Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Got Questions?  We've Got Answers! ...

And Questions!

1st, we will be posing questions to you, our beloved readers and supporters, live on our Facebook page.  Some questions will be about current events, letting you share your opinions.  Others will be to help us improve our site, letting you share your suggestions.

And.....

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. is launching a new feature called "Ask B.A.F.F.L.E.D."  Our hope is, we are giving you relevant and important information on topics of interest to you- but we know there can often be more to what we post.

This feature allows you to post comments, questions, and request more information on our articles and general topics.  We still invite you to use the comment section at the bottom on each post, but this space will be an added feature to make your visits to B.A.F.F.L.E.D. even better!  Never hesitate to contact us at adeptadmin@thebaffledblog.com or m@thebaffledblog.com


Let us know what you think!!




Tuesday, March 29, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops

Top 5 Changes in the Legal Profession-

Over the last few years, the legal profession has greatly changed.  The economic downturn has been rough on many markets, and law is no exception.  Despite the difficulty the craft has faced, a number of changes, and prospective changes could arguably be for the better.

1. Potential Loss of the LSAT
Over the last few months, we've heard a lot of talk about ABA law schools doing away with the Law School Admissions Test.  For years, this test has been a key component in law school admission.  Many feel it has nothing to do with law school, or what is learned there.  We kinda concur.  Of course there must be a rubric of some sort to make selections, but looking at one's overall resume, personal statement, grades, and all candidates have to offer might be better than a test which leaves everyone puzzled when they leave. 

2. Summer Associate Positions are Fading
Working as a summer associate between law school years was a staple in the law school experience.  Because of the recent economic downturn, we have seen summer associate positions virtually disappear.  For firms still able to have associates, the amount they host and keep after graduation has unfortunately decreased.  Doing more with less, we are seeing much different experiences for today's law students.

3. Innovation of the Satellite Office
All the changes including staff reductions in many law firms are forcing attorneys to think outside the box.  These thoughts have led to "Coffee Shop Lawyers", and various new ways to reach and please clients.  Whether it's video conferencing, or meetings at Starbucks, next generation lawyers are recreating the profession one latte at a time.

4. Volunteering Takes Precedent
Summer associate positions may be on the decline, but volunteer opportunities--and the necessity for them, are on the rise!  These days, we have to find different ways to get to our goals, and volunteering to make solid relationships while getting valuable experience is the perfect way.  Sure attorneys are expected to do their share of pro bono work, but volunteering takes on a whole new light when the pressures of meeting big firm numbers is not there.  If you're having trouble finding work, try volunteering.  The payment will come later!

5. The Per-Project Fee
Lawyers are known for the billable hour, and this is sure to never change.  However, flat rates for projects are becoming more popular.  Despite billable hours being a fixture in the legal profession, other changes in the field are forcing a second look at how work is valued.  Often, an appearance, filing, or form can be done for a flat fee, without the hassle of counting the minutes.  Both sides can come out as winners with project fees.  Will it work for your next assignment?

We hope this post has been helpful to you, whether for insight or suggestions.  If we can offer more help, just let us know!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Technology

What is Google Becoming?

By Contributing Editor, GuyverV


The old scruffy men who hold the signs that say, “repent” or “the end is nigh” probably haven’t used a computer in quite some time.  If they had, I wonder if they’d be running up and down the streets on fire, shoving their signs down our throats. 
 
In a tweet last year, I pondered a simple thought: by 2011, Google, via Android will be running on pads, notebooks, TVs and phones.  Taken individually, none of this seems like a lot, but put together, you have infinite potential for incredible technological convergence, or total Armageddon (though the ideas aren’t mutually exclusive).  As a society, it’s important we consider what this means.  Of course we probably won’t.  Humans generally are only concerned with whether or not we can do a thing, rather than should we.  Reckless disregard is one of the pillars of humanity.
 
As the parallels between Skynet and Google begin to blur (and how apt is it that their vanguard is dubbed, “Android?”), Google’s corporate motto of “don’t be evil” will take on a more significant meaning because they will, as John Connor put it, “have us by the balls.”  This convergence is particularly interesting as Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, recently opined that "technology is moving faster than society can answer the questions it raises".  In light of these comments, his company better starting thinking fast as they’re the ones leading us down an interesting path.
 
