Briefcases strain under the weight of mod cons
Remember when just one mobile was the size (and weight) of a brick? Well over-loaded execs are still whining despite slim-line phones and devices.
Time to fire men, and people with PhDs
An annual survey on time-wasting at work has revealed that more employees are wasting time on a daily basis this year than last year. Time to panic?
Now hiring mourners; $70 an hour
Think your loved one might not get the attention they deserve after they’ve passed on? In one UK region you can now hire backup mourners.
More toilets for male employees in the US
Nomura, a Japanese financial company, wants to have more men’s washrooms than ladies’ - but are they setting themselves up for a discrimination charge?
Five things leaders can’t do without
Successful business leaders are known for their eccentricities, and the choice of travel companions appears to be no exception.
Now hiring: ambulances to transport busy execs
Russian businessmen have found a sneaky way to beat rush hour traffic, hiring ambulances to get them from A to B.]
Power nap on the boardroom table?
Alongside ever growing hours spent at work, would you consider, or advise your employees, to take a nap in an empty room? That’s the official word in Canberra.
Weird workers comp claims: shrill voice kills hearing
Court shoots down claim that a shrill voice that “shrieked, cackled and chortled” above nightclub music levels damaged coworker's hearing.
Ten things you may not know about papal recruitment
You probably do know about the white smoke vs. black smoke, but here are 10 even odder facts about one of the highest profile recruitment processes in the world.
Moonlighting: US baristas give customers a show with their coffee
It’s not uncommon to have a second job – it’s less common to get paid for extra services while at work, but three US baristas figured out a flashy way to make more money.