Finding a good job at the present time is difficult, especially in this time of recession when instead of getting a new job, many people are losing their jobs regularly. However, managing a job that pays well is not as difficult as it seems to be. To get such a job, one has to look at the right place and most importantly has to think outside of the typical way. In today’s world, the notion of job has changed a lot. Now, people do not need to be a ‘Director’ or a ‘Chairman to make big bucks. In this day,

1. Return to JFK: Two decades after Austrian Airlines launched its original, but unsuccessful transatlantic service to New York–a joint operation with Sabena Belgian World Airways inaugurated on April 1, 1969 with a Boeing 707-320 registered OE-LBA that made an intermediate stop in Brussels-it returned to the US on March 26, 1989, this time with an Airbus A-310-300 sporting registration OE-LAA. The occasion not only introduced intercontinental service to its route system, but a widebody aircraft with its first three-class cabin configuration to its fleet. Unlike the previous attempt, this one proved successful, but signaled the beginning of another two

The Birth of the United States Post Office In early colonial times most correspondence took place between the colonists and England. The King’s authorities would read and scour all of the information and mail that was being sent. Correspondence between the colonies depended on trusted friends, merchants, or friendly Native Americans. Around 1639 Richard Fairbanks’ Tavern in Boston, Massachusetts was designated as the official repository of mail by The General Court of Massachusetts (appointed by the King). Using taverns as mail drops was common practice in England, and the colonists adopted this practice as well. Local authorities designated by town

“Twenty-five million dollars missing or unaccounted for.” Shocking headlines and stories similar to this appearing in local newspapers recently is what has finally brought attention to the ever growing world of corruption in school districts on Long Island. Many of the recent news stories that have appeared in local papers focus on the horrible financial mismanagement and theft that has been going on in school districts for many years unchecked. The real problem is not being examined or addressed. How did such large amounts of money in various districts disappear without anyone blowing the whistle on the offenders? When this

Unless you live in a cave, under a rock, or in an Afghanistan bunker, you’ve probably heard about the 2004 documentary “Super Size Me.” This fascinating film follows director Morgan Spurlock as he embarks on 30 days of eating nothing but McDonald’s cuisine while exploring the obesity issue plaguing America. The humorous, yet thought-provoking documentary was lauded by critics and audiences and deservedly earned an Academy Award nomination (unfortunately, it lost out to “Born into Brothels,” which I hear is a good film, but nowhere near as interesting or entertaining). Morgan has parlayed the success he garnered from the big

How to Read Your Financials Many smaller and mid-market companies in the construction industry find that critical information is misunderstood or ignored because their reports and schedules are inaccurate, often because the reports are used primarily as a tool for the accountant to prepare a tax return or to fulfill a bank-reporting obligation, so they do not contain enough information for you to control your business. But your reports and schedules, when organized, will inevitably help your profits. They represent the “financial control” of your business. It is imperative to understand how to read your financials. A Balance Sheet In

Many cities and local governments talk about construction projects in progress and how they will create jobs. Unfortunately, only a fraction of the projects mentioned will ever be started or even reviewed. Did you know it can take 90 days in some cities to review plans -and sometimes even much longer? The mayor of Chicago said it took more than 45 days for the building right on just his house. Electronic plan review enables local government departments to review and share building plans internally, and with customers. Implementing an electronic plan review system, by far, one of the most important