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BIDEN'S HANDLERS JUST GAVE US THEIR 'FINAL WARNING'
( education / economics / money )

We must not lose focus of what the Great Reset is. It is the plan of Davos-deluded billionaires, big banks, mega-corporations and social-media oligarchs to collapse the entire economic, political and social order, replacing it wit... read more

WHY WE HAVE USURY
( life / money / economy / history )

Wow. Talk about the good ol' days. OK, it wasn't all good, obviously, but, wow. Because of Usury prohibition, there was no Banking. There was an economy based on the understanding that men share the common fate of having... read more

OSHA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
( life / money / employment / covid )

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DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS
( life / money / economy )

Hacked pipeline still causing problems, but now the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi is closed, as well as the Mississippi itself. See Coast Guard close portion of Mississippi-River... read more

STRUGGLING FISHERMAN FINDS RARE PEARL WORTH $330,000 WHILE SEARCHING FOR FOOD
( culture / people / money )

A struggling fisherman from an impoverished village in Thailand's Nakhon Si Thammarat province made an incredible discovery on the beach. 37-year old Hatchai Niyomdecha happened to be walking along the... here ... read more

ANDREW TORBA: TIME TO BUILD OUR OWN ECONOMY
( life / money / economy )

The oligarchs believe they have destroyed American Populism by rigging an election, removing the movement's leader from public view, and by forcing everyone to stay locked inside for a year while the country burns down around ... read more

WHO WANTED LOCKDOWNS?
( life / money / economy )

This virus is not Ebola and it has come nowhere near approaching the death rates associated with H1N1 of 1918. By some measures, it's not been as deadly as 1957-58, a virus that came and went without much public attention at a... read more

ON THE SUBJECT OF MANDATORY RETIREMENT
( life / money / employment )

In response to my comment, "Whatever the mandatory retirement age is these days -- 67? -- it needs to apply to politicians, too.""There is no mandatory retirement age, but you legally have to file for retirement on yo... read more

MADE IN THE USA
( life / money / shopping / usa )

Spread the word about this awesome website for American Made. And here is the video that launches it: on Facebook I just emailed them to include a couple companies I have recently purchased from that are 100% USA made. This i... read more

100 SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS DEFY COVID CLOSURE DEMANDS
( life / money / shopping / covid )

Good for them! 100 small business owners defy Covid closure demands We know Covid-19 is serious, and we've been the first ones to help. But we also now know Covid-19 is not a death sentence for the majority of people who get... read more

PROFESSOR BRANDON GARRETT ON CORPORATE CRIMINAL IMMIGRATION PROSECUTIONS
( 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... read more

EMPLOYEES SURPRISE HARDWORKING 13-YEAR-OLD WITH NEW LAWNMOWER
( life / money / employment )

A Lowe's home improvement store in Tennessee surprised a hardworking 13-year-old with a brand new lawnmower after his mower broke down. here at sunnyskyz.com ... read more

COMPANY PROVIDING $100 MILLION IN BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES DURING "PANDEMIC"
( life / money / covid )

Lowe's Companies, Inc. has announced that it will provide an additional $100 million of bonuses to support employees "with unforeseen expenses and hardships" during the Covid "pandemic". ... read more

JON ASHLEY ON THE CORPORATE PROSECUTION REGISTRY
( 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 att... read more

ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, DAY 2751
( life / money / employment )

Sitting here looking at Harold (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, Harold is an idiot.... read more

DISNEY HEIRESS NAILS IT
( life / money / employment )

We could not agree more. See "Disney heiress calls CEO Bob Iger's $65 million pay package 'insane.'... read more

JOB LISTING
( 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 (Param... read more

ET TU, CORPORATE AMERICA?
( life / money / employment )

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: questionablePathetic,... read more

AN ENTREPRENEUR AT AGE 66
( 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 pass... read more

KROGER POLICY
( life / money / shopping )

I think Kroger has a policy of periodically moving everything around in order to stimulate our hunter-gatherer instinct, never knowing which aisle our next meal is in.... read more

COINS CASHED IN
( life / money )

Woo-hoo! I took the old cookie (coin) jar to the Coinstar machine today (11.9% "fee", are you kidding me?!). I came away with $93.54! It rejected a few coins, repeatedly, forcing me... read more

ON THE PHONE WITH NASA
( 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... read more

STRANGE BADGE SWIPE POLICY
( life / money / employment )

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
( 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. inthesetimes.com/article/20600/how-private-... read more

CASH BACK
( life / money / shopping )

