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  • Michelle: Barack ‘Works All the Time,’ ‘He Is Never Off’

    07/27/2015 3:27:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 26, 2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Obama tells students they can succeed despite "inequality, racism and sexism." First Lady Michelle Obama told college-bound students President Obama “works all the time” and never takes off, adding that young people have to embrace the reality that success is not easy. “I’ve gone to the best schools. My kids go to good schools and I’m telling you, folks, work hard. You know, people are going to class, they’re doing their homework, and they’re studying for their SATs. When they get to college, they don’t play; they don’t think it’s a joke. They know why they are there. So if...
  • Let’s Hope Machines Take Our Jobs: We Want Wealth, Not Jobs

    07/09/2015 9:13:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | June 11, 2015 | Peter St. Onge
    Peter St. Onge writes: The job-threatening rise of the machines is an economically illiterate meme that refuses to die. We’re actually probably in the early stages of it, a bull-market in neo-luddism, if you will. Bastiat’s “Candlemakers Petititon” answered this one long ago, but today I’ll run a little thought experiment that owes it all to good old Bastiat. Let’s say Weird Al Yankovic invents a machine capable of making everything with a single push of a button. The first thing he does is print up a bunch of machines and sell them for a ton. Weird Al is now...
  • Unpaid Internships Are Worth it: Suck it Up Millennials

    06/29/2015 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Kristan Hawkins
    A die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter – a young, female Millennial – recently applied to be a fellow with the campaign and was accepted. However, she was asked to move out of state and work for free. It was hard not to laugh at her over-the-top, entitled millennial reaction published in USA Today: “Finding out that Hillary perpetuates the exploitation known as unpaid internships was like discovering that Santa wasn't real.” Poor baby. Millennials are in a tough position right now. They are hard pressed to find work, with 14% of them unemployed, others barely able to make it on a...
  • The 9-to-5 office workday is dying in America

    06/28/2015 4:43:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 28 2015 | Max Nisen
    With the rise of flexible working schedules, the freelance economy, and video conferencing, more Americans are getting their jobs done without ever heading into an office, according to new data from the American Time Use Survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among all workers, 23% report spending all or part of their day working from home. That’s up from less than 19% in 2003, the first year for which there’s comparable data.
  • Uber for benefits: An idea that could transform America’s economy

    06/25/2015 8:48:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fusion ^ | June 24, 2015 | Felix Salmon
    The rise of Uber and other start-ups that deliver services at the tap of an app has been dependent on flexibly-employed workers who have, for the most part, embraced the sharing economy and the freedom that comes with it. The gig economy should, or at least could, be a significant improvement on the world of full-time jobs that last years or decades. Employers can access a dynamic and flexible on-demand workforce; workers can shop their skills to the highest bidder in real time, take as much time as they want for themselves, and never feel locked in to a dysfunctional...
  • A World Without Work

    06/23/2015 6:28:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 23, 2015 | Derek Thompson
    1. Youngstown, U.S.A. The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for Youngstown, Ohio, one its residents can cite with precision: September 19, 1977. For much of the 20th century, Youngstown’s steel mills delivered such great prosperity that the city was a model of the American dream, boasting a median income and a homeownership rate that were among the nation’s highest. But as manufacturing shifted abroad after World War II, Youngstown steel suffered, and on that gray September afternoon in 1977, Youngstown Sheet...
  • The Highest-Paying Jobs Of The Future Will Eat Your Life

    06/05/2015 12:18:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fast Company ^ | May 20, 2015 | Jay L. Zagorsky
    In the future, highly skilled people will be bringing home fatter paychecks, but they'll rarely be home long enough to spend them.For a glimpse of the future of work, especially the high-paying kind, look at finance and high-tech companies. Some of the biggest offer high employee salaries combined with lavish perks like free meals at work, luxury shuttle buses for commuters, and extras such as dry cleaning picked up and dropped off at people’s desks. This might look like the fruits of corporate beneficence. In fact, alongside email and other digital technologies, perks like these aim to maximize efficiency and...
  • Reparations Would Help Close Wealth Gap in America

    06/04/2015 11:01:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The questions around reparations to descendants of slaves in America often trigger strident conversations. These discussions lay bare how race continues to affect the nation - despite the unfounded protestations by Americans that race holds little relevance to their lives. The "coded racial appeals" that Ian Haney Lopez has written in his informative book, "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked The Middle Class," is must reading for all Americans and provides a foundation for how racism endures and evolves. In this week's guest blog, Michael Holzman provides additional thought suggesting the moral debt America...
  • Millies

