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Work to live or live to work ? In today's economy it's hard to tell the difference anymore. I'm opening up a can of worm's right now, but I am royally pissed off at my workplace for the following reason. Mandatory Random UA's. Over the course of the last week many of our employees have been suspended or fired for failing random UA's. You know, I can understand if an employee shows up to work hella blazed or tweaking (on meth) etc. But when you fire someone who is not currently under the influence but just happened to spark up at a Party two days ago on their weekend off ? Come ON ! Maybe it's just because I am Canadian, but I find this absolutely ludicrous. That's like firing someone for getting wasted and having a one night stand on their winter vacation in Cancun. If it's not on the property and not affecting your job performance what is the big fucking deal. I've dealt with not being allowed piercings, visable tattoos, unnatural hair colors etc, but when did we allow or accept being told what we can or cannot do outside of the workplace?!?!?! Yes, I realize people are going to argue that narcotics are illegal substances blah blah blah, but last time I checked, it wasn't my employers job to Police me or my fellow coworkers while we are off the clock. What's your opinion ?Work to live or live to work ? In today's economy it's hard to tell the... more
This video offers advice on how to be green at work by suggesting a few easy changes that you and your co-workers can make to save the environment.This video offers advice on how to be green at work by suggesting a few easy changes... more
Bogota Jam explores the social differences and the wild growth of the city
in contrast to the astronomical time through a detailed observation,
derived from years of work in techniques like: Time Lapse, animation, cinema and video.
Cinematographer: Arturo Almanza Music: Smetenan
Jorge Silva, Mauricio Martinez, Jaime Gutierrez, Enrico Mandirola, Juan Yañes.Bogota Jam explores the social differences and the wild growth of the city in... more
So why is that sooooo many people are happy they got fired or they are happy Google saved them from going bankrupt or changed their lives for the better. Apparently Google has been paying top dollar for people to sit at their computers and do something related to posting links on the web. I'm not sure what the deal is, but I guess there are tons of success stories out there. Some people are claiming they make $5,000 a month. DAMN! That's more than some college graduates make. Why even go to college if you can work from home and make a decent income? I'm sure this has been going on for a while and maybe I'm late and this conversation has already taken place, but during a time when the economy is shitty, people are losing their homes they busted their asses to own, the national debt is ridiculously high, and recent college grads are in debt and can't find a job, it just goes to show how bad things have become. I'm sure some of those testimonials are from college graduates who would much rather be working in the field they studied, but because of the decisions made by our government some Americans have to sacrifice there dreams just to survive. When will it end? I don't know, but if the testimonials are real and some people are proud of working for Google that's fine. I don't know where this posting is headed. There are so many thoughts popping into my head as I am typing, so I will end with this.
If someone can verify that Google is actually helping people during this Great Recession please post a link or comment on this posting.
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https://secure.emillionaireinstitute.com/g5/?cid=3502&subid=35856So why is that sooooo many people are happy they got fired or they are happy Google... more
I couldn't look at the computer screen any longer. I needed a creative outlet.One thing I like to do is make documentary films, but I guess I haven't met the right people in LA yet, so my search for that dream job continues.I couldn't look at the computer screen any longer. I needed a creative outlet.One... more
France's parliament has passed a law which effectively ends the country's compulsory 35-hour working week, the BBC reports.
" The new law will allow companies to strike individual deals with unions on working hours and overtime.
Since coming into office last year, President Nicolas Sarkozy has blamed the 35-hour week for damaging France's economic competitiveness.
Introduced 10 years ago by the then Socialist government, polls show most French still support the 35-hour week."
What would you rather? A statutory 35-hour working week (that's just seven hours a day!) so you didn't have to feel bad for wanting a life as well as a career, or a fiercely competitive stake in the world market?
France's parliament has passed a law which effectively ends the country's... more