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EPA Set to Eliminate Over 1,200 Employees By September EPA Set to Eliminate Over 1,200 Employees By September

“JOBS, JOBS, JOBS,” the Trump campaign liked to say. But upon assuming office, one of the first things that Trump did was initiate a hiring freeze in the federal government. And now, EPA has announced its plan to push out as many as 1,228 people on its staff by the end of the summer.

Furloughed Employees During the Shutdown, Visualized Furloughed Employees During the Shutdown, Visualized

Sometimes a picture can help make sense of a situation. This viz shows the proportion of government employees who are currently furloughed. It's as grim as the rest of the shutdown news.

Apple May Be Using Retail Store Employees to Fix Their Crap Maps Apple May Be Using Retail Store Employees to Fix Their Crap Maps

Mac Rumors claims that Apple is "turning to select Retail Store employees to help improve Maps for iOS 6." What a genius idea!

Foxconn Shuts Factory After 2,000-Employee Brawl Breaks Out Foxconn Shuts Factory After 2,000-Employee Brawl Breaks Out

Foxconn has had to close down a factory in Taiyuan, China, which employs 79,000 people after a massive brawl broke out amongst 2,000 of its workers. Bloomberg is reporting that the fight left 40 people hospitalized and some employees arrested.

Facebook Tells Users Not to Give Passwords to Employers As Senate Prepares Anti-Snooping Bill Facebook Tells Users Not to Give Passwords to Employers As Senate Prepares Anti-Snooping Bill

Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan has sent a warning to social network's users: never give your password to your employer. It's wrong and it's illegal for them to ask you. In fact, the US Senate is working on a bill to specifically ban this despicable tactic.

Volkswagen Is Forcing Employees to Turn Off Their BlackBerrys So They'll Stop Working All the Time Volkswagen Is Forcing Employees to Turn Off Their BlackBerrys So They'll Stop Working All the Time

BlackBerrys are still the de facto standard in the work force and represent a sort of leash an employer has on an employee. If you see that indicator light blink, you better get to work. The problem with that is that no employee ever stops thinking about work! VW wants to change that. They're turning off employee…

Would You Rather Stand Or Sit At Your Desk All Day? Would You Rather Stand Or Sit At Your Desk All Day?

The latest office trend sweeping the nation is stand up desks, according to the Wall Street Journal. A growing number of employees at companies like Facebook and Google are tossing aside their chair and asking to work while standing.

Google Engineers Are Smarter, Make More Money Than Motorola Counterparts says WSJ Google Engineers Are Smarter, Make More Money Than Motorola Counterparts says WSJ

Here's a report that'll raise the hackles of some Motorola employees. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google employees are better fed at work, make more money and are smarter than their Motorola colleagues.

Foxconn Employees Are Being Replaced By Robot Workers

Foxconn, prominent manufacturer for such companies as Apple and Sony and home to many an exhausted employee, has committed itself to replacing its workforce with 1 million robots. Robots making iPads. I like the sound of that.

A Supermarket Accidentally Opened When No Employees Were Working A Supermarket Accidentally Opened When No Employees Were Working

What would you do if you walked into a supermarket with no employees inside? Dump everything into 5 carts and run? Steal all the alcohol you can? Grab store displays? Get a lifetime supply of cereal? Fruit? Or would you pay?

Tech Start-Up Exclusively Hires People with Asperger's Syndrome for Their Technological Prowess

Aspiritech, a Chicago-based tech start up, is a software testing firm that exclusively hires people with Asperger's syndrome. Why? Because apparently, people suffering from Asperger's make for the perfect software tester. And this isn't even news! Studies have shown people with Asperger's thriving in tech fields…

Dell Marketing Stunt Fails Spectacularly: Two Idiot Employees Arrested

To celebrate the release of the new Dell Streak tablet, a genius Dell sales manager in Round Rock, Texas wanted to boost employee spirit and make it an event to remember. Too bad his ridiculous plan got him and another employee arrested.

Burger King Employees Fired For Printing 'F— You' On Customer's Receipt Burger King Employees Fired For Printing 'F— You' On Customer's Receipt

And here I thought Burger King was the classy fast food establishment! Oh wait that's Wendy's. Anywho, two California Burger King employees were fired for printing "FUCK YOU" on a customer's receipt. Watch local reporters take the matter very seriously.

Microsoft (Obviously) Claims Google Employees Would Be Better Off Sticking With Windows Microsoft (Obviously) Claims Google Employees Would Be Better Off Sticking With Windows

Microsoft really didn't like that a Google employee went public, telling the world the big G is swapping employees' computers from Windows to Chrome, OS X and Linux. They've responded in a particularly sarky way, calling it "ironic":

Nintendo Investigating Foxconn Conditions

Contrary to a lot of reports, more than just Apple's products are made at Foxconn's Shenzhen factories. Nintendo, whose Wii and other products are made there, has announced it shall be investigating the working and living conditions of the factory workers in light of the suicides. [MarketWatch via Kotaku]

The Math Behind The Foxconn Suicides The Math Behind The Foxconn Suicides

This goes some way to explaining why employees at Foxconn may be killing themselves. According to The Telegraph, Foxconn pays 110,000 Yuan ($16,100) to the family of each person who dies. That's ten years' salary, on average.

12th Foxconn Employee Jumps; Becomes 10th To Die 12th Foxconn Employee Jumps; Becomes 10th To Die

Despite Foxconn allegedly asking all employees to sign contracts promising not to kill themselves, another worker has jumped out of a building window. This came hours after Foxconn's CEO was boasting to press of the fabulous facilities at the factories.

Palm Bribes Key Employees to Stick Around as SVP of Software Jumps Ship Palm Bribes Key Employees to Stick Around as SVP of Software Jumps Ship

An SEC filing shows that Michael Abbott, Palm's Senior Vice President of software and services, will be leaving the company this month. The same filing also revealed that several key employees received generous incentives to stick around.

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Greener Pastures Edition Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Greener Pastures Edition

In today's Remainders: new beginnings. Tim Bray, co-founder of XML, starts a new job at Google (and has his sights set on Apple); several Windows Phone 7 team members are leaving...to develop apps for Windows Phone 7; and more.

Canon Employees Are Forbidden to Sit Down, Walk at Normal Pace Canon Employees Are Forbidden to Sit Down, Walk at Normal Pace

You might think your job sucks, but at least your boss wasn't insane enough to remove all the chairs and install security so an alarm goes off if you don't walk fast enough.

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