The Unofficial Guide To Hiring And Firing People

Author: Alan S. Horowitz
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028625232
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Discusses the most effective ways to advertise a position, offers advice on interviewing and screening applicants, covers the legal issues for hiring and firing employees, and lists hundreds of online and printed resources

The Unofficial Guide To Hiring Contractors

Author: Duncan C. Stephens
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028624600
File Size: 39,92 MB
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The inside scoop…for when you want more than the official line! No matter what changes and improvements you're planning for your home, from remodeling a kitchen to building a deck, hiring contractors can be a scary experience. From the moment you start looking for a contractor until the day you sit back and enjoy the finished results, how do you stay on top of the process and feel that you are in control? You want to avoid the sensation that people working in your home just might be taking advantage of you. You want the inside scoop. The Unofficial Guide™ to Hiring Contractors gives savvy consumers like you a foolproof appraisal of what works and what doesn't—the good deals and the bad ones—with unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization. This book, like every Unofficial Guide,™ is intensively inspected by the Unofficial Panel of Experts, a team of highly respected contractors and inspectors. They ensure that you are armed with the most up-to-date insider information on how to hire contractors and are told exactly what the Official establishment doesn't want you to know. Vital Information that other sources can't or won't reveal—from avoiding home security rip-offs to finding high-quality materials without paying high prices. Insider Secrets from contractors, supply vendors, and homeowners who've been through it all. Money-Saving Techniques that show you how to create your dream home without breaking your budget. Time-Saving Tips to help you and your contractor get the job done without delays. The Latest Trends in home design, room styles, and outdoor maintenance. Handy Checklists and Charts that help you coordinate your home improvement schedule.

The Unofficial Guide To Overcoming Arthritis

Author: Lisa Iannucci
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028627144
File Size: 28,26 MB
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The inside scoop… for when you want more than the official line! More than one in seven Americans will suffer from arthritis at some point in their lives. The term arthritis refers to a family of more than 100 distinct disorders—including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and gout. Each type creates different symptoms and demands different treatment. If you have arthritis, you want to keep the aches and pains from cramping your lifestyle. You want to explore the best treatments, preventative strategies, and pain management techniques available. You want information on the latest medications that may ease your symptoms. You want the inside scoop. The Unofficial Guide™ to Overcoming Arthritis gives savvy people like you a foolproof appraisal of everything you need to know, with unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization. This book, like every Unofficial Guide™, is intensively inspected by The Unofficial Panel of Experts, a team of highly respected medical professionals. They ensure that you are armed with the most up-to-date insider information on arthritis and are told exactly what the Official establishment doesn't want you to know. Vital Information that other sources can't or won't reveal— including all the current therapies and medical interventions available. Insider Secrets from medical specialists and clinical researchers—and people just like you who have found the best strategies for coping with arthritis. Money-Saving Techniques that let you choose effective treatments without running up high medical bills. Time-Saving Tips that help you overcome the aches and pains of arthritis with minimal disruption to your daily routine. The Latest Trends in arthritis treatments, including both traditional and non-traditional therapy. Handy Checklists and Charts that help you manage your arthritis and minimize its impact on your daily life. Macmillan Lifestyle Guides

The Unofficial Guide To Investing

Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028624587
File Size: 62,83 MB
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With the recent fluctuations in the market, people are becoming more aware of the need to become financially savvy. Yet financial fears still abound: fear of the market crashing, fear of making poor investment choices, fear of not being able to send their kids to college. The Unofficial Guide to Investing demystifies the range of investment options available today and provides practical tools that will help readers make financially sound decisions. For the financial bystander who is timid about investing and confused by the buzzwords, this book explains where to begin, how to start researching without feeling awkward, how to find your comfort zone, how to invest online, how to plan for retirement, and how to avoid getting burned. It goes beyond just comparing mutual funds to relieving the anxiety surrounding the issue of investing.

The Unofficial Guide To Homeschooling

Author: Kathy Ishizuka
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028638140
File Size: 62,51 MB
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The most comprehensive volume of its kind, The Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling provides balanced information and invaluable guidance on one of today's fastest growing education alternatives. As many as 1.5 million children are now being homeschooled in a burgeoning movement that is seeing more and more parents taking a primary role in providing their children with quality education. If you seek guidance on homeschooling, or are considering this education option for your child, you'll need clear, thorough and practical information. This book will tell you: how to determine if homeschooling is right for your family; what's involved in complying with state regulations; how to choose a curriculum or create your own; how to motivate your child; and much more. Homeschoolers of every stage will find pertinent information, from insight on preschool issues to the college admissions process and beyond.

