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  • 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...
  • Lesbian boss ‘fired me for being straight’

    12/19/2013 7:05:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12.18.13 | Julia Marsh
    <p>A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit.</p> <p>Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012.</p>
  • Lesbian boss "fired me for being straight"

    12/19/2013 6:33:23 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/18/2013 | Julia Marsh
    <p>A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit.</p> <p>Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012.</p>
  • Pizza Hut Manager Claims He Was Fired for Not Opening on Thanksgiving

    11/28/2013 6:58:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 28, 2013 | Breitbart News
    An Indiana man maintains he was fired for refusing to keep his Pizza Hut restaurant open on Thanksgiving, claiming it was unfair to his employees. Tony Rohr, the General Manager of the Pizza Hut in Elkhart, Ind. had been with the company for ten years and worked his way up from cook. In a meeting with his superiors, Rohr learned that this year the store would remain open on the national holiday. He was told, “It was a competitive decision and that everyone was open, so we will be too.”
  • Rutgers University Bus Driver Claims He Was Fired For Praying For Disabled Student

    11/14/2013 4:28:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    CBS Local ^ | November 13, 2013
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Rutgers University students are rallying around a popular bus driver who claims he was fired after praying for God to heal a wheelchair-bound passenger. Driver Stan McNeil, a Christian who is known for doling out encouragement and inspiration, claims he was forced to resign recently because he put his hands on a disabled student and prayed for her. He defended his actions in a nearly nine-minute video posted to YouTube earlier this week. “I prayed for the lady, I put my hand on her and I prayed,” McNeil said. “They said we don’t need your...
  • Harkin pushes bill prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity

    11/04/2013 1:00:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    radioiowa.com ^ | Dar Danielson | November 4, 2013
    Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, spoke on the Senate floor today urging passage of a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Harkin said a vote in favor of the bill would be positive for both the House and Senate. “I think in the general public we’re probably about as popular as a toothache right now,” Harkin said. “But this week we can show the American people that we can come together and we can lift our eyes above the haze and the smoke, the horizon, and we can make this country a...
  • Senate Bill Bans Discrimination Against Cross-Dressers

    11/04/2013 11:33:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will come up for a cloture vote in the Senate today, mandates that employers in the United States permit men to dress as women at work and women to dress as men as long as they otherwise adhere to “reasonable dress or grooming standards.” Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the bill’s primary sponsor, has been joined by 55 co-sponsors. So the bill already has the backing of a 56-vote majority in the 100-member Senate. …
  • HHS: Workplace Bullying Is Like Domestic Violence

    10/22/2013 11:09:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 22, 2013 | Jeryl Bier
    Bullying doesn't just happen on the playground," so begins an article in an online Health and Human Services (HHS) publication called Let's Talk. The HHS's Federal Occupational Health agency cites a recent study finding that more than a third of Americans report being bullied at work, though only 15 percent report having observed bullying in the workplace. The newsletter is illustrated with this graphic: The article defines bullying as "aggressive, inappropriate, and unreasonable behavior," and says that bullying "[h]as many of the same characteristics of domestic violence – the abuser uses intimidation and manipulation to get what he or she...
  • Court Sides With Retailer In Islam Discrimination Case

    10/03/2013 9:12:55 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    When a Muslim woman sought employment at a Tulsa, Okla. Abercrombie & Fitch store in 2008, she showed up to her interview wearing a headscarf associated with her faith. The potential employer notified Samantha Elauf that her appearance violated the store’s policy and chose not to hire her. As is the norm in today’s overly litigious culture, she pursued legal action against the company for perceived discrimination.While a federal judge ruled in favor of Elauf and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, that decision was recently overturned by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Indicating that the applicant never sought...
  • Nine Things Never to Say to Your Boss

    09/28/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    Monster.com ^ | Sept 28, 2013 | Megan Malugani, Charles Purdy
    2. “That just isn’t possible.” Always speak to your boss in terms of what can be done. For instance, rather than saying “We can’t get this done by Friday,” say “We could definitely get this done by Monday, or if we brought in some freelance help, we could meet the Friday deadline.” When you talk to your boss, think in terms of solving problems for her, not in terms of putting problems on her plate. 6. “It’s not my fault.” Are you a whiny 8-year-old or a take-charge professional? Assume responsibility and take steps to fix a problem that you...
  • The Chicago Tribune Proves It Cannot Get It Right

