Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | She Extols Trump, Guns and the Chinese Communist Party Line Advertisement Supported by ByFrances Robles, Michael Forsythe and Alexandra Stevenson March 16, 2019 JUPITER, Fla. — The Republican National Committee promised an “evening reception with Donald J. Trump” last March at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. A contribution of $2,700 toward the president’s re-election would get you in the door. Two seats for dinner were on offer for $25,000. And there was a third option: for $50,000, dinner for two and a photo with Mr. Trump. Cindy Yang was determined to get the photo. But there was a hurdle. The invitation limited campaign contributions to $5,400 per person, so Ms. Yang, a Chinese immigrant who had set up a string of day spas in Florida and was active in groups backed by … [Read more...] about She Extols Trump, Guns and the Chinese Communist Party Line
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On the heels of Casey Newton’s riveting account of Facebook content moderators and their nightmarish jobs comes another fascinating look at workers on the front lines of social media’s biggest platforms: Alex Feerst rounded up some crazy stories from 15 trust and safety employees who’ve worked at YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, Google, Tumblr, and more internet giants for Medium’s new “OneZero” tech and science publication. Among the most insane stories is how in the early days at YouTube, the company brought in a “psychologist or therapist” to talk to the content moderators and help them cope with their jobs–but that person couldn’t even handle hearing descriptions of the most toxic content and soon left. As described by Jessica, a pseudonym for a former employee: “They were really inexperienced with this sort of stuff. There was this moment where everyone was telling their stories about all of … [Read more...] about Content moderators use crazy metaphors to describe their hellish jobs
Dario Angulo with his cattle in Santa Teresa de Cajon, Costa Rica. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten Many of the Bedminster workers from Costa Rica lived in Bound Brook, N.J., piling into vans each morning for the 30-minute drive to the course. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten A hat worn by a former worker at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster is placed on display in a home in San Jose, Costa Rica. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten Marco Gamboa Fallas, a former worker at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, in Santa Teresa de Cajon, Costa Rica. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten A former golf club worker holds golf tees from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster at a home in San Jose, Costa Rica. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten Show Caption of Expand By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: February 8, 2019 at 10:55 am | UPDATED: February 8, … [Read more...] about Trump worker pipeline: From Costa Rica to New Jersey
SANTA TERESA DE CAJON, Costa Rica -- At his home on the misty slope of Costa Rica's tallest mountain, Dario Angulo keeps a set of photographs from the years he tended the rolling fairways and clipped greens of a faraway American golf resort. Angulo learned to drive backhoes and bulldozers, carving water hazards and tee boxes out of former horse pastures in Bedminster, New Jersey, where a famous New Yorker was building a world-class course. Angulo earned $8 an hour, a fraction of what a state-licensed heavy equipment operator would make, with no benefits or overtime pay. But he stayed seven years on the grounds crew, saving enough for a small piece of land and some cattle back home. related advertisement Dario Angulo works with his cattle in Costa Rica at sunrise. - Washington Post /Jan. 16, 2019 Now the 34-year-old lives with his wife and daughters in a sturdy house built by "Trump money," as he put it, with a porch to watch the sun go down.It's a common story in … [Read more...] about From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a pipeline of illegal workers for Trump goes back years
Last year, I felt that my whole life revolved around work. In 2019, that is all going to change. Nicole Snow Published 9:30 am CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Nicole Snow and her daughter Nicole Snow and her daughter Photo: Erica Stoeckeler Photo: Erica Stoeckeler Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Nicole Snow and her daughter Nicole Snow and her daughter Photo: Erica Stoeckeler I'm a Woman Entrepreneur Who Created a Better Work-Life Balance. How You Can Do That, Too. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In 2018 -- just last year! -- I felt that my whole life revolved around work. I didn’t feel that I had any control over my time; my business set my entire agenda, even on weekends. … [Read more...] about I’m a Woman Entrepreneur Who Created a Better Work-Life Balance. How You Can Do That, Too.