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  • NFL to Use Virtual Reality Diversity Training Where Staff Are Harassed by a White Man

    04/11/2016 2:50:41 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2016 | Charlie Nash
    The NFL is pursuing plans to introduce virtual reality “diversity training” with its employees and players later this year, during which they will be required to play as a simulated black woman who gets harassed by a white male. The project is being headed by Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and the NFL is just one of many organisations that the laboratory is hoping to get involved. “Feeling prejudice by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes is what VR was made for,” said lab director Jeremy Bailenson.
  • My white manager overlooks nonwhite employees' racist behavior.

    04/04/2016 5:21:33 PM PDT · by Catmom · 48 replies
    I had an incredibly uncomfortable experience this weekend. While catching up on my emails I found one from the boss singing the praises of one of my coworkers who happens to be Philippino. I have worked with her as long as I've been at my job and, while she's good at her job, she's also rude, critical and unhelpful. In fact, I've had the experience of following her when she goes offshift as the charge nurse and had to listen to complaints about her from other coworkers who are themselves nonwhite. Then, right after reading this email, I heard her...
  • Not ready to retire, but not finding work: The Over 50's in America

    03/12/2016 11:50:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/12/2016 | Rodney Brooks
    A friend recently called to tell me he had been laid off from a company where he worked for more than a decade. He’s 60 years old and not ready to retire, either financially or emotionally. He is, however, prepared for the reality of the situation. He recognizes that he has a tough road ahead. He knows he probably won’t ever earn the salary he had. And even for a much lower-paying job, he’ll be competing with people half his age. Need proof of that? A GAO report in 2012, the most recent available, said unemployed workers 55 and older...
  • GA: Business Owner Requires Employees to be Armed

    02/27/2016 7:06:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Georgia, a business owner has taken a pioneering step in employee relations.  He is requiring his employees to obtain a concealed carry permit and to carry guns openly in his places of business.  I have been predicting that this would happen for a while. There are so many advantages, and so few disadvantages, that it is hard to see the idea failing to be adopted all over the country.  The only refinement that seems likely, is to require job applicants to have a concealed carry permit *before* they apply. From wsoctv.com: An Atlanta business owner with several offices...
  • Will a Robotized Workplace = Set Quotas for Hiring People?

    02/07/2016 5:08:16 PM PST · by lee martell · 38 replies
    February 7, 2016 | Lee Martell
    We are at the threshold of a society deeply impacted by industrialized robots and AI systems. In a few years, driverless cars may become quite common in America, cutting into the business of human drivers, as with Uber or any Check Cab. Long distance Truck Drivers may be replaced by driverless trucks that never get tired and rarely become confused. Many wealthy people are already obtaining financial planning advice from robotized systems. Our children may be taught by instructional robots that memorize the child's name, face and study habits. My question is where will all these people find work? Will...
  • Wisconsin lawn mower factory says it will FIRE all 53 of its Muslim employees

    01/17/2016 9:10:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    Dozens of Muslims are outraged after a Wisconsin power plant threatened to fire them if they took two five minute breaks daily in order to pray. The policy change affects 53 workers. Ten of those employees have indicated they wish to stay in their current positions under the new policy but the rest have either chosen to leave or are planning to. The Brillion-based company changed the rule on Thursday. Until then, Muslim employees were allowed to leave the production line twice a shift to pray. But Ariens is now asking employees to pray during scheduled breaks. A company representative...
  • Family had no idea Calif. couple was planning attack

    12/04/2015 7:18:11 AM PST · by redreno · 48 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/04/2015 | Reuters
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The couple accused of killing 14 people at a holiday party in California gave no indication of their plans ahead of the deadliest mass shooting in the United States in three years, a lawyer for the deceased shooters' family said on Friday. Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed in a shootout with police hours after the Wednesday massacre at the Inland Regional Center social services agency in San Bernardino, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. "They never saw any warning signs or any real characteristics that would let them...
  • There He Goes Again…Obama Uses “Workplace Violence” To Explain San Bernardino Shooting

    12/03/2015 10:53:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies
    Mr. Obama is floating the idea yesterday's San Bernardino terrorist attack could have merely been the result of 'workplace violence.'
  • Gay Agenda: Gay Rights In The Workplace

