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    Dell Workers to Take Unpaid Leave

    Dell Workers to Take Unpaid Leave
    Dell Inc. will offer nearly all of its employees up to a week of unpaid leave as part of an effort to cut costs this quarter. The giant computer maker, based in Round Rock, Texas, hopes to save an undisclosed sum via employee leaves and a handful of more conventional measures, including: • A hiring freeze. • Voluntary severance packages. ...
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    Cocaine Addicted Employee Hacks Ex-Employer's Mail Servers

    A Mill Valley man is going to jail for sabotaging his former employer’s computer system. A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered 37-year-old Steven John Barnes to begin serving a year and a day sentence Jan. 8. He pleaded guilty in March to unauthorized access to a protected computer. [widget:newsarticlehr] Prosecutors say Barnes hacked into Blue Falcon Networks’ computer system ...
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    U.S. Job Losses Poised to Accelerate in October

    U.S. Job Losses Poised to Accelerate in October
    The October U.S. employment report, scheduled for release Nov. 7, should prove the worst one yet for the current downturn, and will set the stage for the degree of weakness the markets should expect for the remaining October economic reports. We at Action Economics assume a 220,000 decline in nonfarm payrolls on the month, vs. the median estimate of a 190,000 ...
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    Guard Against Losing Good Employees When Times Are Tough

     Guard Against Losing Good Employees When Times Are Tough
    Even employees who have survived downsizing and who have been assured that they are valued by their companies may be thinking about changing jobs as soon as the economy improves. Often management is unaware of the level of dissatisfaction among workers and fails to take steps to prevent significant turnover, according to MRINetwork®, one of the world’s largest search and recruitment ...
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    Staggering Economy Topples 2009 Salary Increases

     Staggering Economy Topples 2009 Salary Increases
    Business & Legal Reports (BLR®) announced survey data today that shows a significant change in the plans of US employers for salary increases in 2009. A survey conducted this week—the 2009 Pay Budgets Revisited Survey—indicates that the average merit pay increase slated for next year is now 2.80%. That’s down almost 25% from the 3.71% increase employers reported in June, when ...
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    Gender Discrimination at Dell Alleged Again

    Gender Discrimination at Dell Alleged Again
    AUSTIN - A former human resources manager at Dell Inc. has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the computer company, the second such complaint this week. Jill Hubley, who worked until September 2007 as a senior strategist in the Dell Americas human resources group, filed the lawsuit claiming gender discrimination Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Austin. In the lawsuit, which ...
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    American Express to Cut 7,000 Jobs

    American Express to Cut 7,000 Jobs
    In a stark acknowledgment of the tough times ahead in the credit card industry, American Express Co. said Thursday that it plans to cut 7,000 jobs, or about 10 percent of its worldwide work force, in an effort to slash costs by $1.8 billion in 2009. The New York-based credit card issuer said it is also suspending management level salary increases ...
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    BitTorrent's Bram Cohen Isn't Limited by Asperger's

    BitTorrent's Bram Cohen Isn't Limited by Asperger's
    Bram Cohen's brain works differently from most people's. He has Asperger's syndrome, a condition that keeps him rooted in the world of objects and patterns, puzzles and computers, but leaves him floating, disoriented, in the everyday swirl of human interactions. When Cohen was in his late twenties he sat on a wooden chair with a Dell (DELL) keyboard on his lap ...
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    Majority of Workers Changing Daily Habits to Endure Economic Downturn

    Majority of Workers Changing Daily Habits to Endure Economic Downturn
    According to Vault.com’s (www.vault.com) “Workday Cutbacks” survey, 80% of employees are changing their workday food and drink habits in the face of the current economic crisis. Large numbers are cutting back when it comes to daily expenditures and also weighing more considerable changes in order to save money. “Regardless of their industry or career path, American workers are clearly reacting to ...
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    Well-Being of Workforce Influenced by Employers, Job Duties

     Well-Being of Workforce Influenced by Employers, Job Duties
    Research to be released Friday from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index reveals that the downward trend in overall well-being appears to be cushioned when workers experience a positive work environment, one where they get to use their strengths, and where their supervisor creates a trusting environment. In the first six months of 2008, 56% of workers in high-quality jobs — those who ...
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    Lenox Spa Reaches $14.75M Settlement Over Tips

