7 November 2010

British long-term jobless to face compulsory manual slave labour

The Daily Telegraph has a longer interview with Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.

“Play ball or it’s going to be difficult”

Related: The Tories are keeping their promises.

[via:Keijo Lakkala]

4 June 2010

Sexual harassment okay as it ensures humans breed, Russian judge rules

I can’t remember stumbling over this 2008 story before.

“A Russian advertising executive who sued her boss for sexual harassment lost her case after a judge ruled that employers were obliged to make passes at female staff to ensure the survival of the human race.”

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

27 December 2009

The working conditions of Amazon.com’s warehouse “Elves”

[via:Slashdot]

14 October 2009

the damned company by elliott d rosewater and wj galt book cover

The Damned Company

…by Elliott D. Rosewater and W.J. Galt. [Amazon]

“Turning the business fable on its head, the Damned Company is a farcical tour of Corporate Hell. Based loosely on Dante’s Inferno […]”

[via:Jean]

28 July 2009

A collection of intentionally confusing and rude e-mail replies to classified ads

3 June 2009

Canon Employees Are Forbidden to Sit Down, Walk at Normal Pace

Making it possible to stand up while working for maybe 30-60 minutes a day sounds like a great idea, but the rest of this seems insane. More details.

[via:Jean]

4 January 2009

Comic portraying office revolt, workplace transforming into a free, tribal society

Oldmeme is probably old, but deserves a posting. The next few days at work will be one great struggle against the temptation to attach this image to every sent e-mail message.

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