    06/01/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/01/15 | Michael Obrendorf
    Half of the Millies are out of work and up to their eyebrows in student loan debt, Millies Millenials—people born between 1980 and 2000—have become a hot topic for politicos, economists, marketers, the “mainstream” media (read: Leftist Democrat Propaganda Machine) and a host of others in recent months. It’s estimated that there are about 80 million of these Millies in the U.S., a pretty hefty demographic comprising about a third of our population. Though the 2016 elections are nearly a year-and-a-half away, this significant bloc of potential voters is being looked at with increasing interest—more like with drooling jowls -...
  • Prevailing Wage Repeal is Sound Policy

    05/29/2015 1:55:29 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/27/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    For two decades the Mackinac Center for Public Policy has recommended repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. It is an expensive mandate that artificially raises the cost of state-funded construction projects. Bills to make prevailing wage an artifact of history have been adopted by the state Senate. Mackinac Center research suggests repeal will eventually free up money for more road, school and other government construction projects. It's an example of how not all reforms that impact the budget are actually "cuts." State prevailing wage laws mandate that construction projects funded by the state pay fabricated union scale wages. Our 2007...
  • WORK, WORK, WORK v VOTE, VOTE, VOTE

    05/28/2015 8:16:31 AM PDT · by shortstop · 7 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/28/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    The other night on the TV news they did a montage of commencement addresses. Various bigwigs in various robes at various lecterns giving pretty much the same message. At least most of them. Live your dreams, do your best, find your joy, give back. Stuff like that. It was all very nice and probably very quickly forgotten by new graduates who understandably are pretty distracted. But two snippets grabbed me, for their simplicity and their difference. In both, the speaker repeated one word three times. It wasn’t the same word, but it was the same emphasis. One came from television...
  • Obama Calls Nation's Top Earners 'Society's Lottery Winners'

    05/18/2015 11:23:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Staff
    Video:Obama Calls nation's Top Earners "Lottery Winners" The president suggesting that the super successful in this country are super lucky like lotto winners. Obama:If you've got a business, you didn't build that,somebody else made that happen.
  • Scott Walker Wants to Make His Signature Wisconsin Issue a National Policy Fight

    05/06/2015 1:31:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 6, 2015 | Frank Camp
    Gov. Scott Walker wants to make the most public fight of his administration a national issue should he run for president. In an interview with Radio Iowa, the Wisconsin Republican made the case for a national “right to work” law: “As much as I think the federal government should get out of most of what it’s in right now, I think establishing fundamental freedoms for the American people is a legitimate thing and that would be something that would provide that opportunity in the other half of America to people who don’t have those opportunities today.”Currently, twenty-five states have right-to-work...
  • The death of the 40-hour workweek

    05/02/2015 3:48:34 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | April 30, 2015 | CNN
    When you're hired for a full-time job, the understanding is that you'll put in at least a 40-hour workweek. The expectation -- especially for salaried employees who don't qualify for overtime -- is that you'll put in more to ensure your projects get done. Or because the boss needs something at the last minute.
  • On the Lost Justice of the “Sabbath Rest”

    03/27/2015 7:34:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Lost Justice of the “Sabbath Rest” By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome of us who are older remember that Sundays were once quiet in downtown; in shopping areas, parking lots were empty. Most businesses were closed and few people had to work on Sundays. Surely there were exceptions, such as medical personnel, emergency workers, and those who ran essential services like power plants. But for most, Sunday was a day off. And although the biblical Sabbath was Saturday, in a largely Christian nation Sunday was the “Sabbath” day of rest.In those days, Church was in the morning and then it was...
  • If Greedy Employers Discriminate by Paying Women Less, Why Don't They Hire a Lot More of Them?

    04/22/2015 10:05:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/21/2015 | Dr. Antony Davies
    The claim that women make less than men is one of those claims that is true but not in the way that people want you to believe. The true part is that women earn less than men. The untrue part, and this is the piece union leaders would like you to believe, is that women with the same work history, the same educations, and working in the same fields as men earn less than men. The earnings data is quite clear that this is simply not true. What does all this mean? It means that the (very real) male-female wage...
  • Maine's Republican governor renews welfare-reform push

    04/10/2015 5:08:58 AM PDT · by Leep · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 6, 2015 | leep
    Maine Governor Paul LePage on Monday revived legislation to crack down on welfare fraud, making good on a 2014 campaign promise to tighten restrictions on the state's public assistance programs and help speed the transition from "welfare to work." LePage's bill would require applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to apply for three jobs before receiving state aid, while prohibiting use of electronic benefit cards to purchase tobacco, liquor, tattoos, lottery tickets or to pay for bail.
  • How Do We Get Those Able to Work Off of Disability?