Don't you hate it when you tell the self-checkout register that you want cash back. Then by the time you're finished, because the $!?&@ machine has screwed up so many times, you've become distracted and forgotten all ab... read more

NEW SUIT FOR HOMELESS MAN = NEW JOB
( 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 peop... read more

ANOTHER HEADHUNTER EMAIL
( 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.... read more

JOB OFFER
( life / money / employment )

Got the below email today. Probably because they saw that I have several books on Amazon (here, here and here), they read them, thought they sucked, and decided it would be best if I took a warehouse job. I must say, though, I'... read more

ONE FIFTH OF US WORKERS WERE LAID OFF IN PAST FIVE YEARS
( 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. latimes.com/b... read more

WORKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE
( 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. I... read more

SUBSIDIZING THE CORPORATE ONE PERCENT
( life / money / employment )

Apparently, those bastions of capitalism are in fact socialists, at least when it works for them. As a result of substantial enhancements we have made to our Subsidy Tracker database, it is possible for the first time to estimate ... read more

SWITZERLAND SHOWS US HOW TO HANDLE CEOS
( life / money / employment )

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 $21.72 an hour, or $3,722 a month. See also ...the-minimum-wage-popular-wit... read more

HOW AMAZON WORKS STAFF 'TO THE BONE'
( life / money / employment )

Walk 11 miles a shift and pick up an order every 33 seconds... how Amazon works staff 'to the bone' Adam Littler, 23, told of the 'unbelievable' pressure of working for the retailer. Amazon staff have previously c... read more

FOOD STAMP CORPORATE WELFARE
( life / money / employment )

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,... read more

CORPORATE WELFARE VS. SOCIAL WELFARE SPENDING
( life / money / employment )

Market subsidies, market protections, market interventions, regulatory favors, favorable legislation, legal protections, ex-post facto reclassification's, government spending (Keynesian), artificially low interest rates (monet... read more

AMERICA'S RE-SHORING OF JOBS IS ACCELERATING
( life / money / employment )

Good! 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 manufacturing revival. ... read more

FREE LUNCH, OR IS IT?
( 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 l... read more

MINIMUM WAGE ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION
( life / money / employment )

I don't agree with this calculation, but, for what it's worth, my brother sent this out recently. So, in case I'm wrong and he's right, which almost never happens...50 years ago (1963) the minimum wage was 1.25... read more

THE 1% AND WHAT DO THEY DO FOR A LIVING
( 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 th... read more

THE JOBS NUMBER IS B.S. SAYS FORMER HEAD OF BLS
( 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... read more

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, I MEAN, WORK
( 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 stri... read more

A WEEK OF TESTING
( 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,... read more

GORE VIDAL QUOTE
( life / money / employment )

Depressing but true. 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 r... read more

IN HONOR OF LABOR DAY
( life / money / employment / holidays )

Barbara Glanz, an author, speaker and expert on employee motivation and performance, has a book that you may want to check out, Handle with CARE: Motivating and Retaining Employees. It's full of creative, low-cost ways to raise morale, increase commitment and reduce turnover. The CARE approach stands for C creative communication; A atmosphere... read more

ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
( life / money / employment )

"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 the wrong policy. Focusing on jobs is the right po... read more

IMMELT MOVING JOBS AND ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO CHINA
( life / money / employment )

The hypocrisy would be laughable if not such a serious problem. See GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama's Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China At A Blistering Pace. ... read more

THESE TWO PHRASES ON YOUR RESUME ARE WHY IT JUST HIT THE TRASH CAN
( life / money / employment )

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 phon... read more

VERIZON TO LAY OFF 1,700 WORKERS AFTER PAYING CEO $22 MILLION LAST YEAR
( life / money / employment )

Yes, large corporations really are that stupid, short-sighted and corrupt. If this CEO had any decency (yeah, right), he would have said, "No, give me one million and split the rest with those 1700 laid-off workers." It would have come... read more

WHY FAKING ENTHUSIASM IS THE LATEST JOB REQUIREMENT
( 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! Why Faking Enthusiasm Is The Latest Job Requirement. ...seeming to love the job becomes part of th... read more

GIRL QUITS JOB
( life / money / employment )

This is an instant classic. Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office (33 Photos) girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/... read more

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
( 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 ... Employee ... read more

THREE WAYS TO PUT AMERICA BACK TO WORK
( life / money / economy )

Great article here: Three-Ways-to-Put-America In theory The Great Recession is history, but for those of us who live and work on Real Street the carnage and horror continues. On Real Street, outside the gated communities where 1... read more

SCREW ECONOMIES OF SCALE
( life / money / economy )