It has also been speculated that Verizon and Google have been in secret talks to end net neutrality.  As net neutrality is a term that is popping up more and more, here’s the definition via Wikipedia: a principle proposed for user access networks participating in the internet that advocates no restrictions on content, sites, or platforms, on the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and on the modes of communication allowed. 
 
Allegedly, the talks between Google and Verizon would allow them to boost the speed of certain content from the web.  Google has since denied these allegations.  If true, however, picking and choosing the delivery speed of information is a slippery slope with wide reaching implications.  With Google making inroads into every device and software outlet possible (in point of fact, this is being composed in Google Docs), as well as tightening its ties with the government, both state and federal, we should be cautious. 
 
It’s truly an interesting time.  As Google forges ahead and attempts to become a technological hegemonic power, the likes of which have never been seen on this earth, I have to ask, does this engender you with hope or fear?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Careers


Improve the Economy; Share the Employment

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. is in the business of jumpstarting the economy. As promised, we will keep posting jobs across the nation to help get America working. Please feel free to send along any postings you have or know of, or note them in the Comments section below.

Let's keep this going and help one another!

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Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs - Telepictures Productions, Inc.


Financial Analyst - Fox Networks Group


Fashion Editor - Amazon
















Trainer - Milwaukee Art Museum


Benefits Coordinator - Cleveland Cavaliers


Public Relations Manager - Shedd Aquarium


Attorney - Sony Pictures Entertainment


Market Research Analyst - Federation of Internation Trade Associations


Admissions Coordinator - Provena Health


Academic Affairs Specialist - University of Chicago




Business Analyst - Google

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Cares

Bottomless Closet Inc. March Newsletter
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Bottomless Closet will like to welcome everyone to attend this FREE workshop given by Paul Benning - ex banker and Financial Consultant.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops


The Top 3 Business Mergers ....Lately

Over the last few months, we've seen some major mergers in the entertainment/news media/communications industries.  Check out the details on these 3 big business mergers, and what they mean for users and consumers.
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NBC Joins Comcast
In late 2009, cable giant Comcast announced their joint venture with General Electric's NBC Universal.  After previously joining forces with Universal Studios, NBC was later taken under the G.E. umbrella-- and now Comcast's.  When asked about the big deal, Comcast CEO, Brian L. Roberts said “a perfect fit for Comcast and will allow us to become a leader in the development and distribution of multiplatform ‘anytime, anywhere’ media that American consumers are demanding."  

As it stands, the transaction was not a takeover, but a merge with Comcast owning 51% and G.E. having 49%.  NBC holds a great deal of value in its prized stations, USA, Bravo, SyFy, CNBC, and MSNBC.  Saying the merger would take about 18 months, the Federal Communications Commission approved the transaction in January of this year.  According to the companies, this means greater options for consumers, more local news coverage, high-speed broadband, service opportunities for low-income consumers, and more innovation. 

The deal was worth $30 billion.  Yikes.


AOL Acquires the Huffington Post
The news website which boasts numbers of 25 million visitors per month was recently acquired by a trailblazer in the internet age.  AOL has taken the Huffington Post on under its conglomerate to create an innovative, "next generation media company".

Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post's co-founder and editor-in-chief, was named president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group.  The Group includes all Huffington Post and AOL content, including Engadget, TechCrunch, Moviefone, MapQuest, Black Voices, PopEater, AOL Music, AOL Latino, AutoBlog, Patch, StyleList, among others.  This union is not only one of news and lifestyle guidance, but technology and social networking as well.  With AOL recently launching Patch.com, the merger seeks to give consumers "more"....more local news, more video content, more financial advise, more options.


Both this merger and the NBC/Comcast deal appear a bit scary to antitrust and anti-monopoly types.  But, with the options we have in social media, and the ease for creating one's own space, maybe this is not as bad in 2011 as it may have been in years or to generations past.  AOL paid $315 million for the 6-year old Post. 



