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How One Man Earns Up To $1,000 A Week By Standing In Line

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By Maggie Zhang

Good news: You may never have to wait in line for Shake Shake, Cronuts, or iPhones, ever again.
Robert Samuel, New York-based founder of Same Ole Line Dudes (SOLD Inc.), will wait for you.

Samuel is a "professional line sitter." He waits for anything, from sample sales to Saturday Night Live tickets. Samuel charges $25 for the first hour and $10 for each additional half hour. In one week, he can make up to $1,000.

Samuel got into this business two years ago, when he lost his job as an AT&T sales representative and needed a new way to make extra cash. When the iPhone 5 came out, he put an advertisement on Craiglist offering to wait in line for it for $100.

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What's Your Salary Success Number?

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It may change as you take on more life responsibilities or aspire to bigger things, but you likely have a target number in your head that you'd like to be earning. If you're not making that amount yet, though, you're in good company. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 65 percent of full-time U.S. workers say they don't currently earn their desired salary; 35 percent do. Perhaps not surprisingly, a majority of workers who fall into the $75,000-$100,000 income range say they earn their desired salary.

But that number doesn't reflect everybody's desired level of success, and it certainly doesn't begin to answer the questions about how people reach their level of success or the effect employer transparency on salary figures can have. However, the survey did find answers to those questions.

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Job Descriptions Decoded: Transportation Dispatcher

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Most jobs require strong communication skills, and this position is no exception.



The transportation dispatcher must communicate in a variety of ways, using a lot of different devices. In addition, he or she interacts with many different types of people. As noted, chauffeurs, executives and hosts are all potential points of contact. The dispatcher needs to be able to demonstrate success with all of these audiences. If you've worked in different environments that gave you the opportunity to engage with people with different backgrounds, be sure to note it on your resume.

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Two MIT Grads Founded A Startup That Almost Exclusively Employs People On The Autism Spectrum

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By Aaron Taube

Mark Leslie is a capable computer programmer who speaks four languages, but until recently the latest entry on his résumé was a retail job he held for six years at a Barnes & Noble in New York City.

Like many of the estimated 1.5 million Americans on the autism spectrum, Leslie, who has Asperger's syndrome, is at a disadvantage in traditional office environments. There, he could run into unplanned social interactions that can cause anxiety or risk reporting to a boss ill-equipped to communicate with someone on the spectrum.

But a year and a half ago, Leslie found a better work situation at a software-testing firm, ULTRA Testing, a company that not only accommodates his condition but was created with the specific intention of hiring people on the autism spectrum.

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