Happiest Airline Employees [infographic]

November 9, 2012 |  by  |  Travel  |  2 Comments
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Flying has always been one of my favorite ways to travel. As a child I would use American almost every flight for their frequent flyer program. Now as a pay-my-way adult I use exclusively Southwest and JetBlue. I do noticed that the employees of Southwest and Jetblue actually seem happier. A happy flight attendant makes me enjoy myself better.

At South by Southwest a couple of years ago, there was a panel on company culture and keeping employee moral up. One of the sitting experts was from Southwest Airlines. Did you know Southwest has over 20 employees who’s only job is to find ways for all of the other Southwest employees enjoy their time at work? Not only that, but there is a social network online exclusively for southwest employees to interact with each other and react to company press releases and major decisions.

Besides workplace transparency, Southwest is a company actively trying to make flying fun. I know you’ve seen the rapping flight attendent, but I’ve been on multiple Southwest flights where crying babies are sung lullabies or some other great tunes.

I hope more airlines start including a fun atmosphere, but I respect travelers who want to be left alone. [Via]

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Some Facts about Ramen Noodles [infographic]

November 8, 2012 |  by  |  Food  |  19 Comments
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Ya’ll, I don’t care how bad Ramen is for me, it is damn good. And so filling also. You can really get your bang for your buck with all that salty water and noodles floating around in your tummy. I haven’t had Ramen in years, but when I see or it smell, I’m like a drug addict who needs another fix. It’s really a win- win situation when it comes to Ramen; its a filling meal for less than a dollar! The perfect college student’s snack! However, I’m sure all that Ramen cant be good for you.

Today’s infographic lists some facts about Ramen, it even gives out some neat recipes to try also! You should defiantly give them a try tonight. Heck maybe I’ll try a recipe also! [via]

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Turkey & Travel: How We Celebrate Thanksgiving [Infographic]

November 7, 2012 |  by  |  Holiday  |  1 Comment
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One of my all time favorite holidays has to be Thanksgiving. A day solely devoted to eating, drinking, napping, football and family is always a great time. Turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, pecan pie, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, gravy, etc. Ugh I’m drooling already. Apparently though, these Thanksgiving foods were not always the main entrees.

In fact, the first Thanksgiving between the fabled Pilgrims and Indians included goose, duck, deer, fish, shellfish and eel. I don’t know how many households are gonna eat eel this Thanksgiving but I can bet it won’t be a whole lot. In fact, Thanksgiving wasn’t even widely celebrated until Lincoln’s incumbency in 1863 in suggestion from Sarah Hale. Other interesting facts in this infographic include where Turkeys are raised, the total weight of Turkeys raised in terms of EMPIRE STATE BUILDINGS, some myth-busting as far as Tryptophan is concerned, and travel facts about this holiday. All in all, I’m pumped about Thanksgiving this year and I cannot wait to get super stuffed and pass out on a couch in front of a blaring football game. Cheers ya’ll. [via]

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The Election and Paid Search [infographic]

November 6, 2012 |  by  |  Marketing, Politics  |  No Comments
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When evaluating (and running) a campaign, there are so many factors to consider. You write speeches, prepare for debates, make appearances and produce ads in all media outlets. Even the most politically unsavy will note that ads on and offline have infiltrated the media in the months leading up to the election today. Marketing a politician is like marketing a brand, and the powerhouse behind the political campaign can use paid search market their candidate’s brand.

Today’s infographic looks a little bit deeper into the Paid, Owned and Earned Media used throughout the election, which may or may not affect how some of our fellow citizens vote today. Political marketers that run the presidential candidates’ campaigns devote time and money to paid search. The content is well managed, with particular terms being highlighted and omitted. Strategy is key. Do you feel that paid search and political content utilized by the Romney and Obama campaigns will affect voters’ opinions? Regardless, don’t forget to vote today! [Via]

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President and Vice President Job Descriptions [infographics]

November 5, 2012 |  by  |  Politics  |  No Comments
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Some jobs have an easier interview process than others. And then you have the extreme job interview: the U.S. president and U.S. vice president. These candidates are being evaluated for days, months and even years through campaigns, conventions and debates. Talk about a long hiring process for the ultimate “temporary” job!

Manpower has released two fun infographics of what the job descriptions look like for the president and vice president of the United States. These descriptions are based in the history of the U.S. Constitution and reflect the limited term associated with the positions. It can be really interesting to see what is required to hold the top spots in the U.S government.

As with any job, it is a good idea to carefully review the job description before applying and again before the interview. Make sure you match up to the requirements and qualifications. If you haven’t seen the job description, ask the employer to get you a copy.

Hopefully, your interview process is a little shorter (and easier) than the presidential candidates. [Manpower]

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