More than half of the baby boomers (59 percent) and two-thirds of seniors (67 percent) who work for the federal government reported they are generally satisfied with their jobs, according to a survey released recently by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The survey found more than half of the federal employees in these two age groups - who make up half of the federal workforce - were satisfied with their job training (boomers 50 percent, seniors 58 percent), their telework options (boomers 75 percent, seniors 74 percent), and felt engaged by their jobs (boomers 64 percent, seniors 70 percent).
Move over, large lap pools. Smaller swimming holes are making a big splash. Sure, the economy is playing a role in making this luxury littler: Smaller pool equals smaller budget. But it's more than that, says Brett Berry, owner of Landscape Renderings, a Missouri business that designs and builds outdoor living environments. “You can create a fantastic sense of intimacy and atmosphere with a small… ... more