AT&T Purchases T-Mobile
Just Sunday, the mobile giant announced it would be purchasing customer care favorite, T-Mobile for $39 billion.  T-Mobile is currently owned by a German telecom  provider, Deutsche Telekom.  Both T-Mobile and AT&T are based on GSM chip technology and the acquisition reduces the number of mobile providers offering the service to just 1 in the U.S.  The deal also reduces the number of providers in America, period.  Just a couple years ago, Verizon bought Alltel, and shortly before then, Sprint acquired Nextel.  With this new deal, we are down to a Big 3.  

So what does this mean, other than the iPhone staging to take over the world?  Well, first the merger has to be approved by the FCC.  The whole deal should take about one year or more to complete, giving customers the chance to prepare themselves for changes.  Although T-Mobile, like Sprint, has been struggling lately to compete with AT&T and Verizon, many are skeptical about the deal.  T-Mobile actually has a better network, and this deal is priceless for AT&T improving their service.  The fear is higher prices, fewer consumer choices, and potentially less innovation as a result of the lack of competition.

What all of these mergers bring is the question of competition, monopolies, and even antitrust issues in our markets.  The Sherman Antitrust Act provides strong federal regulations about reducing competition, but with these major changes of late, we have to wonder about the competition in the market of the future.
B.A.F.F.L.E.D. will miss you, T-Mobile.

Well, change is the only constant!

Thoughts??

Saturday, March 19, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Entertainment


Need to Kick Off Your Creative Career!?

Many of us are deep into the creative arts-- whether it's music, journalism, dancing, or design of some sort.  In today's society, we all need to be flexible in reaching our goals and honing our crafts.  Obviously, one of the main struggles facing those in the creative arts is funding.  


Well, today we have a treat for you!  KickStarter is a great resource for musical artist.  This site offers the forum for sharing and highlighting your music, and letting others donate to support your project.  You can share your own web link with friends, and encourage them to pledge money towards the production of your music.  It's an innovative way to promote new artists, and truly a sign of the times.

To see what the site offers, check out the link above, as well is the project of Koku Gonz.  She's a Chicago artist on the rise, with major talent.  Check her out, and KickStart your career!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Events

Women - Leadership - Empowerment!

Take a look at this great event as Women's History Month comes to a close.  The Chicago Foundation for Women is offering a great opportunity for learning, growing, and connecting over sweet treats!  Thursday, March 31!



For more details, click here!

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For our NYC Readers, we have these 2 fabulous events:
Women's Empowerment Self-Defense Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 2011
1:00 p.m.
St. James Recreation Center
(718) 367-3657

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Parks is hosting a hands-on two-hour self-defense workshop for women. An inspiring female instructor will lead women in basic survival self-defense training.  All ages are welcome at this one-day workshop.  No prior training is necessary.




And.....


Arts Culture & Fun: Crusin' Cafe Presents Recipe For Success
Thursday, March 31, 2011
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Von King Cultural Arts Center
670 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 622-2082

Successful Brooklyn women who reside in Bedford-Stuyvesant with careers in politics, education, the arts and religion will be invited to share their recipe for success. Four women will be give the audience their background followed by a question and answer period informing the audience on how they achieved their success. Light refreshments will be served, and a local production company will be invited to perform. 


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Plus something for those in the D.C. Area!


New Jersey Regional Council Gala
Thursday, March 31, 2011
6:00-9:00 pm
The Hyatt Regency
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

A Gala event in honor of the National Women’s History Museum.

Details here!


Enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Cares

The Red Pump Project
In honor of Women's History Month, we invite you to check out the great things The Red Pump Project is doing to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS.
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You're invited to the 2nd annual...

Rock the RED: Bold. Fashion. Awareness. 

Rock the RED: Bold. Fashion. Awareness.
Rock the RED will be held on March 24, 2011, in commemoration of annual NWGHAAD. It'll also be a celebration of the 2nd anniversary of The Red Pump Project, showcasing the newest fashions by upcoming designers and boutiques from around the city.

