Business | My Co-Worker Is Besties With the Boss. It’s Just Not Fair. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index work Friend In this week’s column: getting over workplace favoritism, upgrading your credentials and speaking constructively about breakups. Credit Credit Emily Simms for The New York Times Supported by ByKaty Lederer May 10, 2019 Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to [email protected] . Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld along with your paid time off. Letters may be edited. Go High, Not Low, on P.T.O. I work at a small company that is quite strict about paid time off. Employees are often questioned about how they use their P.T.O., have permission withheld for weeks and are made to feel like they are personally scamming or hurting the company when they take time off. One employee, however, is a good friend of the chief … [Read more...] about My Co-Worker Is Besties With the Boss. It’s Just Not Fair.
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It’s been almost six years since an NSA whistleblower exposed the reach of government surveillance and one year since a Cambridge Analytica whistleblower revealed the influence of corporate surveillance, and the risks of something as simple as an online quiz. But the public has been hearing and sounding alarms about digital privacy for an eternity. “Issues about violating people’s privacy don’t seem to be surmountable,” Mark Zuckerberg told the Harvard Crimson way back in 2003, after his Hot or Not-esque Facemash website, built from photos he scraped in bulk from dormitories’ online “face books,” caused a campus uproar. Three months later, thefacebook.com launched. By 2010, he was declaring digital privacy essentially extinct. In the face of all the data abuse, many of us have, quite reasonably, thrown up our hands. But privacy didn’t die. It’s just been beaten up, sold, obscured, diffused unevenly across society. What … [Read more...] about Privacy’s not dead. It’s just not evenly distributed
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Mike DeBonis and Rachael Bade The Washington Post March 11, 2019 WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that she opposes moving to impeach President Trump even though she believes he is ‘‘unfit’’ for office — her first definitive statement on the subject and one that stands to alienate members of her own Democratic Party who are intent on ousting the president.‘‘I’m not for impeachment,’’ she said in a March 6 interview conducted for a future issue of The Washington Post Magazine.‘‘This is news,’’ she added. ‘‘I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this, impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and … [Read more...] about ‘He’s just not worth it’: Pelosi says she opposes moving to impeach Trump
Sometimes problems arise in a relationship and it may seem like the end. That being said, some of the things that you might think are tell-tale signs of a break-up, might not actually be all that they appear. If you think you’re seeing signs that your relationship is doomed, take a beat. It might not be as bad as you fear. Relationships can be tricky and it’s hard to be vulnerable with another person. That’s why, when trouble rears its head, many of us fear the worst and think a breakup is imminent. But, many times, if you take a step back, those things we see as “red flags” or the end of a relationship may be no big deal at all. Of course, if something genuinely feels wrong or harmful to you, you should absolutely safely exit the relationship. However, these are some signs that your relationship may just be in a rough patch, and the end may not be as near as you think. Your partner may seem distant, but there could be other things going on. If your … [Read more...] about 8 relationship ‘red flags’ that may not be as big of a deal as you think
After a string of negative press accusing him of promoting a culture of sexual harassment and online trolling, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy is defending his controversial site. Portnoy said Barstool is really just a comedy site that shouldn’t be held to the same standards of behaviour as a news site. He pointed to female employees and women-hosted podcasts as evidence the company is female-friendly. Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy is punching back at his critics. The sports and culture blog has been under scrutiny lately by press coverage describing it as promoting sexual harassment and a trolling culture. In July, The Washington Post reported that Portnoy disparaged a female employee’s appearance on his radio show. Then in September, The Daily Beast published a story titled, “Inside Barstool Sports’ Culture of Online Hate: ‘They Treat Sexual Harassment and Cyberbullying as a Game.'” The next day, New York published “What … [Read more...] about ‘It’s just not fair’: Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy defends his site against accusations of toxicity and misogyny