Tag: Work

In most cases, online microtask work can be a raw deal, UN study finds

Enlarge / The Amazon Mechanical Turk, or mturk.com, website is displayed on a computer screen for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Getty Images reader comments 0 Share this story Microtask platforms recruit humans to do the rating, tagging, review-writing, and poll-taking work that […]

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Jackie Michele Johnson Of ‘Natch Beaut’ On What It Takes To Make It In The Podcasting Game

Natch Beaut Jackie Michele Johnson is comedian, beauty passionista, actress and self-described former southern belle. She is also the enthusiastic creator and host of ‘Natch Beaut’ — a podcast that celebrates beauty while looking at the industry with a critical eye, one that winks to the camera from time to […]

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Cashier Forced To Incorporate Humiliating New Phrase Into Every Customer Interaction

EAST LANSING, MI—Flushed with embarrassment after uttering the phrase “Have a delicious day!” countless times throughout her Wednesday morning shift at Everything Nice Bakery, cashier Guila Charlton expressed indignation that company policy forced her and her coworkers to incorporate the insipid affirmation into every customer interaction. “There is absolutely no way to work ‘Have a […]

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Order Restored: The Guy In The Office Who Was Always Watching The World Cup Is Back To Having Nothing

After a prolonged disruption in the natural structure of the universe, order has finally been restored: The guy in the office who was always watching the World Cup is back to having absolutely nothing. There was a brief period of several weeks during which he was a god of the workplace: fielding questions about the […]

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The Inevitable Death of Global Trade As We Know It

You would be forgiven for not immediately noticing the economic impact of Trump’s burgeoning trade war with China. The stock market dipped on Wednesday, but it hasn’t nosedived. The monthly employment numbers announced last week were solid. More Americans than ever are quitting their jobs to seek new ones, a sign of a strong labor […]

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Google Calendar getting work hours, out-of-office scheduling for G Suite users

Work-life balance can be tricky. Google Calendar is getting a couple of additions that will hopefully make it easier to delineate when your work time ends and your personal time begins: soon, G Suite users will be able to set both their normal work hours as well as mark when they’re out of the office. […]

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Pinstriped is a service that’s built to make meetings more productive — and it’s on sale

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: By Team CommerceMashable Deals2018-06-07 10:00:00 UTC It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone finds long meetings absolutely abhorrent. A supposedly brief meeting that has been stretched on for hours because your co-workers can’t stop babbling? That’s […]

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The birth rate is declining because the U.S. is a hostile place to raise a kid

We have social safety programs like Medicaid, which funds about one-half of all American childbirths. Unfortunately, compassion and cooperation have become partisan values, leaving it almost always under attack by Republicans. Trump’s latest budget wanted to cut Medicaid funding by $250 billion over 10 years.  Even if uninsured and underinsured parents somehow are able to […]

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