Crime reporter Chris Redford was also fired from KTBS-TV on the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. (Photo: KTBS-TV)A second KTBS-TV employee was fired the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. But while the TV station says that, like Lee, longtime crime reporter Chris Redford lost his job for violating the station's social media policy, one source with ties to the station tells Yahoo! Shine that Redford was fired without warning for responding to a personal attack on his own Facebook page.
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"He is an openly homosexual man that denounced gay slurs left on same KTBS site," the source, who requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation, wrote in an email to Yahoo! Shine. "The only difference is he did not write on the KTBS Facebook page, he responded on his own PERSONAL FB page and was given NO prior warning."
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Redford, whose twin brother is a New York City police officer, was defending a straight coworker who was being harassed online, the source wrote. KTBS station manager George Sirven told Yahoo! Shine in
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Fri, Dec 14, 2012 3:53 PM EST
Crime reporter Chris Redford was also fired from KTBS-TV on the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. (Photo: KTBS-TV)A second KTBS-TV employee was fired the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. But while the TV station says that, like Lee, longtime crime reporter Chris Redford lost his job for violating the station's social media policy, one source with ties to the station tells Yahoo! Shine that Redford was fired without warning for responding to a personal attack on his own Facebook page.Read More »from KTBS Crime Reporter Chris Redford Also Fired for Defending Himself Online
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Fri, Dec 14, 2012 3:43 PM EST
An eBay seller is asking $2,500 in exchange for a Furby and a little help. With Christmas just days away, it's not surprising that the sticker price for this holiday's hottest toy is skyrocketing. Still, $2,500...for a Furby?
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The priciest individual listing for the doll on eBay costs $2,450 more than the original retail price. What makes this particular cross-eyed robot so special: the seller.
Beneath Cheri Cisneros' headline—"FURBY BLACK INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TOY 2012 NEW GREAT FOR CHRISTMAS!!!"—there is an explanation for the staggering four digits.
"I am in the end stage of lung disease, and waiting for the call saying they have a donor transplant ready for me," reads the description. "As I wait I cannot work and am in bed as my function is 12% at this point. Insurance has the surgery covered but in the meantime I am drowning in debt. If you are blessed and can help me out, please make an offer on my Furby."
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Some will argue that between the pay (or lack thereof), busy work, and schlepping around - being someone's intern is hardly a breeze. Remember those days? But hey, you know what they say...you've got to start somewhere, right? Well, in a surprising new study by Glassdoor, it turns out Facebook interns may be an exception and are not exactly working for chump-change. In fact, they are living quite the lavish life and making more than the average American (who nets around $40,000 annually). We're talking $5,602 a month, averaging $67,000 a year. Um, suddenly being an intern again doesn't sound too shabby. On top of the mega bucks the social-media giant dishes out, it also supplies interns with employee perks like gym access, laptops, phones, and more. Perhaps it's not that much of a surprise, though, considering Facebook is ranked one of the top companies to work for, but $67,000 a year? Wowza! Okay, where do we sign up?
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By Rob Waller
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The holiday shopping list is done: Chocolates for the in-laws, a football for the sweet kid next door, a book for Uncle Jim. But what to get my mother? You would think that with nearly 40 years of buying presents for her I would've gotten the hang of it by now. For some of us, these concerns can become all-consuming fears. Will my spouse think less of me? What will my niece tell her friends? Did I give my brother that last year? None of these questions have a definite answer-especially because I threw away last year's gift list.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a common condition where the sufferer is stuck in cycles of worry-they just don't seem to be able to let it lie. It can cause muscular tension, disturbed sleep, tiredness, and family arguments. This is especially tricky when the worry is about questions that really don't have an answer, or when "big issues" like family and faith are involved. Will there be a family fight? HaveRead More »from What to Do when Holiday Gift-Giving Fills You with Anxiety
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Fri, Dec 14, 2012 11:54 AM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your drive for success is the driver and you are the car -- it should be the other way around! You're having a hard time putting things in perspective lately. In fact, you may find yourself valuing money and career over even your family today. Time for a reality check, Aries!
