We’ve all had days where we didn’t want to work, but according to Andrew Valentine, a principal for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a man he calls “Bob” took it to a new level by by outsourcing his own six-figure-salaried job to China for $50,000/year, while he surfed Reddit and looked at cat videos.
We seem to most often find ourselves complaining about Facebook, so when we heard about their parental leave policy for employees, we just had to give them a pat on the back. Two thumbs up, even, for being a forward-thinking employer that gives any new parent – female or male, birth or adoption – four months of paid parental leave.
Work sucks, or so a lot of people say. With 92 percent of the American workforce unsatisfied with their jobs, this much is obvious. But what isn’t so obvious is that adjustments can be made in the workplace that greatly increase employee morale, according to Lynda Barbaccia. In this interview, Ms. Barbaccia talks with us about workplace issues and how to address them.
Employment attorneys are warning of a new trend: the use of positive recommendations on Linked-In as evidence in lawsuits against the recommender. Here’s how it works: an employer gives a positive recommendation on Linked In for an employee. The employee is later let go. The positive recommendation on LinkedIn now becomes ammunition and evidence in a lawsuit against the employer for discrimination, harrassment, or other improper firing practices.