    04/09/2015 4:44:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | by ROMINA BOCCIA
    With the Social Security disability-insurance (SSDI) program heading toward insolvency before the end of next year, lawmakers are looking for reforms to help individuals with disabilities but the capacity to work to return to work. Why it is so hard to get them to do so? Olga Khazan explores the question in a new piece in The Atlantic. Even those awarded benefits for a temporary condition tend to stay on Social Security for the rest of their lives. It’s a tough but urgent question. The disability program has seen tremendous growth in both costs and the number of beneficiaries in...
  • This Is What Happened When Maine Forced Welfare Recipients To Work For Their Benefits

    04/08/2015 5:30:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 60 replies
    US Herald.com ^ | 4APR2015 | Staff Writer
    Maine finally took a bold step forward in welfare reform and it’s paying huge dividends. Last year Maine passed a measure that would require recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as SNAP, to complete a certain number of work, volunteer, or job-training hours before being eligible for assistance. Main Governor Paul LaPage passed the measure last year and the resulting drop in food-stamp enrollees has been dramatic. At the close of 2014 approximately 12,000 individuals were enrolled in the state assistance program. Keep in mind that these individuals are adults who aren’t disabled and who don’t have...
  • Dismembering the Sabbath in Wisconsin

    03/21/2015 2:27:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | March 20, 2015 2:50 PM | Ed Kilgore
    You’d think Wisconsin Republicans would reward themselves with some rest after pulling off—via a great deal of misdirection from Scott Walker—the enactment of a southern-style “right to work” law banning union shop agreements reached via voluntary free-market contract negotiations. But no: as The Nation’s Moshe Marvit explains, Badger State GOPers are back with a bill to revoke the right to a day off after seven days of labor. The new bill, which is being sponsored by Republican Van Wanggaard in the State Senate alongside [Rep. Mark] Born in the Assembly, would add a provision to the “day of rest” law...
  • You May Be Forced to Wear a Fitness Tracker at Work

    03/13/2015 2:26:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/12/15 | Nick Tate
    Millions of Americans are embracing health and fitness tracking devices — such as Fitbit and the new Apple Watch — to boost their health and wellness. But a new study suggests a potential downside of the new med-tech devices: Employers may begin to require them for some workers to hold down rising healthcare costs. MarketWatch reports that millions of the devices are expected to be introduced into the workplace by 2018 as employers adopt incentivized wellness programs to tackle rising health care costs, according to a study by Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “Tracker information will become part of your health record,”...
  • The Right-to-Work Fight You Aren't Hearing About [in New Mexico]

    03/10/2015 2:38:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 10, 2015 | Eric Garcia
    ..Tamara Kay, a professor in the sociology department at the University of New Mexico, criticized right-to-work laws as "kindergarten math."Much of the focus on fights over right-to-work laws has been on Rust Belt states like Michigan, Indiana, and now Wisconsin, as its governor and likely presidential candidate Scott Walker signed a right-to-work bill Monday. But there's also a high stakes showdown underway in New Mexico. Late last month, the state's House of Representatives passed a right-to-work bill, setting up a face-off with the Senate, which could raise the profile of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, positioning her as a Walker-esque rising...
  • Scott Walker to sign right-to-work bill Monday at Badger Meter

    03/08/2015 8:04:38 PM PDT · by Monitor · 51 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2015 | Lee Bergquist
    Gov. Scott Walker will sign so-called right-to-work legislation on Monday morning at Badger Meter in Brown Deer after the Assembly passed the measure Friday morning following almost 24 hours of debate. The measure bans labor contracts that would make it mandatory for workers to pay union fees. The legislation zoomed into play this year, pushed by GOP legislators, after Walker brushed aside the issue as a distraction during his re-election campaign last year.
  • Why Does Income Inequality Exist? An Economic and Biblical Explanation