As I've said before, this country needs a new (or maybe just an enforced) Sherman Antitrust Act that will limit the size, influence and control of any one corporation. Having more companies means more jobs and, most importan... read more

WHIRLPOOL THREATENS PENSIONS
( life / money / employment )

"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 again, we se... read more

US CORPORATE PROFITS VS EMPLOYEE WAGES
( life / money / employment )

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. CHART - U.S. Corporate Profits Vs. Em... read more

JOB HUNTING
( life / money / employment )

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
( 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

FOR ALL BOSSES WHO DISLIKE DIRECTNESS
( life / money / employment )

...and are afraid of offending anyone... positive leaders love productivity"Simon Sinek @simonsinek says, ... read more

NOTE TO RECRUITERS
( 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 i... read more

THE MINIMUM WAGE POPULAR WITH THE PUBLIC BUT NOT THE DONOR CLASS
( life / money / employment )

The minimum wage, popular with the public, but not the donor class from 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'... read more

MICRO GIGS
( 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 atomization of paid labor leaves workers vulnerable." Read... read more

ROMNEY'S BAIN CAPITAL SENDING MANY JOBS TO CHINA
( life / money / employment )

On the day before an election that's supposed to hinge on jobs, taxes and the middle class, Bain Capital, the company Mitt Romney founded, will close the doors of a factory in Freeport, Illinois, and ship 170 good, high-tech j... read more

WISCONSIN JUDGE REINSTATES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR STATE EMPLOYEES
( life / money / employment / legal )

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, pushi... read more

SELFISH CEOS
( life / money / employment )

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

5 WAYS YOUR BOSS IS KILLING YOUR COMPANY CULTURE
( life / money / employment )

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 pe... read more

LAYOFFS ARE FOR LAZY CORPORATE OVERSEERS
( 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 ... read more

THE CASE FOR A 25 HOUR WORK WEEK
( life / money / employment )

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

STRIKE DEBT DEBT RESISTANCE FOR THE 99%
( life / money )

Another great idea! Strike Debt! Debt Resistance for the 99%. Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom. ... read more

THE VIRTUAL RECOVERY
( life / money / economy )

... the low 2011 real median household income is the summation, in most cases, of two household earners, whereas in 1967-68 one earner could produce the same real income. ... when both husband and wife have to work in order to ... read more

CLOSING MY BOFA ACCOUNT
( life / money )

Hallelujah! We have paid off our BofA credit card! It was bad enough when it was owned by the original company. But when I saw that Bank of America had bought that company and was now administering my account, I knew it was time to... read more

QUANTITATIVE EASING EXPLAINED
( life / money / economy )

The truth about quantitative easing. I just watched this again and laughed my a$$ off. Now with a ridiculous 5.2 million views on YouTube. See dailybail.com/home/absolute-genius-make-this-go-viral-quantitative-easing-expla.ht... read more

WALMART, 50 YEARS OF GUTTING AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS
( life / money / economy )

This (below) is why we hate Walmart. Too many people don't understand this. They just want "low prices" no matter the overall, long-run cost. ... read more

EMPLOYMENT PAGE
( life / money / employment )

Non-profit job listings Tap Root Catch Afire Idealist Bridge Span Philanthropy News Digest chronicle.com ... read more

IBM'S INTERNAL PLAN, FIRE MOST U.S. EMPLOYEES
( life / money / employment )

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. Go to IBM's Internal Plan to Grow Earnings-Per-Share to $20 by 2015: Fire... read more

MERRILL LYNCH IRA FINALLY TRANSFERS
( life / money )

Hallelujuah! I've been trying since late October to transfer my IRA away from the "too-big-to-fail" Merrill Lynch, owned by the about-to-fail ... read more

THE 1930S CHICAGO PLAN VS THE AMERICAN MONETARY ACT
( life / money / economy )

If the purpose of money and credit were to discourage the exchange of goods and services, to destroy periodically the wealth produced, to frustrate and trip those who save, our present monetary system does that most effectively! ... read more

THE 10 MOST HATED COMPANIES IN AMERICA
( life / money / employment )

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

BAUM LAW FIRM TO CLOSE
( life / money / employment / legal )

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

PAYING OFF A CREDIT CARD
( life / money )

That's a nice headline, and it felt good doing it today. Granted, the bulk of the balance was simply transferred to another credit card. But still ... :) I also closed out the checking account associated with the card, making s... read more

A VISIT TO WALMART
( life / money / shopping )

I hate Walmart. It's a company run by slimy executives who don't care about the mom-and-pop businesses they destroy, and its stores are frequented by the lowest class of people. I always feel the need for a shower afterward... read more