    06/17/2015 6:41:18 PM PDT · by usconservative · 40 replies
    Self ^ | 17-June-2015 | USConservative
    At lunchtime today, I leave the building and go out for a walk because, well I need some exercise and I don't want the blood pooling in my legs causing blood clots from sitting on my butt all day. I work in the South Loop of Chicago near the Fed Reserve, CBOT and the Dirksen Federal Plaza which is just across the street, outside my office window. There's this nice "visit Thailand" exhibit going on in Dirksen Federal Plaza just across the street, so I walk over there to check it out. As I'm walking to the entrance, some young...
  • Warning: This May Be Interpreted By Some As Extremely Microaggressive

    06/15/2015 6:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona and Department of Homeland Security head, now the President the University of California system, has launched a new faculty training initiative. Part of the curriculum is a document titled "Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send." And it's worth some further evaluation. Here's the introductory paragraph: "Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (from Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development, 2014). The first step...
  • He’s fired. Who’s next? Sexist buffoonery cost man his job. But you could lose yours for a lot less.

    05/26/2015 1:58:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 22, 2015 | Charlie Gillis
    In its eight years of existence, Toronto’s BMO Field has become known as a refuge from workaday decorum—a place where soccer fans can let loose their animal subconscious, gulping beer and braying out their frustrations far from the disapproving eyes of colleagues and bosses. It was living up to that reputation two Sundays ago, when Shauna Hunt, a reporter with CityNews, dropped by the stadium’s southeast plaza to catch fans spilling out of a match between their beloved Toronto FC and the Houston Dynamo. The bacchanalia had ended with a 2-1 Toronto loss, but civil order was not yet in...
  • 'Inappropriate comment' derails Air Force general's career

    05/02/2015 6:26:28 AM PDT · by pabianice · 82 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/1/15 | Svan
    A comment deemed ethnically offensive has ended the 34-year career of an Air Force major general, a decorated combat pilot who oversaw about 32,000 personnel. Air Force officials have not disclosed the specific words that led to the resignation of Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz, commander of 19th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The comment was made at a public, nonjudicial punishment proceeding, at which a company-grade officer was appealing an Article 15 punishment before Keltz, the convening authority. The hearing was held April 9 in San Antonio. Article 15 hearings are typically held for minor infractions and...
  • Tuna Company, 2 Employees Charged in Death of Worker in Oven

    Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a California worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna, prosecutors said.
  • Male Ex-Staffer Suing CBS For Sexual Harassment [Gay Dir. of CBS Evening News Accused]

    04/04/2015 9:40:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | April 4, 2015 | Rick Moran
    <p>April 4, 2015 Male Ex-Staffer Suing CBS For Sexual Harassment By Rick Moran A former employee of CBS news is suing the network and two top managers for sexual harrassment.</p> <p>Kenneth Lombardi, a former staff reporter, claims that the director of the CBS Evening News and another manager made unwanted advances toward him. And he has the texts and emails to prove it.</p>
  • Forever 21 slapped with transgender discrimination lawsuit

    04/02/2015 1:46:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    Fortune ^ | 4-2-2015 | Claire Zillman
    A manager at a Forever 21 in New York told Alexia Daskalakis, a transgender employee, that she was a “hot mess” and “disgusting,” that she looked “offensive,” and that “in my eyes and in the company’s eyes, you’re still a male.” Those are the allegations in a lawsuit Daskalakis filed against Forever 21 in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday. The lawsuit accuses the fast fashion retailer of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Forever 21 did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Daskalakis started working as a sales associate at a Forever 21 store in Brooklyn in May 2011 and...
  • Employee to Home Depot: Stop pushing homosexuality

    03/24/2015 8:37:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    In an open letter to his employer, Home Depot employee Timothy Noffsinger, expressed loud and clear how he feels about the company’s promotion of homosexual behavior.Besides going against his deeply held religious convictions, Noffsinger, a member of Denver Bible Church, expressed in his letter how its aggressive endorsement of homosexuality in the workplace is detrimental to productivity. "What would happen if Craig Menear, Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot (THD), were to appear at the next board meeting in lipstick and a wig wearing a skirt and pantyhose?” Noffsinger asked. “In the midst of such absurdity, could the Board...
  • Suit over fired Fox anchor’s use of ‘N-word’ gets green light

    02/11/2015 4:00:06 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 02/10/2015 | Sam Wood
    A racial-discrimination suit that involves use of the N-word filed by a white, former Philadelphia news anchor may finally be heading to a federal courtroom. Tom Burlington, an award-winning TV reporter, claims he was fired by Fox29 for using the N-word -- without malice -- during a newsroom meeting, while black employees were not punished for using the same word at the station.
  • Ford Contractor Says He Was Fired for Speaking Against Company’s Support of Homosexuality

