Life

Can my job require me to do community service?

Someone I know works for a large, private bank. A directive recently came down mandating that all employees must perform 12 hours of community service annually, to take place during normal business hours. While I […]

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‘Employee of the Month’ programs really work

When Brittany Tomkiewicz, senior manager of acquisition marketing at Birchbox, sat at her desk in January, her space was temporarily adorned with a foot-tall gnome. At the beauty and cosmetic subscription-based service company’s offices in […]

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Why making a dictionary in 2017 totally sucks

Putting together a dictionary is hard. Or if you prefer, difficile or Augean. It’s one of those indispensable elements of civilization that many of us take for granted, like electricity. But its creation and constant […]

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