"The faces of precarious work"

By administrator - Published on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 20:13

"From university lecturers to home-care nurses, middle-income earners are struggling to plan ahead. Here are some of their stories.

Household income: $50,000-100,000

Ask Brad Walchuk about his plans for the future, and he sighs. “ ‘The future’ is a tough term. It’s a future no more than eight months down the road.”

He and his wife, Laura Harris, are both university lecturers without permanent, full-time employment. When the academic year or semester ends, their teaching jobs do too."

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"Antiretirement Guide"

By Bob Joe - Published on Friday, 15 February 2013 07:38

"Conventional retirement is rapidly going the way of the Oldsmobile and Saturday mail delivery. Hardly anyone working today envisions themselves eking out their final years living on a fixed pension in a sunshine state. Indeed, the coming generation isn’t really planning on retiring at all..."

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"Why a generation of well-educated Canadians has no future"

By John Doe - Published on Friday, 08 February 2013 13:33

"Melanie Cullins is no pipe dreamer. She chose a vocation that, by unanimous opinion, represented a path to steady employment—teaching English as a second language to the thousands of immigrants pouring into B.C., a good many of whom, the experts predicted, would be making their way to Victoria, where she grew up and wished to make a home. That was back in the..."

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"What's In a Face?"

By John Doe - Published on Friday, 08 February 2013 13:30

"Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. Appearance predicts behavior in surprising ways—some of the time. The connection between looks and personality is the ultimate chicken-or-egg question. And it plays out on every face you meet."

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"Why Social Networking Has Been Best Tool for Criminals and Governments"

By John Doe - Published on Friday, 08 February 2013 13:09

"Once upon a time it used to be quite hard for the government and criminals to get private data from individuals, nowadays the information gleaned from social networking sites is so vast that they have been overwhelmed. Call them lemmings, call them sheep, call them the mass of people who have been suckered into revealing their every thought and plans on social networking....."

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