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Investigation Launched Into Claims That Employees Of Ex-oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Media Group Took Part In 2014 Gang Rape

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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

Duke Law Professor Brandon Garrett On Corporate Criminal Immigration Prosecutions

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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

Report: "Woke" Corporations Supporting Black Lives Matter Quietly Funding Police

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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. Report: “Woke” Corporations Supporting ... read more

3 Easy Money-Saving Tips To Try

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Awareness Junkie You might be saving up money with something specific in mind, such as a wedding, a dream vacation, or a house move. Or, you might simply be ... read more

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

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

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Jon Ashley On The Corporate Prosecution Registry

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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

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

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 ha ... 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? ... 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

Coins

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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 to just pocket them. One of those was an elongated penny someone had thrown in the jar (I'm guessing Elizabe ... 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

Cash Back

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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 about the cash? Yep, if you want to get rich just follow behind me whenever I go to the grocery store. Luckily I'd on... 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

One Fifth Of Us Workers Were Laid Off In Past Five Years

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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." via ... 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

Subsidizing The Corporate One Percent

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

Jobs

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We're now an affiliate of Indeed.com. Go to indeed.com... 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

Food Stamp Corporate Welfare

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Food Stamp corporate welfare ... read more

Corporate Welfare Vs Social Welfare Spending

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Corporate welfare vs social welfare spending ... read more

America's Re-Shoring Of Jobs Is Accelerating

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America's re-shoring of jobs is acceleratingGood! via ... 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

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 justice ... read more

Phil Mickelsons Choice Support Corporate Crimina

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Phil Mickelson's choice: Support corporate criminals or social justice ... read more

Think Tank Community Doing Its Best To Control The World

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Think tank community that's doing its best to control the world"The corporate-policy network is highly centralized, at both the level of individuals and that of organizations. Its inner circle is a tightly interwoven ensemble of politically active business leaders; its organizational core includes the Trilateral Commission... read more

Sleazy Real Estate Investors

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It's almost like a conspiracy! Luckily, conspiracies never happen and all conspiracy theories lack credibility. :) http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/feds-crack-foreclosure-auction-scams-19304217#.UaoR2Nh-gw... 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

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

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

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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Girl quits job ... 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

Screw Economies Of Scale!

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Screw economies of scale!Screw economies of scale! 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. More companies mean more jobs, and mos ... 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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US corporate profits vs employee wages ... 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

Romneys Bain Capital Is Sending Many Jobs To Chin

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Romney's Bain Capital is sending many jobs to China ... 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

5 Ways Your Boss Is Killing Your Company Culture

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5 ways your boss is killing your company culture ... 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

Strike Debt Debt Resistance For The 99%

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Strike debt! debt resistance for the 99% ... read more

The Virtual Recovery

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via intrepidreport.com. "... 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 main ... read more

Romneys Bain Capital Is Sending Many Jobs To China The Day Before The Election 2

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Romney's Bain Capital Is Sending Many Jobs to China the Day Before the Election ... read more

Closing My BofA Account

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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 pay that thing off ASAP! I just filled out their online... read more

Quantitative Easing, Explained

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

Walmart, 50 Years Of Gutting America's Middle Class

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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. from Walmart: 50 ... read more

Employment

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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

Merrill Lynch IRA Finally Transfers

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!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 Bank of America... read more

The 1930s Chicago Plan Vs The American Monetary Act

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The 1930's Chicago Plan Vs. The American Monetary Act ... 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

Paying Off A Credit Card

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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 sure to close the checking account first.  My fear was that if I paid off the credi ... read more

A Visit To Walmart

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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.  But, this morning it made more sense to go there because t... 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

Why Borrow When You Can Print Your Own Money?

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Why borrow when you can print your own money? ... 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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Battling the corporate elite ... read more

Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corp

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Florida cuts unemployment benefits to pay for corporate tax cut ... 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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Corporatist America ... 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

US Foreclosures In New Legal Trouble

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US foreclosures in new legal trouble.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 ... read more

Made In America No Longer

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

Diary, 7/25/2010

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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. First we went to Tara's Kroger, the one almost in Nolensville c... read more

Another Reason Not To Shop At Walmart

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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 are not removable, although... 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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It's 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 https://duckduckgo.com/?qBeautybiasatwork&iaweb ... read more

Identity Theft

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ATTORNEY's ADVICE - NO CHARGE Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company: Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED... 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

How To Rob A Bank

( life / money )
The answer is: Own one.Relax, law enforcement people, it's not a real how-to.Part two is 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 getting a phone call is apparently more effective on me.I agreed to an interview (because she never mentio... read more

Waiting

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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

( 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: 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

Amazing

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via 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't: For the first time, personal wealth, not income, has bee ... read more

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