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June 28, 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Saturday, June 28, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only place on the web where you'll find the best posts from the best of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

Every now and again, we come across a blog post in our other reading that, if contributed to a blog carnival, would easily rank as being among being the best of the week, if not the The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!. This week, we'll nominate Stumbling and Mumbling's Chris Dillow's post Hiding Bad Hiring Decisions as fitting that category.

It's a marvelous piece of subversive writing, aimed at a well known political figure, that outlines the options for gaming the system that are open to incompetent individuals who know they are out of their element, so they might keep collecting a paycheck or enjoy the benefits of their position for as long as possible before they're either found out or forced out.

It's an absolutely brilliant post that naturally sparks new questions. If you were that individual's manager or co-worker, how would you deal with them? Better still, if you could vote against them (as in the case of a political figure), when would you recognize their deficiencies and do so?

Meanwhile, the post we found in the world of business and money-related blog carnivals and identified as being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! is very worthy of that title, offering a unique and highly personal look at the circumstances that led someone who knows better into a potentially worse situation.

That post, and the rest of the best of the week that was, await you below!

On the Moneyed Midways for June 28, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Careers Managers Build Trust and Respect by Letting Go Andrew Rondeau Andrew Rondeau suggests that for the big boss, the path to building trust within an organization will not be found in having frequent meetings with subordinates.
Carnival of Debt Reduction Payroll Advance: Hitting Rock Bottom too smart to live like this Squawkfox selected Too Smart's post as being one of the best of the week, and we fully agree. What circumstances can lead an otherwise rational person to write a payroll advance check that comes with an interest rate of 400% APR? The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of HR Talent Glocalisation HR Bytes Amit Avashthi reflects on a McKinsey study that reveals that the biggest problem that multi-national corporations have is moving employees across global geographies, which has in turn, driven them to seek top local talent to staff their firms where they seek to operate: Glocalization! (as we would spell it in the U.S.!)
Carnival of Personal Finance Monopoly Game Expansion #1: Personal Savings Account Our Fourpence Worth Penolope Pince addresses one of the great board game Monopoly's greatest deficiencies - the lack of a personal savings account to put the money you have to work for you as you circle the board!
Carnival of Real Estate Simple Foreclosure Solutions Everything Finance Everything Finance identifies the two most useful things that you can do to get out from under having your home go into foreclosure: talk to your lender, or sell.
Festival of Frugality Secret Food Increase LivingAlmostLarge Food producers and restaurants are dealing with higher operating and food costs by reducing the size of packaging and portions, but not prices - in effect, a "secret" increase in the price of food that you buy!
Money Hacks Carnival Avoid Baggage Fees: How to Pack a Suitcase Sound Money Matters Several troubled airlines are now charging passengers for each bag they check. Aryn provides invaluable how-to advice for packing your bags to minimize your costs! Absolutely essential reading!

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