Topic: retail

Employers Use Fancy Surveillance Technology To Monitor Your Every Move

Employers Use Fancy Surveillance Technology To Monitor Your Every Move

Simple surveillance technology has long been used by retailers to monitor many workplaces: Think of the grainy black and white video that sometimes winds up on the evening news when a convenience store is robbed. But theft is still a big problem, and often it comes from the other side of the counter: According to a recent post at the Atlantic, fast-food restaurants lose up to 7% of their sales to employee theft. Now, employers are fighting back with super-sophisticated surveillance technology that monitors employee actions right down to the keystroke. Get ready to have your boss monitor your every move and call you out over your exact behavior at 2:37 pm. More »

‘Sorry, I Have To Work’: Explaining Your Holiday Absence

'Sorry, I Have To Work': Explaining Your Holiday Absence

All across the country, people are packing up their cars or heading to the airport, getting ready to visit family and friends for the holiday weekend. They are getting ready for impromptu high school reunions and awkward conversations around the dinner table. They get to have Thanksgiving, with all its rich and wonderful food, with their families.

But some industries don’t get any break for the holidays, and those workers spend the next couple weeks apologizing profusely to every family member that they won’t get to see. More »