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  • February 24, 2014: The RINO Says: Boehner’s my boss, not the voters

    01/06/2015 2:37:01 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 48 replies
    Rep. Renee Ellmers (RINO-NC) was elected to the House during the 2010 Tea Party surge. However, Ellmers has proven not to be conservative at all. She advocated raising the debt ceiling in 2010, while attacking other freshman members of Congress who would not agree to do the same, and in 2012 she openly admitted that Boehner was her boss and therefore did not want to cause problems with him.
  • NC-02: Civitas poll says Ellmers 47, Aiken 39, Undecided 14

    10/09/2014 9:26:57 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    If you were wondering why incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers decided to debate Democrat challenger Clay Aiken, this news might give you a hint. The Civitas survey was conducted Sept. 26-28 among 400 registered voters. It had a margin of error of +-5 percent. Ellmers’s favorable / unfavorable rating was at 25/28 while Aiken’s sat at 25/35. Forty-seven percent of the registered voters said they were either neutral, or had no opinion, on the two-term congresswoman.
  • The 8 Lies Most Bosses Tell

    07/15/2014 2:13:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/15/2014 | GEOFFREY JAMES
    The boss/employee relationship has an inherent inequality of power, and since knowledge is power, most bosses will want to keep some knowledge to themselves and away from employees. Doing so often involves telling the following lies: 1. “We can't pay you more.” If a company has any cash flow whatsoever, the boss is making decisions about where to spend based on what the boss feels is a priority. Your salary isn’t the priority, so can’t really means won’t. Since your compensation always reflects the minimum your boss believes you’ll accept, when you hear this lie, it’s a signal that you...
  • NC-06's Berger: Being Effective = Backing Boehner?

    06/28/2014 3:12:55 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    It’s really frustrating when Republican candidates say really dumb things that allow Democrats to come out sounding down-right sensible. Case in point: Rockingham County prosecutor Phil Berger, Jr., who is locked in a runoff fight with Greensboro pastor Mark Walker for the GOP nomination for North Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District. Berger recently gave Laura Fjeld, a former UNC system employee and the district’s Democrat nominee, a chance to score some points: (SNIP) “We are going to put ourselves in the position to represent the people of the sixth district most effectively. And going to Washington and supporting leadership is one...
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • Poll: Americans Prefer Male Boss Over Female Boss

    11/12/2013 6:21:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 12, 2013 - 2:07 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    Americans prefer to work for male bosses instead of female bosses, according to Gallup, whose survey also showed that at least 40% of women prefer a male boss. In the survey, which Gallup has conducted since 1953, adults 18 and older were asked, “Suppose you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss. Would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?” The results showed that 35% prefer a male boss while only 23% prefer a female boss. Another 41% were indifferent. But both men and women prefer to work for a man. …
  • Warning: Your Nice Boss May Be Killing Your Career (article)

    09/05/2013 12:15:37 PM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 9-4-2013 | Greg McKeown
    Warning: Your Nice Boss May Be Killing Your Career September 04, 2013 Chris spent years working for a supportive, encouraging manager at a major technology company. In fact, his boss raved about him. His manager gave him top ratings in the performance evaluations, gave him space to do his work and had never been controlling. He was, according to Chris, terribly, unswervingly nice. Picture perfect boss, right? Wrong. (Read more here from the original Harvard Business Review post here). His manager had been in the company for 20 years. He had learned how to survive in the bureaucracy: don’t make...
  • Acting EPA boss: We might go after existing coal plants in 2014

    04/15/2013 9:54:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/15/13 | Joel Gehrke
    Having practically banned the construction of new coal plants, Environmental Protection Agency regulators may try to cap emissions from existing coal plants, according to the acting head of the agency. “[T]hat’s certainly something that will be on the table in this next fiscal year,” acting EPA administrator Bob Perciasepe told reporters last week, per Midwest Energy News, after saying that the EPA intends to start “working with states on existing sources, but we’re not there yet.” The EPA has already finalized New Source Performance standards, a regulation limits the how much carbon
  • ICE Union Boss: Obama Doesn’t Care If Immigration Enforcement Officers Die

