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Russia's Unemployment Rate Expected To Improve To Pre-crisis Levels Next Year

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Russias labor market is set to rebound by the end of 2021, with the unemployment rate falling below five percent, according to documents related to the national budget plan. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Eurozone Unemployment Continues To Rise Despite Easing Of Coronavirus Restrictions

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The partial reopening of economies has failed to boost the jobs market in Europe, with the seasonally adjusted July unemployment in both the euro area and the EU as a whole climbing to 7.9 percent and 7.2 percent respectively. Read Full Article at ... read more

Duke Law Professor Brandon Garrett On Corporate Criminal Immigration Prosecutions

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via corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/duke-law-professor-brandon-garrett-on-corporate-criminal-immigration-prosecutions/Immigration laws are criminally enforced not just ag... read more

Lowe's Is Providing $100 Million In Bonuses To Employees During "Pandemic"

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via sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3896/Loweand-039-s-Is-Providing-100-Million-In-Bonuses-To-Employees-During-Pandemic ... read more

Lowe's Employees Surprise Hardworking 13-Year-Old With New Lawnmower

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via sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3890/Loweand-039-s-Employees-Surprise-Hardworking-13-Year-Old-With-New-Lawnmower ... read more

Jon Ashley On The Corporate Prosecution Registry

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via corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/jon-ashley-on-the-corporate-prosecution-registry/The Justice Department regularly announces corporate crime settlements with deferred and non prosecution agreements.&#... read more

The AI That Could Keep You Happy At Work: Ex-Google Team Reveal Software That 'nudges' Workers

( education / tech / computers / employment )
via dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6545051/The-AI-happy-work-Ex-Google-team-reveal-software-nudges-workers.htmlThe startup, called Humu, uses machine learning to parse through ... read more

Another Day In Paradise, Day 2751

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Sitting here looking at James (not his real name) to my right. My workday would be sooooo much better if I could ignore him, but, being in the cubicle across the aisle, I can't. For those new to this space, James is an idiot. Literally. Okay, idiot/savant might be more accurate. He is wicked smart when it comes to computer programming, but I&... read more

Restroom Difficulty

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Don't you hate it when you're at work? The end. Wait, that's not the end. You're at work -- on the bottom floor, because that's where the snack machine is -- and you decide to use the restroom. The cleaning lady is in there, with her cart blocking the door. So, you take the stairs back to your floor, the sixth, b... read more

Disney Heiress Nails It

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We could not agree more. See Disney heiress calls CEO Bob Iger's $65 million pay package 'insane.' When Iger got his bonus last year, I did the math, and I figured out that he could hav... read more

Job Listing

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I get these job listing emails (just in case something awesome comes along). This latest one (probably created by AI (artificial/lower intelligence)) said they have several jobs just for you: Hospice Aide (Los Angeles), Chaplain (Paramus), Registered Nurse Case Manager (Peru). Peru? As in South America? And I don't qualify for any of them, ev ... read more

Et Tu Corporate America

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et tu, corporate America?Even corporate America is blocking Alex Jones / InfoWars these days. Trying to read an article online during my lunch break, I get the following censorship notice: Block Reason: Content Filtering. Category: questionable Pathetic, but at least they stopped blocking DrudgeReport. ... read more

An Entrepreneur At Age 66

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It's never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner -- after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion. And he's not alone. As he shares in this short, funny and inspirational talk, seniors are in... read more

On The Phone With NASA

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Got off the phone with @NASA. Had to tell 'em, Look, I'm not willing to relocate. Stop calling! OK, so it wasn't actually NASA, I didn't say exactly that, and it wasn't actually a job offer. A recruiter did call about an opportunity there, though. I'm not a COMPLETE liar.... read more

Strange Badge Swipe Policy

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There's a strange badge swipe policy at work: required first thing in the AM, after that ANYONE can just walk right in. #monitoring-v-security ... read more

Bain Capital Helps Kill Another Iconic American Company

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Once Toys R Us was taken over, however, the debt that Vornado Realty, KKR and Bain used to acquire it was pushed back onto the company, skyrocketing its debt obligations to $7.6 billion. via inthesetimes. ... read more

New Suit For Homeless Man = New Job

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Great story! See ksl.com It was about as low as you can get, but Smith decided to at least make it to the new year. When he went on ksl.com to look for jobs, he saw a story KSL did on a Utah company giving suits to homeless people to help them feel confident d... read more

