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Monday Workplace News Round-up

Happy Monday! Are you done with your Christmas shopping? I have yet to find something for the hardest-to-buy-for person on my list (there's always one, isn't there?). Wish me luck. Here's your Monday workplace news round-up:

A new study finds U.S. pediatricians can't do their jobs unless they're near a Starbucks and an IKEA.

Temporary work is where the action is.

Workers in California's Napa Valley could probably use a glass of wine after soaking in these numbers.

Canadian Mounties are suffering from PTSD.

Canadian researchers, meanwhile, plan a big survey on Gen Xers in the workplace.

Male business travelers love a good status update.

Heading to the post office today? Get ready to wait...and wait.

This Indian article entitled "Three Top Tips To Get a Job In the USA" suggests telling employers what they want to hear and acting like you care.

Come on, Congress: Pass the 9/11 responders health care bill already. We owe it to them, so stop dragging your feet, okay?

The FBI is raiding data centers in Texas.

A Midwest tire company and 1,000 of its employees air things out over a contract dispute.

Is the U.S. Army going to spring for a smartphone for every soldier?

State employees in Oregon donate 25,000 Christmas toys for needy kids in the state, enough toys to fill the galleria in the state capitol building. Nice.

MSNBC asks what happened to casual days at work. Hmm, I have a feeling it's related to this somehow.

The American victim of a Nigerian e-mail scam sues. The rest of us think, "Wow, you actually fell for it?"

The mayor of Anchorage asks the state legislature to repeal Alaska's FMLA laws.

Imagine being able to remember every day of your life in extreme detail. I can imagine how that could be both good and bad.

Is the era of the computer password almost over?

Kids are going crazy at college, literally.

A Washington DC TV reporter gets stuck on an Amtrak train and tweets for 10 hours about it.

Meanwhile, it's bonus week on Wall Street. The top five firms will hand out $90 billion in bonuses this year. $90 billion? I'm going to throw up now.


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