USURPATION AND THE CORPORATION AS CRIME
( life / money / employment / crime )

Richard Grossman says that Occupy Wall Street activists need to go beyond greed and corruption and focus on usurpation. As in illegal seizure of power. As in the corporation has usurped illegally seized power from the ... read more

SAVING THE RICH, LOSING THE ECONOMY
( life / money / employment )

from saving-the-rich-losing-the-economy US politicians, such as Buddy Roemer, blame the collapse of US manufacturi... read more

BOYCOTT VERIZON IF AT ALL POSSIBLE
( life / money / employment )

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 and paid zippo, zero ... read more

WHY BORROW WHEN YOU CAN PRINT YOUR OWN MONEY?
( life / money / politics )

Why is the US Government borrowing money at interest from a private bank (the Fed) when Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution allows the US Government to create its own money, interest-free?... read more

CEO SALARIES
( life / money / employment )

Just warms your heart, doesn't it? Not. 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"
( life / money / employment )

... one major role of the US government in the corporatocracy is to serve as a scapegoat to deflect rebellion against the corporate elite. here (prepare for so many popups, they'll cover the entire screen): Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting P... read more

GREED IS NOT A VIRTUE
( culture / people / money )

Great article. By capitalism's perverse moral logic, if a person sells toxic assets by knowingly misrepresenting them as sound, the fault lies not with the misrepresentation of the seller, but rather with the lack of due ... read more

FLORIDA CUTS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO PAY FOR CORPORATE TAX CUT
( life / money / employment )

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 sev... read more

NEW JOB STARTS TODAY
( life / money / employment )

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

CORPORATIST AMERICA
( life / money / employment )

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 paying any taxes, including Bank of America, E... read more

NEW JOB STARTING NEXT WEEK
( 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... read more

CHECK OUT A COMPANY BEFORE APPLYING THERE
( life / money / employment )

GlassDoor Search company reviews and ratings ... read more

US FORECLOSURES IN NEW LEGAL TROUBLE
( life / money / legal )

And remember those politicians who are in the banks' back pocket (hint: it's most of them). Backing a lower court ruling made in 2009, it said two foreclosure sales were invalid because the banks did not prove that they ... read more

MADE IN AMERICA NO LONGER
( life / money / economy )

"American as apple pie" items that are no longer made here:19-iconic-products-that-america-doesnt-make-anymore... read more

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS
( 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 ... read more

WE ARE RULED BY HUGE CORPORATE MONOPOLIES
( life / money / employment )

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 billio... read more

OLD AGE DISCRIMINATION SUIT VS GOOGLE
( 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 aft... read more

ANOTHER REASON NOT TO SHOP AT WALMART
( life / money / shopping )

If you buy underwear at Walmart, they will be able to track wherever you go. If their sales are not hurt by this announcement, they will institute it in more products, probably eventually all products. According to CNBC, these tags... read more

DIARY, 7/25/2010
( life / money / shopping )

Just got back from an all day shopping excursion. I don't know how Tara does it every week. I told her that was harder work than going to the office all day. She said, "So, you appreciate me more now?" Of course, I said yes. Firs... read more

LIKE A CANCER
( life / money / employment )

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

IT'S THE JOBS, STUPID
( life / money / employment )

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
( 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 c... read more

ANOTHER INTERVIEW
( 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. Coinci... read more

BEAUTY BIAS AT WORK
( life / money / employment )

In her provocative new book, The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Law and Life, Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode argues that workers deserve legal protection against appearance-based discrimination unless their look... read more

LETTER TO A FORMER CO-WORKER
( life / money / employment )

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 part... read more

HOW COMPANIES SHOULD CUT BACK
( 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 wit... read more

HOW TO ROB A BANK
( life / money )

The answer is: Own one. William Black: The finance sector is a huge parasite, it transfers wealth from the poor to the wealthy. See Real News Network. Watch Pt3 of this story here. ... read more

SELLING INSURANCE
( 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... read more

IN THE WAITING ROOM
( 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. A... read more

GENDER UNKNOWN
( 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: MaleFemaleGender UnknownDecline to Answer I can understand "sexually confused," but ... read more

LAID OFF
( 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. I... read more

THE RICHEST TWO PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION OWNS MORE THAN HALF OF THE WORLD'S HOUSEHOLD WEALTH
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I just found this amazing wanttoknow.info The richest two percent of the world's population owns more than half of the world's household wealth. Although you may believe you've heard this statistic before, you haven'... read more


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