Remember back in the day when progressives fought for labor laws and unions and humane working hours? They’re probably rolling in their graves, because the 40-hour workweek has now stretched into a nearly 50-hour workweek for most Americans. A new … More
Working overtime is costing you a lot of energy, and, of course, time. And even if you get paid a little extra for it, it’s not doing a damn thing for your company’s bottom line nor productivity. A new Stanford … More
Most Americans are overworked and at least slightly underpaid for those hours, but Sweden? They seem to be getting their ish together in that regard, and one city is experimenting with six-hour workdays. Studies show that knowledge workers–as in, software … More
The economy is still rather shaky, and so are most people’s job hopes. As a result, employers are having their employees work more and longer hours than ever, and employees are sucking it up for fear of losing their jobs … More
The news of a Bank of America employee dying after working 20 straight hours is pretty terrifying. What’s more terrifying is that this is rapidly becoming the norm for lots of students and recent grads who are desperate to get … More
Facebook recently launched a new feature, Graph Search. It’s a robust tool that gives users the power to search their friends’ profiles for information and recommendations.
The days leading up to its launch were exhausting. One of Facebook’s product managers, Loren Cheng, spoke to Fast Company about going into a 34-day “lockdown.” More
You must be thinking, “Impossible. There is no upside to working on a day when shoppers trample each other to make sure they get their hands on a half-priced 92″ television.” Well, we like to look at the silver lining of all things, so yes, we say there are good things about slaving… I mean working on Black Friday. If you aren’t convinced and are dreading your 12 a.m. shift, keep reading and prepare to see things from a different angle. You’re welcome. More
Many employees have missed major milestones in their personal lives because they had to work. But do they all regret it? Or do they think this is just a consequence of hard work? We talked to a few people who said they missed major life events to find out.