Laid off? Get control of your money, and protect your long-term finances, without denying yourself everything you love! You might not be in control of what's coming in, but you have absolute control over what's going out. You can give yourself the satisfaction of exercising that control without completely denying yourself the things you love - especially in three areas essential to living in a modern, high-tech world.
Zack is about to start at his new school, and his dad, who went there years before, tells Zack the stories of the haunted janitor's closet, the specter of a dead crossing guard, and the Donnelly brothers, who perished in a suspicious fire. Dad doesnt know that Zack has already met the Donnellys' ghosts, who have warned Zack that there is an evil zombie under the school.
"More Adventures with Zack"
Follow the intrepid 12-yeard old Nikki Van Wyck on her fantastic adventure in New York City's Central Park where wildly magical things happen after dark. Nikki will have to use her vast knowledge of the urban oasis in an epic contest to choose the next king for the curiously strange creatures who call Central Park their home.
Samantha Reed is willing to settle into marriage as a trophy wife to a wealthy older man--if it will help her aging father pay off his debts. But not before having her first, last and only fling - cramming a lifetime's worth of lust into one weekend with the first available guy she finds. And when her car breaks down near a roadside tavern, she sets her sights on the sexy bartender - Mac Mackenzie...the perfect man for her love-him-and-leave-him fantasy.
Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father's hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since..
"Great story for listeners of all ages!"
Esperance grew pale; she took the card from her mother's hands, fearing that she might be mistaken. It was indeed the Countess and not the Count. She breathed again! Marguerite and the maid carried the basket into the salon; then the young girl went into the library with her mother. The newspaper clippings were spread out on the table, and the two famous trinkets had been taken from their cases. Madame Darbois clasped and unclasped her hands....
How serious is stage fright? At the Hanging Hill Playhouse, it can kill you. After narrowly escaping a malevolent spirit in The Crossroads, Zack and Judy are hoping to relax during the rehearsals for a show based on Judy's best-selling children's books. Little do they know that the director is planning to raise a horde of evil specters from the dead, and to accomplish this, he needs a human sacrifice...and Zack fits the bill perfectly.
"Wonderful Story, Terrific Narrator!"
Halloween is nearing, the one day of the year when the ghostly plane is close enough to the human plane to allow mischief and mayhem. But the ghosts who have their eye on Zack aren't thinking mischief, they are thinking murder.In this fourth volume of Chris Grabenstein's popular Haunted Mysteries series, Zack must once again do battle with malevolent spirits. And with his usual pluck, and the assistance of three dotty aunts, he must save his town from a 200-year-old threat.
Got a new leadership job? Take charge with confidence - no matter what happened in your previous position! In good times, the failure rates of newly employed leaders are abysmal. In bad times, you know there's a long line of candidates ready to step in if you fail. And the psychological wounds of losing your previous job might get in the way of taking charge with confidence.
It's a different world out there and you need to know how to make the most of every career opportunity. Let the expert authors from FT Press, including Martha I. Finney and Wes Moss, guide you through the process.
Ellen Shore’s family is an ordinary American family, and Ellen is six years old when her brother Al is born. Her parents are very pleased to have a son, but Ellen is not pleased, because now baby Al comes first. And when they are adults, Al still comes first. He begins a rock band and makes records. Soon he is rich and famous - very rich, but he gives nothing to his sister Ellen. She has a difficult life, with three young kids and very little money. And she learns to hate her rich, famous, unkind brother.
What it really means to see risk as opportunity: the unforgettable story of Ralph Olson, from working-class Philly to the CEO's suite.Ralph Olson only knows one direction-forward. He grew up in gang-ridden downtown Philadelphia. Determined to succeed, he went head to head with his parents and even his football coach, Joe Paterno. Later, in business, he faced Harvard elites, Fortune 100 companies, and his wife's cancer diagnosis-head on.
"Brief and Helpful"
Play your social networking cards right-and find the best new job of your career! Play nice, follow community rules, and social networking can open up surprising opportunities for you. You just need to know how to work the system to your best advantage and to stand out from the crowds of milling networkers all updating each other on their most trivial doings.
"Waste of Money"
A leading career consultant reveals the right ways to use social networking to move your career forward and find the job of your dreams. Play nice, follow community rules, and social networking can open up surprising opportunities for you. You just need to know how to work the system to your best advantage-and stand out from crowds of milling networkers, all wanting to keep each other up-to-date on their most trivial doings.
Now that they've offered a job, should you take it? Analyze prospective employers rationally and make decisions you won't regret!Setting aside money for just a moment, so much more goes into deciding whether a potential employer is right for you. You need to know whether the company is a good fit, a reasonably logical choice on your professional progression-not just an invitation to be unemployed again.
Use your time of unemployment to reach major professional goals, build your visibility and prestige, and reach higher than ever!You might be out of a job, but you're not out of work. As a knowledge worker, your toolkit remains in your head - it's not like you had to return it to the company. You have everything you need to continue building your visibility and prestige while you&'re seeking employment.
Pilot a kayak, not an ocean liner! In turbulent times, you will capsize, but you can learn to prepare for it, recover gracefully, and "paddle" from failure to success. Change means trying new things and failing. It means vulnerability, frustration, and suffering. It means getting comfortable hanging upside down in your boat, under the icy water, without oxygen. It means hanging in there and continuing to function even when you look and feel foolish-and then rolling back up.
Get your head and heart together after you-re laid off: what you-ll feel and how to handle it. You've been barreling at top speed for years. Working long hours, taking your Blackberry on vacations, even sacrificing your health. It's exhilarating. Then it stops. Done. Finito. Sorry. Sign this. Get out. You're laid off. But your heart and mind still surge forward at full speed. Not much can prepare you for the sudden, slamming stop.
A step-by-step plan for financial self-protection: make it easier to survive a layoff financially, whether you expect one or not. Even if you aren't facing an immediate layoff, there are actions you can and should take to put yourself in the best position to absorb the financial shock should the time come. Being employed makes it easier to make some of these changes, so consider doing them now.
Be ready: know what to say and do when they're laying you off...what never to say and do...and what to do if you lose it! Almost every layoff includes a long walk down a hall to a room with a closed door. You know who's behind that door. Your boss. Maybe someone from HR. You want to handle the meeting with dignity, but you're afraid you'll lose it. That walk is your chance to regroup and prepare.
"HEY! I ACTUALLY ENJOYED THIS!"