A small army of waiters, deliverymen and busboys who worked at a Mott Street dim sum joint sued their boss earlier this year for cheating them out of wages — and they won. But collecting on the $943,000 that Joy Luck Palace was ordered to pay them in September has been harder than winning the … Continue reading BAD-BOSS: NY employers using wage theft to gain competitive advantage
Working-class people often get blamed for their troubles. They should have planned better, been less demanding, or just been smarter. Those are just some of the judgments that surfaced again in the weeks after General Motors’ announcement late in November that it would close five plants in the U.S. and Canada, leaving thousands of … Continue reading Stop blaming ‘helpless’ workers for problems created by capitalists
Workplace stress is exacting an ever-higher physical and psychological toll on workers and it adversely affects productivity, drives up voluntary turnover as well costs US employers nearly $200 billion every year in healthcare costs. Many companies are aware of these negative effects, and some have gotten busy devising ways to counteract them. Efforts range from … Continue reading Common leadership mistakes every employer should avoid
The Door to Hell (also known as the Crater of Fire or the Darvaza Crater) is a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan, that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971. Geologists reportedly set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas, and it has been burning continuously since then. The crater, a … Continue reading Nerve-chilling Photos of Sinkholes around the World
Employee motivation and interpersonal relationships among workers and employers in China is no joke, and one exemplary manager's most effective idea of encouraging his workers, is by asking them to tear bundles of banknotes. If only this exercise is permitted in private and not as a group, it'd definitely inspire the unmotivated. Desperate employers in … Continue reading Chinese Manager motivates Staff by letting them tear cash
If you're still wondering how pizza can motivate workers, go ask Leicester City's manager and he'll explain this was one reason his team was crowned English Premier League champions for the 2015/16 season. "Hard work for slices of pizza" is a secret that most employers know but won't ever share. Image: US President Barack Obama. … Continue reading Want Employees To Work Harder? Buy Them Pizza.
North Korea is feeding its construction workers crystal meth to enhance their performance in order to sustain a desired speed at a government construction project. The workers and their directors in charge of erecting a skycraper, have a limited time to meet their target so the use of "white powder" was sanctioned by the "authorities". Image: File … Continue reading North Korean Workers Given “Ice” To Sustain Construction Speed At A Skyscraper Project.
Angry workers are bound to retaliate when employers find it needless to pay wages on time. This form of disregards for employees' welfare has proven costly to a heartless employer who failed to release workers' salary as at when due. The angry workers at a building site lost patience and took the laws into their … Continue reading Angry workers attack employer’s SUV for delayed payment