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Not run like a business (access required)

Think your job is layoff-proof? We bet you’ve got nothing on federal workers. According to a newly released analysis of statistics from the Merit Systems Protection Board that takes a look at firing disputes for the federal government, in fiscal 2010 ...

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Wigging out (access required)

One of our favorite lists came out this week: the Charlotte Better Business Bureau’s “Dirty Half Dozen.” Released twice a year, it’s a ranking of the businesses in our area with the most unanswered or unresolved complaints. On the list: ...

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Band aid (access required)

It will feel like the 1990s all over again when R&B male vocal group Boyz II Men perform Saturday at an event to raise money for Autism Services of Mecklenburg County. The group was uberfamous (about 20 years ago) for ...

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Fee feedback (access required)

Permit fees. They’re a cost of doing business for anyone in the construction industry. In what sounds promising for architects, engineers and general contractors, Mecklenburg County’s Land Use and Environmental Services Agency is seeking input from such professionals on adjusting ...

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Hitting a nerve (access required)

When a group of Huntersville parents came to the July 12 meeting of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners to lobby for construction of a new school, they ruffled the feathers of Commissioner Vilma Leake. The parents, some of whom ...

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The best of the worst (access required)

Hey, managers. Think you’ve got the best stories of weird, hilarious or memorable-for-the-wrong-reasons job applicants? Well, Robert Half International might have you beat. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based staffing firm last week released a list of “interviews gone awry.” The list ...

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Not batting a thousand (access required)

The Charlotte Knights have struggled with getting fans to take themselves out to the ball game. That’s perhaps an understatement, as the Triple-A team was at the bottom of the International League’s attendance rankings in 2010. Now, the Knights are ...

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