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CHARTING NEW PATHS
from 2023 in ( life / money / employment / entrepreneurship )

Empowering Neurodivergent Minds in Entrepreneurship Article by ablerise.netMartin Block and Rebecca Moore . Image via freepik.com/search?formatsearch&queryfocused%20entrepreneurFreepik In the dynamic realm of entrepreneurship, neurodivergent i... read more

BECOMING A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR: TIPS FOR TEENAGE GIRLS
from 2023 in ( life / money / employment / entrepreneurship )

pexels.com/photo/a-female-teenager-using-her-laptop-6473102Image via Pexels . Unpaid promotional links herein.by mailto:spencer.gray@teenpreneur.infoSpencer Gray Entrepreneurship can be an incredibly empowering path for teenage girls. By carving out your own space in the business world an... read more

CREATING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
from 2023 in ( life / money / employment / advice )

Great article!

People with disabilities often have difficulty entering the job market due to a lack of access to applications, reasonable accommodations, and support networks. Employers can make their hiring process more inclusive by taking deliberate steps to provide more job opportunities for people with disabilities. By doing so, employers can help create a... read more

OSHA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
from 2021 in ( life / money / employment / covid )

: osha.gov/coronavirus/faqs#cloth-face-coveringsosha.gov/coronavirus/faqs You can clearly sue your employer if they require this vaccine and you have an adverse reaction. If I require my... read more

ON THE SUBJECT OF MANDATORY RETIREMENT
from 2021 in ( 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 your 70th birthday, which will give you the maximum social security benefit for the rest of your... read more

PROFESSOR BRANDON GARRETT ON CORPORATE CRIMINAL IMMIGRATION PROSECUTIONS
from 2020 in ( 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, liste... read more

EMPLOYEES SURPRISE HARDWORKING 13-YEAR-OLD WITH NEW LAWNMOWER
from 2020 in ( 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. at sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3890/Loweand-039-s-Employ... read more

JON ASHLEY ON THE CORPORATE PROSECUTION REGISTRY
from 2020 in ( 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, listen ... read more

ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, DAY 2751
from 2019 in ( 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. Literally. Okay, idiot/savant might be more accurate. He is wicked smart when it comes to computer programming, b... read more

RESTROOM DIFFICULTY
from 2019 in ( culture / humor / employment )

Don't you hate it when you're at work?The end.Wait, no, 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, because ... read more

DISNEY HEIRESS NAILS IT
from 2019 in ( life / money / employment )

We could not agree more. See marketwatch.com/story/disney-heiress-calls-ceo-bob-igers-65-million-pay-package-insane-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 ... read more

JOB LISTING
from 2018 in ( 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,... read more

ET TU, CORPORATE AMERICA?
from 2018 in ( 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, but at least they stopped blocking DrudgeReport. Although, now that Drudge has been sold and turned a sharp l... read more

AN ENTREPRENEUR AT AGE 66
from 2018 in ( 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 ... read more

ON THE PHONE WITH NASA
from 2017 in ( 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

STRANGE BADGE SWIPE POLICY
from 2017 in ( 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
from 2017 in ( 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.Read, listen or watch the rest her... read more

NEW SUIT FOR HOMELESS MAN = NEW JOB
from 2017 in ( life / money / employment )

Great story! See ksl.com/?sid42989915&nid148ksl.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 the... read more

ANOTHER HEADHUNTER EMAIL
from 2016 in ( 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:Headhunter... read more

JOB OFFER
from 2015 in ( life / money / employment )

Got the below email today. Probably because they saw that I have several books on Amazon ( amazon.com/Last-Train-William-Arthur-Holmes/dp/1514268132here , amazon.com/Lottery-President-ebook/dp/B00D9VCP1Ohere and amazon.com/Ope... read more

EMPLOYEE'S SARCASTIC RESIGNATION NOTE
from 2015 in ( 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. : orrazz.com/2015/04/employees-sarca... read more

ONE FIFTH OF U.S. WORKERS WERE LAID OFF IN PAST FIVE YEARS
from 2014 in ( life / money / employment )

One-fifth of US workers were laid off in past five yearsNearly 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.... read more

WORKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE
from 2014 in ( life / money / employment )

Something I've always hated about working for someone else (in the corporate setting, at least) is that you're expected to believe (or convincingly pretend) 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 fu... read more

STAYING HEALTHY ON THE JOB
from 2014 in ( 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 fro... read more

SUBSIDIZING THE CORPORATE ONE PERCENT
from 2014 in ( 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 the share of total state and local economic development awards going to the large... read more

SWITZERLAND SHOWS US HOW TO HANDLE CEOS
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

truth-out.org/opinion/item/20313-switzerland-shows-us-how-to-handle-ceosSwitzerland 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 huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/minimum-wage-... read more

HOW AMAZON WORKS STAFF TO THE BONE
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512959/Walk-11-miles-shift-pick-order-33-seconds-Amazon-works-staff-bone.htmlWalk 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' ... read more

FOOD STAMP CORPORATE WELFARE
from 2013 in ( 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, Walmart, Kelloggs and other corporations have all lobbied the United States Department of Agricul... read more

