Percentage of workers who say they stay in contact with work while on vacation, according to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder: 25
Percentage of employees who say they have lied to their employers and claimed that they couldn't be reached on vacation: 7
When Washington, D.C., bartenders were asked who was the better tipper, percentage who said Democrats, according to a survey issued by Beam Global Spirits and Wine Inc.: 60
Percentage who said Republicans: 38
Percentage who said Democrats have the better pick-up lines: 74
Percentage who said Republicans: 14
In the past nine months, number of fewer miles that Americans drove than they did during the same period a year ago, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation: 53.2 billion
Source: Orlando Business Journal.
Percentage of Americans who know someone at their current or past workplace who has been passed over for a job because they didn't have the right degree, according to a study by eLearners.com: 19
Percentage of respondents who say they themselves have been denied a job at some point for not having a degree: 10
Percentage of U.S. households that have a video-capable mobile phone, according to market research firm Parks Associates: 33
Percentage of households with the technology that have never used it: 56
Source: Parks Associates.
Percentage of Americans who say they alone are responsible for their health and agree that lifestyle choices directly impact their healthcare costs, according to a survey conducted by The Vitality Group: 82
Percentage that nevertheless say they should not bear any part of the responsibility of paying for their health care: 44
Source: The Vitality Group.
Percentage of teens who expressed an interest in learning more about managing money, according to Capital One Financial Corp.: 50
Percentage of teens who have taken a personal finance class in school: 14
Percentage who say that what they know about managing money, they learned from their parents: 69
Percentage who did not have this discussion last year: 36
Source: Capital One Financial Corp.
Percentage of U.S. employees who are considering changing jobs to improve their commute times, according to a survey conducted by Business Week Research Services for TransitCenter Inc.: 26
Percentage of U.S. employees who say their commute to work is getting worse: 48
Percentage of employees who say they expect their companies to take the lead in easing their commuting difficulties: 65
Percentage of American workers who are currently worried about something when it comes to their job, according to the Adecco USA Workplace Insights survey: 81
Ranks of high gas prices, a stagnant paycheck and work-life balance on the list of their main concerns: 1, 2, 3
Source: MWW Group.
Percentage of undergraduates, graduates and recent alumni who will not use their network to work their way into a job by proactively connecting to an employee in their target company, according to a 2008 CareerXroads and the job site AfterCollege.com: 66
Percentage who responded that they are extensively researching companies and positions in which they are interested: 78
Percentage who are actively seeking advice and help from parents or career services: 22
"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." -- Bob Dylan
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