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Wednesday Workplace News Round-up

What's going on in the wonderful world of workplace news this morning? Let's find out with the Wednesday Workplace News Round-up!

Pulse owner and employees vow to re-open the nightclub after last weekend's horrific event. Good for them.

Yesterday was World Blood Donor Day, but you can still get out and donate if you can. For more information, visit or The American Red Cross. Here's an overview from supermodel Niki Taylor.

Summer interns, here are the 15 worst mistakes you can make at work, according to Business Insider.

Hiring managers are thinking these things when they interview you.

The Millennials are freely sharing their salary levels, and they want you to share yours, too. Good luck with that, Millennials.

Zenefits (yeah, that company) is laying off 106 employees and is seeking buy outs from other employees in a restructuring effort.

California is smoking out smokers in the workplace with even tighter smoking restrictions.

Student-loan repayment is the hot, new employee perk. I predicted the student loan repayment perk trend four years ago. (Hey, sometimes I'm actually right!)

Sex reassignment surgery coverage is being incorporated into employee insurance plans.

President Obama calls some current workplace household and work arrangement policies "straight out of Mad Men."

A cancelled SNL workplace skit entitled Women Workplace Warriors is now online. It stars Miley Cyrus and her tongue.

A Michigan State University study finds that helping our co-workers isn't helping our own exhaustion levels at work.

Young people are more likely to get their news from social media these days than from television news. Anyone with a social media page is a reporter now. #Goodbyejournalism

3M Company sticks it to Google by being voted the most-preferred workplace by Millennials in a new survey. Congratulations, 3M!

HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm will be returning after a long hiatus. Creator and star Larry David (a.k.a. SNL's Bernie Sanders) says: "In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, 'I left, I did nothing, I returned.'" Welcome back, Larry.


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