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Tuesday November 25, 2014

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    People on the Move - Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    St. Mary’s CEO announces retirement plans

    Lee Myles, president and chief executive officer at St. Mary’s Health System, today announced his intent to retire next year. Myles joined St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in 1992 as vice president and chief operating officer. In 2006, he was named CEO for the medical center. Four years later, he was named president and CEO of St. Mary’s Health System. Myles is expected to step down from his post by […]

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    On the Job - Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 | 11:42 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Turkey

    One of my favorite children’s books is called A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. It tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Moose who will host their friends from the animal kingdom—goats, sheep, etc.—at a Thanksgiving dinner. But Mrs. Moose is unhappy; she wants a turkey for Thanksgiving. So Mr. Moose dutifully sets out to find a turkey, but the turkey keeps running away, afraid he is about to […]

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    Heart at Work - Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 | 9:15 am

    Employers: Key reasons to invest in outplacement services

    Perhaps your company needs to cut costs or the management has decided to go in a different direction—whatever the case may be, the result may call for a layoff. The news will be painful for those impacted and you want to do the right thing for employees who have worked hard and will lose their jobs due to no fault of their own. In an effort to ease your employees’ […]

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    On the Job - Friday Nov 21, 2014 | 10:29 am

    Fairpoint Mediation Failure No Surprise

    To paraphrase a line from Casablanca, I was shocked, shocked to hear that the mediation earlier this week in the FairPoint strike ended in failure. It wasn’t even surprising that the mediation lasted less than an hour, or less than the time it took to drive from Maine to Boston. What a waste of gas! According to news stories, the unions representing FairPoint’s workers and the company are far, far […]

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    The Startup Line - Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 | 3:47 pm

    Maine company named one of world’s hottest startups

    – In a dystopian future, everyone works for the Company and is siloed into a job based on an aptitude test. Your job is to build websites for the Company. Working for the Company has its benefits, and you could rise in the ranks if you perform well. But there’s also a rogue element that wants to topple the Company and is recruiting people on the inside to help by embedding malicious code in […]

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    Making Cents - Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 | 8:50 pm

    When Black Friday leads to a Red January

    It’s coming. It’s just over a week away. It always happens right around Thanksgiving. No, I’m not talking about the 12th Annual Beatles Night at the State Theater. That would be listed under “The most awesome thing in Portland!” I’m talking about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the biggest shopping day of the year. Although there is some debate about the original meaning of the phrase, there is no […]

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    On the Job - Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 | 3:44 pm

    Student Loan Debt Hurts Maine Workers

    The Project on Student Debt reported this week that Maine, unfortunately, was true to our state motto “Dirigo;” Maine college grads are in the top 10 for the largest average student debt. The report has reminded me of how very fortunate I was to graduate from college debt-free in 1978. I was lucky again when, three years later, I graduated from law school with modest debt. I was able to […]

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    Heart at Work - Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Say yes to outplacement and here’s why…

    A recent study found that roughly 20% of Americans have been laid off from their jobs during the past five years. So, the chances are high that you or someone you know has been affected by this increasing trend in the marketplace. When you get the word that you no longer have a job, you’re understandably shaken and in shock, so you’re not necessarily taking in all of the information […]

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    People on the Move - Monday Nov 17, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Portland law firm hires two, law firms announce award winners

    Caroline Jova and Kaitlyn Wright joined the Portland law firm Murray Plumb & Murray. Jova joined the firm’s litigation and trial practice group. She previously represented low-income parties in family matters as the Frank M. Coffin Family Law Fellow. She lives in Portland. Wright joined as a trial lawyer with a focus on special education. She served as a legal intern at Advocates for Children in New York City and […]

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