Wednesday, April 29, 2015

And once again, job satisfaction is first and foremost about relationships

Even if you're pulling down a fat paycheck, if you're earning it at a place where you're treated like dirt, chances are you'll want out.

A new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management found 72% of employees rank "respectful treatment of all employees at all levels" to be the most important factor in job satisfaction. 
The other factors in the top 5 are trust between employees and senior management (64%); benefits (63%), compensation/pay (61%); and job security (59%).

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Asshole Factory - The Impact Of Technology On Work (A MUST READ)

"What is Mara’s job like? Her sales figures are monitored…by the microsecondBy hidden cameras and mics. They listen to her every word; they capture her every movement; that track and stalk her as if she were an animal; or a prisoner; or both. She’s jacked into a headset that literally barks algorithmic, programmed “orders” at her, parroting her own “performance” back to her, telling her how she compares with quotas calculated…down to the second…for all the hundreds of items in the store…which recites “influence and manipulation techniques” to her…to use on unsuspecting customers…that sound suspiciously like psychological warfare. It’s as if the NSA was following you around……and it was stuck in your head…telling you what an inadequate failure you were…psychologically waterboarding you…all day long…every day for the rest of your life.'

A not-to-missed article on the impact of technology on the meaning of work in modernity.

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Sunday, April 05, 2015

The Truth About Jobs In America (VIDEO)

Video with charts and graphs illustrating the backward nature of the job market in America.  If you are interested in looking past the disingenuous spin of statistics by government, this is A MUST WATCH.