    02/05/2013 9:03:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/13 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security care more about “special interests” in the Democratic campaign base than the lives of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the ICE union boss told Congress today. “Death or serious injury to ICE officers and agents appears more acceptable to ICE, DHS, and Administration leadership, than the public complaints that would be lodged by special interest groups representing illegal aliens,” Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement 118, told the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. Crane based that statement on the way government policies handcuff the ICE officers charged...
  • Supermarket boss shoots employee (Portugal)

    11/22/2012 6:37:21 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    Algarvedailynews.com ^ | 13 September 2012
    The manager of a Faro-based supermarket chain today shot an employee, wounding him in the arm. The incident occurred about 05.00a.m. at a warehouse in Galvanas that services the ‘Algartalhos’ supermarket chain. It is thought that the employee was caught with an accomplice stealing stock. The manager saw two employees, and, in breach of disciplinary procedures, fired at one of them, winging him. The victim was transported to hospital in Faro, the entrepreneur has gone missing and is being sought by the Judicial Police.
  • NJ Gov. Christie: Call from The Boss made me weep

    11/05/2012 6:40:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 110 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 5, 2012
    KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's famously tough-talking governor finally got a hug from his longest-running unrequited love. Speaking Monday at a briefing on storm recovery. Gov. Chris Christie revealed he unexpectedly spoke with Bruce Springsteen earlier in the day.
  • Biden Gets Name of Virginia Dem. Senate Candidate Wrong

    10/27/2012 11:29:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus · 26 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 27, 2012 | Daniel Harper
    In remarks today in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden got the name of the Virginia Democratic Senate candidate wrong. There is a decent honorable man," Biden said of the Virginia Democratic Senate candidate. "That man has more integrity in his little finger than most people have in their whole body. I'm a big Tom Kaine fan. A big Tom Kaine fan." His name is Tim Kaine, and he's the former chair of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Updated story: Suspect in Venture Corners incident arraigned Boss stands by gun-toting clerk

    10/03/2012 1:22:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    livingstondaily.com ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Lisa Roose-Church
    Gannett - Title and Link only.
  • Moses: First Union Boss, Epic Community Organizer! Listen To Stephen Lerner’s Retelling Of Exodus

    05/15/2012 8:57:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/15/12
    Last week, The Blaze brought you exclusive footage of renowned Union organizer Steven Lerner asking college students to be arrested for leftist causes. This week, The Blaze brings you video of Lerner at the same Georgetown event, retelling his labor version of the story of Exodus. Exodus, meaning “going out” in Hebrew, tells how the children of Israel leave slavery in Egypt through the strength of God. They were being led by God’s messenger, the prophet Moses. Lerner began his retelling of the Israelite Exodus by calling it “the first great strike in history“: “So, anybody here celebrate Passover recently?...
  • Survey gets a grip on dark energy (the BOSS project - Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey)

    03/31/2012 3:07:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/30/12 | Jonathan Amos
    Astronomers have measured the precise distance to over a quarter of a million galaxies to gain new insights into a key period in cosmic history. The 3D map of the sky allows scientists to probe the time six billion years ago when dark energy became the dominant influence on the Universe's expansion. No-one knows the true nature of this repulsive force, but the exquisite data in the international BOSS survey will help test various theories. The analysis appears in six papers. These have all been posted on the arXiv preprint server. "This is an incredibly exciting time to be working...
  • AP: Administration Freed Terror Suspect

