Employment

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Employment

tags: technology woes, humor, streaming video Since you are all starting your work week after a wonderful football- and booze-filled three-day weekend, I thought I’d share this video of people who are really having a bad day — thanks to technology. Music is “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter [4:16]

Modern Euphemisms

I was looking through my unread emails and found a list of modern euphemisms, which was sent to me by a reader of mine. Since many of you reading today are at work, but wishing to be elsewhere, and probably won’t get much done today as a result, I thought that today would be the…

How To Impress Your Employer

Carry a cool wand;

Bait and Switch

tags: book review, white-collar unemployment, job hunting, Bait and Switch, Barbara Ehrenreich While I was flying back to NYC last weekend, I read (yet another) book about job hunting. This book detailed the obvious; that searching for a white-collar job is not as easy as you might think, as you’ll learn in Bait and Switch:…

This is for my Australian readers out there, especially those of you who are seeking to improve your resume .. the Australian division of Durex condom makers is seeking 200 men and women to test their condoms and to provide honest feedback regarding the performance of the condoms. To select their researchers, Durex is having…

Modern Workers’ Euphemisms

tags: employment, urban dictionary, modern euphemisms As our workforce has become increasingly hostile towards the very workers that it depends upon and our world at large has become hostile to the very idea of individuality, there have been new words developed that hide the true function of those who seek to destroy modern civilization as…

tags: employment, science, math, engineering, streaming video Why would any sane and intelligent American even consider getting a college education in science or math when it can mean months or years of unemployment or underemployment? I mean seriously, large corporations are hiring H1-Bs instead of American workers, and academe can only absorb so many graduates…

This is something that should make you oh, so proud, to be American. NOT. According to the lawyer on this video, “Our goal is to NOT find a qualified or interested American worker so we can get the foreigner a green card”. This streaming video shows one big reason why qualified Americans can be unemployed…

tags: pre-employment test, psychometric test, employment Just when you thought that employers had thought of everything, now there is a new pre-employment test that identifies individuals whose minds might wander while they are on the job. The test developer, Professor Nilli Lavie, of University College London, said that her psychometric test could help weed out…

tags: immigrants, employment, labor, politics As Congress debates an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, several economists and news media pundits have sounded the alarm, contending that immigrants are causing harm to Americans in the competition for jobs. But are they?