    02/08/2015 12:31:45 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 2/8/15 | Heather Clark
    DEARBORN, Mich. – A former contractor for Ford Motor Company has filed a religious discrimination complaint, alleging that he was fired for speaking against the company’s support of homosexuality. Thomas Banks has worked as a design and release engineer for Ford since 2011—that is until last August when he was fired on an accusation that he had violated the company’s “anti-harassment” policy for responding to an email employee newsletter from the company. The newsletter contained an article regarding the 20th anniversary of Ford’s Gay, Lesbian Or Bisexual Employees advocacy group (GLOBE). Banks replied with a comment to express disagreement.
  • 12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life

    01/07/2015 6:32:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 119 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 January 2015 | Simon Tomlinson and Peter Allen and Jay Akbar and Chris Pleasance
    12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life after terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at centre of Mohammed cartoon storm Masked gunmen storm Paris headquarters with AK-47s shouting 'Allahu akbar!' and 'the Prophet has been avenged' Stalked building asking for people's names before killing the editor and cartoonist during weekly editorial meeting Horrific footage shows a police officer begging for his life before being shot in the head at point-blank range Killers fled in stolen car across eastern Paris after a 'mass shoot-out' with police officers and remain on...
  • Queer....

    12/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 171 replies
    Trying Times... | BigTigerMike
    Yesterday at my job I was walking through the building and one of my fellow associates was jesting about me working long hours, so I sighed and said a little spur-of-the-moment rhythm: Yes, we're now here but we aren't being queer We'll soon be out of here Well another associate, who happens to be an homosexual, overhead this from around the corner and went and complained that I made an derogatory comment and that it was an unforgivable act as far as he goes. Word got back to me about what the young man had said and I went to...
  • How to Get a Job Today

    11/23/2014 11:15:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    The job market is a source of serious frustration for millions of people. Parents whose children have just graduated from college are as impacted as anyone. When I recently told a friend (a high-level executive at a major corporation) that 45 percent of 2013 college grads were either unemployed or underemployed, his take was “Only 45%!” We all want to help but just don’t know how. We offer advice and we arrange meetings with people -- to no avail. I found out why through my daughter. We just don’t understand. She has struggled with the rest of her peers, but...
  • 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    11/07/2014 4:44:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Business Standard ^ | November 7, 2014 | Press Trust of India
    A paradigm shift is expected to be witnessed in the way workplaces operate over the next 15 years, making nearly 50 per cent of occupations existing today redundant by 2025, a report has said. Artificial intelligence will transform businesses and the work that people do. Process work, customer work and vast swathes of middle management will simply disappear, it said. The report titled 'Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace' has been prepared by realty consulting firm CBRE and China-based Genesis, a property developer, after interviewing 220 experts, business leaders and young people from Asia, Europe and...
  • Man beheads woman in Oklahoma workplace

    09/26/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/26/14
    A man has beheaded a woman after a workplace dispute in Oklahoma, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday. He also tried to kill another woman, officials said.
  • Should Anti-Tattoo Discrimination Be Illegal?

    08/17/2014 10:43:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 17, 2014
    17 August 2014 Should Anti-Tattoo Discrimination Be Illegal? (Pic) A woman on her phone in an office with a large tattoo on her upper arm Tattoos are more popular than ever, but workers can be dismissed from or denied jobs because of their body modifications. Some want protection under employment law. Should they get it? You're perfect for the job. You have all the skills and experience the company is looking for, and you've turned up for the interview in your smartest attire. But there's a problem. If you have a tattoo that incurs the displeasure of the boss, you...
  • Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'

    08/01/2014 7:14:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2014 | Marwa Eltagouri, Alexandra Chachkevitch and Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporters
    Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years' By Marwa Eltagouri, Alexandra Chachkevitch and Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporters Less than a week after Tony DeFrances learned that he was being demoted as part of a downsizing of his company, authorities said he walked into his boss’s office Thursday morning for a one-on-one. Apparently upset about his demotion, DeFrances, armed with a gun, confronted CEO Steven LaVoie, a longtime colleague and friend at the supply technology firm ArrowStream in the Loop, police said. At some point, DeFrances, 60, and LaVoie, 54, struggled over the gun. LaVoie was...
  • Born-again Christian awarded €70,000 in discrimination case

