By Te-Ping Chen The Wall Street Journal Wed., Nov. 14, 2018 Financial-services firm OneAmerica has been around since 1877. To freshen its image with young recruits, it recently came up with a new title for a data-analyst job: data wrangler. Among younger workers, “the perception of the industry is that we’re old and crotchety,” said Todd Shock, vice president of data and analytics at the Indianapolis company. The newfangled title, on the other hand, suggests agility and willingness to take risks, he argued. “If I can put ‘data wrangler’ on a guy’s business card, and that’s what gets him here and excited, why not?” he said. As the workplace changes, more companies are sprucing up job titles as a way to attract talent in a tight labor market. According to a 2018 survey by compensation consulting firm Pearl Meyer, 40% of firms said they use titles to attract prospective employees, up from 31% in 2009. In the … [Read more...] about Who wants to be a ninja? Job titles get a rebranding
opinion Adam Graham The Detroit News Published 5:57 PM EDT Nov 2, 2018 It's been a long time since Adam Sandler has been this funny. The Sandman's new Netflix special, "100% Fresh," is full of laugh out loud moments, the kind we were unsure if he could still deliver. With Sandler, we've always taken the good with the bad, and there's been a lot more of the bad over the course of his career. Think about it: When's the last time you laughed out loud at Adam Sandler? Sandler has always occupied his own comic island. Since he broke out on "Saturday Night Live" — he was part of the early '90s bro pack that also included David Spade, Chris Rock, Tim Meadows, Rob Schneider and Chris Farley — Sandler created his own kind of comedic anarchy. On "SNL" he didn't do impressions or political humor. But he'd divebomb into "Weekend Update," sing a goofy song about his red hooded sweatshirt, and he'd be the only thing you'd want to talk about … [Read more...] about Graham: Sandler funny again in ‘100% Fresh’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Ty Burr Globe staff October 01, 2018 Why do we pretend that “Saturday Night Live” matters anymore?At least after the first 10 minutes, when any mild satirical bite or sense of surprise established by the show’s traditional “cold open” has dissipated and we’re back in the valley of the shadow of dreadful sketch premises?I understand that complaining about “SNL” is a venerable tradition that stretches back to the show’s second season, when Chevy Chase was replaced by Bill Murray. (We know how wrong everyone was about that.) And I realize that, as a viewer who has been around for all 44 years of the show’s run — I was a perfect target-demo 18 when “SNL” premiered in 1975 — I am probably channeling Matt Damon channeling Brett Kavanaugh channeling “Gran Torino”-era Clint … [Read more...] about ‘Saturday Night’ lame? Beyond a pitch-perfect Matt Damon as Kavanaugh, where’s the anarchy? Where’s the outrage?
Dave Itzkoff, New York Times 12:29 pm PDT, Friday, September 21, 2018 Lorne Michaels, center, and the cast and crew from "Saturday Night Live" pose backstage with the award for outstanding variety sketch series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) less Lorne Michaels, center, and the cast and crew from "Saturday Night Live" pose backstage with the award for outstanding variety sketch series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the ... more Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Photo: 2012 NBCUniversal, Inc. Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna during 'Weekend Update' on July 31, 1976 Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna during 'Weekend Update' on July 31, 1976 … [Read more...] about ‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds New Cast Member for 44th Season
HTV National Desk Published 1:49 pm PDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Vanessa Fernandez Arango Vanessa Fernandez Arango Photo: Instagram Click through the gallery to see rock stars, actors and other celebrities who died young. Click through the gallery to see rock stars, actors and other celebrities who died young. Janis Joplin, age 27The Port Arthur, Texas-native died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. Janis Joplin, age 27 The Port Arthur, Texas-native died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. Photo: Associated Press Jim Morrison, age 27The cause of death for The Doors' frontman is unknown, but many speculate he died of a drug overdose on July 3, 1971. Jim Morrison, age 27 The cause of death for The Doors' frontman is unknown, but many speculate he died of a drug overdose on July 3, 1971. … [Read more...] about IVF blogger dies during childbirth after years of trying to get pregnant