To Do Politics or Not Do Politics? Tech Start-Ups Are Divided

Coinbase, Expensify, Soylent, Clubhouse and others are embroiled in a culture war over politics and the workplace.

#clubhouse-mobile-app, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #entrepreneurship, #expensify-inc, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #presidential-election-of-2020, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #soylent, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #workplace-environment

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What Counts as Race Discrimination? A Suit Against JPMorgan Is a Test

A former employee accuses JPMorgan Chase of failing to stop what she said was racially driven bullying. The bank says race had nothing to do with it.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #dimon-james, #discrimination, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #labor-and-jobs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-environment

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My Boss’s Drinking Is Getting Worse. How Do We Intervene?

Also: Dealing with an office mean girl and campaigning for the pay you deserve.

#alcohol-abuse, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-selfcare

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Mothers are the ‘Shock Absorbers’ of Our Society

The pandemic is forcing moms out of work at great financial, societal and marital costs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #unemployment, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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On the Hunt for Office Space, Companies Stay Low to the Ground

Groundscrapers have been considered less exalted than their soaring brethren, but their ability to house an entire company on a single floor has made them more desirable in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation, #workplace-environment

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How to Connect With the Co-Workers You’re Missing

What you gain with remote work — increased flexibility and productivity — comes at the expense of interacting and socializing with colleagues in person. Here are some tips to help deal with that.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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The Stars of Black LinkedIn Have Had It With Corporate Racism

The tamest social network has become a thriving outlet for Black users to call out marginalization in the workplace — and on LinkedIn itself.

#black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #linkedin-corporation, #microsoft-corp, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #workplace-environment

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I’m a Ghostwriter for a ‘Thought Leader.’ Boo!

Also: I’m ending my marriage, and my boss keeps staring at my ring-less finger.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Rise of Remote Work Can Be Unexpectedly Liberating

What if you are better off without the office?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #workplace-environment

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Dust Off Desks and Boot Up Terminals: Wall St. Returns, Fitfully

New York’s finance industry is beginning to reoccupy offices in fits and starts, impeded by uncertainty around the virus.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #mudrick-capital, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How Burnout Became the Norm for American Parents

Overwhelmed and overworked parents are on the brink. They need to cut themselves some slack.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #workplace-environment

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Inside the Social World of Shift-Scheduling Apps

There’s no such thing as remote restaurant work. But there is HotSchedules.

#fourth-enterprises-llc-hotschedules, #instant-messaging, #labor-and-jobs, #mobile-applications, #restaurants, #social-media, #workplace-environment

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Help! My Boss Is a Conspiracy Theorist

Plus: Workers debate whether to go public with stories of corporate racism and the systems that reward it.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers

Businesses have little to fear from the government’s workplace safety office.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fines-penalties, #jbs-sa, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #overhill-farms-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Parents vs. Nonparents in the Workplace

Workers with children bristle at the notion that they are enjoying special privileges.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #family-leaves, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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Working From Home Poses Hurdles for Employees of Color

Without the networks and encounters that offices provide, companies must foster the visibility of Black and Hispanic workers, diversity experts say.

#black-people, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.

#bock-laszlo, #child-care, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #salesforce-com-inc, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #twitter, #workplace-environment, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Say My Name, Say My Name, Say My Name (Correctly!)

Plus: Synagogues have work drama, too.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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My Immigrant Mother’s Vote Is More Than Just a Ballot

My mother moved to America in 1989. This summer, amid a pandemic and an uprising, she voted for the first time.

#chinese-language, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #elections, #english-language, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #quarantines, #voting-and-voters, #workplace-environment

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The Office Is Adrift. Divinity Consultants Are Here to Save It.

Witness the rise of soul-centered corporate activities.

#angie-thurston, #casper-ter-kuile, #consultants, #harvard-divinity-school, #religion-and-belief, #sacred-design-lab, #sue-phillips, #workplace-environment

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Kevin Clarkson Steps Down as Flurry of Text Messages Are Aired

“So what are you doing sweet lady?” A flurry of 558 messages was sent by a senior state official over 27 days.

#alaska, #anchorage-daily-news, #clarkson-kevin-g, #government-employees, #propublica, #sexual-harassment, #text-messaging, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

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For Refusing a Drink, a Chinese Worker Was Slapped in the Face

A Chinese bank apologized for the “drunken misconduct” of two directors at a work dinner. The episode led to scrutiny of the country’s professional drinking culture.

#alcoholic-beverages, #assaults, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #workplace-environment

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My Colleagues Have Great Work-Life Balance (Thanks to Childless Me)

Plus: Advice for a worker who’s too self-critical, and for a boss who’s not nearly critical enough.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Working From Home: Meet the Man Who Won’t

“The routine made me feel like the pandemic wasn’t controlling me.”

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #workplace-environment

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Working From Home: A Survey of Our New Out of Office Lives

What does the future hold for offices and the workers who once inhabited them? 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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Office Gossip Still Exists in Remote Culture

Just because we’ve stopped going into work doesn’t mean we’ve stopped talking.

#gossip, #longworth-alice-roosevelt, #quarantines, #workplace-environment

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The Awkwardness of Starting a New Job Remotely During Coronavirus

He has never met his co-workers. It’s as weird as you would expect.

