Not happy with your job? Just wait. A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 American workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job. Older workers reported satisfaction regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level.
In Manila Electric Company’s 110-year history, the utility pole has been an exclusive space for men. The physically taxing 50-ft pole climb and a tango with high voltage wires were tasks reserved for male workers – but not for long as the company hatched the idea of taking women trainees in.
The tasseled caps have been tossed, diplomas handed out and graduation parties thrown here and there. Now what? Do you search for a job with the rest of the new graduates, or take a few months off to recharge and savor liberation from the academe? There’s no right or wrong choice. It all boils down [...]
Heat stress from global warming may be having an impact on outdoor work productivity in hot regions like northern Australia, Southeast Asia and the southern United States, a study said Sunday.
By Karina Isabel M. Yap
Paula, 18, smelled like French fries when she came to the seminar, wafting of the delicious scent of newly cooked potato. She was still wearing her uniform beneath her school jacket.
On a mock-up stage in a Philippine music studio, single-mum Joanna Talibong is singing for her life.
Employers looking to ramp up productivity in these dog-eat-dog times might consider letting their staff bring Fido to the office, a scientific study published Friday suggests.
By Aurelia End
Germany, holding up better than its Eurozone partners in the current debt crisis, is battling the increasingly widespread phenomenon of “burnout” which it says is costing its economy billions of euros (dollars) each year.
By Niño Mark M. Sablan
You hate your boss? You’re not alone. After all, most bosses are pretentious, overconfident, and lazy. Here are some other boss types, all of them worthy of eyeball rolls and office gossip.
By Paul Amiel Salonga
Losing your job is a bit like a breakup. Draw a Venn Diagram of the two, and in the middle space would be words like “We’re/I’m not happy with your performance,” “We’re/I’m going to have to let you go,” “We/I want to explore more options with other people.” The only difference is the pronouns.
By Niño Mark M. Sablan
In the comedy flick, “Horrible Bosses,” three friends want to kill their respective bosses because they are arrogant and abusive. According to the movie poster, one is a psycho, the other is a maneater, and another is a “tool.” All of them are horrible (hence the title), standing in the way of their happiness—just like most bosses in real life. We searched for some maltreated, neglected, mocked, and unlucky employees, and here they are describing their horrible superiors (and not using their real or complete names, of course).