    07/24/2014 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 12 replies
    Irish Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dan Griffin
    A born-again Christian who was fired from South Tipperary County Council has been awarded €70,000 compensation after the Equality Tribunal found he was discriminated against over his religion. According to the council, John McAteer was dismissed after repeatedly failing to comply with senior staff members who told him to stop speaking about his faith to workers and members of the public during office hours. Mr McAteer said the tenets of his religion require him to speak to people about Jesus and share the Gospel with them. The complainant had been working as a civil engineer in the Clonmel Borough Council...
  • Majority of employees feel they have NO control over decisions in the workplace

    07/11/2014 3:43:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    daily Mail ^ | 11 July 2014 | By Louise Boyle
    Most employees believe they have no say when it comes to changes in the workplace that directly affect their jobs. Six out of ten corporate staff said they have little or no input in decisions which affect them personally at work, according to a recent survey by Strayer University and Ipsos. Those over 35 felt their opinions mattered less than those workers aged 18-34 - although perhaps that's just a healthy dose of cynicism that comes from spending longer on the corporate ladder.
  • Nude Photos Sunk American Apparel Founder

    06/22/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    Newser ^ | 6-22-2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    Insiders also tell the New York Post the naked pictures were allegedly posted on a blog purportedly belonging to Morales, and it's illegal in California to falsely impersonate others online. More woes for Charney: On Friday, a video of him dancing naked in front of two female employees surfaced.
  • [snip] Grumpy and negative people are more efficient than happy colleagues

    06/21/2014 6:32:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11:16 EST, 20 June 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Haters could be characterised as less active because they do fewer things as people with a positive attitude. But they could also be characterised as more focused because they spend more time on the small number of tasks. ‘The present results demonstrate that patterns of general action may occur for reasons other than the desire to be active versus inactive,’ the researchers wrote. ‘Indeed, some people may be more active than others not because they want to be active per se, but because they identify a large number of specific behaviours in which they want to engage.’ The findings may...
  • Woman with 22 visible piercings seeks end to workplace dress code discrimination

    06/17/2014 5:14:41 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 61 replies
    National Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Katrina Clarke
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes. Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her résumé in front of her, but lawyers believe her chances of establishing discrimination are slim to non-existent, while employment and image experts say businesses are entitled to set rules on how workers dress. “The [employer] is going to perhaps wonder, ‘Will this person be able to conform to the rules that we have, or is this somebody who is more rebellious?’” said Diane Craig, president of...
  • NYC Cabbie: Jesus Gets You Through the Night Shift

    06/15/2014 6:04:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | 5/30/14 | Jamey Brown
    Do you dread your work day or some task in your life? Maybe the sole purpose of your eight or twelve hour “cross” is simply a moment or two when you can lift someone’s spirits and steer them towards Jesus, who will then steer them towards heaven. This opportunity happened to me twice in one night.A Little Kindness in HasteA grey-haired man and his teenage daughter frantically hailed me in front of Grand Central Station on 42nd Street and asked me to take them to the Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street. He was trying to make a...
  • LinkedIn not happy with its own workforce diversity numbers

    06/12/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2014 | Benny Evangelista
    LinkedIn’s own workforce is still too heavily white and male and needs to become more diverse, the company admitted Thursday. LinkedIn said 61 percent of its employees 5,400 employees worldwide are men and 39 percent are women. Of its employees based in the U.S., 53 percent are white, 38 percent are Asian, 4 percent Hispanic and 2 percent black.
  • FAA changes hiring practices for air traffic controllers (Increase Diversity by eliminating Tests)

    06/03/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT · by equalator · 59 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 6-2-2014 | John Ferrugia, Catherine Shelley
    'We've engineered the biographical questionnaire in a way that we think will promote diversity.'" The initial hurdle for all applicants was based solely on a new, online biographical questionnaire that gave test takers instant results. "It didn't ask me anything about my college experience, my grades, my scores, (and) my ability for the actual job. It asked me what sports I played in high school. What was my least favorite subject in high school. Nothing related to aviation," remembered Meryhew
  • Home Life at the Office: Should Women Talk About Their Kids at Work?