    06/02/2004 3:11:19 PM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 15 replies · 127+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/3/04
    AP: Administration Freed Terror Suspect By JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh was No. 27 on the FBI (news - web sites)'s list of terror suspects after Sept. 11. He trained in Afghanistan (news - web sites)'s militant camps, sent money to a roommate convicted in a foiled plot to bomb a hotel and boasted to an informant about plans to blow up a fuel truck inside a New York tunnel, FBI documents allege. The Bush administration set him free — to Syria — even though prosecutors had sought to bring criminal cases against him and judges...
  • Ford has caught the legend with the ’12 Boss 302

    11/07/2011 6:23:16 AM PST · by AAABEST · 25 replies
    Mustang Monthly ^ | N ovember, 2011 issue | Donald Farr
    It's not easy to challenge a legend, especially one that has simmered in the minds of loyal Mustang enthusiasts for over 40 years. The Boss 302, offered in limited quantities for '69 and '70, was the ultimate in high-performance for its time. Everything about the car spoke to its purpose of homologating the unique Boss 302 engine for Trans-Am racing. You can check off the list of equipment for the fastback-only Boss: high-revving 302 with large-valve Cleveland heads and solid-lifter cam, Top Loader four-speed transmission, 9-inch rearend with nodular housing, handling suspension with staggered rear shocks, 15-inch wheels with F60x15...
  • Ford Mustang Boss 302: Kind Of A Big Deal (HOTTT Stang)

    10/28/2011 8:14:17 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 77 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 27, 2011 | Hannah Elliott
    It’s been 42 years since Ford unleashed the Boss Mustang in the United States. There have been other great Mustangs since then–Shelby, Bullitt and Cobra among them–but the Boss mystique has entranced die-hard fans since its halycon days on the racetrack. Their devotion has paid off: New to the U.S. market is the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302, a $41,105, 444-horsepower nostalgia machine that is the quickest, best-handling vehicle Ford makes. (snip) - The engine. It’s a 444-horsepower 302 4V Ti-VCT V8 with a “runner in the box” intake manifold and forged pistons, sodium valves, valve springs, new rods, oil...
  • Stripper-turned-hedge funder sues ex-bosses for sexual harassment

    10/06/2011 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:36 PM on 6th October 2011 | By Meghan Keneally
    Strippers with sob stories or hookers with hearts of gold are often the way that Hollywood glamorizes the career paths of exotic dancers. One combination that you don't hear about often is the stripper turned Wall Street trader. Niki Marx, 27, is that case.
  • Boss Shows Off Gun to Convenience Store Employee, Accidentally Shoots Her

    09/05/2011 9:27:19 AM PDT · by rawhide · 24 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9-5-11
    LANTANA, Fla. -- Authorities say a woman was accidentally shot by her boss at a South Florida convenience store. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reports that the boss was apparently showing the woman the gun Saturday afternoon when it went off. The ricocheted and hit the woman. The Palm Beach Post reports that the boss drove the woman to a nearby medical center. Officials say her injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.
  • Report: Traffic magistrate took pictures of men in bathroom

    07/05/2011 5:44:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 5, 2011 | Rafael A. Olmeda and Danielle A. Alvarez
    PLANTATION— A female traffic magistrate was accused of following a man into a courthouse bathroom, taking a picture of him with her cellphone as he stood at a urinal, and then trying to bite the finger of a deputy who questioned her about it, according to an arrest report. Rhonda Hollander, 47, was arrested Thursday after a brief physical struggle with the female deputy at the West Regional Courthouse, according to the report obtained Tuesday from the Broward Sheriff's Office.
  • IMF boss paid me $2,500 for women, claims Elliot Spitzer's former Manhattan madam as mugshot...