CORPORATE WELFARE VS. SOCIAL WELFARE SPENDING
from 2013 in ( 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 (monetary policy), government takeovers of private sector assets (not what you think), and government b... read more

AMERICA'S RE-SHORING OF JOBS IS ACCELERATING
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

Good!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. The results of our latest survey make clear that a profound shift in attitude is beginning.... read more

FREE LUNCH, OR IS IT?
from 2013 in ( 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 wo... read more

MINIMUM WAGE ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION
from 2013 in ( 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. See dol.gov/whd/minwage/chart.pdfdol.gov/whd/minwage/chart.pdf .... read more

THE 1% AND WHAT DO THEY DO FOR A LIVING
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

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 Oprahs and other people taking part in the dynamism of the new economy? Nope. It's same as it ever was - high-level management and the financial sector.... read more

THE JOBS NUMBER IS B.S. SAYS FORMER HEAD OF BLS
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment / politics )

zerohedge.com/news//jobs-number-bs-says-former-head-blsThe 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 be... read more

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, I MEAN, WORK
from 2013 in ( 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 tha... read more

A WEEK OF TESTING
from 2013 in ( 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 Server 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 bein... read more

GORE VIDAL QUOTE
from 2013 in ( 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 return. - Gore Vidal... read more

IN HONOR OF LABOR DAY
from 2013 in ( 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 commun... read more

ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
from 2013 in ( 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 policy now and in the future.Read, listen or ... read more

IMMELT MOVING JOBS AND ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO CHINA
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

The hypocrisy would be laughable if not such a serious problem.See theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/ge-ceo-jeffrey-immelt-the-head-of-obamas-jobs-council-is-moving-jobs-and-economic-infrastructure-to-china-at-a-blistering-paceGE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama's Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs And... read more

HAPPY MAY DAY
from 2013 in ( culture / holidays / employment )

Today, May Day, honors the workers who produce all of the wealth. It is also a European festival of ancient origins marking the beginning of summer, usually celebrated on 1 May (from Wikipedia), but we digress. It is in honor of those involved in a general strike in Chicago, killed by police in what is known all over the wo... read more

THESE TWO PHRASES ON YOUR RESUME ARE WHY IT JUST HIT THE TRASH CAN
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

They might be right about greatresumesfast.com/this . Worth a shotDoes 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... read more

VERIZON TO LAY OFF 1,700 WORKERS AFTER PAYING CEO $22 MILLION LAST YEAR
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

Yes, large corporations really are that stupid, short-sighted and corrupt. If this CEO had any decency (as if), he would have said, No, give me one million and split the rest with those 1700 laid-off workers. It would have come out to roughly $12,000 per employee. America's largest wireless service prov... read more

WHY FAKING ENTHUSIASM IS THE LATEST JOB REQUIREMENT
from 2013 in ( 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!: fastcompany.com/3005419/why-faking-enthusiasm-latest-job-requirementWhy Faking Enthusiasm Is Th... read more

GIRL QUITS JOB
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

This is an instant classic. Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office (33 Photos): thechive.com/2010/08/10/girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/gi... read more

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
from 2013 in ( 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 ...Read, listen or wat... read more

WHIRLPOOL THREATENS PENSIONS
from 2013 in ( 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 see Carpetbag managers brought in from outside our community, Whirlpool, which took over the Hoover plant, ... read more

US CORPORATE PROFITS VS EMPLOYEE WAGES
from 2013 in ( 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.: https:/... read more

JOB HUNTING
from 2013 in ( 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
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

Freelancers union, a federation of the unaffiliated. Looks like a good idea. We're working to secure a better future for independent workers. Join usmembership is free! freelancersunion.org/Freelancers Union ... read more

NOTE TO RECRUITERS
from 2013 in ( 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: With ap... read more

FOR ALL BOSSES WHO DISLIKE DIRECTNESS
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

...and are afraid of offending anyone... Simon Sinek @simonsinek says, Bad leaders may edit the truth for fear of causing discomfort. Good leaders accept that the truth is often uncomfortable.: target... read more

THE MINIMUM WAGE POPULAR WITH THE PUBLIC BUT NOT THE DONOR CLASS
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

The minimum wage, popular with the public, but not the donor classfrom commondreams.org/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 th... read more

MICRO GIGS
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

Interesting article on micro gigsA 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.: target... read more

ROMNEY'S BAIN CAPITAL SENDING MANY JOBS TO CHINA
from 2013 in ( 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 jobs to China.Read, listen or watch... read more

WISCONSIN JUDGE REINSTATES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR STATE EMPLOYEES
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment / legal )

rt.com/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 o... read more

GOOD NEWS FOR BAD REFERENCES
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

Picture this scenario: you've been seeking new employment at a company, but without success. Your employment credentials are excellent and while you've been able to land the interviews - sometimes more than one with a prospective employer - that job for which you're well qualified, continues to elude you. Even more ... read more

SELFISH CEOS
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

alternet.org/economy/148035/hiddencorporatescandal%3Aceoswholaidoffthemostworkersrakeinthemosttreasure/?page2CEOs who lay off the most people rake in the profits ... read more

