Starbucks just pledged to eliminate plastic straws by 2020. To date, it is the biggest food and beverage company to make this move, so the ban is more than just symbolic. Starbucks customers use more than one billion plastic straws each year. The decision could encourage other companies to go the...
Wonder if your current job will still be around in 2030? LinkedIn’s Carolyn Fairchild analyzed a study by The McKinsey Global Institute to offer a glimpse into the crystal ball of careers. Teachers will still be in high demand, As Fairchild argues, “doing jobs that require human interaction...
[caption id="attachment_6985" align="alignright" width="620"] Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant encouraged protesters to block freeways on May Day[/caption] The Seattle City Council passed a unanimous resolution this week which declares May 1 a "day of action" on which city employees are welcom...
For bosses who want to spy on employees at work, it’s never been easier – or more commonplace – than it is today. But the practice has HUGE drawbacks. Despite the fact that some companies justify employee monitoring as a way to make their operations run more smoothly, it can actually damage mo...
Contrary to popular belief, there are no laws against sharing salary information -- and doing so actually increases the chance of being paid fairly. To ensure that you’re paid fairly at your job, the best advice may be to talk to co-workers about how much you make. Seriously. This is exactly wh...
Quit your job to help our economy? This past September, more than 2.6 million Americans – nearly 2% of the entire workforce -- quit their jobs, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report last Thursday. This marks the highest "quit rate" since back in 2008 (April), when the Great Recession...
Oftentimes stay-at-home moms are depicted as modern-day June Cleavers, dressed in sleek Lululemon gear while shuttling their kids from school to T-ball practice to piano lessons and then home again for hand-made organic dinners. These women have supposedly chosen to take an extended leave from the w...
Last week a coalition of Chicago aldermen put forth an ordinance proposing a $15 an hour minimum wage for workers in the nation’s third-largest city. According to details in the ordinance, corporations with more than $50 million in annual sales would be required to increase minimum worker pay t...
Every job comes with its own load of stress, but a new report from the job search site CareerCast details which positions have the most and least. As the study reveals, jobs where employees risk their lives in the daily round of work, such as military personnel and firefighters, rank as the most ...