On the Job Podcast S4:E6 – Gimme The Asphalt!

We’re excited to announce  a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast! Season 4, Episode 6: Gimme The Asphalt! Just about 200,000 of the estimated 3.5 million truckers on the road today are women – and that number represents a 65% increase over the last decade. Today we catch up with one of them, Ingrid Brown, a 5’2″ 50-something grandma who’s been driving a rig for over four decades. Calling from the cab of her truck, Ingrid, whose role has been deemed “essential” throughout the Covid-19 crisis, gives us insight into what keeps her happily rolling across the country as she surpasses the 4 million mile mark, looking forward to spending time with her family while simultaneously dreaming about her next journey.

If Your Job Were a Reality TV Show

Reality TV can be a blast to watch because of all the big personalities. People fight, gossip, backstab, and it’s only a matter of time before someone gets a drink thrown in their face.

And according to Buzzfeed, these archetypes aren’t limited to just the small screen. They outline 14 personalities you’re likely to encounter in both the hyped-up reality world and the real world (the actual real world, not The Real World).

Here are our top three reality personas as they relate to the working world, and how you can survive them.

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Staying Safe During Safety Month

June is Safety Month, and that means taking a bit of time to ensure we’re being cautious at work.

Reading about proper back support, correct lifting techniques, and eye protection tips can be tedious. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth discussing. If you’re looking to up your safety game, check out these handy graphics chock-full of tips.

Six Tips That Will Save Your Sight

Workstation Ergonomics to Maintain a Healthy Back

Ladder Safety

Forklift Safety

Protect Your Muscles

Chemical Safety Hazards Precautions

Have you ever encountered a safety issue at work? What was it like? Let us know in the comments section below!

On the Job Podcast S4:E5 – Answering the Call

We’re excited to announce  a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast!

Season 4, Episode 5: Answering the Call

For Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), the coronavirus is only the latest chapter in a vocation that requires constant vigilance. Meet Kyle Robillard, an EMT/Fireman/Sports Doctor, who tells us how multi-tasking tends to be a way of life for emergency responders, eve as the stakes become more personal.

 

 

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What To Do When Your Boss is Laid Off

Your world just got shaken up; how do you handle it?

You walk into work as usual, but your boss isn’t there. You figure they’re at a doctor’s appointment, or maybe they had to bring their kid to school, so you go about your day like any other day. But they never show up. Eventually your boss’ boss calls you in for a discussion, and that’s when you find out they’ve been let go.

Maybe they did something wrong, or maybe it was a mutual decision. Regardless of the reason, your job is in for some major changes, at least in the short term, and probably a new boss.

What questions should you ask yourself? What does this mean for your job? Take a deep breath and review these tips.

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Job Spotlight: HVAC Technician

Cool down and learn about what it takes to have a career as an HVAC Technician

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

HVAC Technician

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re breezing through what it means to be a Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC) Technician.

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On the Job Podcast S4:E4 – Winds of Change

We’re excited to announce  a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast!

Season 4, Episode 4: Winds of Change

Wind turbines have changed the way our country operates and are only becoming more popular-and creating highly skilled jobs along the way. In this episode, we talk to skilled technician Jim Slicer as he maintains turbines in rural Vermont.

 

 

 

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