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The number of new unemployment insurance claims in the United States has improved marginally for the week ending August 1, with 1.186 million initial jobless claims. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russias Investigative Committee has begun to look into allegations that Sergei Prostakov, the former chief editor of opposition website MBK Media, and photographer Andrey Zolotov participated in the gang rape of a girl in 2014. Read Full Article ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Immigration laws are criminally enforced not just against individuals, but also against corporations. For individuals, federal immigration prosecutions are a mass phenomenon. More than a third of the federal criminal docket nearly 40,000 cases each year ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Corporations like JPMorgan Chase, Chevron and Marathon claim to support the movement for black lives, but their donations to police help tyrannize the very communities they claim to stand with.
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( life / money / employment / crime ) The Justice Department regularly announces corporate crime settlements with deferred and non prosecution agreements. Sometimes they make the agreements public, sometimes they dont. And over the years, corporate crime defense attorneys have hinted that in ... read more
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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 ha ... read more
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment / humor ) 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
( life / money / employment ) "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."
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( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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:
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( life / money / employment ) 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
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( life / money / employment ) One-fifth of US workers were laid off in past five years"Nearly 40% said it took more than seven months to find employment and about one in five of laid-off workers said all they could find was a temporary position."
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( life / money / employment ) 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
( 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
( life / money / employment ) Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent Good Jobs First.
Apparently, those bastions of capitalism are in fact socialists, at least when it works for them.
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( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment / politics ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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
( 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... read more
( life / money / employment ) 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.
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( life / money / employment ) "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 ..."
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( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) ...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
( life / money / employment / interviews ) 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:
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( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) Interesting article on micro gigs
"A crush of apps allowing us to do discrete tasks for small sums of money might be the future. But the atom... read more
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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."
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( life / money / employment / crime ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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.
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( life / money / employment ) "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."
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( life / money / employment ) 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.
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( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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 ...
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( life / money / employment / insurance ) I got a call today about a job with American Income. They said they found my résumé 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 mentio... read more
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment / people ) First time I've ever seen this. Filling out an online job application, the EEOC stuff at the bottom gave me a choice of:
Decline to Answer
I can understand sexually confused, but gender unknown? Really?... read more
( life / money / employment ) 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
( life / money / employment ) 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"
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