    05/18/2011 8:42:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn was once a client of a notorious New York madam, one of whose call girls complained about his aggressive behaviour, it was claimed tonight. Kristin Davis, 35, claims the IMF chief used the services of her Wicked Models escort agency twice in 2006, she told The Times. The Frenchman, who was not running the finance organisation at the time, was reportedly referred to Davis by Irma Nici, a Bosnian prostitute who had been living in Paris. Nici - also linked with Davis’s most famous client, the former New York governor Eliot Spitzer - claims she slept with David...
  • Reality TV show to feature local caregivers

    04/16/2011 9:57:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Two local employees of a home health care provider will be featured on a nationally televised reality series Sunday night after the owners of the company worked secretly beside them earlier this year. Each week, “Undercover Boss” features the executives of companies working incognito beside their employees to gain a better appreciation for the impact the decisions they make have on others, and “get a up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run,” according to the show’s website. Sunday’s show will follow Shelly and J.D. Sun,...
  • EPA Boss to Speak at Youth Climate Conference With Van Jones and International Socialists

    04/13/2011 12:15:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/13/11 | Noel Sheppard
    On Saturday, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Lisa Jackson will be giving the keynote speech at the Energy Action Coalition's Power Shift 2011 conference, a meeting of potentially 10,000 green youth activists in Washington, D.C. According to the schedule, President Obama's former green jobs czar Van Jones will be speaking Friday evening, and members of the International Socialists Organization will be hosting a panel discussion Saturday: Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. Van is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color...
  • Boss who frogmarched worker to police station after he stole £845 is forced to pay the thief

    02/15/2011 5:57:58 PM PST · by speciallybland · 16 replies
    The [UK] Daily Mail ^ | 02/16/2011 | Luke Salkeld
    Furious that one of his staff had stolen hundreds of pounds from his business, Simon Cremer hung a sign saying ‘thief’ around the man’s neck and frogmarched him to a police station. But while the employee, Mark Gilbert, was let off with a police caution, Mr Cremer spent three months facing a charge of false imprisonment until the case was dropped. Now, in a further blow, the businessman has paid his former employee £5,000 compensation and covered his £6,000 legal fees in an out-of-court settlement to avoid a hugely expensive civil case for the ‘humiliation’ he suffered. Together with his...
  • Boss orders female staff to wear red bracelets when they are on their periods

    12/02/2010 8:15:35 PM PST · by Immerito · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 30, 2010 | Ian Sparks
    A boss in Norway has ordered all female staff to wear red bracelets during their periods - to explain why they are using the toilet more often. The astonishing demand was revealed in report by a workers' union into 'tyrannical' toilet rules in Norwegian companies. The study claimed businesses were becoming obsessed with lost productivity due to employees spending too much time answering the call of nature.
  • Avoid These Office Buzzwords

    10/04/2010 7:34:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 4, 2010 | Marlys Harris
    Last year about this time, I posted a list (plus definitions and correct usage) of the office cliches least loved by a random sampling of executives polled by Accountemps. You may — like me — be too snobby and old-fashioned to want to sling the lingo, but you've got to know it or run the risk that your peers and superiors deem you hopelessly out of the loop. (Oops, there's a tired office phrase if there ever was one!) That's why I have made it my personal mission to keep you up to date.
  • Union Boss: Deficit Crisis Myth Right-Wing Media Propaganda

    08/10/2010 11:30:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    big government ^ | 8/10/10 | Larry O'Connor
    AFL-CIO union boss Richard Trumka says this country doesn’t have a deficit crisis… And any suggestion that we do is the fault of the Republicans and their willing allies in the press. Seriously, he really said that! Here, take a look: (Video) Here are a couple of things to keep in mind about the veracity, logic, and intelligence of Mr. Trumka’s fiscal analysis of our country: * The AFL-CIO is one of the single largest contributors to President Obama and the Democratic Party * They reap enormous, direct benefits from the ever-expanding size of the federal government * The AFL-CIO...
  • Spouses cause more stress than bosses

    06/28/2010 3:47:53 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 28 replies · 1+ views
    times of india ^ | 6-28-10 | PTI
    If you think your boss is the biggest cause of stress at work, you may be wrong, for a new study has claimed that spouses cause more anxiety at home than superiors in office. According to the study, based on a survey of 3,000 people in Britain, there may be no place like home, but if one wants to relax then one might be better off at work.
  • Michelle Obama, Hanging Out With Bruce Springsteen

