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Chris Penttila

Chris Penttila is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist who covers workplace issues on her blog, Workplacediva.blogspot.com.

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A Personal Touch

Make the most of your woman-to-woman, employee-to-employee relationships, and you'll make the most of your employees.
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Blurred Vision

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Take A Hike

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Testy, Testy

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Who Knows?

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