    05/26/2014 5:54:50 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 26 replies
    The Lakeland Ledger ^ | unday, May 25, 2014 | CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN
    Sitting at a lunch table, my co-worker mentioned she had been up all night with her daughter who was teething. A few minutes later, the conversation around the lunch table turned to a team project. I noticed the group was excluding my co-worker from the discussion, assuming she was too tired to contribute. That was the first time I realized it was a bad idea for women to talk about their kids and home life at the office. Career blogger Penelope Trunk believes being your true self at work means taking risks and letting people in the workplace see you...
  • Court Greenlights Fired Gay Teacher's Lawsuit Against Catholic School

    05/24/2014 12:32:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 5/23/14 | Dan Morris-Young
    A motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Eastside Catholic School by an administrator fired in December after his same-sex marriage came to light has been rejected by King County Superior Court in Seattle. In a ruling read from the bench Friday, Judge Catherine Shaffer said it did not appear that proceeding with the case would interfere with the school's First Amendment rights, and that if facts outlined in the complaint by Mark Zmuda could be proven, "it looks like we would be entitled to relief," Zmuda attorney Rick Friedman told NCR. In a statement emailed to NCR, the law firm...
  • The Pitfalls of Working with White People

    05/20/2014 3:47:39 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 63 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 5/20/2014 | Jim Hoft
    “The pitfalls of working with white people” Including: ** They ask stupid questions. ** They benefit financially on the backs of black people ** They expect to be appreciated by people of color when they work against racism ** They act afraid of people of color ** They get too friendly too fast
  • Five Red Flags That Scream 'Don't Take This Job!'

    04/21/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/21/2014 | Liz Ryan
    You can find tons of advice about how to get a job interview and how to snag a job. Most of it comes from the “Do whatever you have to do to get hired!” school of thought. The job market isn’t a job-seeker’s paradise, but it isn’t bad considering what it was like just a year or two ago. If you’re willing to step outside the velvet ropes and try something new in your job search, you can get the interview, and get the job. When you’ve been through a job-search drought for months and haven’t had much or any...
  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    04/18/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2014 11:24 AM EDT
    An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn’t need another black commander in chief.The Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on Thursday night to fire science teacher Gil Voigt from Fairfield Freshman School, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. “The district felt that the evidence was sufficient to support the termination of Mr. Voigt’s employment,” Superintendent Paul Otten said in statement. Voigt did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday but has said the student misquoted him. …
  • Muslim drivers at Cleveland airport refuse to drive cabs with Gay Games advertising

    04/18/2014 11:26:47 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 70 replies
    Roughly 25 Muslim drivers dispatched to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are refusing to drive cabs adorned with advertising for the region’s upcoming Gay Games, citing religious reasons. Two of the three companies operating at Ohio's largest airport were informed by the drivers — one-third of the airport’s total fleet — last week that they will no longer participate in the airport’s dedicated taxicab program. The companies, Ace and Yellow Taxi Cab, were told by the drivers that their decision was based on religious reasons, airport spokeswoman Jacqueline Mayo told FoxNews.com.
  • My cross to bear – why I no longer hide my faith in the newsroom

    03/22/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/16/14 | Lauren Ashburn
    ...As a practicing Catholic, I began my career in local TV newsrooms where I quickly learned...religious beliefs are something you keep to yourself. ...I never thought that wearing a cross necklace would be considered “flashy.” The first time I wore one to work, I was told to take it off because it would be distracting to the audience. I wanted to keep my TV job so much; I did it. It didn’t seem to matter to management that I wasn’t covering religion. While putting the cross -- given to me by my parents -- in my purse, I told myself...
  • Bus Driver Fired for Using Her Own SUV 'Was Strictly Thinking about the kids'

    03/06/2014 11:10:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    CTV News ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014
    Calgary residents are throwing their support behind a local school bus driver who was fired for picking up a group of students in her own SUV. Kendra Lindon was fired by First Student Canada after she picked up six junior high students in her own vehicle last month, after discovering that her bus wouldn’t start. There weren't enough seat belts for two of her passengers, but Lindon said, at the time, she was more concerned about the students waiting in the extreme cold. The temperature that morning was in the minus 20s. She also said she wasn't sure a replacement...
  • My rapidly fading love affair with Wal-Mart

    02/25/2014 1:20:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 56 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-25-14 | Vince
    The first time I ever saw a Wal-Mart I was a grad student getting my MBA down in Tallahassee, FL. One opened up down the road from my apartment and I was immediately taken by the big bright stores with lots of stuff and what seemed to be pretty low prices. In class I learned the secrets to Wal-Mart’s success in its niche of “Always low prices”. It demanded efficiencies from its suppliers. It became fanatical about using information technology to optimize its sourcing and distribution channels. It paid its employees the community average or sometimes slightly more, but never...
  • W. Va. Pizza Hut Worker Caught Urinating In Sink Fired [District Manager]

