates in their 40s and 50s apply, but my boss keeps saying they

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Resume statement of 'Objective' can be overdone, ineffective

Dear J.T. & Dale: I’ve been told by my college’s career center to put an Objective statement at the top of my resume. However, online I have read that hiring managers don’t like that. Who’s right? — Lee

May 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Police chief, councilman clash over benefits and more — Villasenor: Stop attacking TPD, move on

The issue of compensation benefits for public safety employees has become a point of contention between Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik and the Tucson Police Officer’s Association.

May 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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