Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin WORCESTER, MA - JULY 5: A waitress cleans a table at Armsby Abbey, a restaurant in Worcester, Mass., ... [+] July 5, 2016. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Does the option to leave a gratuity for a waiter or waitress encourage customers to sexually harass these employees? That's the message currently being promoted by the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) , and echoed in dozens of recent news articles. It's a popular talking point. But it's not worth the paper it's written on. ROC is a controversial labor advocacy organization with its own history of alleged bad behavior; it was even sued by its own employees for illegal firings. But ROC's profile has been rising in recent years, with celebrities such as Jane Fonda and Amy Poehler embracing its cause ( if not the restaurant servers that ROC claims to represent ). ROC bases its argument on tipping and sexual … [Read more...] about Sexual Harassment Is Awful. But It Has Nothing To Do With Tipping.
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin In 1998, Carlos Queiroz wrote a detailed study of American soccer to serve as a blueprint for the future, Project 2010 , the Q-Report. As with most masterplans, it came with great promises and grandiose language: “Throughout history, Americans have many times demonstrated a remarkable ability to accomplish extraordinary goals”. By 2010, the US would be in a position to win the World Cup, a mission Queiroz and his co-author Dan Gaspar compared to “the equivalent of another Apollo XI lunar landing.” Queiroz got that right; in 2010, the USA scrapped through the group stage in the most dramatic of fashion before getting knocked out by Ghana. “Progress in football is all over the place,” said Queiroz at a press briefing on the eve of the friendly international Iran - Uruguay. “That is modern football. With video technology, you can feel and touch the progress of humans very easily because it is clear. In the game, the majority … [Read more...] about Iran’s World Cup Preparation: A Political Ball Game
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin From software and payroll to equipment rentals, business expenses can add up quickly. To prevent wasting money on unnecessary expenses—and to free up capital for necessary ones—it's crucial for entrepreneurs to understand where their money is going. However, business owners may not always be sure of how to best review their expenses and how to determine whether to keep or cut them. To help, the members of Forbes Business Council share 14 important steps to help you review and reduce unnecessary business expenses. 1. Evaluate The Context And Impact Nothing is too small or large without understanding the context and impact of an expenditure on the business plan. Key factors in prioritizing the pecking order of expenses are productivity, essentiality, frequency, timing and amount. Sustain and nurture value-adding items and chop the dead wood. So many times, expenses creep in as common weeds along with cash crops. - … [Read more...] about 14 Important Steps To Help You Review (And Reduce) Unnecessary Business Expenses
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Michael White, Founder of MashTank | Are your teams delivering what they're fully capable of? People are quitting their jobs in droves. This isn’t new information in 2022. We’ve all seen some version of the numbers on the “Great Resignation.” You have also seen that this isn’t just because of the pandemic. Yes, employees disproportionately affected by Covid-19 (frontline workers, women in caregiving roles) are facing increased levels of burnout. But it doesn’t stop with them, and it didn’t start with the pandemic. This trend of quitting has been on the rise since 2009 . Some might attribute this to the increased dialogue on mental health or the rising cost of living besides stagnant wages. As people get more confident leaving their 9-to-5s, companies (especially corporations that don’t quickly adapt to worker demands, such as being 100% remote) are scrambling to hire and retain to keep up with losing their … [Read more...] about Care Over Comp: Understanding Why Your People Are Looking Elsewhere For Work
Thailand’s reputation as a great hideout for foreign criminals was highlighted last month with the killing of an Indian gangster on Phuket island. Criminals are still using Thailand as a hideout despite the pandemic that has increased scrutiny of Thailand travel restrictions. On February 4th, Indian gangster Jimi Sandhu, 32, was gunned down by two Canadian gunmen [who entered with Thailand pass] outside his rented villa in Phuket. Singhu was widely believed to have ties to the criminal underworld. In the days following the killing, Interpol in Thailand issued a “red notice” for two Canadians suspected of killing Sandu in cold blood. According to the Royal Thai Police, the two suspects were among many foreign criminals stationed in Thailand who take advantage of the country’s excellent transport connections to avoid arrest warrants issued in their own countries. Above all, those who set up criminal enterprises from Phuket to Pattaya and Bangkok to Chiang Mai. … [Read more...] about Thailand’s Reputation as a Gangsters Paradise
