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  • Americans Boycott Sam’s Club After CEO’s Racist Comments About White Males

    10/17/2016 2:42:07 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    TGP ^ | 12-20-2015 | Jim Foft
    Jim Hoft Dec 20th, 2015 A boycott is being organized against Sam’s Club after racist, sexist comments by its far left CEO.Sam’s Club racist CEO — Rosalind Brewer Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer outraged customers after she admitted to openly discriminating against white males in an interview. Brewer openly admitted to institutionalized racism at Sam’s Club during an interview with Yahoo. Mad World News reported: “ Rosalind Brewer presides over one of the largest wholesale clubs in America, and apparently, she’s a raging liberal, according to Yahoo! Finance. She recently did an interview with CNN and revealed that to her,...
  • Christian could be fired for refusing to watch LGBT ‘inclusivity’ video

    09/16/2016 5:04:18 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 15, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, September 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Christian's 14-year career is being threatened because he refused to watch a training video on lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer "diversity and inclusivity." In April, the Social Security Administration announced all employees must be trained in LGBTQ "diversity and inclusivity." Longtime information technology employee David Hall, whose Christian convictions do not consider sodomy healthy or normal or good for people, believed that the “training” was against his sincerely held beliefs. Specifically, Hall, 42, was told by his superiors to view a 17-minute video that includes "tips for increasing cultural awareness in...
  • How to tell if your co-worker is a psychopath

    09/14/2016 9:54:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies ^ | Sep. 13, 2016 | Emma Reynolds
    We’ve all had that co-worker at some point: superficially charming, supremely self-confident, but they’ll walk over anyone to get ahead and not feel a second’s remorse. Perhaps, after you were burned yet again, you half-joked that they must have a personality disorder. Today, experts believe it’s very possible that your colleague is a psychopath. Groundbreaking research presented at the Australian Psychology Society Congress in Melbourne this week reveals that one in five corporate workers may have the disorder — as many as in the prison population.
  • Man would rather get fired than watch diversity video

    09/09/2016 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Man would rather get fired than watch diversity video Thu, 09/08/2016 - 7:00am | Tracy Crane CHAMPAIGN — A Social Security Administration employee who believes he shouldn't have to watch a workplace diversity video about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, because it violates his religious beliefs, fears he may lose his job because of it. David Hall, 42, of Tolono has worked for the federal agency for 14 years, based in the Champaign office as an area systems coordinator, an information technology position. In late April, Hall said, employees nationwide received an email from the agency about a...
  • Muslim F.A. suing ExpressJet for wrongly suspending her after she refused to serve alcohol

    08/10/2016 9:16:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 83 replies
    National Post ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | AP
    DETROIT — A Muslim flight attendant has sued ExpressJet, accusing the airline of wrongly suspending her because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers. The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter announced Tuesday it filed the lawsuit last week on behalf of Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for the airline headquartered in Atlanta.
  • Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses 1st Amendment appeal

    08/11/2016 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/16 | James Wilkinson
    Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses First Amendment appeal in 'outrageous' federal court decisionA Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called 'outrageous'. Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses. She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a 'substantial burden'...
  • Muslim Flight Attendant Who Wouldn't Serve Booze Sues

    08/11/2016 5:36:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Newser ^ | 8/11/2016 | Arden Dier
    Newser) – The Muslim flight attendant placed on unpaid leave last year after refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her religion is now suing her employer. Charee Stanley of Detroit says Georgia-based airline ExpressJet was initially quite accommodating of her religious beliefs when she converted to Islam in 2013, even granting her request to wear a hijab to work. But when she became aware that "the Islamic proscription on consuming alcohol also extended to the act of serving alcohol to others" in 2015, she says she asked her employer if other flight attendants could serve alcohol in her place,...
  • Macy’s Fires Catholic Over Transgender Bathroom Incident

    07/25/2016 4:17:33 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    A senior store detective at Macy’s has been fired from his job after he intervened when a female customer reported that a man entered the women’s bathroom. After he was asked to leave the restroom, the man complained saying he believes he is really a female. The woman and her daughter were frightened by the man’s presence. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights, reports the

    07/21/2016 11:13:34 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies ^ | 07/21/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Macy’s has fired an employee because he is a practicing Catholic. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights. In May, Javier Chavez, Senior Store Detective at the Macy’s store in Flushing, New York, received a phone call stating that a male had entered the ladies room with a female companion. A female customer, and her daughter, were afraid to enter because of the male’s presence. A security employee who reports to Chavez advised the man to leave and use the men’s room. He left claiming to be a female. He then complained to store...
  • Never Hire a Powerskirt

    07/20/2016 7:21:31 AM PDT · by NRx · 89 replies
    TheZMan ^ | 07-19-2016 | TheZMan
    Looking back, we had, in the person of Teddy Roosevelt, the finest President in the history of this country. He had the spirit and determination that matched the times and the land. Then the women got the vote, and everything went to hell. While our boys was overseas fighting the Kaiser, the women got Prohibition put in. Drinking and gambling and whoring were declared unlawful. All those things which come natural to men became crimes.–Judge Roy BeanA quarter century ago, I was sent to my first reeducation camp. The company I was with at the time had been infected with...
  • Report: Megyn Claims Fox News' Ailes Sexually Harassed Her