We will present Keyana Ray with this year’s Ultimate Red Pump Rocker award. In 2006, Keyana wrote “Reflections,” a movie about how three African-American girls handle the threat of HIV/AIDS. The film was produced by Gina Price-Blythewood (Love & Basketball), and has been screened across the country. Keyana is currently a film/video student at Columbia College Chicago and continues to shed light on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and families.

So join us for a fantastic evening where we bring together social justice and fashion to Rock the RED BOLDLY, FASHIONABLY while being AWARE of the impact of HIV/AIDS on our community. For more information and to get tickets, go HERE.

Call for our Annual Red Pump Project Sponsors & Partners!

Could you or someone you know benefit by reaching out to over 25 of our smart and savvy supporters? We have a limited number of strategic sponsorship and advertising options for our well-attended annual fashion show! To express an interest, email sponsorships@redpump.org to learn how you can grow your business, as a valued Red Pump Partner. Promote Business Growth through Supporting an Amazing Cause!

Red Pump Events Around the country for NWGHAAD

Our ambassadors in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Dallas have planned some great events in support of NWGHAAD. You can find the details below:
Paint the Night RED

Charlotte, NC

On March 10, 2011, join Red Pump’s Charlotte ambassadors as they Paint the Night RED. This fundraiser event will take place at Vertical Tease (Tease Fitness Boutique). Come out and learn more about The Red Pump Project's work in Charlotte.
The night will be filled with food, laughter, education, fun and a special tease pole party. Vertical Tease will teach basic pole techniques, a sexy chair routine and give you a great workout all at the same time. For more info and to RSVP, visit the Paint the Night RED event page.
Stems & Stilettos

Atlanta, GA

On the evening of March 11, 2011, Red Pump Project Atlanta will host a wine tasting fundraiser, which will serve as Red Pump Atlanta's inaugural event.

Atlanta ranks 8th among the nation’s metro areas in its ratio of HIV infections to overall population and Georgia ranks 2nd in the rate of HIV infections for teens ages 13-19. Guests will include Atlanta’s socialites, community partners, as well as public health professionals. For more info and to RSVP, visit the Stems & Stilettos event page.
Red Pump Diva Swap

Dallas, TX

The Red Pump Project’s Dallas ambassador presents: DIVA SWAP on March 13, 2011. Clothing swaps are fashionable, fun, and a charitable way to refresh your wardrobe. De-clutter that closet! Bring all your unwanted but AWESOME items that you no longer wear (or never got to wear). Swap and bring home some new favorites for FREE!
All un-swapped clothing will be donated to LifeNetTexas.org! For more information, visit the Diva Swap event page.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops

Top 5 Ways to Help Japan

I am sure that all of you are aware of the tragedy in Japan, and I am sure we all want to do our part to help out. Luckily, in this age of information, there are multiple ways to stay informed, contribute, or search for loved ones.


Google has assembled an excellent page with multiple resources, including up-to-date information about what is going on out there, donate buttons, and a plethora of other ways to help or keep yourself in the know.





2. Spread the word about ways to donate using media!

One of B.A.F.F.L.E.D.'s favorite rap artists, Grandmaster has made a video and song in support of those affected by the crisis. Using media to support those that need assistance is a great new way to mobilize efforts or send a message out to the world. From Grandmaster: " We watched in horror as the news flooded in. As Asian-Americans, my brothers in Model Minority and I saw the parallels with the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan.
As artists, we needed to speak out about our grief and empathy for our Japanese brothers & sisters; and to encourage our friends, fans, and family to respond graciously and generously. It's easy to look at the stories, respond with sadness, but not actually contribute in a productive fashion. Please stay aware of the situation & and give generously and thoughtfully.
Included in the video & on the YouTube info are suggestions on how to donate - please share the information with your friends. A remix featuring various other artists (both Asian-American and not) is coming soon. If you are interested in contributing (rapping, singing, or adding an instrumental part), please contact thegrandmasterchu@gmail.com."


