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Tuesday Workplace News Round-up

Are you tired of summer yet? I think I'm officially ready for autumn. A few leaves are starting to turn color here in the greater D.C. area so there's both hope and change going on, at least in regard to the seasons. Here are some headlines catching my eye this morning:

Can you claim a sexually hostile workplace even if you work in a sex shop? Yes, and you can win your case.

The Washington Post creates a word cloud for the unemployed and JOB is the word they're saying the most. Amazing.

But WAPO makes up for it with a great story about large companies seeking hiring tax breaks while keep their offshoring numbers a secret.

20 minutes of employee social networking a day apparently keeps the profits away.

Meanwhile, another study claims that cyberloafing at work makes employees more productive. Stay tuned, the next study will say something else.

If you're still working and aren't an executive, don't count on much of a raise next year.

From the "a sign of the times" files: 1,000 people apply for 12 jobs at an Aldi grocery store in Holland, Michigan.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson says the unemployed should blame their situation on federal regulations.

A new Gallup poll out today shows President Obama in a close race with Romney, Perry, Paul and Bachmann. God help us all.

The FCC quietly erased the Fairness Doctrine yesterday. Shh!

A Forbes advice article called "10 Things To Do After You Lose Your Job" suggests reading Stephen Covey books and dressing like you're still going to work. But what if you're self-employed, wear yoga pants and think the majority of business books are useless tripe?

The for-profit college industry is tanking.

Gawker reminds us of the perils of talking e-smack about your co-workers.

I'd probably semi-watch this particular cooking show [warning: language NSFW].


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