Another Headhunter Email

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I know they're just doing their jobs, but headhunters (job recruiters) can be some of the most dehumanizing people I've ever had to deal with. Because of that, I like to have a little fun at their expense whenever possible. Here's a recent email exchange: Headhunter... read more

Job Offer

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Got the below email today. Probably because they saw that I have several books on Amazon (here, here and ... read more

Employee's Sarcastic Resignation Note

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Good one! This employee had simply had enough so they decided to tell their boss how it really is before they walked out the door.via Employee's Sarcastic Resignation Note Tells It Like It Is ... read more

Working For Someone Else

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Something I've always hated about working for someone else is that you're expected to believe (or convincingly pretend, in the corporate setting, anyway) that the people in positions above you are in fact superior to you. It's just one more thing to gnaw at me during my time there. That expectation seems to be even stronger the further ... read more

Staying Healthy On The Job

( life / health / employment )
Good article on staying healthy on the job, plus just plain staying at that job. ... you can't smoke cigarettes fast enough to match the damage that today's workplace is doing to you. And not just you, but everyone from the newest hire to your CEO. Your company is unknowingly dragging the life from all of you.&qu ... read more

Subsidizing The Corporate One Percent

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via Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent Good Jobs First. Apparently, those bastions of capitalism are in fact socialists, at least when it works for them. ... read more

Switzerland Shows US How To Handle CEOs

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Switzerland Shows US How to Handle CEOs. Here in the United States, had the minimum wage kept pace with productivity since the 1960s it would now be ... read more

How Amazon Works Staff 'to The Bone'

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Walk 11 miles a shift and pick up an order every 33 seconds... how Amazon works staff 'to the bone' Internet giant Amazon works its warehouse staff 'to the bone' in long and re... read more

Food Stamp Corporate Welfare

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Millions of Americans are angry because food stamp recipients can use their benefits to buy junk food but don't realize that they are able to do so because corporate America wouldn't have it any other way. Coca Cola, Kroger, Walmart, Kelloggs and other corporations have all lobbied the United States Department of Agriculture and congress t... read more

Corporate Welfare Vs Social Welfare Spending

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via Corporate Welfare Vs. Social Welfare Spending ... It's Not Just A $40 Billion Gap. Market subsidies, market protections, market interventions, regulatory favors, favorable legislation, legal protections, ex- ... read more

America's Re-Shoring Of Jobs Is Accelerating

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Good! via America's Re-shoring of Jobs Is Accelerating. Over the past couple of years, we've projected an improvement in U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by 2015 that would help drive an American m ... read more

Free Lunch, Or Is It?

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I've been chosen (with 5-6 others) to Have Lunch With ! (one of the VP's at work) tomorrow. I've been instructed to come prepared to discuss real issues and solutions regarding my job. Not looking forward to it. At least it's a free lunch ... but is it really? The price is I have to Have Lunch With ! and talk about work ... read more

Minimum Wage Adjusted For Inflation

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I don't agree that this is a valid calculation. But, for what it's worth, my brother sent this out recently. 50 years ago the minimum wage was 1.25 (1963). See dol.gov/whd/minwage/chart.pdf. A 1963 dime (90% silver) is now worth 1.9 19 x 1.25 ... read more

The 1% And What Do They Do For A Living

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from Who are the 1%, and what do they do for a living? A lot of emphasis is on the 99% versus the 1% in these protests. But who are the 1% and what do they do for a living? Are they all Wilt Chamberlains and... read more

The Jobs Number Is B.s. Says Former Head Of BLS

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The Jobs Number Is BS Says Former Head Of BLS. After every non-farm payroll report we provide our own breakdown of what the real unemployment rate is in a country in which the labor force participation rate has not been adjusted to no... read more

Support Corporate Criminals In Social Justice

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Support corporate criminals or social justicevia Support corporate criminals or social justice? Intrepid Report.com. During Clinton's presidency 45% of all income gains went to the top 1%.During Bush's presidency 65% ... read more

Phil Mickelsons Choice Support Corporate Crimina

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Phil Mickelson's choice: Support corporate criminals or social justiceDuring Clinton's presidency 45% of all income gains went to the top 1%.During Bush's presidency 65% of all income gains went to the top 1%.During Obama's presidency 93% of all income gains went to the top 1%.11 via ... read more