3. Tweet! 
Millions of people on Twitter are getting the message out on how to help using Twitter. The promoted hashtag #helpjapan has sprung up and is trending worldwide with all kinds of ways to help (just be wary and make sure you know about the organization you are donating to). 








4. Beware of scammers!

Check out Charity Navigator.org if you are not sure about a charity organization that you are donating to. Charity Navigator is a database of charitable organizations elevating the financial health of over 5,000 American charities.






5. Use Paypal

For those of you that use Paypal accounts for your shopping convenience, know that you can also donate here  (and here for any Canucks). Paypal will also be donating transactional fees to American and Canadian charities until April 11, 2011.




We hope if you have any friends or family affected by this tragedy that you are able to at least find out if they are ok, and if you are able to, donate or help in anyway possible.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Legal Battles

The NFL Heads Back to Court

After standing before the SCOTUS this past summer to determine logo licensing matters, the NFL is headed back to the courtroom.  Despite months of negotiations to figure out sticky labor provisions with the League, the Players' Association has filed papers to decertify as a union.  The filing also includes an antitrust suit under the Sherman Antitrust Act of the United States Code.  The Act, a federal antitrust statute from 1890,  limits monopolies and imposes restrictions on commerce. The League's announcement of a lockout is closely looming. 


Decertification is the dissolution of the union, no longer making it the representative of the players in negotiations.  Basically, negotiations are over because there's only 1 side left. Without a union, players can now file their own lawsuits --and have, including Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady for restraint of trade.  They are now their own independent entities.

Before the announcement, NFL owners said they would lock the players out if no agreement had been met by yesterday's midnight deadline.  League owners made a collective bargaining agreement offer to the players' union, but was denied.  This is likely because the financial documents of each team were never shared as requested.  The league also made the following offers, among others:


• Creating new year-round health and safety rules.
• Maintaining the 16-game regular season with 4 preseason games for at least 2 years, with changes open for negotiation.
• Establishing a fund for retired players, with $82 million contributed by the owners over the next two years.

• Instituting a rookie wage scale where money saved would be paid to veterans and retired players.

The last time the NFL was forced to stop play, they were forced to play games with replacement players.  Interesting.  At this point, the player's union would have to form again and restart negotiations, probably from scratch.  For now, we don't have much reason to get excited about a 2011-2012 season, and must sit back to see what happens.






We'll keep you posted!

Friday, March 11, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Careers

AMTRAK IS HIRING


EXCELLENT  OPPORTUNITY THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE A DEGREE!    PASS-ON TO SOMEONE WHO CAN USE THIS! 
Great  jobs for young men who aren't in college and strong  young women also! This is Obama money for  "infrastructure" the jobs are located all over, paid  training in Atlanta . This is an awesome opportunity,  please pass this on. These jobs pay good  wages.

Training:  You will attend two or three weeks of training at the  Railroad Education & Development Institute in  Atlanta , GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals  as required by collective bargaining agreement. 

Track Worker-030702 Job Summary: Work as a member of a crew to install new railroad track, maintain existing track and right-of-way. Replace or repair track switches with specific components. Slide and align tie plates.  Drill holes through rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails  together.  Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge
Cut rails to specific lengths etc. 

Pay Rate: Entry Rate $19.36/hour, Full Rate $21.52/hour 

Promotional/Advancement Opportunities: Under Maintenance of Way Collective Bargaining Agreement,  Track Workers may be considered for advancement or promotion to other positions within the Engineering Department if qualified. 
Machine Operator $23.25 - $24.81/hour 
Welder Helper $21.93/hour
Bridge Tender $21.93/hour
Bridge Mechanic $22.65/hour
Foreman  $22.71 - $25.53/hour
Track Inspector $23.98 - $25.14/hour 

Qualifications:  High School diploma/GED; 18 years of age or older; Valid Driver's License
At CSX,  two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are  committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited  opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and  rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.
CSX is  an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.
Apply  online to this and other positions:  http://www.csx.com/?fuseaction=careers.main

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Events



Spend next Saturday, March 12, on the nuts and bolts of your creative practice.