The Unofficial Guide To Coping With Menopause

Author: Donna Howell
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028626949
File Size: 12,29 MB
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Describes the latest trends in menopause treatments, discusses traditional and nontraditional therapies, and explores emotional and environmental issues

The Unofficial Guide To Childcare

Author: Ann Douglas
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028624570
File Size: 23,84 MB
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Childcare has always been a concern for parents. There are more than 20 million U.S. households with young children, more than half of whom receive care from someone other than the parents. So how exactly is a mother and/or a father to wade through the options to determine what's right for their family? The Unofficial Guide to Childcare can help set minds at ease with its unbiased, street-smart style and practical tools to help parents interview caregivers and evaluate childcare facilities. From assessing a particular child's needs to finding a caregiver, assessing health and safety practices to noticing warning signs in daycare facilities, to transitioning a child into daycare, this guide will aid parents as they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

The Unofficial Guide To Alternative Medicine

Author: Debra Fulghum Bruce
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028625263
File Size: 37,29 MB
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Evaluates such alternative therapies as aromatherapy, homeopathy, massage, acupuncture, meditation, hypnosis, and nutrional therapy while recommending specific treatments for common illnesses

The Unofficial Guide To Cosmetic Surgery

Author: E. Bingo Wyer
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028625225
File Size: 70,92 MB
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Americans are becoming more and more dissatisfied with their features, and many of these bothersome details are now treatable with cosmetic surgery. Consumers are more willing to explore available options to treating these problems, but they don't know which ones to trust. Written by a health and beauty journalist who has experienced cosmetic surgery first hand, this book is the only one that thoroughly guides the reader through all surgical options. In this Unofficial Guide readers find out: the lowdown on what cosmetic surgery can and can't accomplish; the current mini-procedures and surgeries explained in detail; and the inside scoop on how to cut costs and find the best doctors and facilities.

The Unofficial Guide To Earning What You Deserve

Author: Jason Rich
Editor: Macmillan General Reference
ISBN: 9780028627168
File Size: 10,79 MB
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A practical guide providing the inside scoop on salary negotiation, positioning for a raise or bonus, and strategies that help the reader realize his/her potential and fight for the salary that he/she deserves.

The Unofficial Guide To Buying Or Leasing A Car

Author: Donna Howell
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028625249
File Size: 48,43 MB
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More than just dealing with the dealership, buying or leasing a car means everything from deciding on a model, knowing when to get in on the best seasonal car deals, how to choose a great used vehicle, where to go for affordable financing, and what strategies work in the negotiating process. This comprehensive, authoritative book covers: The lowdown on leasing -- when is it the right choice? The bottom line on achieving the best price and avoiding rip-offs The inside scoop on how to evaluate options to make an informed decision

The Unofficial Guide To Buying A Home

Author: Alan Perlis
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028624617
File Size: 58,69 MB
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It's typically the biggest expense you will encounter in a lifetime. The right choice can make you ecstatic, and the wrong one can leave you burdened beyond belief. Buying a home requires extensive information; the more you know increases the chances that you'll live there happily ever after. The Unofficial Guide to Buying a Home presents readers with unbiased, street-smart advice that helps them assess their options. How much home can you afford? How do you find a realtor? Where should you buy? What type of mortgage should you apply for? How do you make sense of all those fees? And how do you make certain that you're really purchasing your home sweet home? This is the first guide to truly address the anxiety that goes along with the purchase of a lifetime.

The Unofficial Guide To Climbing The Corporate Ladder

Author: Jack Griffin
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
File Size: 11,81 MB
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Offers advice on how to get promotions by improving communication with the boss and networking with peers.