    12/08/2009 7:35:02 AM PST · by Neverforget01 · 38 replies · 1,096+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 12/8/09 | Lynn Sweet
    Fast-forward to the reception in the East Room of the White House, before the Kennedy Center Honors show. Said the president: "Bruce was a great fan -- a great friend over the last year, and when I watched him on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial when he rocked the National Mall before my inauguration, I thought it captured as well as anything the spirit of what America should be about. On a day like that, and today, I remember: I'm the president, but he's The Boss."
  • Miami PD: Woman made bomb threat so boss could catch flight

    11/26/2009 5:09:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 1,123+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | November 26, 2009 | Jennifer Lebovich
    Police say a woman went to great lengths to make sure her boss didn't miss his flight Wednesday -- she called in a bomb threat. Her delay tactics weren't taken lightly. Police on Thursday arrested Claudia De La Rosa, 31, of Sunny Isles Beach, on a charge of false report of planting a bomb. Here's what happened, according to the arrest affidavit. On Wednesday, a call and e-mail came into Miami International Airport, saying in Spanish there was a bomb on an American Airlines plane. It listed the flight number and departure time. ``The flight was delayed while MDPD searched...
  • Funny: Letter from the Boss

    08/28/2009 11:32:37 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 7 replies · 835+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 08 28 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    LETTER FROM THE BOSS: As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%. Since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have...
  • Lee Iacocca makes a new limited edition Mustang

    06/22/2009 4:58:46 PM PDT · by Prole · 27 replies · 1,885+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | June 22, 2009 | Neil Cavuto
    Neil Cavuto interviews Lee Iacocca about the newest Mustang from Ford Motor Company. The man who saved Chrysler in the 1980s reveals that the very limited edition model will be limited to just 45 vehicles, in order to celebrate the 45th anniversary of America's Pony Car.
  • Competence: Is Your Boss Faking It?

    02/14/2009 6:43:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies · 1,281+ views
    time.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2009 | Jeffrey Kluger
    Competence: Is Your Boss Faking It? By Jeffrey Kluger Bosses may be an overbearing breed, but more often than not, you've got to admire their business chops. Wouldn't you love to have that same sense of competence and confidence, that ability to assess tough problems and reach smart solutions on the fly? Guess what? So would they. If you have ever suspected that your boss isn't actually good enough at what he or she does to deserve the job in the first place, a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that you might be...
  • Owners of Olympia (WA) pizza place cut off heat to employees

    01/02/2009 8:34:30 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 56 replies · 2,106+ views
    King5.com ^ | 1/2/09 | Jesse Jones
    LACEY, Wash. – Employees of a pizza delivery shop say the owners have cut off the heat in the store. And they say if the workers don’t like it, they can leave.
  • CEO murdered by mob of sacked Indian workers

    09/25/2008 11:29:07 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 19 replies · 346+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | September 23, 2008 | Rhys Blakely
    Corporate India is in shock after a mob of workers bludgeoned to death the chief executive who sacked them from a factory in a suburb of Delhi. Lalit Kishore Choudhary, 47, the head of the Indian operations of Graziano Transmissioni, a manufacturer of car parts that has its headquarters in Italy, died of severe head wounds on Monday after being attacked by scores of laid-off employees, police said. The incident, in Greater Noida, followed a long-running dispute between the factory’s management and workers demanding better pay and permanent contracts. It is understood that Mr Choudhary, who was married with one...
  • CEO murdered by mob of sacked Indian workers

