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45% Of Russians Had No Savings Before Coronavirus Pandemic Led To Spike In Unemployment — New Survey

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Almost half of all Russians had no money saved when Covid-19 hit the country, according to a new survey, with only 26% of the population having enough to survive self-isolation if all sources of income were stopped. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Man Hands Out $10,000 In Cash To People Waiting In Unemployment Line

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Another Day In Paradise, Day 2751

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Sitting here looking at James (not his real name) to my right. My workday would be sooooo much better if I could ignore him, but, being in the cubicle across the aisle, I can't. For those new to this space, James is an idiot. Literally. Okay, idiot/savant might be more accurate. He is wicked smart when it comes to computer programming, but I&... read more

Strange Badge Swipe Policy

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There's a strange badge swipe policy at work: required first thing in the AM, after that ANYONE can just walk right in. #monitoring-v-security ... read more

Bain Capital Helps Kill Another Iconic American Company

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"Once Toys R Us was taken over, however, the debt that Vornado Realty, KKR and Bain used to acquire it was pushed back onto the company, skyrocketing its debt obligations to $7.6 billion." via inthesetimes.com/ar... read more

Bain Capital Helps Kill Another Iconic American Company

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"Once Toys R Us was taken over, however, the debt that Vornado Realty, KKR and Bain used to acquire it was pushed back onto the company, skyrocketing its debt obligations to $7.6 billion." via inthesetimes. ... read more

Another Headhunter Email

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I know they're just doing their jobs, but headhunters (job recruiters) can be some of the most dehumanizing people I've ever had to deal with. Because of that, I like to have a little fun at their expense whenever possible. Here's a recent email exchange: Headhunter... read more

One Fifth Of Us Workers Were Laid Off In Past Five Years

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One-fifth of US workers were laid off in past five years"Nearly 40% said it took more than seven months to find employment and about one in five of laid-off workers said all they could find was a temporary position." via ... read more

Working For Someone Else

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Something I've always hated about working for someone else is that you're expected to believe (or convincingly pretend, in the corporate setting, anyway) that the people in positions above you are in fact superior to you. It's just one more thing to gnaw at me during my time there. That expectation seems to be even stronger the further ... read more

Jobs

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Switzerland Shows US How To Handle CEOs

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Switzerland Shows US How to Handle CEOs. Here in the United States, had the minimum wage kept pace with productivity since the 1960s it would now be ... read more

How Amazon Works Staff 'to The Bone'

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Walk 11 miles a shift and pick up an order every 33 seconds... how Amazon works staff 'to the bone' "Internet giant Amazon works its warehouse staff 'to the bone' in long and re... read more

America's Re-shoring Of Jobs Is Accelerating

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Good! via America's Re-shoring of Jobs Is Accelerating. "Over the past couple of years, we've projected an improvement in U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by 2015 that would help drive an American m ... read more

Free Lunch, Or Is It?

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I've been chosen (with 5-6 others) to Have Lunch With ! (one of the VP's at work) tomorrow. I've been instructed to come prepared to discuss real issues and solutions regarding my job. Not looking forward to it. At least it's a free lunch ... but is it really? The price is I have to Have Lunch With ! and talk about work ... read more

Feds Give Laid-off Boeing Workers A Helping Hand

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The Labor Department ruling also means that if laid-off Boeing workers need to travel, say to California, for a job interview, the government will reimburse 90 percent of the costs. via ... read more

Support Corporate Criminals Or Social Justice

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via Support corporate criminals or social justice?  Intrepid Report.com. "During Clinton's presidency 45% of all income gains went to the top 1%.During Bush's presidency 65% of all income gains went to the top 1%.During Obama's presi ... read more

First Day Of School, I Mean, Work

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Feels like the first day back at school after summer vacation, except in this case it's not even summer yet and I'll be starting a new job, not school, today. I hope it lasts longer than the last few jobs! I have had a string of incredible bad luck over the past decade through no fault of my own, I swear. :)I guess it started with that l... read more

Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable

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via Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable "A Top Heavy 1 Percent Will Topple Without a Stable Middle Class.Focusing exclusively on deficit reduction is the wrong policy. Focusing solely on cutting spending is th... read more

Immelt Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China

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GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama's Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China At A Blistering Pace.The hypocris... read more

Why Faking Enthusiasm Is The Latest Job Requirement

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I hate when companies do this. Create a better environment for your employees, don't require them to be a pack of phonies! via Why Faking Enthusiasm Is The Latest Job Requirement. "... seeming to love the job becom ... read more

