Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Workplace News Round-up

I'm in the mood for a little news aggregation this morning. Here are some headlines catching my eye:

A dig in Wales unearths job application cover letters from the Great Depression.

Foxconn will start replacing its suicide-prone employees with robots over the next three years.

One job applicant's interview is ruined by store security tags left on her new interview suit. Or so says her husband.

Would you like to volunteer your town as a nuclear waste site?

Auto executives are feeling pretty good about the economy.

Forbes gives a Baby Boomer a Gen Y makeover. Does the makeover come with poor spelling and human interaction skills? I kid, I kid. Sort of.

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A new study links waning union power to greater income inequality.

Half Price Books is courting soon-to-be-ex Borders employees.

Oregon's state employees are angry and we know this because they're talking about it on Facebook.

Hmm.

Should employers be able to discriminate against ex-convicts?

MTV turns 30 today. Yeah, I don't watch it anymore either but here's the very first video it aired on August 1, 1981. Feel old now?

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