    09/23/2008 7:54:56 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 19 replies · 180+ views
    Timews Online ^ | 9/23/08 | Rhys Blakely
    Corporate India is in shock after a mob of sacked workers bludgeoned to death the chief executive who had dismissed them from a factory in a suburb of Delhi. Lalit Kishore Choudhary, 47, the head of the Indian operations of Graziano Transmissioni, an Italian-headquartered manufacturer of car parts, died of severe head wounds on Monday afternoon after being attacked by scores of laid-off employees, police said.
  • Dismissed employees beat CEO to death in Greater Noida

    09/22/2008 6:01:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 182+ views
    domain-b ^ | 9/22/08
    The chief executive of a company in Greater Noida, just outside Delhi, was on Monday beaten to death by a group of dismissed employees inside the office premises after a meeting called to resolve dispute between them and the management failed. L K Chaudhury, the CEO and managing director of Italian electronics company Gradiano, in Udyog Vihar, Greater Noida, was beaten to death by the agitating workers, senior superintendent of police (Noida) R K Chaturvedi said. Chaudhury was rushed to Kailash hospital where he was declared brought dead. About 34 people, all from the company's management, were injured in the...
  • Bicycle -vs- Hawg [Obama -vs- Palin]: 'Nuff Said!

    09/09/2008 8:03:47 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 31 replies · 373+ views
    Palmer Elks Lodge #1842 ^ | ??? | Photo courtesy of Jay Pendergrass
  • Your boss shouldn't read your text messages without an OK, court says (9th Circuit)

    06/18/2008 1:37:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,020+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/18/08 | Maura Dolan
    SAN FRANCISCO -- An employer has no right to read an employee's text messages without the worker's knowledge and consent, and federal law bars service providers from turning over the contents of the messages to the employer who pays for the service, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The court's unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel stemmed from a lawsuit by Ontario Police Sgt. Jeff Quon and three others against the city's service provider and the city and Police Department for violating his constitutional right to be free of unreasonable searches. Although the city had informed employees...
  • Office worker awarded £5,000 after boss constantly broke wind in her direction

    05/16/2008 3:52:58 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 148+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05/15/08 | NEIL SEARS
    A bullied office worker has been awarded £5,000 after her boss raised his right buttock from his chair and broke wind in her direction. Humiliated mother-of-three Theresa Bailey, 43, was the only woman on a sales team where "laddish" behaviour made her life a misery, and continued despite complains to senior managers.
  • Treating Your Boss Like the Enemy Can Derail Your Career Prospects

    09/01/2007 4:25:43 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 70 replies · 1,485+ views
    Career Journal and Marketwatch ^ | 27 August 2007 | Marshall Loeb
    So you think your boss is inept, arrogant or just plain lazy? You're not alone. A recent Gallup Poll found that a bad relationship with the boss was the No. 1 reason people gave for leaving their jobs. But if you want to keep moving up the corporate rungs, you better make nice. Having an antagonistic relationship with your supervisor is a career killer, says Cynthia Shapiro, author of the book "Corporate Confidential." "No matter how skilled you are, if you don't have a good relationship with your boss, your job is not secure," warns Shapiro... ...So how can you...
  • Colombia captures fugitive militia boss

    04/03/2007 9:17:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 167+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | FRank Bajak - ap
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Authorities captured a fugitive right-wing warlord Tuesday accused in massacres and of running a murderous criminal band involved in drug trafficking and extortion, officials said. Ever Veloza, one of the few top paramilitary bosses who fled into hiding rather than embrace a government peace deal, was arrested in the turbulent banana-growing Uraba region on the Caribbean coast, police said. Better known by his alias "Hernan Hernandez," Veloza once commanded the Banana and Calima blocs of the United Self-Defense Forces, known by its Spanish initials as AUC. The two blocs are blamed for hundreds of murders of human...
  • New House speaker showing who's boss (Too funny!!! "She's a risk taker.")

