Japan has a lifetime employment system where large companies hire regular employees right out of school and keep them until retirement and new employees are chosen for their general potential, not because of any special skills or training.
35% of polled American workers said they would be willing to forego a significant pay raise in exchange for having their boss fired.
North Dakota coffee shop has no employees staffing it, runs entirely on the honor system — and it’s working.
At an Amazon.com warehouse in Pennsylvania, workers were required to work — in some cases walking 15 miles a day — in 100+ degree heat. When the news broke, Amazon’s initial response was to keep an ambulance outside the warehouse.
Life is so much easier and better if you have good looks. There’s a significant correlation between height and salary for guys in the same job with the same qualifications.
A factory in Honduras forces its workers to wear diapers for the sake of efficiency.
Some forward-thinking companies such as Nike and Google offer places for their employees to nap. Research has shown that naps refresh our bodies, make us more attentive and improve our moods. It’s in the best interest of employers and employees for everyone to be functioning at their best. Fatigue contributes to $18 billion a year in lost productivity. And when tired employees go home, they’re at an increased risk of being in a car crash.
Until Dec 2013, McDonald’s employee help site advised workers to take food stamps, break food into smaller pieces to feel fuller, seek refunds for unopened presents, sell possessions online, and to “quit complaining” as “stress hormone levels rise by 15 percent after ten minutes of complaining.”