    Lenox Spa Reaches $14.75M Settlement Over Tips
    For 19 years, Canyon Ranch has cultivated an image as a stress-free nirvana for the well-off. Guests of the luxury spa and hotel in the Berkshires plunk down thousands of dollars for weekends of yoga, hydrotherapy, and deep-kneaded body massage. Never did they have to fret over tipping a massage therapist or healing-energy practitioner; an 18 percent service charge, they were ...
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    How to Land Your First $100K+ Job

    How to Land Your First $100K+ Job
    DALLAS - With Americans fearful of a recession, the competition for $100K+ jobs has become more intense than it has been in years, says Sanjay Sathe, president and CEO of RiseSmart, the human-powered job site for $100K+ job candidates. In this environment, it’s more important than ever for jobseekers to be well-prepared for job interviews – particularly when they are seeking ...
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    Yahoo to Cut 10% of Workers

    Yahoo to Cut 10% of Workers
    Not surprisingly, Yahoo just reported third-quarter earnings that were weak but not as awful as some might have expected. However, the company said layoffs of at least 10% of the staff of 14,300 will begin in the fourth quarter—about what reports had anticipated. They will be part, but not all, of a sweeping cost-cutting effort that is intended to reduce its ...
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    FedEx Drivers Win $14.4 Million in Labor Case

    FedEx Drivers Win $14.4 Million in Labor Case
    LOS ANGELES Drivers for FedEx Corp. have won about $14.4 million in a dispute over whether the delivery company illegally classified them as independent contractors instead of employees. Lawyers for about 200 drivers said Monday that a referee appointed by a Superior Court judge had awarded the amount in reimbursed job-related expenses and interest. The award is about $9 million more ...
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    Monster and Comcast to Offer Recruitment Services on Demand

     Monster and Comcast to Offer Recruitment Services on Demand
    Monster®, the leading global online career and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST) and Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, today announced that Monster's industry-leading recruitment services will now be available on Comcast's signature On Demand service. Beginning this November, as part of a three-year deal, Comcast’s Digital Cable customers across the country ...
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    CEO Pay: The Steroids Era

    CEO Pay: The Steroids Era
    The congressional hearing on executive compensation featured another class of superstars accused of bulking up at the expense of the average American. It's been quite a season for the grilling of superstars on Capitol Hill. Not long ago we witnessed the allegedly steroidal hurler Roger Clemens and the soap opera of his friendship with a big witness for the prosecution. Now ...
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    The 25 Most Overpaid and Underpaid Companies

    The 25 Most Overpaid and Underpaid Companies
    With all the understandable anger over the outsized pay packages at failed financial firms—including the funds New York AG Andrew Cuomo is going after at AIG—it’s easy to forget that excessive pay is a huge problem in all industries. To wit, proxy adviser Glass, Lewis & Co. released its “Pay Dirt” report on the companies with the best and worst paid ...
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    Some Cities Will Be Safer in a Recession

     Some Cities Will Be Safer in a Recession
    Oct. 13's 937-point surge in the Dow notwithstanding, the economic crisis has left Americans, even those with no obvious connection to Wall Street, wondering about their own future. The 401(k)s of many Americans are still on shaky ground, foreclosures are spiking, and employers in big cities and small towns alike are struggling to adapt to a new environment of tight credit ...
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    Stocks Plunge Anew as Data Points to Recession

    Stocks Plunge Anew as Data Points to Recession
    Investors agonizing over a faltering economy sent the stock market plunging all over again Wednesday after a stream of disheartening data convinced Wall Street that a recession, if not already here, is inevitable. The market's despair propelled the Dow Jones industrials down 733 points to their second-largest point loss ever, and the major indexes all lost at least 7 percent. The ...
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    The Hangover from Our Debt Binge

    The Hangover from Our Debt Binge
    I was 18 years old. It was great to be in college, with Mom and Dad covering my debt and paying my bills. What a party we had! The booze was flowing. It was Saturday night. The music was loud. Everyone was in a festive spirit. It was time to celebrate! We kept on dancing—and chugging some concoction made from fruit ...
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