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  • Dr. Jessica Bodoh-Creed: Adjunct for Now, Academic Forever

    Dr. Jessica Bodoh-Creed: Adjunct for Now, Academic Forever

    • June 4, 2014

    (They drive our trains and buses, teach our children, repair our roads and protect our safety. Public employees perform these and countless other jobs, although they remain mostly off the radar of the public they serve. Our Common Ground series takes us into the lives of these men and women.) In a large lecture hall

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  • Pension Shock: Interviews With Three Retired Public Employees

    Pension Shock: Interviews With Three Retired Public Employees

    • December 4, 2013

    It’s official: America has entered a retirement crisis. Or, as Forbes understatedly put it, “the greatest retirement crisis in the history of the world.” Frying Pan News recently spoke with some former state, county and municipal workers for a picture of how their retirements have been living up to their expectations. Norma Anders, Long Beach

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  • The Job of a Lifetime: Caregiving for a Disabled Daughter

    The Job of a Lifetime: Caregiving for a Disabled Daughter

    • August 13, 2013

    Cathy Ellorin has to fight for each and every hour of her job. In fact, she has to fight to convince the people who pay her that what she does is a job at all. It’s not as though she works short hours; actually, she gets no time off at all. Her job isn’t easy,

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