First Day Of School, I Mean, Work

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Feels like the first day back at school after summer vacation, except in this case it's not even summer yet and I'll be starting a new job, not school, today. I hope it lasts longer than the last few jobs! I have had a string of incredible bad luck over the past decade through no fault of my own, I swear. :)I guess it started with that ladder co ... read more

A Week Of Testing

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Took a test yesterday. Hope I passed! New job depends on it! Hope I did better than the previous day's job-related test. That one was on Windows 7 and 2008 techie stuff, and I just haven't kept up with Win 7, not as a tech, especially in regard to its various corporate scenarios. The test only served to remind me how tired of being a techie ... read more

Depressing But True

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The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. -- Gore Vidal ... read more

In Honor Of Labor Day

( life / money / employment / holidays )
Great article here via informationclearinghouse.info What does Labor Day mean anymore other than another day off, another store sale and, in some cities, parades ever smaller and more devoid of passion for elevating the well-being of work ... read more

Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable

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via Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable A Top Heavy 1 Percent Will Topple Without a Stable Middle Class.Focusing exclusively on deficit reduction is the wrong policy. Focusing solely on cutting spending is th... read more

Happy May Day

( culture / holidays / employment )
from Liberty Underground... Today, May Day, honors the workers who produce all of the wealth. It is in honor of those involved in a general strike in Chicago, killed by police in what is known all over the world by workers as the Haymarket massacre. Ironically, Americans are kept ignorant by a school system and mass media whi... read more

Immelt Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China

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GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama's Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China At A Blistering Pace.The hypocris... read more

These Two Phrases On Your Resume Are Why It Just Hit The Trash Can

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They might be right about this. Worth a shot. Does your resume read like a job description? Is it one long list of bullets that contain the phrases duties included or responsible for? Sought-after candidates (the ones whose phones are ringing off the hook for interv... read more

Verizon To Lay Off 1,700 Workers After Paying CEO $22 Million

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Yes, large corporations really are that stupid/short-sighted/corrupt. via Verizon To Lay Off 1,700 Workers After Paying CEO $22 Million Last Year America's largest wireless service provi... read more

Why Faking Enthusiasm Is The Latest Job Requirement

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I hate when companies do this. Create a better environment for your employees, don't require them to be a pack of phonies! via Why Faking Enthusiasm Is The Latest Job Requirement. ... seeming to love the job becom... read more

Girl Quits Job

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This is an instant classic. via girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/ ... read more

Employee Engagement, Why It's Important

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It doesn't matter if managers are introverted or extroverted, timid or bold, loud or quiet, as long as they are making people feel like they are growing, appreciated, and confident in their future at the company ... via ... read more

Whirlpool Threatens Pensions

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via Whirlpool threatens pensions Unfortunately, we've just had another open theft of retired worker's benefits, this time Whirlpool management stealing the health care coverage of retired former Hoover workers and their families. Once ... read more

Us Corporate Profits Vs Employee Wages

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In Japan the ratio of pay for a CEO compared to that of the average worker is approx. 11 to 1. In Germany that ratio expands to a dizzying 12 to 1. And in the United States it's 475 to 1. via CHART - U.S... read more

Job Hunting

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Can't companies at least send a denial letter/email? It's rude to leave us twisting in the wind. ... read more

Freelancers Union A Federation Of The Unaffiliated

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Freelancers union, a federation of the unaffiliatedLooks like a good idea. Freelancers Union.A Federation of the Unaffiliated. 350,000 FREELANCERS JOINED TOGETHER FOR A PURPOSE. INDEPENDENTS. UNITED. INDEPENDENTS. UNITED. ... read more

For All Bosses Who Dislike Directness

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...and are afraid of offending anyone... via positive leaders love productivity Simon Sinek @simonsinek says, Bad leaders may edit the truth for fear of causing discomfort. Good leaders accept that the truth is ofte... read more

Note To Recruiters

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I almost posted this to LinkedIn, but thought better of it since hiring managers and headhunters generally have absolutely no sense of humor regarding the hiring process. If they would admit (at least to themselves) that they have no idea what they're doing, it might help. :) Anyway, here it is: With application support ... read more