The Unofficial Guide To Flipping Properties

Author: Peter A. Richmond
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470131503
File Size: 13,37 MB
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The Unofficial Guide To Opening A Franchise

Author: Jason R. Rich
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470131930
File Size: 50,81 MB
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The inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line! So you dream of escaping the 9-to-5 rat race, starting your own business, and becoming your own boss, but you don't have a clue where to start. Opening a franchise-based business can lower your start-up costs and reduce the time, hassle, and risk associated with getting a new business operational. A franchise offers training, support, a proven business model, and the closest thing possible to a turnkey solution for achieving success. There are more than 3,000 different franchise opportunities in more than seventy-five industries, including packaging and shipping, tax preparation, maid service, fitness, car care, and more. Featuring exclusive, in-depth interviews with a wide range of franchising experts, this book gives you a first-hand perspective plus valuable tips and strategies for success. It provides the guidance you need to choose the right franchise, select a prime location, market your business, and get it up and running efficiently. You'll learn all about financing, essential business skills, hiring and managing employees, working with suppliers, and even preparing for your grand opening. This guide includes: Vital Information on things to look for when evaluating franchise opportunities--and where to look Insider Secrets from successful franchisors, franchisees, and franchise consultants Money-Saving Techniques such as using a franchise attorney to help you review the UFOC (Uniform Franchise Offering Circular) and finalize your Franchise Agreement The Scoop on the latest trends, plus profiles of the top twenty-five franchises in America Handy Worksheets to help you examine your goals and opportunities, evaluate financing options, develop a realistic business plan, and more

Degraded Work

Author: Marc Doussard
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816685657
File Size: 31,42 MB
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Critics on the left and the right typically agree that globalization, the loss of manufacturing jobs, and the expansion of the service sector have led to income inequality and rising numbers of low-paying jobs with poor working conditions. In Degraded Work, Marc Doussard demonstrates that this decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other local-serving employers have boosted profit with innovative practices to exploit workers, demeaning their jobs in new ways—denying safety equipment, fining workers for taking scheduled breaks, requiring unpaid overtime—that go far beyond wage cuts. Doussard asserts that the degradation of service work is a choice rather than an inevitability, and he outlines concrete steps that can be taken to help establish a fairer postindustrial labor market. Drawing on fieldwork in Chicago, Degraded Work examines changes in two industries in which inferior job quality is assumed to be intrinsic: residential construction and food retail. In both cases, Doussard shows how employers degraded working conditions as part of a successful and intricate strategy to increase profits. Arguing that a growing service sector does not have to mean growing inequality, Doussard proposes creative policy and organizing opportunities that workers and advocates can use to improve job quality despite the overwhelming barriers to national political action.

The Unofficial Guide To Eldercare

Author: Christine Adamec
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028624563
File Size: 43,81 MB
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Just when working families thought they had enough on their plates, many of them are now faced with having to make decisions regarding the health and well-being of their aging parents. Do they need care? Should they be in a nursing home? What does it cost? Is it clean? Is it safe? What if they don't want to go? And what other options are available? The Unofficial Guide to Eldercare meets these complex issues head-on, offering friendly, unbiased advice on this sensitive topic. It shows them how to wade through the anxiety and conflict to make informed decisions about their parents' needs; the elements of caregiving; living wills and other legal elements; how to balance their own lives in terms of work, family and caregiving; and how to get emotional support their families so desperately need.

The Unofficial Guide To Investing In Mutual Funds

Author: Stacie Zoe Berg
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028629209
File Size: 60,37 MB
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Provides information on the most profitable funds available, tax-wise decisions, and online software that makes trading easy and fun

The Unofficial Guide To Managing Rental Property

Author: Melissa Prandi, MPM
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 076459575X
File Size: 36,52 MB
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The Unofficial Guide To Managing Time

Author: Dawn E. Reno
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028636672
File Size: 30,88 MB
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Time is of the essence -- and no one seems to have enough of it. But before people can begin to manage time and gain control of their lives, they need to understand why they got out of control in the first place. The Unofficial Guide to Managing Time covers every aspect of life -- not just the nine-to-five grind -- with inside tips on setting priorities and goals, scheduling that works (without wasting additional time!), organizing, delegating, and initiating rather than reacting in personal, business, creative, academic, and family spheres. Readers learn to * Ask for help -- and let go once tasks have been delegated * Make best use of tools that help beat the clock, from calendars to computers to the telephone and more * Maintain good time management habits by using relaxation and exercise * Adapt timely skills for individual lifestyles -- parents (new, used, and single), fast-track career people, students, and creative souls.