US Corporate Profits Vs Employee Wages

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"In Japan the ratio of pay for a CEO compared to that of the average worker is approx. 11 to 1. In Germany that ratio expands to a dizzying 12 to 1. And in the United States it's 475 to 1." via CHART - U.S ... read more

Whirlpool Threatens Pensions

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via Whirlpool threatens pensions "Unfortunately, we've just had another open theft of retired worker's benefits, this time Whirlpool management stealing the health care coverage of retired former Hoover workers and their families. Once ... read more

US Corporate Profits Vs. Employee Wages

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In Japan the ratio of pay for a ceo compared to that of the average worker is…11 to 1.In Germany that ratio expands to a dizzying.....12 to 1.And in the United States…..it's 475 to 1. via CHART - U.S. Corporate Profits Vs. Employee Wages - Home - ... read more

Freelancers Union A Federation Of The Unaffiliated

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Freelancers union, a federation of the unaffiliated- ( )Looks like a good idea. Freelancers Union.A Federation of the Unaffiliated. "350,000 FREELANCERS JOINED TOGETHE ... read more

The Minimum Wage Popular With The Public But Not The Donor Class

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The minimum wage, popular with the public, but not the donor classfrom The Minimum Wage: Popular With the Public, But Not the Donor Class. "One of the best proposals to come out of the State of the Union was the President's proposal to raise t ... read more

5 Ways Your Boss Is Killing Your Company Culture

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I agree. And a big reason for this, I believe, is that hiring managers hire based on likability, enthusiasm, and an applicant's degree (no matter what that degree is in) rather than on experience and intelligence. So, the people who end up running things often have no real idea what they're doing, but, darn it, they're enth ... read more

Walmart, 50 Years Of Gutting America's Middle Class

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Employment

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Non-profit job listings Tap Root Catch Afire ... read more

Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corporate Tax Cut

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Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corporate Tax Cut. I used to work for this jackass at Columbia/HCA years ago.He was an out-of-touch elitist primadonna back then, and hasn... read more

New Job Starts Today

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I hope I like it. UPDATE (2 years later):I didn't. See First day of school I mean work ... read more

New Job Starting Next Week

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I'm starting a new job next week, so I ran a test of how long it would take to get there after dropping Elizabeth off at school. It was 7:42 when they started letting the kids inside, allowing me to leave. I could do like a lot of parents and just drop her off and take off, but I like to make sure she's safely inside before I go. Other pare ... read more

Customer Satisfaction Surveys

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When given one of those customer satisfaction surveys, always try and give a glowing report about the individual who helped you (unless they were terrible, of course) because those surveys are just another tool for corporations to harass their already under-paid, under-appreciated employees. You don't want to be responsible for getting som ... read more

We Are Ruled By Huge Corporate Monopolies

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via Chris Hedges on TruthDig: We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies that replicate the political and economic power, on a vastly expanded scale, of the old trading companies of the 17th and 18th centuries. ... read more

Old Age Discrimination Suit Vs Google

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It's The Jobs, Stupid

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Good article here. Read the quote from the lifelong Republican who was a victim of a mass layoff and now can't find a job. http://blog.aflcio.org/2010/06/01/its-the-jobs-stupid/ ... read more

Another Interview

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I went to another job interview yesterday. It was downtown Nashville in the once trendy Cummins Station building. I've had a few consulting clients there over the years. The company interviewing me shall remain nameless. Coincidentally, a few hours before the interview I received a ... read more

Letter To A Former Co-worker

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Selling Insurance

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I got a call today about a job with American Income. They said they found my résumé on Careerbuilder. When I get emails like that, I instantly recognize them and mark them as spam and block them from sending any more. But getting a phone call is apparently more effective on me.I agreed to an interview (because she never ment... read more

Waiting

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I went to a pre-employment drug screening this morning. Last week, I had interviewed for an IT instructor position. Had to give a mock class, and everything. I chose the subject of securing your home wireless network. It was fun. Anyway, no, I haven't been hired ... yet. They require this test before even thinking about hiring me. I walke... read more

Made In America No Longer

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Micro Gigs

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Interesting article on micro gigs via welcome-to-the-micro-gig-no-job-is-too-small "A crush of apps allowing us to do discrete tasks for small sums of money might be the future. But the atom ... read more

CEO Salaries

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Just warms your heart, doesn't it? Not. via NY Times "It turns out that the good times are even better than we thought for American chief executives." ... read more

Minimum Wage Adjusted For Inflation

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Note To Recruiters

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I almost posted this to LinkedIn, but thought better of it since hiring managers and headhunters generally have absolutely no sense of humor regarding the hiring process. If they would admit (at least to themselves) that they have no idea what they're doing, it might help. :) Anyway, here it is: With application support ... read more

