amazon
Reminder: Amazon Treats Its Employees Like Shit

Amazon is getting a lot of good press lately for a smart marketing move it pulled: offering a “thank you” discount code to its customers based on some stupid corporate reputation poll. But, here’s something to consider: Amazon treats its massive army of labourers like crap. Read More >>

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Lloyd’s of London Bans the Boozy Pub Lunch

Insurance giant Lloyd's of London has gone a bit nanny state on its workers, demanding that the age-old hobby of having a pint or two at lunch time in the name of team bonding and making the afternoon whizz past quicker comes to an end. Read More >>

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Ban Unpaid Internships to Help the Non-Posh Get Jobs, Say MPs

Getting a teenager in to do loads of rubbish jobs for free under the pretence of "gaining experience" should be banned to aid social mobility, says a group of MPs having a big old think about ways the UK's workplace might be made a little fairer. Read More >>

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Trident Managers Set for Two 48-Hour Strikes

Workers at the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment have voted to take two 48-hour strikes, as disagreements about the usual stuff like boring old pension provisions rumble on. It's only mildly worrying that these are the people who polish and check the fuses on the UK's Trident nuclear defence system. Read More >>

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In France, You Really Can Tell Your Boss to Fuck Off on the Weekend

What’s that? It’s 9pm on a Sunday night and your boss just sent you an email, subject line “URGENT”? Read More >>

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Google Sued for Banning Employees From Writing About Their Work

Google has been accused of actions tantamount to spying on its staff by... its staff, with some workers coming together to launch a legal complaint about the way the tech giant exerts control over what they can and can't say about working for it. Read More >>

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31 is the Age by Which You Should Have Achieved Something

A survey that asked people compiling their CVs at what point they really ought to have done something with their lives has pinpointed the age of 31 as being critical for our expectations of ourselves, as that's when people, the poor, unrealistic, dreaming people, think they should be married and owning a house. Read More >>

gadgets
Google Made a £4,900 Whiteboard for Your Google Docs

On Tuesday, Google announced a new product called Jamboard, a $6,000/£4,910 4K 55-inch display that will let people draw on stuff during meetings. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon’s New Offices Will Contain Literal Jungle

Employee perks at some companies include watery coffee all day and maybe a table tennis table. Employee perks at Amazon will soon include treehouses where engineers commune with nature to refresh their minds and meet in rooms with walls crawling with vines. Read More >>

cars
Microsoft Won’t Build Your Self-Driving Car

Microsoft won’t build its own self-driving car, but wants to make the operating system that runs in one and lead the move to turn the car into an office. Read More >>

science
Engineers Own the Future — and Maybe Even Us

Technology is at the heart of everything we do. But as mechanical, electrical and computational systems have become increasingly complex, the control of every day life is increasingly in the hands of those that build it: the engineers. Read More >>

VR
Barclays’ VR Work Experience Pod Isn’t a Late April Fool’s Joke

Banking chain Barclays has presumably had enough of bored teenagers being sent to stumble cluelessly around its offices trying to get Reddit to load on financial workstations, as it's created a "LifeSkills Pod" to put people in and teach them things about the working world. Without the awkwardness of people being in their working world. Read More >>

internet
How to Disguise Fun Websites at Work

The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. Though it can actually make you more productive, not every boss is cool with you wasting precious workday hours browsing the web. Thankfully, we have a few solutions for you. Here’s your guide to staying safe from curious co-workers and patrolling upper management if you need to take a quick glance online. Read More >>

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Americans Think The Robot Revolution is Coming But Not For Their Jobs

Remember travel agents? Their jobs disappeared as society became more technologically advanced – alongside many others. And a new study shows that most Americans believe robots will replace many human workers soon. But they overwhelmingly think their own jobs are safe. Read More >>

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Daily Telegraph Bosses Bin Ridiculous Desk-Sitting Staff Spy Machines

For some unknown reason bosses at the Daily Telegraph thought it might be useful, or somehow trigger a rise in energy efficiency, to know when its staff were sitting at their desks -- hence the installation of the OccupEye under-desk person monitor. Read More >>