Posts Tagged 'employment'

Mondays Aren’t So Bad, But Weekends Are Better

The BBC reports –

We may say we hate Mondays, but research suggests Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are equally loathed. US investigators who looked at a poll of 340,000 people found moods were no worse on Mondays than other working days, bar Friday. People were happier as they approached the weekend, lending support for the concept of “that Friday feeling”. The report authors told the Journal of Positive Psychology that the concept of miserable Mondays should be ditched.

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Misery Bear At Work [video]

Gotta love his cheese sandwich.

Incredible Stat – Chinese Mining Deaths

While the recent mine rescue in Chile was uplifting, the statistics for deaths in Chinese mines are appalling. During 2009, they had more than 2600 mining deaths and 1261 in the first half of 2010. That’s 200 per month, or 50 per week – every week.

CBC reports –

Mine bosses in China who don’t go underground with their workers will be severely punished under a new regulation that took effect Thursday in the latest bid to improve safety in the world’s deadliest mines. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in July ordered mine managers to spend some time in the shafts along with their miners so that they would focus more on safety, after a series of deadly mining accidents sparked public outrage. But China National Radio quoted State Administration of Work Safety spokesman Huang Yi as saying there have been reports of mine bosses in some areas arranging to have employees take their place in the shafts, though he didn’t give specifics or say where the alleged violations happened.

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Here’s a page dedicated to mining safety issues in China.


The Republican Solution [pic]

How To Quit Your Job – If You Are A HPOA [pics]

A young lady quits her job with style. She is indeed a HPOA (HOPA?). Enjoy her series of pictures HERE.

Worst Job Ever [pic]

Possibly the #1 and #2 worst jobs in one pic. CLICK to embiggen.

original source

Life In A Chinese Factory

Interesting, and rather long article about life inside a Chinese factory that makes mice for Microsoft, as well as other tech items. It tells about the incredibly long hours and incredibly poor wages.

Go to the article.

More American Jobs Outsourced

happycowsThe LA Times reports

The California Milk Advisory Board may have shot itself in the hoof. The board, which promotes the state’s dairy farmers and is overseen by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is again preparing to film commercials touting California milk from California cows — in New Zealand. In January, it plans to shoot part of its new series of 10 California “Happy Cows” TV commercials in Auckland, taking advantage of that country’s low production costs.

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Salary Fail [pic]

I know the economy is in the tank, but this is ridiculous!


Stuff Unemployed People Like

Great blog with such gems as –

#60 – Getting Away From It All , or

#101 – Being A Stay-in-Bed Lady or Gentleman.

Irish Columnist Has Deathwish

A columnist for The Irish Times opines that women in the workforce are largely responsible for the economic crisis. This theory actually holds much credibility with many experts, but I would hate to see his inbox now. One nugget from the post –

“Whether working women actually caused the credit crunch is now a moot point. The point is that removing women from the workforce would mitigate its effects.”

Read the entire article HERE.

Your Tax Dollars At Work

Perhaps they need to hire someone to fix their site.



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