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Thursday Workplace News Round-up

My children start school next week, and I think they're ready to go back. I'll admit that I'm ready for school to start too, because I'm running out of ideas to keep them busy. I adore my children but let's just say as summer winds down I'm feeling a bit like Gabrielle Andersen-Scheiss approaching the finish line at the 1984 Women's Olympic Marathon.

But moving on. I hope you have a relaxing Labor Day weekend. Try to do something fun if you can. Here are some headlines catching my eye today:

Well, at least we know where the jobs are.

A new Rutgers study finds half of Americans surveyed are nervous about losing their own jobs and two-thirds expect 2011 to suck as much as 2010.

Forget the Betty Basket and a yoga class because Californians want something else instead.

CBS employees enter a Blackberry blackout.

People over age 40 love reading stories that make younger people look bad.

Narcissists spend more time writing Facebook status updates. In other news, the sky is still blue.

And the award for advanced economy with the highest level of unsustainable debt goes to...

Childless young women earn more than their male counterparts. Then they have kids and...

New York Governor David Paterson signs the country's first domestic workers' rights legislation into law.

Are small business owners feeling yippy or are they feeling dippy?

The Great Recession is messing up people's work-life balance.

There's a resort in Japan where guests can have a relaxing getaway with their virtual girlfriends. No, really.

Technology workers in West Virginia are fighting the state's plan to outsource their jobs.

Australia's economy is growing at the fastest rate in three years.

Everyone except for Americans seems to be buying a new television.

A new study finds 10.5 million small business employees will gain access to health coverage under the new health care law.

The lower the salary, the less an employee is likely to understand life insurance.

An employee has been found dead at American Apparel's Los Angeles headquarters.

Cab drivers don't like blind people?

"Your work sucks, loser!" and other snappy retorts are just the thing to motivate some apparently masochistic employees.

Fall is coming, and that means it's time to nag health workers to get their flu shots again.

One-third of Gen Yers don't believe anything their employers say.

The Great Recession is turning employees into total stress monkeys.

The CEOs at companies that cut the most jobs just happen to make the most money. Shocking, I know.

A new study finds new moms get enough sleep, it's just not contiguous sleep and so they're tired. I'll take "studies that conclude the obvious" for 500, Alex.

Go ahead, that glass of red wine is good for you.


  1. Very relieved about the red wine. I also try to promote the healthy benefits of Scotch. (whiskey = "water of life")


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