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin CEO of RevoTech , the world’s leading advisory for outsourcing and globalized employment. A looming recession tends to wreak havoc on the growth plans of companies. Leaders often have to take new precautions during such times to ensure that their companies can survive, and thrive, despite the onset of recessionary conditions. Did you know that an outsourcing strategy puts you in a better position to handle the demands placed on your business by a recession? Benefits Of Outsourcing During A Recession The benefits your business can expect by outsourcing during a recession include: Enabling Cost Savings Despite what outsourcers may say, since a business is measured in terms of money earned and money saved, reduction of cost is a key variable in the outsourcing decision. During times of recession when your revenue starts getting impacted, your business cannot afford to spend as it has always done. … [Read more...] about Why A Recession Is The Best Time For Outsourcing
Welcome to the Green Investor, powered by Investopedia. I'm Caleb Silver, the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia, and your guide and fellow traveler on our journey into what it means to be a green investor today, and where this investing theme is headed in the future. We're going to break format this week and get straight to a conversation on ESG from Investor Connection, an individual investor-focused event we hosted in partnership with Morningstar this week at our offices in New York City. What's in This Episode? I participated in a panel on ESG— environmental, social, and governance concerns led by Leslie Norton, Morningstar's Editorial Director for Sustainability; Jon Hale, Morningstar's Director of Sustainability Research; and Carol Liable, the CEO of Domini Impact Investments. For context, Domini is a women-led investment company that has been around since the early 1990s and has been focused on impact investing to drive positive outcomes for the planet, while delivering … [Read more...] about Resetting the Standards and Investing Principles for ESG
Apple AirTags are an undoubtedly nifty product: quarter-size Bluetooth tracking devices that you can stick on an iPhone or set of keys. But like with so many tech innovations, there’s that pesky human element to deal with—namely, that AirTags can be used by a stalker to find where you live, work, and go. There have been several cases recently in both the U.S. and the U.K. of people claiming they’d been unwittingly tracked by AirTags. advertisement advertisement Here’s how to find out if you are being tracked with an AirTag or similar device—and what to do if you are. Check your iPhone Often, the first indication that you are being stalked comes via your iPhone. If you use iOS 14.5 or later, your iPhone will continually listen for nearby AirTags. That’s part of why AirTags work so well: This information is sent to Apple’s servers to help recover a lost item. But if someone puts an AirTag in your pocket without your knowledge, … [Read more...] about How to know if you’re being stalked with an AirTag
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Joe Bingham, a structural engineer from Ogden, Utah, was looking for a backyard game he could play with his seven kids, instead of driving everyone to a pickleball court 20 minutes away. Unable to find what he was looking for, he invented his own, called PaddleSmash . In the game, which combines elements of pickleball and Roundnet, two to four players use paddles to try to “smash” a ball into a five-sided court that sits on the ground. After tinkering with the game in his yard for a couple of years, Bingham teamed up with serial game-industry entrepreneurs Tim Swindle , who launched Utter Nonsense—which grew into a million-dollar, three-person business—and Scott Brown, who previously founded Marbles: The Brain Store, and Brainmaker Games. “When we got our hands on the prototype, we loved it,” says Brown. “We started showing it to our friends and network. Based on those initial conversations, the immediate … [Read more...] about Hunting For An Exciting Back Yard Family Game, This Dad Invented His Own. Now It’s Taking Off.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X is the third generation of desktop 16-core processors and has a lot to live up to. It represents the pinnacle of mainstream desktop performance, demands a premium price and needs to deliver in games and content creation alike. In this Ryzen 9 7950X review, we'll be comparing it against its predecessor and the competition to see if it's the new king of the hill. You can also see my review of the Ryzen 7700X in the link here . Pricing and specs The Ryzen 9 7950X will retail for $699, £740 in the UK and around 850 Euros. It sticks to the same 16-core, 32-thread philosophy of its predecessors, but as well as a new 5nm architecture and more L2 cache, it also has a much higher TDP - 170W compared to 105W for the previous 16-core CPUs. This should allow it to hit much higher frequencies and offer more performance. Out of the box it was hitting 5.7GHz regularly on one core and … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Review: Faster Than Intel’s Core i9-12900K?