    09/19/2013 7:39:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 17 September, 2013 | Stranger
    In this morning’s anti-gun editorial, the Chicago Tribune makes mention of Jeffery Johnson. Regular Alley readers will recall Johnson, despondent after exhausting his unemployment compensation, who returned to the Empire State Building to empty a revolver into the former boss he blamed for losing his job. The NYPD, the “Gang who cannot shoot straight” finally admitted wounding eight bystanders before they managed to shoot an unarmed man to death.But here is the way the Trib’s editorial writer describes that tragedy: Barely a year ago, Jeffrey Johnson, who’d just lost his job at a New York women’s apparel firm, returned to...
  • Workers believe Gen Y bosses aren’t team players, act like they are entitled....

    09/03/2013 8:21:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    FULL TITLE: Workers believe Gen Y bosses aren’t team players, act like they are entitled and are full of themselves, survey finds The workers of Generation Y are getting a name for themselves. Managers from Gen Y are widely perceived as self-entitled and don’t score particularly highly when it comes to being a team player. Generation Y is defined as people aged between 18 and 32. It finds that they’re moving into management at a rapid pace. New newly released research from EY, the global firm that includes Ernst & Young LLP suggests 87 percent of Gen Y managers have...
  • Millennials in the Workplace Training Video

    08/20/2013 6:34:05 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Planning to hire Millennials in your office? This guide will teach you how to co-exist with this challenging new generation of workers.
  • Florida Officer Fired After Calling Trayvon Martin a ‘Thug’ on Facebook

    08/11/2013 1:29:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | august 11, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A Florida beach safety officer was fired on Friday after he referred to Trayvon Martin as a “thug” on his personal Facebook page. Todd Snipes, a beach officer of 15 years who was stationed about 40 minutes from where Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., was initially suspended for the post he made on Facebook last month. “Another thug gone,” Snipes wrote the night of George Zimmerman’s acquittal. “Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.” In his termination letter, Department of Public Protection Director George Recktenwald wrote that Snipes had “engaged in behavior that threatens...
  • If McDonald's Doubled Wages, Big Macs Rise ... 68 Cents

    07/30/2013 1:36:48 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 164 replies
    Newser ^ | 07/30/2013 | By John Johnson
    (Newser) – Fast-food workers want to make a "living wage" of $15 an hour. Chains say they'd have to jack up prices if that ever happened. But just how high? Turns out, not as high as you might think, at least according to a University of Kansas researcher. He found that if McDonald's immediately doubled the wages of all its workers (including the $9 million CEO), it would have to raise the price of a Big Mac 68 cents, from $3.99 to $4.67, reports the Huffington Post. Items on the Dollar Menu technically wouldn't qualify anymore, but that hike...
  • Teachers Union May Sue Over ‘Constitutional Right’ to Wear Shorts to Work!

    07/24/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/24/2013 | Kyle Olson
    Move over Trayvon Martin. Big Labor has a new favorite group of victims of social injustice - the teaching staff of Lewis County, West Virginia. Citizens have been complaining to school board members about the “way teachers dress,” according to school board president Paul Derico. As a result, the school board unanimously passed a dress code for teachers, banning blue jeans, faded jeans and shorts. Of course the teachers union is not taking this grave injustice lying down. Union officials have threatened to sue the board. "We're disappointed in the actions of the board. We don't believe it's in the...
  • San Diego Mayor Bob Filner May Be Handsy, but He Won’t Resign

    07/17/2013 5:58:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 17, 2013 | Caitlin Dickson
    Bob Filner is not a pervert, he just hugs a lot. Is that so wrong? The San Diego mayor doesn’t seem to think so, and despite calls for his resignation from former colleagues, political supporters, and even his ex-fiancée, Filner made clear Tuesday that he has no intention of giving up his post without a fight. --snip-- For the past week, Filner has been weathering accusations of sexual harassment from former City Hall employees who, according to their lawyers, were not just hugged but repeatedly groped and even subjected to a few unwanted wet ones. Filner’s advances were allegedly so...
  • Bernard Goldberg Re-Defining Racial Discrimination in America

