5 reasons why the company you want to work for won’t hire telecommuters (and 4 ways to get hired anyway) O’Reilly
The Slave Power, Slave Credit, Slave Labor
Letting the Public In: Opportunities & Standards for Open Data Financial Transparency Coalition
Link to the Alan Krueger paper on where the workers have gone. Note that pain is not a contemporary invention, yet it seems to be playing a larger role in joblessness than before.
"The Truth, when you finally chase it down, is almost always far worse than your darkest visions and fears." - Hunter S. Thompson: Kingdom of Fear (220)
How Big Pharma’s Shadow Regulation Censors the InternetElectronic Frontier Foundation. Important.
Everyone complains they are too busy. The only time I can recall people complaining that they were not busy was in Biglaw in 2008, when there was little work to go around and everyone was afraid (with ample justification) they were about to get laid off
Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government. Christina Miracle Bailey, Senior Research Librarian; Jennifer E. Manning; Senior Research Librarian. September 30, 2016.
“While there are many opportunities in the federal government for internships, fellowships, and other work experience, there is no comprehensive source to assist in locating these opportunities. This report describes Internet resources for prominent and popular opportunities for internship, fellowship, and work experience programs within the federal government. The report is intended as a selective guide for students of all levels: high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate. It provides information on legislative, executive, and judicial branch opportunities and links to several aggregators of jobs data. The introduction provides a number of insights to assist applicants on understanding terminology, timing applications, and expectations for types of work involved.”
Hope amid cynicism, sickness, and death. Kierkegaardrenounced worldly pleasures, like trips to the countryside and even marriage. But his vision wasn’t entirely pessimist
Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling computers to understand the world and respond intelligently to it. Google is already embracing these technologies for Android, but they’re poised to have bigger implications, touching everything from drones to medical diagnosis. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explains how AI will change the world
Tax Office hires customer service chief from Masters hardware Customer Service
A Tax Office public servant has won workers' compensation for mental damage he suffered when his boss told him she was used to managing "people like you". The case in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has revealed the tensions behind the scenes as ATO technicians struggled at its Brisbane offices to ready the new E-tax for Mac software in time for Tax Time 2013. Thompson Francis will be compensated for the anxiety and depression he said was caused by workplace bullying and harassment as he and his colleagues were pressured by bosses to iron-out bugs in the system. His claim was initially rejected by federal workplace insurer Comcare and the ATO, which argued that its treatment of its employee was "reasonable administrative action taken in a reasonable manner" Workplace Manager told public servant of experience managing 'people like you' in bullying case ATO worker wins compensation
Corporate Crime: New principles will help governments and law enforcement tackle corporate abuse
US taxpayers made millionaires out of Afghan gangsters, warlords and connected class
Jersey introduces 'sandbox' reforms to test virtual currency
Half of all Australian employees will experience workplace bulling during their careers, new research finds Toxic Cultures