5 WAYS YOUR BOSS IS KILLING YOUR COMPANY CULTURE
from 2013 in ( 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 people who end up running things often have no real idea what they're doing, but, darn it, they're en... read more

LAYOFFS ARE FOR LAZY CORPORATE OVERSEERS
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/03/05/layoffs/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
from 2013 in ( life / money / employment )

Whatever you may think of this theory, there are certainly many who think (including Sheryl Sandberg) the status quo 40/50...: inc.com/laura-entis/25-hour-work-week-an-argument-for-redistribu... read more

EMPLOYMENT PAGE
from 2012 in ( life / money / employment )

oneoc.org/Non-profit job listings taprootfoundation.orgTap Root catchafire.orgCatch Afire idealist.orgIdealist target... read more

IBM'S INTERNAL PLAN, FIRE MOST U.S. EMPLOYEES
from 2012 in ( 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.: cryptogon.com/?p28682IBM's Intern... read more

THE 10 MOST HATED COMPANIES IN AMERICA
from 2012 in ( life / money / employment )

Facebook currently has more than 800 million users. Any company of this size is sure to have some detractors. Compared to other leading social media sites, however, Facebook has the lowest customer satisfaction score from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The site has repeatedly irked users by neglecting personal privac... read more

BAUM LAW FIRM TO CLOSE
from 2011 in ( life / money / employment / legal )

bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2011/11/21/baum-law-firm-to-close.htmlBaum 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
from 2011 in ( 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 people. He quotes Thomas Hobbes as saying that a corporation is merely a chip off the old block of sov... read more

SAVING THE RICH, LOSING THE ECONOMY
from 2011 in ( life / money / employment )

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 abroad, thus replacing domestic production with imports. Half of US imports from China consist of the offshored production of US corporations.&q... read more

BOYCOTT VERIZON IF AT ALL POSSIBLE
from 2011 in ( life / money / employment )

They're intrepidreport.com/archives/2937forcing pay cuts for the people who do the actual work there while their executives get millions in bonusesLast year Verizon.comVerizon made $12 billion in profits, got $1 billion in ... read more

CEO SALARIES
from 2011 in ( life / money / employment )

Just warms your heart, doesn't it? Not. It turns out that the good times are even better than we thought for American chief executives. : nytimes.com/2011/07/03/b... read more

BATTLING THE CORPORATE ELITE
from 2011 in ( 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. (prepare for so many popups, they'll cover the entire screen): alternet.org/2... read more

FLORIDA CUTS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO PAY FOR CORPORATE TAX CUT
from 2011 in ( life / money / employment )

I worked 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 unemployment benefits, even with the national unemployment rate ... read more

NEW JOB STARTS TODAY
from 2011 in ( life / money / employment )

I hope I like it. UPDATE (2 years later):I didn't. See /pages/first-day-of-school-i-mean-workFirst day of school I mean work ... read more

CORPORATIST AMERICA
from 2011 in ( 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, Exon Mobil, and GE.Read, listen or ... read more

NEW JOB STARTING NEXT WEEK
from 2011 in ( 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 p... read more

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS
from 2010 in ( 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.You don't want to be responsible for getting som... read more

WE ARE RULED BY HUGE CORPORATE MONOPOLIES
from 2010 in ( 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.comWalmart 's gross annual revenues of $250 billion are greater than those of most small nation-sta... read more

OLD AGE DISCRIMINATION SUIT VS GOOGLE
from 2010 in ( 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. https:... read more

BUY AMERICAN
from 2010 in ( life / money / employment )

localmakers.com/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
from 2010 in ( life / money / employment )

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

THE JOB MARKET
from 2010 in ( 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 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 g... read more

ANOTHER INTERVIEW
from 2010 in ( life / money / employment )

I went to another job interview yesterday. It was downtown visitmusiccity.com/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 ... read more

BEAUTY BIAS AT WORK
from 2010 in ( 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 looks are directly relevant to their job performance.... read more

LETTER TO A FORMER CO-WORKER
from 2010 in ( 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 party was last month. I'm sort of employed, working for myself doing computer consulting fixing people's co... read more

HOW COMPANIES SHOULD CUT BACK
from 2010 in ( 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 ...I think I originally suggested ... read more

SELLING INSURANCE
from 2010 in ( 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 mentioned a... read more

IN THE WAITING ROOM
from 2010 in ( 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 wa... read more

GENDER UNKNOWN
from 2010 in ( 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 AnswerI can understand sexually confused, but gender unknown? Really?... read more

HAPPY GROUNDHOG'S DAY
from 2010 in ( culture / holidays / employment )

It's been almost five months now since I was laid off. It doesn't seem that long, actually. What've I been doing since then? Collecting unemployment checks and doing freelance consulting, helping people with their computer problems and questions. Check out computersavior.comcomputersavior.com ... read more

LAID OFF
from 2009 in ( 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 ... read more

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
from 2008 in ( culture / quotes / employment )

The corporation is a true Frankenstein's monster, an artificial person run amok, responsible only to its own soulless self. - William DuggerFor more, go to dreamslaughter.com/BTB%2001.shtmldreamslaughter: Food For Thought .... read more


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