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Ever notice how far the drawers of a standard filing cabinet extend? In some small offices pulling a file cabinet drawer open may take up nearly all the space available. Avoid the file drawer crunch by using lateral files (which open to about one-half the amount of a standard file drawer), or open shelf filing. Both types build files in a left to right (rather than a front to back) pattern.
Need to improve your on-the job knowledge or skills? Look no further than your public library. Most local libraries house a wide variety of books, both job related and those pertaining to the general industry you work in. In addition, many public libraries are now expanding their offerings with public computers equipped with the latest software and often tutorials for learning the software. Other holdings may include video instruction tapes or even business and computer classes. Check out your local library. You may be surprised what you find.
Employers usually provide the basic reference books such as a dictionary and thesaurus. But many of us can benefit from other reference guides, too.
There`s nothing to keep you from purchasing your own books especially if they are books you`ll want to keep. If you do make non-reimbursed book purchases, it`s a good idea to tape purchase receipts inside the back cover of your books as a reminder that you paid for them.
Books purchased for on-the-job use may also be tax deductible. Check with your tax advisor.