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
No one likes being preached to -- especially not you. But you'll have a moment of insight that helps you see things from the other person's perspective today, and you owe it all to their speechifying. When it comes to your money, you feel like an altogether new person.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Keep your nose to the grindstone. Staying focused on work will keep you from getting sucked into any turmoil
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, Dec 13, 2012 3:55 PM EST
Are you ready for Windows 8?With the recent release of Windows 8, lots of PC users have been wondering whether they need to upgrade. While a decision will depend on each user's individual circumstances, there are 7 questions you can ask yourself that will help you make a rational decision:Read More »from 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Upgrading to Windows 8
1. Will you be buying a new PC within the next year?
The overwhelming majority of new PCs and laptops are already being sold with Windows 8 pre-installed. If you think you will be buying new equipment within the next year, then you can probably wait for your Windows 8 initiation until then. You will save money and can learn all about Windows 8 at the same time you are learning all the other features of your brand new machine.
2. Are you thinking of buying a Surface tablet?
This is an interesting one. Microsoft's new Surface tablet will be running Windows RT, a version of Windows 8 that has been optimized for tablets and ultra-light touchscreen PCs. If you are planning on building a personal Windows ecosystem with a PC,
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, Dec 13, 2012 3:54 PM EST
6 Tips for WAHMS to Stay on Top of Their FinancesWho wants to talk about taxes, or accounting, or budgeting -- or any of it? Especially this time of year? I'm not sure, but something strange has happened to me in the past year. I've become more adult-like. There is no better term for it.Read More »from 6 Ways for Work-at-home Moms to Stay on Top of Their Finances
Ever since I've been on my own (and we're going way back here my friends … I left the "nest" at a very young 14 years of age), I was horrible at finances, budgeting, getting my taxes done on time…all of it. One could say I wasn't taught such necessary life tools to begin with, but I'm not one to continue to do things that I know are wrong and blame them on the past. At least not for a long time now.
As fate would have it, these mandatory life responsibilities, never just went away and only grew with their impending doom the more I ignored them. I'm going to go ahead and admit that it was only when entered my late twenties that I snapped out of several stages of self-professed badassery self-destruction and financial ignorance. Sort of. It was only
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Thu, Dec 13, 2012 1:43 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're dwelling on fears of things going wrong, but keep it positive. If you're not comfortable with your financial cushion then find ways to add to it, slowly but surely. Your subliminal demons are helping you prepare for the future.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
A usually tranquil relationship will get a bit intense today, as money issues create turmoil. Sharing resources is not always an easy trick and today one of you is feeling as if things aren't as equal as they should be. Make sure everything is transparent.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Stop -- don't make that big purchase, investment or withdrawal before you do more calculating. You may think you've gone over the numbers
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Some of the best news to come out of 2012 was that the economy had improved and that more jobs were being created. More openings meant more job search tips - and within the year, a new LinkedIn format, new ways of looking at cover letters, and more all made it onto our list of things to keep on our radar. The job hunt may have its ups and downs, but with a positive attitude (see slide nine) and the help of these tips, you'll soon be able to kiss the search goodbye.
- Write a Standout Email : On top of having to perfect résumés and cover letters, we sometimes forget that there's an accompanying email that also makes an impression. One Google recruiter has some great advice about writing the ideal introduction note. A couple of tips? Being specific in the email subject line and keeping it short and sweet.
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If you want to go somewhere for the holidays but are hesitant because of the prices during this high-traffic travel season, there is still one option that may be affordable. We talked to travel expert Chris McGinnis, a spokesperson for Chase Sapphire Preferred, who shared this nugget of information about a bargain holiday travel destination:
"If you are looking for a fun and inexpensive way to spend the Christmas holiday, consider a trip to Las Vegas. The last two weeks of December are typically the slowest weeks of the year in Las Vegas, and prices drop dramatically for both flights and hotels. For example, rooms at the four-star Mirage or Mandalay Bay resorts are as low as $65 per night during Christmas week-but if you plan to go over the popular New Year's weekend, rates soar to almost $300 per night."
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