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Drinking at Work? Some Employers See Benefits

Drinking at Work? Some Employers See BenefitsWavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Drinking on the job?  Some employers say they're fine with that.  In fact, some companies will even buy the booze, on the theory that a little tippling makes for a happier employee -- and maybe, too, as...

Without Appreciation, Nearly Half of US Workers Would Leave Jobs

Without Appreciation, Nearly Half of US Workers Would Leave JobsJupiterimages/Thinkstock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Attention managers: Many employees say recognizing their efforts goes a long way to keeping them satisfied in their jobs.  A new OfficeTeam survey finds 49 percent of workers say they would be somewh...

Fired Orange Workers File Federal Complaint to Contest Firing

Fired Orange Workers File Federal Complaint to Contest FiringDigital Vision/Thinkstock(DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.) -- Eight of the workers fired from a law firm in Deerfield Beach, Fla., on March 16 for wearing orange have filed a federal complaint against their former employer, contesting the firing.Attorney Donna B...

Maryland Bill Bans Employers from Asking for Facebook Passwords

Maryland Bill Bans Employers from Asking for Facebook PasswordsLOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If you’re worried about an employer or potential employer asking for your Facebook or Twitter password, you might just want to move to Maryland.  The state’s general assembly has become the fi...

Michigan Teacher Disciplined for Not Giving Boss Facebook Access?

Michigan Teacher Disciplined for Not Giving Boss Facebook Access?Courtesy Kimberly Hester(CASSAPOLIS, Mich.) -- When Kimberly Hester of Cass County, Mich. posted with permission a photo a coworker sent her on Facebook, she didn't think it would offend the public school where she taught, or lead the superintendent to...

Employees Working Remotely Are Seen Not as Productive

Employees Working Remotely Are Seen Not as ProductiveiStockphoto/Thinkstock(ONTARIO, Canada) -- Most employees in the U.S. and Canada are open to flexible work arraignments, which includes working remotely, but a new survey shows a majority of bosses in the Great White North don’t think staffers ar...

Do You Know What Your Company’s CEO Looks Like?

Do You Know What Your Company’s CEO Looks Like?Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In what is probably good news for the producers of the CBS reality series Undercover Boss, which features CEOs donning disguises to work alongside lower-level employees, a new survey reveals many workers have never met...

One Quarter of British Workers Say They’re ‘Too Anxious’ to Take Vacation

One Quarter of British Workers Say They’re ‘Too Anxious’ to Take VacationCiaran Griffin/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Most workers look forward to time off from their job, but a new survey reveals that isn’t the case for many British employees.Two separate online surveys involving a total of 7,187 UK adults commissioned by ...

Study: Employees More Likely to Call Out Sick on Slow Work Days

Study: Employees More Likely to Call Out Sick on Slow Work DaysPixland/Thinkstock(STOCKHOLM, Sweden) -- Workers are more inclined to call out sick when they know it’s going to be a slow, boring day rather than when things are normal or busier than usual, a new study of six Swedish workplaces suggests.Overall...

Study: Working Long Hours Can Double Your Risk of Depression

Study: Working Long Hours Can Double Your Risk of DepressionComstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Work can be depressing at times -- that much most people know -- but now, a European study suggests that those who work long hours are twice as likely to experience a major depressive episode.In a report published in the ...
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