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RSVP: The First 90 Days Discussion Forum – We are excited for the upcoming discussion forum with city managers from Tigard, Hillsboro, and Wilsonville. The focus of this luncheon will be the first 90 days of their tenure. We will be meeting at 11:45am on April 26, 2012 at Cafe Allegro in Tigard. Space will be limited to about 40 people so please RSVP at your earliest convenience to [email protected].
More people now quit than get fired – The number of people quitting their jobs in February outnumbered the amount of workers who were laid off by companies for the first time since this economic recovery began, a sign that consumer confidence may be higher than investors currently believe.
Choosing Between Making Money and Doing What You Love – “If you’re really passionate about what you do, but it’s not going to make you a lot of money, should you still do it?”
You can create own happiness on job with sense of purpose – Nothing would make me more grateful than to meet a truly caring employee from our cable company who would help us solve the problems we’ve had for months.
Netflix’s Unlimited Employee Vacation Policy: Why It Works – Netflix employees have one less thing to keep track of: the amount of vacation days they take. Co-founder Reed Hastings recently told Bloomberg Businessweek that Netflix has an unlimited vacation policy.
Are You Overdue for a Big Payout? Now that the economy is picking up and companies are starting to hire again, employees might be able to finally cash in on their years of recessionary sweat and sacrifice.
And then there were three – The quest to become Sherwood’s new city manager is now down to three candidates, and those three will be in the city on Tuesday for interviews with city staff and representatives of the public.
Out of Cash – Next American City – In February, California Gov. Jerry Brown dismantled the redevelopment agencies that drove urban revitalization projects across the state, effectively killing the country’s largest redevelopment program.
After Rescuing Woman From Fire, a Mayor Recalls His Fear and Focus – Mayor Cory A. Booker, who saved a woman from her burning house, said that “there was a time when I didn’t think we’d make it out of there.”
The Road to Hales – Charlie Hales is running for mayor based on his record. It’s full of detours, roundabouts and switchbacks.
Grappling With a Garbage Glut – We toss out 7 pounds of trash a day each, spending billions to manage it.
Inside the UGB
- City of Tigard > News > Proposed 2012–2013 Budget Released
- Portland markets solar-powered public toilet
Outside the UGB
- Seaside Names New Interim City Manager
- Salem firefighters to file grievance over station hours
- Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber waltzes through the first 16 months in office but the hard part is ahead
- C-Tran looks for funding fallbacks
- Courthouse Square continues to consume funds
- Eugene plans $15 million in 2012 street repairs