Attend the 8th annual Creative Chicago Expo -- a free event that connects Chicago's creative community with services, spaces, information, and valuable resources. From 10 am - 5 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, visit more than 130 vendors and attend some of two dozen free workshops on topics like intellectual property, crowd-funding, starting a for-profit or non-profit, and promoting your practice. Need individual consultation? Make an appointment with an Expo Expert... More

25 Workshops | 130+ Vendors | 20+ Expo Experts

Saturday, March 12, 2011
10 am - 5 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington
Admission free :: There's a lot to do, so bring a friend!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops


Top 10 Ways to be a Professional Powerhouse

This week, we are counting down the Top 10 ways to make the most of your talents professionally and personally.  A great supporter of B.A.F.F.L.E.D., and Chicago lobbyist, Rufus Jackson was a major help in these tips.  Thanks a bunch!!


10.            Look the part
This tip is very important.  When working to get to a certain level, preparing for it is key, and looking like you belong is essential.  Of course, being yourself is a must, but fitting into the world you want to be in is just as necessary.  Be careful with wild colored hair and tattered shoes.  One must always look well kept.  
9.             Read & learn         
You can never stop learning.  Whether it's reading up on new developments in your field, how-to books, or just your local periodical, consistently gaining more knowledge will always keep you moving in the right direction.  
8.            Network
Once you decide the industry of your heart, immerse yourself in it.  Meet and be around others in the industry, learn from them, share your passion and grow!
7.            Feel the part
Looking the part is important, but feeling it is just as necessary.  You have to exude the confidence to let those around you know you are serious about your craft and won't let adversity slow you down.  
6.             Have a vision
Working your plan is obvious, but you must have a plan to work!  Think about your strengths and opportunities, and decide how you'll get to your goal.  Figure out who can help you, how, and keep tweeking your plan as you go.
5.            Focus on your community, not yourself
Your goals and tasks become "you" as you put them into action.  But, you have to keep those impacted by your work in mind.  From working directly as a community organizer, public official, or a private sector director, what you do effects more than just you....and it should.  After seeing tough economic times and facing hardships, we all have to chip in to help one another.  Work for the greater good!
4.            Leave any negativity behind
Negativity will get you nowhere.  Tough times cannot be avoided, only minimized.  However, keeping a positive attitude, and using it to push you through challenges is the only way to keep moving to the top! You can't press ahead if you're stuck behind. 
3.            Be open to new personal friendships
Flexibility has become more prevalent over the last few years.  We are no longer in the times where our destiny was a bit more cut and dry.  We now have to be open to new situations, and definitely new people.  You never know who can be of assistance to you, or who you can be a blessing to as well.  Let others into your circle and continue to connect with like-minded individuals.
2.            Hustle
Never give up.  Persevere, and always know things happen for a reason.  Although things may not fall into your plan, consistently hustling to reach your goals is the only way to get there.  Quitting is never an option.  To get to the top, you have to keep moving toward it.
1.            Believe in your higher spiritual power
We all have the freedom of choice when it comes to our spiritual beliefs.  Whether it's God or another power, having some sort of spiritual direction and support will be paramount in your success.  Staying grounded and motivated will surely get you to the top destined just for you.
Wishing you the best,
B.A.F.F.L.E.D.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Careers


Improve the Economy; Share the Employment 

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. is in the business of jumpstarting the economy. As promised, we will keep posting jobs across the nation to help get America working. Please feel free to send along any postings you have or know of, or note them in the Comments section below.

Let's keep this going and help one another!

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Labor & Employment Counsel - PepsiCo.


Event & Media Production Specialist - Tupperware Brands


Communications Director - EA Sports


Regulatory Attorney - Walgreen's


Student Marketing Manager, Education - Apple


Gilt City Internship


Health Care Education Specialist - U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs


Financial Analyst - McDonald's


Economic Development Specialist - Milwaukee County


Style Editor - Amazon


Marketing Coordinator - CBS


Research Analyst - AOL


Internal Communications Coordinator - Burberry


Business Representative, Theatrical & Television Contracts - Screen Actors Guild


Education Programs & Grants Management Consultant - Verizon
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