The Minimum Wage Popular With The Public But Not The Donor Class

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The minimum wage, popular with the public, but not the donor classfrom The Minimum Wage: Popular With the Public, But Not the Donor Class. One of the best proposals to come out of the State of the Union was the President's proposal to raise the minimum wage t ... read more

Micro Gigs

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Interesting article on micro gigs via welcome-to-the-micro-gig-no-job-is-too-small A crush of apps allowing us to do discrete tasks for small sums of money might be the future. But the atom ... read more

Romney's Bain Capital Sending Many Jobs To China

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via Romney's Bain Capital Is Sending Many Jobs to China the Day Before the Election. On the day before an election that's supposed to hinge on jobs, taxes and the middle class, ... read more

Wisconsin Judge Reinstates Collective Bargaining For State Employees

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Wisconsin judge reinstates collective bargaining for state employees The union-busting law that pushed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker into the national spotlight last year has been declared unconstitutional by a state judge, pushing the controversy over the law one step closer to... read more

Good News For Bad References

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enewsletters.biospace.com/rhw/newsletter/good-news-for-bad-references.htm?typeemail&sourcejs-07-19-10 Picture this scenario: you've been seeking new employment at a company, but without success. Your employment credentials are excellent a... read more

Selfish CEOs

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CEOs who lay off the most people rake in the profits ... read more

5 Ways Your Boss Is Killing Your Company Culture

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I agree. And a big reason for this, I believe, is that hiring managers hire based on likability, enthusiasm, and an applicant's degree (no matter what that degree is in) rather than on experience and intelligence. So, the people who end up running things often have no real idea what they're doing, but, darn it, they're enth... read more

Layoffs Are For Lazy Corporate Overseers

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Why layoffs are for lazy corporate overseers - Fortune Management. Layoffs are often a sign of failure by top executives to properly manage a business and forecast needs. The corporate movement away from job security coincided with the advent of ... read more

The Case For A 25 Hour Work Week

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via The Case for a 25-Hour Work Week This Is Not a Joke Inc.com. Whatever you may think of this theory, there are certainly many who think (including Sheryl Sandberg) the status quo 40/50 ... ... read more


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Non-profit job listings Tap Root Catch Afire ... read more

IBM's Internal Plan, Fire Most U.S. Employees

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via IBM's Internal Plan to Grow Earnings-Per-Share to $20 by 2015: Fire Most U.S. Employees. The primary method for accomplishing this feat, according to the plan, will be by reducing US employee head count by 78 percent in that time frame. ... read more

The 10 Most Hated Companies In America

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from The 10 Most Hated Companies in America -- 24/7 Wall St.. 1. Facebook ... read more

Baum Law Firm To Close

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Baum law firm to close - Business First. This is one company that got what it deserved after mocking homeless/foreclosed families. ... read more

Usurpation And The Corporation As Crime

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Richard Grossman on Usurpation and the Corporation as Crime.UPDATE: If people want to go into business, fine, Grossman said. But this law would strip away 500 years of Constitutional p ... read more

Saving The Rich, Losing The Economy

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from saving-the-rich-losing-the-economy US politicians, such as Buddy Roemer, blame the collapse of US manufacturing on Chinese competition and unfair trade practices. However, it is US corporations that move their factories ... read more

Boycott Verizon If At All Possible

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They're forcing pay cuts for the people who do the actual work there while their executives get millions in bonuses. Last year Verizon made $12 billion in profits, got $1 billion in government subsidies a ... read more

CEO Salaries

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Just warms your heart, doesn't it? Not. via NY Times It turns out that the good times are even better than we thought for American chief executives. ... read more

Battling The Corporate Elite

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... one major role of the US government in the corporatocracy is to serve as a scapegoat to deflect rebellion against the corporate elite. via Get Up, Stand Up: Un ... read more

Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corporate Tax Cut

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I used to work for this jackass years ago when he was CEO of Columbia/HCA. He was an out-of-touch elitist primadonna back then, and hasn't changed much, only now has less hair.In the last few months, conservatives in several states have moved to limit unemplo ... read more

New Job Starts Today

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I hope I like it. UPDATE (2 years later):I didn't. See First day of school I mean work ... read more

Corporatist America

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via Chris Hedges: Corporatist America A battle over the budget is closing our schools, our libraries, firing our teachers and taking away collective bargaining rights. While the banks and largest corporations are also not payi ... read more

