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CHECKING EMAIL DURING MEETINGS GETS MIXED REVIEWS

A recent survey of 250 senior managers in the U.S. and Canada by Robert Half, an international finance and accounting firm, found checking email during meetings got a VERY mixed response from these executives.

*38%  It’s NEVER OK. Email devices should be turned off at the meeting

*35%   It’s OK to read and respond to messages during the meeting BUT only if the message is urgent

*20%   It’s OK to check messages as long as attendees excuse themselves and step outside of the meeting to respond

*6%  It’s perfectly acceptable to read and respond to email, especially at a time when what is being said doesn’t pertain to them

1%    Don’t know

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PERSONAL INCOME IN NASSAU/SUFFOLK

Nassau and Suffolk counties ranked among the top ten  (out of 62 New York counties) in personal income in 2013.   This data is compiled annually by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

#1.  Manhattan          $121,632

#2.  Westchester       $80,363

#3.  Nassau               $72,549

#4. Putnam                $58,955

#5. Suffolk                  $56,940

#6. Rockland              $56,657

#7. Albany                  $53,515

#8. Saratoga              $51,878

#9. Staten Island        $51,328

#10. Dutchess            $49,627

OVERTAXED MIDDLE CLASS NEW YORKERS

A recent survey from Wallet Hub , a financial website for consumers and small business owners,finds that middle class New Yorkers are among the most taxed in the country. The ten states where the middle class (40-60% income quintile) are most over taxed include—-

#1. Arkansas

#2  New York

#3  Hawaii

#4 Mississippi

#5 Kentucky

#6 Indiana

#7 Illinois

#8 Ohio

#9 Wisconsin

#10 Louisiana

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