Food For Thought

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via dreamslaughter: Food For Thought. "The corporation is a true Frankenstein's monster, an artificial person run amok, responsible only to its own soulless self. — William Dugger" ... read more

Food Stamp Corporate Welfare

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Food Stamp corporate welfareMillions of Americans are angry because food stamp recipients can use their benefits to buy junk food but don't realize that they are able to do so because corporate America wouldn't have it any other way. Coca Cola, Kroger, Walmart, Kellogg ... read more

For All Bosses Who Dislike Directness

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Gender Unknown

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First time I've ever seen this. Filling out an online job application, the EEOC stuff at the bottom gave me a choice of: Male Female Gender Unknown Decline to Answer I can understand sexually confused, but gender unknown? Really? ... read more

Screw Economies Of Scale!

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Screw economies of scale!Screw economies of scale! As I've said before, this country needs a new (or maybe just an enforced) Sherman Antitrust Act that will limit the size, influence and control of any one corporation. More companies mean m ... read more

Girl Quits Job

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This is an instant classic. via girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/ ... read more

Good News For Bad References

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enewsletters.biospace.com/rhw/newsletter/good-news-for-bad-references.htm?typeemail&sourcejs-07-19-10 "Picture this scenario: you've been seeking new employment at a company, but without success. Your employment credentials are excellent a ... read more

Staying Healthy On The Job

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Good article on staying healthy on the job, plus just plain staying at that job. "... you can't smoke cigarettes fast enough to match the damage that today's workplace is doing to you. And not just you, but everyone from the newest hire to your CEO. Your company is unknowingly dragging the life from all of you.&qu ... read more

Happy Groundhog's Day

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10 Most Profitable US Companies Paid Little To No Federal Tax

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10 Most Profitable U.S. Companies Paid 9% in Federal Income TaxesAccording to the tax code, companies are supposed to pay 35% income tax. But NerdWallet determined that the top 10 came nowhere near that. via ... read more

The 10 Most Hated Companies In America

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The 10 most hated companies in Americafrom The 10 Most Hated Companies in America — 24/7 Wall St.. "1. Facebook" ... read more

The Architects Of Free Trade Really Did Want A World Gov't

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The architects of free trade really did want a world government of corporationsObservations on Credit and Surveillance — NAFTA Origins, Part Two: The Arc ... read more

How Companies Should Cut Back

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When faced with too many expenses and not enough income and you have run out of expenses to reduce, rather than firing employees, the fair and socially-responsible way to cut costs is NOT to fire employees who had nothing to do with those costs getting too high. The FIRST target of cost-cutting need ... read more

A Week Of Testing

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Took a test yesterday. Hope I passed! New job depends on it! Hope I did better than the previous day's job-related test. That one was on Windows 7 and 2008 techie stuff, and I just haven't kept up with Win 7, not as a tech, especially in regard to its various corporate scenarios. The test only served to remind me how tired of being a techie ... read more

The Job Market

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When I applied and scheduled an interview for a job at the financial arm of the Methodist Church, I knew I was not a right fit for them. After all, I'm not only not Methodist, I'm not even a Christian.When the HR manager called a couple days later to cancel the interview, I had a strong suspicion her excuse was concocted. I'm ... read more

Think Tank Community Doing Its Best To Control The World

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Think tank community that's doing its best to control the world"The corporate-policy network is highly centralized, at both the level of individuals and that of organizations. Its inner circle is a tightly interwoven ensemble of politically active business leaders; its organizational core includes the Tril ... read more

Job Hunting

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Can't companies at least send a denial letter/email? It's rude to leave us twisting in the wind. ... read more

Job Listing

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I get these job listing emails (just in case something awesome comes along). This latest one (probably created by AI (artificial/lower intelligence)) said they have several jobs just for you: Hospice Aide (Los Angeles), Chaplain (Paramus), Registered Nurse Case Manager (Peru). Peru? As in South America? And I don't qualify for any of them, ev ... read more

Job Offer

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Got the below email today. Probably because they saw that I have several books on Amazon (here, here and ... read more

An Entrepreneur At Age 66

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Laid Off

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It's been almost three weeks now, and I'm finally able to talk/blog about my layoff. After the merger and corporate restructuring at work, it was finally my turn to have my position eliminated. I instinctively felt it coming. In fact, I couldn't sleep the night before, worrying about it. No one had said anything to me, it was just a f ... read more

Usurpation And The Corporation As Crime

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Usurpation and the Corporation as Crime ... read more

Beauty Bias At Work

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Like A Cancer

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A business plan requiring constant expansion is, almost by definition, a cancer, and equally unhealthy. ... read more

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