    06/24/2013 5:02:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | 6-24-13 | Bernard Goldberg
    Suppose you own a business and put out an ad for people who want a job. Many apply. You run background checks, including criminal checks, which are perfectly legal. You learn that some of the prospective employees have criminal records. And you decide you’d rather not have a convicted thief working the cash register at your business or you think it’s better that you don’t hire someone with a violent past, fearing he might hit a customer or fellow worker who looks at him the wrong way. Or maybe you figure, you just don’t want convicted criminals in your company....
  • Didn't Get the Job? You'll Never Know Why (Why many competent job seekers are frustrated)

    06/05/2013 7:47:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/05/2013 | Lauren Weber
    You aced the interview, your résumé sings, but in the end, you didn't get the job. Chances are, you'll never know why. It is a painful conundrum of the job search process: Rejected candidates want to understand why they didn't get hired, but employers, fearing discrimination complaints, keep silent. And those who do speak up offer little more than platitudes. Without specifics, candidates are left to repeat the same mistakes, while hiring managers complain they're swamped with applicants who miss the mark. "You don't know how to adjust going forward," says technology professional Lisa Roberson. When she wasn't selected for...
  • Ask The Headhunter: Never, Ever Disclose Your Salary to an Employer

    06/04/2013 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 105 replies
    PBS ^ | 06/04/2013 | By: Nick Corcodilos
    Question: I read your article titled "Keep Your Salary Under Wraps," and I agree completely that there is no good reason (from the employee's perspective) to disclose your current salary to a future employer. A competent business should be able to independently assess a prospective employee's worth without being biased by another data point. Judging from your article, however, you may not be aware that employers require salary information. For instance, online applications frequently make the "current salary" field mandatory. You cannot proceed without entering a numeric value. Human resources representatives almost always ask about current salary during the initial...
  • How the Smartphone Killed the Three-Day Weekend

    05/26/2013 3:16:47 PM PDT · by upchuck · 93 replies
    CNBC ^ | Fri, Mat 24, 2013 | Bob Sullivan
    It [Memorial Day] would seem an ideal time to take a break, but our ability to unplug and relax is under assault. A three-day weekend? We can barely get through three waking hours without working, new research shows. The average smartphone user checks his or her device 150 times per day, or about once every six minutes. Meanwhile, government data from 2011 says 35 percent of us work on weekends, and those who do average five hours of labor, often without compensation—or even a thank you. The other 65 percent were probably too busy to answer surveyors' questions... "It's like...
  • HHS Appeal Withdrawal Gives Temporary Relief to Bible Publisher

    05/08/2013 5:08:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/7/13 | Adelaide Mena
    Washington D.C., May 7, 2013 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- An Illinois-based Bible publisher has secured temporary relief from the federal contraception mandate after the Obama administration asked an appellate court to dismiss its challenge to a preliminary injunction. Matthew Bowman, senior legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, which is defending the publisher, told CNA that the move indicates “that the government knows it is taking an extremist view against religious freedom, and it is afraid to defend that in court.” As a result of the court order, the Bible publisher will remain protected by a temporary injunction, and will therefore...
  • High School Fires Teacher After Her Partner's Name Appeared In Her Mother's Obituary

    04/24/2013 10:38:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 24, 2013 | Sarah Karlan
    Carla Hale, a teacher in Clintonville, Ohio, was fired just days after an anonymous parent informed the school that her partner's name had appeared in her mother's obituary. Update- April 24, Hale's grievance has been denied.
  • Subway Fires National Guard Member for Serving

    04/24/2013 5:27:00 AM PDT · by Highmile · 48 replies
    A distraught mother came to News 4 after her 20-year-old daughter was fired after missing work for training duties with the Missouri National Guard. Morgan Johnson was sworn in to the Missouri National Guard on April 18 and told her boss at the Crystal City Subway she would miss work to train with her unit that next weekend. She was fired the following Monday even though a federal law protects her from losing her job over military service.