    01/21/2007 11:07:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,193+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/21/07 | Erica Werner - ap
    Sworn in just over two weeks ago as the first female speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi wasted no time showing who's boss. The California Democrat rammed six major bills through the House at breakneck speed, stomped out smoking privileges near the House floor, partially sidelined a powerful Democratic committee chairman and decided she liked traditionally Republican office space so much she claimed it for herself. By Democrats' timekeeping, she did it all in far under the 100 legislative hours she had allotted. "We did what we promised the American people we would," Pelosi declared on Friday, pledging it was...
  • BOSS Representative Enhances Unit’s Morale

    07/18/2006 5:07:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 197+ views
    Defense News ^ | Capt. Lyn Graves
    U.S. Army Spc. Miranda Pressley BOSS Representative Enhances Unit’s Morale By Capt. Lyn Graves 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KIRKUK, Iraq, July 18, 2006 -- Keeping up a deployed unit’s morale is vital to sustained operational readiness, and one 101st Airborne Division soldier, who helps keep morale in Iraq high, is the morale “BOSS.” Spc. Miranda Pressley is the battalion Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, representative for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The BOSS program provides an organized outlet for single soldiers to interact in positive, constructive...
  • Chicago - Split Verdict in Sorich Trial... anyone hearing footsteps???

    07/06/2006 6:53:10 PM PDT · by 212351st · 557+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 6, 2006 | Rudolph Bush & Dan Mihalopoulos
    Split verdicts in Sorich trial By Rudolph Bush and Dan Mihalopoulos Tribune staff reporters Published July 6, 2006, 8:14 PM CDT A former top aide to Mayor Richard Daley and two other former city officials were convicted today in a scheme to load the city payroll with political campaign workers in defiance of a federal court order. Jurors deliberated for 3 ½ days in the five-week trial before convicting Robert Sorich, Daley's 43-year-old former patronage chief, of two counts of mail fraud. Jurors acquitted him of two additional mail fraud counts.
  • Really Cheap Employee's

    Another whacky ebay auction - birthday card for a boss
  • DeVry Changes Bosses

    06/12/2006 3:46:21 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 174+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 12, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    They still call them presidents. DeVry University recently changed head honchos. The old president, John Skubiak, 56, stepped down and a new president, David Pauline, 49, was appointed to succeed him. Honcho, by the way, is a Japanese word. Each neighborhood is divided into small sub-units or groups of residents. On a rotating basis, people are appointed to collect community funds, organize community events, and such. These people are called the honcho. DeVry presidents do much more than preside over small community events, to be sure. But, they are not called CEOs-- even at fopros. DeVry is one of the...
  • 29 indicted in trash hauling scam (mob boss, trash hauler, former mayor), Hockey team accused

    06/10/2006 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 2,987+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | 6/10/06 | Phil Helsel
    29 indicted in trash hauling scamPhil Helsel, Register Staff 06/10/2006 NEW HAVEN — A federal grand jury Friday indicted 29 people — including Danbury garbage magnate James Galante and former Waterbury Mayor Joseph Santopietro — who prosecutors allege participated in a mob-backed scheme to divide up Connecticut’s trash-hauling industry. Operators of refuse firms in Cheshire and North Branford were among those named in the indictment. Galante, 53, allegedly ordered his trash carting companies to pay a "mob tax" to Genovese crime family boss Matthew "Matty the Horse" Ianniello to enforce the scheme, in which trash haulers divvied up customers among...
  • Angry boss allegedly chains man to tree

    06/06/2006 8:03:42 AM PDT · by Millee · 4 replies · 189+ views
    UPI ^ | 6/6/06 | Staff
    Russian police say a boss allegedly chained an employee naked to a tree in the forest for doing his work poorly. Last month, a 39-year-old man was found beaten and chained with handcuffs to a tree near Belogorsk in Russia's Far East, MosNews reported. There were conflicting reports to how long he had been there. Interfax said the man spent almost 24-hours in the forest before he was found by railway workers, while Regnum news agency reports he spent several hours at the tree. The man told the police he had been punished by his boss for refusing to engage...