    02/17/2015 4:11:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The Bible speaks at length about our uniqueness. We are created in God’s image and are matchless, just like a snowflake. We are also commanded to use our unique combination of skills and abilities to glorify God and serve others. Our unique skills allow us to make a special contribution to the world we live in, not just in the church or on the mission field, but through our work. Because we are uniquely created, we are endowed by Christ with a specific set of gifts. We can further the Kingdom of Christ by knowing our gifts and pursuing them...
  • Jeb Bush: We Must ‘Dramatically Expand’ Immigrants Coming to Work

    02/04/2015 2:59:54 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said to “create high, sustained economic growth,” we need to “dramatically expand immigrants that are coming to work.”
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    01/26/2015 12:46:36 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 21 September 2014 | Linda Tirado
    In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls. It was the first time in years that we felt like maybe things were looking like they’d be OK for a while. After a gruelling shift at work, I was unwinding online when I saw a question from someone on a forum I frequented: Why do poor people do things that seem so self-destructive? I thought I could at least explain what I’d seen and how...
  • How to Work: The Most Important Self-Reliance Skill Ever

    01/14/2015 6:21:11 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Mother Erf ^ | February/March 2015 | Steve Maxwell
    Few other dreamers I’ve known have managed to fulfill their ambitions. In my experience, most dreams don’t die because of a lack of practical homesteading skills or passion, but rather become casualties of the failure of knowing to work efficiently to get enough of the right kind of work done. Bills pile up, gardens don’t get planted, roofs continue to leak, enthusiasm wanes. The cause of these problems often goes unrecognized until passion is cold, relationships frazzled and finances exhausted. Knowing how to work efficiently on a homestead where you are your own boss requires a specific skill set that...
  • Interview Insider: How to Get Hired at Planned Parenthood (BARF)

    01/03/2015 6:40:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cosmopolitan ^ | Jan 1, 2015 | Heather Wood
    Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest provider of reproductive health care and sex education, and it's often on the front lines of political debates surrounding abortion access and health care legislation. Working at the nonprofit organization requires a certain level of passion for these rights, says Gaitre Lorick, a senior human resources officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Here, she talks about how to convey that passion in an interview and get a job with the organization. What qualities do you look for in every candidate? Two important qualities are a passion for collaborating and a commitment to being...
  • Unexpectedly: The New York Times discovers that many don’t have to work in the age of Obama

    12/12/2014 9:34:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2014 | Noah Rothman
    p>He was right when he called Russia America’s “number one geopolitical foe.” With Moscow occupying sovereign foreign territory in Europe for the first time since 1989, and as American tanks and possibly even nuclear weapons are headed back to the European front, the 1980s called and they clearly got their foreign policy back. He was right to warn about the expansion of Islamic extremists into formerly obscure places like Northern Mali. Despite being mocked by the unduly self-assured for his insistence that Islamic radicalism in North Africa was a threat to global security, France introduced troops into that country in...
  • Your Screwed Up Life Is Your Own Responsibility

    12/09/2014 2:04:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-9-2014 | John Hawkins
    “There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.” — P.J. O’Rourke “We seem to be moving steadily in the direction of a society whereno one is responsible for what he himself did,but we are all responsible for what somebody else did, either in the present or in the past.” – Thomas Sowell It’s truly bizarre how often in Obama’s America that we are being presented with “victims” we’re supposed to feel sorry for without anyone even seeming...
  • The 8 Jobs In High Demand That Don't Require A College Degree

    11/20/2014 1:23:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 20, 2014 | Kathryn Dill
    (SLIDESHOW-AT-LINK)As the high demand for skilled labor continues to dominate conversations about hiring, some jobs that don’t require a college degree remain open month after month, with few workers to fill them. This list, compiled by CareerBuilder with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. showcases roles for which a college degree is not required and where the number of jobs posted by companies each month far exceeds the number of workers employers are able to hire. “Job creation is gaining ground and job seekers are gaining leverage,” said Matt Ferguson, CareerBuilder CEO. ”For nearly 70 occupations in the U.S, the rate at...
  • Job news!!!

