Are Aging Americans Too Old to Work?
Each workday, Marty Harwell, 66, sets the alarm for 5:15 p.m., giving himself enough time to grab a shower and something to eat before clocking in for his 7 p.m. night shift as a pediatric nurse working in home health care. The California man, who worked in the music industry for most of his adult […]
Why Americans Work More Than Their Foreign Peers
Americans work a lot. Nowhere near as hard or long as perhaps people in poor and developing countries, but more than workers in the world’s 30 wealthiest countries. In France or Denmark, employees with at least 10 years on the job can look forward to 25 days of vacation each year, while German employers are […]
The Big Freeze Is Coming to These US Jobs
The U.S. Postal Service employs more than a half-million workers who deliver more mail to more people in a larger geographical area than any other postal service in the world. Their unofficial motto is, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” […]