    07/19/2016 11:14:33 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 170 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/19/2016
    New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reported Tuesday that Fox News star Megyn Kelly has accused the network's chairman of sexual harassment. The blockbuster report comes on the heels of Sherman's Monday story, citing sources at Fox News's parent company, indicating Roger Ailes was soon to be fired. The decision to remove Ailes in the coming weeks was the result of misconduct discovered after a legal review of his actions in the wake of claims made by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. Carlson has filed suit in New Jersey Superior Court claiming the Fox News chairman requested they sleep together...
  • Report: Megyn Kelly Claimed Ailes Harassed Her

    07/19/2016 11:11:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    A day after reporting that Fox News chief Roger Ailes could be on his way out soon, New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reported Tuesday that Megyn Kelly, the most prominent star at Fox, has detailed alleged harassment by Ailes to the law firm commissioned by 21st Century Fox to probe accusations leveled by ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson. Unlike many of her colleagues, Kelly has been silent since Carlson filed a lawsuit against Ailes. According to Sherman’s sources, the alleged harassment against Kelly occurred when she was a young contributor to the network about 10 years ago. Sherman also reported that 21st...
  • BREAKING: Ex-Fox Anchor Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Roger Aikes

    07/06/2016 11:00:26 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 90 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07-06-2016 | J. D. Durkin
    Fox News anchor and author Gretchen Carlson is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against CEO Roger Ailes.
  • BREAKING: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Roger Ailes

    07/06/2016 8:30:44 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 188 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8 July 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    Fox News anchor and author Gretchen Carlson is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against CEO Roger Ailes.
  • I was fired from my internship for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code

    06/29/2016 4:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Ask A Manager ^ | June 28, 2016 | Alison Green
    A reader writes: I was able to get a summer internship at a company that does work in the industry I want to work in after I graduate. Even though the division I was hired to work in doesn’t deal with clients or customers, there still was a very strict dress code. I felt the dress code was overly strict but I wasn’t going to say anything, until I noticed one of the workers always wore flat shoes that were made from a fabric other than leather, or running shoes, even though both of these things were contrary to the...
  • Spoiled College Grad Demands New Dress Code at Job, Gets the Boot

    06/29/2016 11:36:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 6/29/2016 | Tom Knighton
    The next day, all of us who signed the petition were called into a meeting where we thought our proposal would be discussed. Instead, we were informed that due to our “unprofessional” behavior, we were being let go from our internships. We were told to hand in our ID badges and to gather our things and leave the property ASAP. We were shocked. The proposal was written professionally like examples I have learned about in school, and our arguments were thought out and well-reasoned. We weren’t even given a chance to discuss it. The worst part is that just before...
  • Confused and upset (Vanity)

    06/24/2016 9:13:07 AM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 47 replies
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  • LGBT Pride Flag Raised After Orlando Shooting ‘Unbearable’ For Christian Employee

    06/18/2016 5:37:23 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 45 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 17, 2016 | Steve Contorno
    TAMPA — A pride flag waving outside the Hillsborough County center was meant to be a sign of respect and remembrance for the victims of the shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. But just a day after it was raised, Commissioner Stacy White said it may be offending Christian employees and questioned whether it should be taken down. In an email sent to the the county human relations director Peggy Rowe on Thursday, White said he received an anonymous complaint from a county employee that the presence of the flag was “nearly unbearable” for her to pass on her...
  • Orlando Shooter’s Fmr. Co-Worker Says Employer Ignored ‘Unhinged’ Behavior Because He Was Muslim

    06/12/2016 5:13:14 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/12/16 | Jon Nicosia
    In an echo of claims made following the San Bernardino massacre, a former co-worker of Omar Mateen, the dead suspect in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, says that he complained to Mateen’s employer about the man’s “unhinged” behavior, but the company ignored complaints because Mateen was Muslim. Florida Today reports: A former Fort Pierce police officer who once worked with 29-year-old Omar Mateen, the assailant in an Orlando nightclub shooting that left at least 50 dead, said he was “unhinged and unstable.”
  • Charlotte vet says he was fired for lowering flag on Memorial Day

    06/06/2016 10:11:42 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | June 3, 2016 | MICHAEL GORDON
    When Charlotte veteran Allen Thornwell lowered his employer’s American flag to half-staff on Memorial Day, he says he did not think to ask permission or consider the possibility that he had done anything wrong. Instead, the 29-year-old former Marine, who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says he was thinking about his country, the meaning of the holiday and his best friend, Geoff, another Marine who killed himself two years ago after returning stateside. On Tuesday, Thornwell was fired. A manager at the placement service that arranged the vet’s job at Time Warner Cable in Charlotte told him...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. The school conducted an internal investigation after Soell complained, but found no proof of harassment. The state’s labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, forced a bakery to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple they wouldn’t bake a cake for, and he has also compelled a bar owner to pay a whopping $400,000 to a group of transgender customers he tried to ban from his bar. Eager...
  • 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
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    06/21/2014 6:32:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies ^ | 11:16 EST, 20 June 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
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