    11/07/2014 1:15:17 PM PST · by deputytess · 9 replies
    I got a part time job in a Des office as a receptionist, but I may be able to use my phlebotomy skills to. Thanks for all your prayers. :)
  • Suit Filed to Halt Work Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients in New Mexico

    10/28/2014 7:52:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 28, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On October 27, the New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty, the Southwest Organizing Project, and a number of food stamp recipients filed suit to halt work requirements for food stamp recipients which are set to go into effect in November. The Associated Press reports the changes would require "some childless adults [to] work in order to receive food stamps." Other recipients would have to "search for a job or participate in community service or job training."
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    09/30/2014 3:19:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 20, 2014 | Linda Tirado
    Linda Tirado photographed by Scott Suchman near her home in Washington DC for the Observer New Review. Why do so many poor people eat junk food, fail to budget properly, show no ambition? Linda Tirado knew exactly why… because she was one of them. Here, in an extract from her book, Hand to Mouth, she tells her story in her own words •Q&A with Linda Tirado In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls....
  • USPS: Where The Customer Is Always Last

    09/22/2014 4:42:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Bang! Lee looked up from addressing a package while she waited in line for service at the post office. Despite a lobby packed with customers—without notice—a postal worker slammed down the service window gate and went to lunch, leaving Lee and the other patrons to fend for themselves. The U.S. Postal Service excels at treating customers poorly. My friend Lee’s story is but one of many nightmares of churlish postal workers and deficient USPS customer service. Many government workers get away with behavior that would get them fired if they worked at a private company like McDonald’s or Apple. There...
  • Why Did We Celebrate Labor Day?

    09/06/2014 5:16:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Labor Day was originally concocted by labor unions and the idea was to celebrate the union movement. But unions – at least in the private sector -- are being replaced by a different form of labor monopoly: occupational licensing. Should we set aside one day a year to celebrate licensing? Or should we celebrate instead the right to work? Membership in labor unions has been nose diving over the last half century. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 11 percent of the workforce belongs to a union today. That’s down from about 30 percent during the 1950s. Private...
  • One-Third of Americans Are Freelancers Now

    09/05/2014 7:51:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    new report shows some 53 million Americans—or 34 percent of the U.S. workforce—are now working as freelancers in some capacity. "This is more than an economic change," asserts the report, a joint effort from the Freelancer's Union and freelance markeplaces oDesk and eLance. It's also "a cultural and social shift" that will "have major impacts on how Americans conceive of and organize their lives, their communities, and their economic power." The first and last time anyone looked at the freelance worker population in the U.S. was 2004, in a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Back then the GAO...
  • More Workers Are Claiming ‘Wage Theft’(working for free)

    09/01/2014 9:43:16 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/31/2014 | NYT
    MIRA LOMA, Calif. — Week after week, Guadalupe Rangel worked seven days straight, sometimes 11 hours a day, unloading dining room sets, trampolines, television stands and other imports from Asia that would soon be shipped to Walmart stores. Even though he often clocked 70 hours a week at the Schneider warehouse here, he was never paid time-and-a-half overtime, he said. And now, having joined a lawsuit involving hundreds of warehouse workers, Mr. Rangel stands to receive more than $20,000 in back pay as part of a recent $21 million legal settlement with Schneider, a national trucking company.
  • The Value of Work and Labor Day

    08/28/2014 6:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful and needed work. On Sundays I often over heard the "little old ladies" of the church commenting on the cleanliness of the bathroom. I remember my subsequent feeling of pride. While not a glamorous work, my actions were helpful and appreciated by those who used the facilities. For providing this useful service I earned minimum wage in 1981, ($3.35 per...
  • Can You Escape Work Emails on Holiday?

    08/04/2014 4:46:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Aug 2014
    The first email in Germany was sent 30 years ago on Friday and today 62 percent of people in Germany receive at least 20 emails a day. But rules over receiving and sending emails outside of work hours in Germany are still not clear-cut. A quarter of Germans get more than 50 emails a day, while a tenth receive more than 100 a day, according to a YouGov poll. The constant stream of emails makes it hard to switch off, but short of returning to your Nokia 3210 and cutting yourself off from all the benefits of a smartphone, what...
  • Belief in Work Ethic Strong Across Africa

    08/01/2014 10:37:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | 8/1/14
    Africans are among the most likely in the world to believe people in their countries can get ahead by working hard. The 85% of Africans who said they believed this in 2013 rivals results found in more developed nations, and is on par with the 84% who believe this in Northern America. This faith in work ethic could be a major asset to plans that may emerge next week at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, where African and U.S. leaders will focus on ways to stimulate growth and opportunities for the next generation.
  • Why a global three-day workweek would be good for innovation