#hiring-and-promotion, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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I Hope This Email Finds You Well

Just wanted to check in!

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #e-mail, #emotions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment

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Ellen DeGeneres Tells Her Staff That 3 Top Producers Are Out

After former employees described a toxic workplace, the facade is cracking at her namesake talk show.

#degeneres-ellen, #television, #the-ellen-degeneres-show-tv-program, #warner-brothers, #workplace-environment

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Pinterest Accused of Gender Bias in Suit by Former No. 2 Executive

Françoise Brougher, Pinterest’s former chief operating officer, said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment.

#metoo-movement, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #executive-compensation, #francoise-brougher, #gender, #pinterest, #silbermann-ben, #social-media, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Zomato Draws Praise for Introducing Period Leave for Employees

Zomato, a global food-delivery company based in India, drew praise for introducing the policy. Its chief executive says there is no “shame or stigma” in applying for the time off.

#discrimination, #estrogen, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #menstruation, #sexual-harassment, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zomato-media-pvt-ltd

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How to Prepare for Your Return to the Office

Nervous about the possibility of going back to the workplace? Here’s what to take into consideration.

#better-balance-a, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How to Handle a ‘Friendly’ Co-Worker Who’s Really a Total Jerk

A woman has a misogynist at her job. A 56-year-old despairs about his prospects. And employees are asked to pay for their own diversity training.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Remote Work Isn’t Working? Maybe Your Company Is Doing It Wrong

Experts have tips on the office routines that need to change when everyone’s working from home. Meetings, for one.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

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Can My Boss Make Me Promise I Don’t Have Covid-19 Symptoms?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing workplace safety against personal privacy, and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #parenting, #workplace-environment

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Upsides for Some Remote Workers; Lost Pay and Security for Others

Working from home creates economic winners and losers. It can benefit highly skilled employees but depress others’ wages and make it hard to organize.

#automattic, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duckduckgo, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #outsourcing, #telecommuting, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

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Did Hearst’s Culture Kill Hearst’s Biggest Magazine Story?

The workplace environment at the company’s magazine division was troubled under Troy Young. And it may not have been good for ambitious investigative journalism, either.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #fielden-jay-1969, #goldberg-jeffrey, #hearst-corp, #news-and-news-media, #singer-bryan, #workplace-environment, #young-troy

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Everlane’s Promise of ‘Radical Transparency’ Unravels

Employees past and present are challenging management, saying the company’s ethical image was an illusion.

#advertising-and-marketing, #corporate-social-responsibility, #customer-relations, #design, #discrimination, #everlane-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #start-ups, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

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Tailors Know New Yorkers’ Pandemic Secret: ‘Everybody Got Fat!’

Tailors across New York City are expanding waistlines and moving buttons to accommodate the “Quarantine 15.”

#brooklyn-tailors-retailer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dry-cleaning, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #weight, #workplace-environment

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Is Corporate Change Really Possible?

On setting boundaries in an unpaid internship, navigating corporate bias and mandatory social check-ins.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #corporations, #internships, #labor-and-jobs, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Hearst Magazines President Troy Young Resigns

Troy Young was elevated to lead the magazine division in 2018 as the face of digital transformation despite complaints of bullying and harassment.

#cosmopolitan-magazine, #hearst-corp, #magazines, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #young-troy

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‘White Fragility’ Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work?

Robin DiAngelo’s best seller is giving white Americans a new way to talk about race. Do those conversations actually serve the cause of equality?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #corporate-social-responsibility, #diangelo-robin-author, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #how-to-be-an-antiracist-book, #kendi-ibram-x, #race-and-ethnicity, #white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-for-white-people-to-talk-about-racism-book, #whites, #workplace-environment

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Do Progressives Have a Free Speech Problem?

The illiberal left is a lot less threatening than the right. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

#censorship, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #harpers-magazine, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #twitter, #workplace-environment

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Redskins Hire Law Firm to Review Sexual Misconduct Accusations

The organization hired a Washington-based law firm to conduct an internal review after 15 women said that they were sexually harassed while employed by the team.

#football, #gruden-jay, #rivera-ron, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins, #workplace-environment

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Their Workers Kept Being Stopped by the Police, So They Decided to Help

A restaurant with Black employees is prioritizing its workers’ mental health as they navigate the coronavirus and the protests against racial injustice.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #workplace-environment

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C.D.C. Employees Ask Agency to Address ‘Racism and Discrimination’

More than 1,000 employees signed a letter criticizing the agency for “scant progress in addressing the very real challenges Black employees experience.”

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hispanic-americans, #letters, #medicine-and-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #redfield-robert-r, #united-states, #workplace-environment

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Want More Diversity? Some Experts Say Reward C.E.O.s for It

Only a small number of large companies have tied executive compensation to goals for hiring and promotion of workers from underrepresented groups.

#black-people, #bonuses, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #executive-compensation, #firstenergy-corporation, #hiring-and-promotion, #khosrowshahi-dara, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #uber-technologies-inc, #workplace-environment

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‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide

Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.

#breen-lorna-m, #charlottesville-va, #columbia-university-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #quarantines, #shortages, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Reckoning With Ghosts of Social Media Past

Grappling with a former online presence while facing the world with a new, more enlightened outlook. Plus: Mandatory white fun.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hanage-william-p, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #marr-linsey, #workplace-environment, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

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