New Job Starting Next Week

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I'm starting a new job next week, so I ran a test of how long it would take to get there after dropping Elizabeth off at school. It was 7:42 when they started letting the kids inside, allowing me to leave. I could do like a lot of parents and just drop her off and take off, but I like to make sure she's safely inside before I go. Other pare ... read more

Check Out A Company Before Applying There

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GlassDoor Search company reviews and ratings... read more

Customer Satisfaction Surveys

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When given one of those customer satisfaction surveys, always try and give a glowing report about the individual who helped you (unless they were terrible, of course) because those surveys are just another tool for corporations to harass their already under-paid, under-appreciated employees. You don't want to be responsible for getting som... read more

We Are Ruled By Huge Corporate Monopolies

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We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies that replicate the political and economic power, on a vastly expanded scale, of the old trading companies of the 17th and 18th centuries. Walmart's gross annual revenues of $250 billion are greater than those of most small nation-states. The p... read more

Old Age Discrimination Suit Vs Google

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The California Supreme Court unanimously agreed that a trial court erred in dismissing a complaint by Brian Reid, who was hired in 2002 as a director of operations and engineering, and fired less than two years later at age 54 after being told he was not a good cultural fit. ... read more

Buy American

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localmakers.com/The above link no longer points to where it used to. Someone in Holland, ironically, has apparently purchased that domain name. I would have removed this post, but the irony made it worth keeping it here. ... read more

Like A Cancer

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A business plan requiring constant expansion is, almost by definition, a cancer, and equally unhealthy. ... read more

Its The Jobs, Stupid

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Good article here. Read the quote from the lifelong Republican who was a victim of a mass layoff and now can't find a job. blog.aflcio.org/2010/06/01/its-the-jobs-stupid/ ... read more

The Job Market

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When I applied and scheduled an interview for a job at the financial arm of the Methodist Church, I knew I was not a right fit for them. After all, I'm not only not Methodist, I'm not even a Christian.When the HR manager called a couple days later to cancel the interview, I had a strong suspicion her excuse was concocted. I'm ... read more

Another Interview

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I went to another job interview yesterday. It was downtown Nashville in the once trendy Cummins Station building. I've had a few consulting clients there over the years. The company interviewing me shall remain nameless. Coincidentally, a few hours before the interview I received a ... read more

Beauty Bias At Work

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see duckduckgo.com/?qBeautybiasatwork&iaweb ... read more

Letter To A Former Co-worker

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I'm glad you and Cathy are doing well. Our daughter Elizabeth is doing well, too. She spent last night with a cousin north of town so she can attend that little girl's birthday party today. Elizabeth's own birthday party was last month.I'm sort of employed, working for myself doing computer consulting fixing people's computer problems, setting ... read more

How Companies Should Cut Back

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When faced with too many expenses and not enough income and you have run out of expenses to reduce, rather than firing employees, the fair and socially-responsible way to cut costs is NOT to fire employees who had nothing to do with those costs getting too high. The FIRST target of cost-cutting needs to be ... I think I originally suggested t ... read more

Selling Insurance

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I got a call today about a job with American Income. They said they found my r&ésum&é on Careerbuilder. When I get emails like that, I instantly recognize them and mark them as spam and block them from sending any more. But getting a phone call is apparently more effective on me.I agreed to an interview (because she never ... read more


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I went to a pre-employment drug screening this morning. Last week, I had interviewed for an IT instructor position. Had to give a mock class, and everything. I chose the subject of securing your home wireless network. It was fun. Anyway, no, I haven't been hired ... yet. They require this test before even thinking about hiring me. I walke... read more

Gender Unknown

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First time I've ever seen this. Filling out an online job application, the EEOC stuff at the bottom gave me a choice of: Male Female Gender Unknown Decline to Answer I can understand sexually confused, but gender unknown? Really?... read more

Laid Off

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It's been almost three weeks now, and I'm finally able to talk/blog about my layoff. After the merger and corporate restructuring at work, it was finally my turn to have my position eliminated. I instinctively felt it coming. In fact, I couldn't sleep the night before, worrying about it. No one had said anything to me, it was just a f ... read more

Food For Thought

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via dreamslaughter: Food For Thought. The corporation is a true Frankenstein's monster, an artificial person run amok, responsible only to its own soulless self. -- William Dugger ... read more

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