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Disney heiress nails it

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

Job listing

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 (Pa... read more

An entrepreneur at age 66

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 passio... read more

Flipping off Trump

On the phone with NASA

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 o... read more

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Bain Capital helps kill another iconic American company

"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 ... read more

New suit for homeless man = new job

Great story! See ksl/?sid=42989915&nid=148 "It was about as low as you can get, but Smith decided to at least make it to the new year. When h... read more

Another headhunter email

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 r... read more

Job offer

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

Employee's sarcastic resignation note

One-fifth of U.S. workers were laid off in past five years

Working for someone else

Staying healthy on the job


Switzerland shows US how to handle CEOs

Switzerland Shows US How to Handle CEOs. Here in the United States, had the minimum wage kept pace with productivity... read more

How Amazon works staff 'to the bone'

Walk 11 miles a shift and pick up an order every 33 seconds... how Amazon works sta... read more

Corporate welfare vs. social welfare spending

via Corporate Welfare Vs. Social Welfare Spending ... It's Not Just A $40 Billion Gap. "Market subsi... read more

America's re-shoring of jobs is accelerating

Good! via America's Re-shoring of Jobs Is Accelerating. "Over the past couple of years, we'v... read more

45 percent of American jobs will be done by computers in 20 years

Free lunch... or is it?

Minimum wage adjusted for inflation

I don't agree that this is a valid calculation. But, for what it's worth, my brother sent this out recently. 50 years ago the minimum wage was 1.25 (1963). See d... read more

Feds give laid-off Boeing workers a helping hand

The Labor Department ruling also means that if laid-off Boeing workers need to travel, say to California, for a job interview, the government will reimburse 90 percent of the costs. ... read more

The 1% and what do they do for a living

The jobs number is b.s. says former head of BLS

The Jobs Number Is BS Says Former Head Of BLS. "After every non-farm payroll report we provide our own breakd... read more

Food for thought

via dreamslaughter: Food For Thought. "The corporation is a true Frankenstein's monster, an artificial ... read more

Support corporate criminals or social justice

via Support corporate criminals or social justice? | Intrepid Report. "During Clinton's presidency 45% of all income gains went ... read more

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 organizati... read more

First day of school, I mean, work

A week of testing

Micro gigs

Depressing but true

In honor of Labor Day

Lobbyist poses as mechanic in Super Bowl ad, YouTube

Lobbyist poses as mechanic in Super Bowl ad - YouTube.... read more

Immelt moving jobs and economic infrastructure to China

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Ob... read more

Happy May Day

from Liberty Underground... "Today, May Day, honors the workers who produce all of the wealth. It is in honor of those involved in a general strike in ... read more

Economic inequality is not sustainable

via Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable "A Top Heavy 1 Percent Will Topple Without a Stable Middl... read more

These two phrases on your resume are why it just hit the trash can

They might be right about this.Worth a shot. These Two Phrases o... read more

Verizon to lay off 1,700 workers after paying CEO $22 million

Yes, large corporations really are that stupid/short-sighted/corrupt. via Verizon To Lay Off ... read more

Layoffs are for lazy corporate overseers

Why faking enthusiasm is the latest job requirement

I hate when companies do this. Create a better environment for your employees, don't require them to be a pack of phonies! via ... read more

Employee engagement, why it's important

Three ways to put America back to work

Screw economies of scale!

Whirlpool threatens pensions

via Whirlpool threatens pensions "Unfortunately, we've just had another open theft of retired worker's benefits, this time Whirl... read more

Feds rule Boeing can't move plant to avoid union

Federal Agency Rules Boeing Cant Move Plant to Avoid Union... read more

The 10 most hated companies in America

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

U.S. corporate profits vs. employee wages

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

Usurpation and the corporation as crime

from Richard Grossman on Usurpation and the Corporation as Crime "Richard Grossman says tha... read more

Job hunting

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

Note to recruiters

For all bosses who dislike directness

For all bosses who dislike directness and are afraid of offending anyone... via positive leaders love productivity ... read more

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 wa... read more

Romney's Bain Capital is sending many jobs to China

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

Wisconsin judge reinstates collective bargaining for state employees

Wisconsin judge reinstates collective bargaining for state employees "The union-busting law that pushed Wisconsin G... read more

Good news for bad references

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Selfish CEOs

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

Customers flee Walmart empty shelves for Target, Costco

Those who say raising the minimum wage will bankrupt companies are just plain wrong. Here's the proof. Treat (and pay) your people well, and they'll be great employees. Treat them like crap and, surprise surprise, they'll be crappy em... read more

5 ways your boss is killing your company culture

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, th... read more

The case for a 25 hour work week

via The Case for a 25-Hour Work Week This Is Not a Joke | Inc. "Whatever you m... read more

Walmart, 50 years of gutting America's middle class


IBM's internal plan, fire most us employees

Baum law firm to close

Saving the rich, losing the economy

Boycott verizon if at all possible

Greed is not a virtue

Great article. via Greed is Not a Virtue, by David Korten — Agenda for a New Economy. "By capitalism's perve... read more

New job starts today

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

New job starting next week

Check out a company before applying there

GlassDoor "Search company reviews and ratings"... read more

Customer satisfaction surveys

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 har... read more

Made in America... no longer

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

Girl quits job

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

Great Depression II

How companies should cut back

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 t... read more

Old age discrimination suit vs. Google

"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... read more

Buy American

Like a cancer

The job market

Another interview

Letter to a former co-worker

Selling 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 mor... read more


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... read more

Gender unknown

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... read more

Happy Groundhog's Day!

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... read more

Laid off

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 fac... read more

Regenerated Oct 16 2019