    08/01/2014 6:16:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2014 | Dominic Basulto
    The world’s second-richest man, Carlos Slim of Mexico, recently proposed the concept of a global three-day workweek at a business conference in Paraguay, arguing that working three days a week for a longer period of our lives — potentially up to age 75 — would better reflect the underlying economic and demographic reality of the modern world. ........................................................... But the real argument for the three-day workweek comes when you think of its ability to boost the innovation potential of individuals, companies and even nations. Working fewer hours a week frees up time to take on personal creativity and passion projects.
  • Funny Interviews: Meet the Dumbest Job Applicants

    07/27/2014 6:31:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | april 2014 | Reader's Digest
    "An individual applied for a customer-service job, and when asked what he might not like about the job, he said, 'Dealing with people.'" "I had somebody list their prison time as a job. And an exotic dancer who called herself a 'customer service representative.'"
  • Ryan's Anti Poverty Plan

    07/25/2014 6:56:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-25-14 | The Editors
    President Obama famously accused Representative Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.) of “thinly veiled Social Darwinism” for one of his budgets. It will take a special kind of cynicism to make that claim about Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal. Obama’s partisans will no doubt find a way, but fair-minded observers will see a creative, thoughtful approach to a topic that’s often politically neglected. Ryan proposes and endorses a range of ideas to fix the safety net and address the root causes of poverty. He would offer states the option of an “Opportunity Grant” to replace, dollar for dollar, the amount of money they...
  • Guess Who's Being Fired?

    07/24/2014 5:12:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Bob Goldman
    Is everything copasetic at your job? Are you feeling happy, content and secure? If so, I have some advice for you -- DON'T! Know it or not, like it or not, you could be whisking down the road to termination. In the slightly altered words of "The Music Man," that's Termination with a capital "T," and that rhymes with "Thee," and that stands for "Canned." If you're not worried now, take a quick peek at a recent column by Joann S. Lublin in The Wall Street Journal. Titled "Six Subtle Signs You're About to Lose Your Job," Lublin lays out...
  • Obama: It’s Lonely Doing All The Work

    07/11/2014 3:29:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-10-14 | Staff
    Obama complained Thursday that he’s “lonely” doing all the work in Washington by himself, without Congress. “You know it is lonely, me just doing stuff. I’d love it if the Republicans did stuff too,” he said during his speech in Austin, Texas. “Sometimes I feel like saying to these guys: ‘I’m the guy doing my job. You must be the other guy’,” Obama remarked, quoting Mark Wahlberg’s character in “a great movie called ‘The Departed.’ A little violent for kids.”
  • Obama: It's Lonely Doing All The Work

    07/10/2014 1:31:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/10/14 | Washington Free Beacon Washington Free Beacon
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  • More Employment Woes Thanks To Obamacare

    07/10/2014 10:52:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    WMBF.. TruthRevolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | | | Caleb Howe
    WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC, reported Wednesday on the growing trend of businesses hiring only part-time workers, due to an inability to afford Obamacare. This situation leaves workers without healthcare and without a full-time income or other benefits. Local staffing agencies say more small business are starting to hire more part time employees. Not because there is more full time work, but as WMBF reporter Mandy Noell found out, it's because they can't afford to have more full time employees. Obamacare places requirements for health care benefits that many small businesses just cannot afford to pay. As a result, they...
  • Worker Buried Alive After Sugar Plant Pulls Safety Device

    07/08/2014 5:50:41 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 44 replies
    Newser ^ | June 8, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    A worker at a Pennsylvania sugar plant died buried alive in sugar in an accident that could have been prevented by a safety device removed just 13 days earlier, a ProPublica investigation finds. Janio Salinas—a 50-year-old who, like every other employee in the CSC Sugar warehouse in Fairless Hills, was a temp worker—died after climbing inside a huge hopper to remove sugar clogs on February 25, 2013. The warehouse manager told the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that he had asked for a safety screen to prevent such an accident, but after one was installed, the plant manager decided to...
  • Why 9-5 Wont Work For Millennials

    06/30/2014 3:55:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    Linkedin ^ | 6-30-14 | Kern Carter
    My mother is sixty something and anxiously counting down the days till she could retire her nurses uniform for good. She's been working consistently for 40 years, and when she speaks of retiring I can sense relief still mixed with a bit of anxiety. The sense of relief is obvious, but it boggles me that after 40 years of dedicated work, rarely calling in sick and in fact winning awards for her diligence and treatment of patients, that my mother is still concerned about whether or not she will be financially secure once she calls it quits. I see the...