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Hallmark Sympathy Cards for the Unemployed
With the US unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, it’s nice to know someone‘s business is thriving. In this case, that someone is Hallmark, which recently began selling sympathy cards aimed at those who’ve lost jobs.
Starbucks Barista Fired for ‘Starbucks Rant Song’
Two months after posting his ‘Starbucks Rant Song’ 25-year-old Starbucks barista Christopher Cristwell was fired by the jolly green coffee giant. Shirtless under his standard-issue Starbucks apron, Cristwell jokingly railed against the stereotypical entitlement and conduct of c…
Borders Employees Diss Customers in Hilarious Farewell Note
Borders bookstores will shut their doors forever at the end of this month, and in a final kiss-off to those who patronized the once-popular chain, employees at one of Borders’ franchises hung in their display window a bitter note which listed all the things customers had done t…
Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?
In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.
“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,&Close…
Working In an Office Makes People Less Productive
The communal offices that were introduced during the ’50s to boast creativity and problem solving are actually reducing productivity, according to new research.
Neuroscientist Dr. Jack Lewis conducted brain scans on office workers and found that those who work in spaces with few walls…

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