    02/19/2014 9:18:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    <p>KERMIT, W.Va. (AP/KDKA) – Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.</p> <p>Local media reported that the Mingo County health department ordered the Pizza Hut in Kermit, about 85 miles southwest of Charleston, to shut down.</p>
  • Local Restaurant Adds Surcharge To Tabs To Pay For Employees’ Healthcare

    02/18/2014 12:42:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 17, 2014 10:39 PM
    HANCOCK PARK (CBSLA.com) — A local restaurant has added a surcharge to every tab in order to pay for its employees’ healthcare. République, located on La Brea, is emerging as one of LA’s more popular, newer restaurants. However, the three percent surcharge is bringing about mixed reactions from the restaurant’s customers. One critic on the review site, Yelp, claimed: “It’s not MY responsibility to take care of YOUR employees’ healthcare… that’s YOUR job.” “Everyone has the same policy that I do as the owners,” owner and chef Walter Manske said. “And we offer it to everyone; (the) dishwasher, busboy, waiters,...
  • The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech wages

    01/30/2014 12:49:23 PM PST · by null and void · 21 replies
    Pando ^ | January 23, 2014 | Mark Ames
    In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple’s Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google’s Eric Schmidt to artificially push their workers wages lower by agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees, sharing wage scale information, and punishing violators. On February 27, 2005, Bill Campbell, a member of Apple’s board of directors and senior advisor to Google, emailed Jobs to confirm that Eric Schmidt “got directly involved and firmly stopped all efforts to recruit anyone from Apple.”Later that year, Schmidt instructed his Sr VP for Business Operation Shona Brown to keep the pact...
  • Target will drop health insurance for its part-time employees

    01/21/2014 7:29:31 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1-21-14 | JACKIE CROSBY
    Target Corp. said Tuesday that it will stop offering health insurance to its part-time employees because new online health exchanges offer workers an opportunity to buy coverage. The Minneapolis-based retailer will give each worker $500 to help buy health insurance, and has arranged for one-on-one consultations with benefits manager Towers Watson to help with the transition. The retailer announced the decision through its online site, “A Bullseye View: Behind the Scenes at Target,” in a Q&A with Jodee Kozlak, Target’s executive vice president of human resources. In the article, Kozlak acknowledged the disruption to workers. But she said the exchanges...
  • Chefs Don't Agree With New California Law Requiring Gloves During Food Preparation

    01/16/2014 1:31:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 | Chase Cain
    Many consider sushi an art. But a new state law will soon require a glove between these artists and their creations. "The service is going to be slow because of the glove," said Gary Wong, a sushi chef. "When you're making sushi, you have to use the bare hand to feel the texture and the fish." Wong also worries that gloves could lead to fingers getting cut with a slip of the knife. And it's a worry shared across cuisines, like at Pican in downtown Oakland. "It's difficult because your hands sweat," said Sophina Uong, Pican's executive chef. "You're in...
  • Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men (article)

    01/14/2014 7:56:41 AM PST · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 1-14-14 | Bob Yirka
    Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men 1 hour ago by Bob Yirka report anger (Phys.org) —Researchers Uri Gneezy, with the University of California and Alex Imasc with the University of Amsterdam have together found that men understand the impact anger has on decision making and use that knowledge to help them manipulate other men when engaging in contests of both skill and strength. They have had their paper describing a study they conducted on the subject printed in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ....
  • Obamacare: Workplace Disaster Ahead

    01/09/2014 1:06:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Betsey, McCaughey
    In 2014, 25 million to 30 million Americans who have employer-provided health insurance are likely to lose it thanks to Obamacare’s requirement that all plans cover what Washington deems “essential benefits.” Some employers will consider that unaffordable and drop coverage altogether, when their current, lower cost plans expire over the course of the year. These 25 to 30 million are in addition to 6 million who bought plans in the individual market and had them cancelled by January 1. The plight of those 6 million made headline news and caused the first cracks in the Democratic Party’s support for the...
  • Vanity: What were the rules for employers before Obamacare?

    12/26/2013 6:03:04 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 34 replies
    Vanity | Dec. 26, 2013 | BillyBonebrake
    During our family gathering yesterday my father-in-law (who is an labor arbitrator in a blue state) told me employers of 50+ full timers have always been required to offer health insurance. He essentially said the ACA's employer mandate is nothing new. I was flabbergasted and told him I thought he was wrong. He got HOT quick. So I dropped it. But its something I would like to verify and haven't been able to find anything. The subject is a big one for me because my 35-40 hours a week as a part time EMT will soon be cut down to...