Intel employs a “futurist” whose job is to determine what it would be like to live 10 or 15 years into the future
44% of homeless people in the US actually have jobs but can’t afford housing.
The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders, 323,000 restaurant servers, and 80,000 heavy-duty truck drivers with bachelor’s degrees.
Sony and other Japanese companies have banishment rooms where they transfer surplus employees and give them menial or useless tasks or even nothing to do until they become depressed or disheartened enough to quit on their own, thus not getting full benefits.
Because a large number of black males are unable to shave without severe irritation, Domino’s was found in violation of the 1991 Civil Rights Act by requiring all their employees to be cleanly-shaven.
A civilian employee destroyed a half billion dollar submarine just to “get out of work early.”
A Bronx bus driver fed up with the daily annoyances and nonsense of it all, William Cimillo, 38, climbed behind the wheel of his bus one morning in 1947 and took a 1,300-mile detour. He said later that he was overcome by “that old spring-time urge.” He started driving, and he didn’t stop until he reached Florida, where he was found two weeks later. During the entire trip, no one ever asked him why he was driving an empty New York bus down the highway.
The bus company filed charges of grand larceny against him, but the public rallied in support of him, feeling that Cimillo simply gave in to that “yearning for escape” that everyone feels at one time or another. So eventually the company forgave him and put him back on the job, on the condition that he was on probation for one year.
Goodwill is a multibillion-dollar company, but pays some of it’s disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour due to a legal loophole.