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Greg Kratz
Greg Kratz is an independent business columnist for DeseretNews.com and the Deseret News. Previously he was the Managing Editor of the paper's website. Prior to joining Deseret Digital Media, Greg was the assignment editor and an associate city editor for the Deseret News. He also worked as sports editor, business editor and business reporter for the Deseret News during more than 12 years with the newspaper. Prior to his work with Deseret News, Greg was a reporter and business editor at the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah, and a reporter at The Brookings Daily Register in Brookings, S.D. Greg received a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University and a master's degree in journalism studies from Cardiff University in Cardif, Wales, in the United Kingdom.
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FlexJobs recently surveyed 211 people under age 35 who want part-time work. Their answers about why they'd like to work part time, and how they would make it financially, were interesting.
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I generally try to avoid the spotlight, but my efforts in that regard were tested by a recent series of positive events at work. However, this good experience reinforced my feelings about the importance of reco...
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A comment my son made on a recent hectic Saturday morning hit hard, and it's encouraged me to try to be a more engaged parent. If I succeed, it should make the "life" part of my work-life balance equation bette...
It's not surprising — at least to me — that 59 percent of respondents to a recent survey said a desire for better work-life balance was the primary reason that they would consider making a career ch...
After the last few weeks, I'm starting to think it might be time to change this column's name from "Balancing act" in order to integrate the latest work-life buzzword. "Integration" is the new name of the game,...
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