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  • Manufacturers turn to 12-hour shifts, nontraditional scheduling

    07/05/2013 7:08:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-5-13 | Rick Barrett
    John Schoch has no regrets about dumping the five-day workweek in exchange for three 12-hour shifts, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and getting the equivalent of 40 hours of pay. Schoch, an employee of Milwaukee-based Oldenburg Group, spent 40 years on rotating shifts — days, afternoons, nights — at a paper mill before he found his sweet spot of working 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. That gives him four days off a week to go fishing, ride his motorcycle or tinker in the 20-by-58-foot garage he made from an old church building. "I can't find any downside to it,...
  • PICKET: Dem Congressman - 'If it takes lawsuits to get work opportunities, then so be it'

    09/21/2011 3:17:24 PM PDT · by paltz · 12 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 9/21/11 | Kerry Picket
    The push from federal lawmakers to protect the unemployed from discrimination has heated up considerably since Congressman Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, went to the the floor of the House last week and highlighted a portion of President Barack Obama's jobs bill that prohibits employers from discriminating against potential employees as a result of one's unemployed status. "We are adding in this bill a new protected class called 'unemployed.' Titled on page 129 prohibition of discrimination in employment on the basis of an individual's status as unemployed and it says right here in the findings, '...that we find the denial of...
  • Is the US Department of Labor About To Develop Hit Lists of Individuals To Be Targeted By Unions?

    09/21/2011 6:54:39 AM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    RS RED STATE ^ | 9/20/2011 | LaborUnionReport
    As a preface, sometimes it helps to have been “on the other side” when trying to determine what the unions’ game plan is within the Obama Administration. What you are about to read comes from having been on the other side and, quite frankly, putting two and two together. And, if you are not alarmed when you finish reading this, you should be, because there may be something much more sinister afoot at the Department of Labor than most people realize. Yesterday, information was shared with you about the importance of submitting a comment by Wednesday on the Department of...
  • TAKE ACTION: America’s Job Creators Are About To Be Sucker Punched & You Have Until Wednesday

    09/19/2011 10:45:00 AM PDT · by thouworm · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | Sept 19, 2011 | LaborUnionReport
    America’s Job Creators Are About To Be Sucker Punched & You Have Until Wednesday To Comment September 19th 2011   ·   You need to act before Wednesday. At a time when the Obama Administration is clamoring to save or create jobs, his Department of Labor is about to sucker punch America’s job creators with an unprecedented regulatory overreach—all to curry more favor with union bosses.On Wednesday, the public comment period will be closing on a Department of Labor proposal that the majority of America knows nothing about and even fewer understand. If enacted as drafted, the union cronies within the...
  • Big Blunders Job Hunters Make

    06/27/2010 5:46:22 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-27-10 | SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN
    Daphne Batts sometimes wonders if practical jokers with hidden cameras are spying on her as she interviews people for jobs at Bankrate Inc., an online publisher of financial information in North Palm Beach, Fla. That's because job candidates—including experienced professionals—behave so inappropriately that Ms. Batts, vice president of human resources, suspects she's the target of a prank. "I find myself peering out my blinds to see if Ashton Kutcher is on my office balcony with a camera crew," she says, referring to the host of the former MTV show "Punk'd," which featured pranks being played on celebrities. Of course, there's...
  • Treasury employees given stress advice and told 'it's ok make mistakes'

    01/27/2010 3:01:25 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 8 replies · 234+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 27, 2010 | Andrew Porter
    Treasury civil servants grappling with the recession and record deficit have been given a 71-page document to cope with stress which includes messages such as “learn to laugh at yourself” and a six-point lesson in how to “relax your thighs". The taxpayer-funded brochure is available to employees to help them cope with life in the Treasury. It states at one point that “stress may be avoided if I allow myself to make mistakes…recognising that sometimes I will make mistakes and that it is OK to make mistakes.” With Labour saddling the country with a deficit of £178 billion, opposition MPs...
  • Nursing industry: Please accept a job with us

    01/09/2009 5:23:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies · 2,435+ views
    Denver Post / The Associated Press ^ | January 9, 2009 | Dinesh Ramde
    MILWAUKEE — Please, please accept a high-paying job with us. In fact, just swing by for an interview and we'll give you a chance to win cash and prizes. Sounds too good to be true, especially in an economy riddled with job cuts in nearly every industry. But applicants for nursing jobs are still so scarce that recruiters have been forced to get increasingly inventive. One Michigan company literally rolled out a red carpet at a recent hiring event. Residential Home Health, which provides in-home nursing for seniors on Medicare, lavished registered nurses and other health care workers with free...
  • US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal on Forced Contraception Coverage For Catholic Agencies

    10/06/2007 10:47:45 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 362+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 3, 2007 | Hilary White
    US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal on Forced Contraception Coverage For Catholic Agencies Agencies fear they will be forced to subsidize abortion next By Hilary White WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that it would not hear an appeal to a New York court ruling upholding a state law that forces religious-based social service agencies to subsidize artificial contraceptives as part of employee drug plans. Catholic Charities of New York was joined by other religious groups in a suit arguing that New York's Women's Health and Wellness Act of 2002 violates...
  • Down To Business: Talent Shortage? Employers Must Take Some Of The Rap

    03/08/2007 12:35:23 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 44 replies · 1,235+ views
    Information Week ^ | 03/05/2007 | Rob Preston
    Down To Business: Talent Shortage ? Employers Must Take Some Of The Rap Many tech pros are demoralized, thanks to knee-jerk offshore outsourcing and the post-bubble malaise. Employers must move beyond the "you should be happy you have a job" mentality. By Rob Preston InformationWeek March 3, 2007 12:00 AM (From the March 5, 2007 issue) Ask a dozen CIOs and tech vendor CEOs to identify their single most pressing challenge, and you'll likely get at least 10 different answers, right? Not exactly. In fact, they all come back to one overarching concern: finding, grooming, and retaining tomorrow's leaders. I...
  • What If Employers Want You to Take a Personality Test? Are Employers Going Too Far?

    What If Employers Want You to Take a Personality Test? by Peter Vogt MonsterTRAK Career Coach If you're asked to take a personality test as part of the hiring process, you have some choices to make -- theoretically, at least. For example, you could respectfully decline to take the test. You could ask the many questions you have concerning how the test was developed, what it purportedly measures, who will be administering it and interpreting the results, who will see the them and how they will be used. You could even ask the employer why he's using a personality assessment...
  • In Demand and in Command

    05/04/2006 9:35:06 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/05/06 | Neil Irwin
    In Demand and in Command The Job Market's Latest Seesaw Pays Off for Applicants By Neil Irwin Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, May 5, 2006; D01 American workers are regaining something they've lacked for five years: the upper hand in negotiations with their employers. Through the last recession and much of the ensuing recovery, there were more workers looking for jobs than employers looking to hire them. As a result, wages grew more slowly than prices. That dynamic seems to be changing, according to a range of economic data. "The war for talent is back on," said Gregory Netland, chief...
  • Suprise! Your new boss is an islamist wacko

    08/15/2003 12:53:34 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 62 replies · 429+ views
    Vanity | August 15th | Me
    I don't do vanity post, but i am doing on exception now. I have just gone through one of my worst days ever. Working as a business consultans I lost my jobs in the aftermath of 911. After Having gone over a year without a job, I finally succeded in getting employed as a salesman for a publisher of industry guides in Scandinavia. However, my boss took to me to his office after work today and started asking me all sorts of questions....What do you think of America? What do you think of the jews? Bla bla bla... Then, he...