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One London Company is Giving its Staff ‘Hangover Days’

Most people will get time off for sickness, and some of them might not lose wages because of it, but generally being hungover doesn't count as being sick. That's changed for staff working for Dice, a ticketing app based in Shoreditch, because they can use a hangover as a legitimate excuse for not coming in. Read More >>

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Company Offers Free, Totally Not Creepy Microchip Implants to Employees

Is that an especially sickly hue in the smog clouds? A faint smell of ammonia in the air? Maybe this morning feels particularly dystopian because Wisconsin-based Three Two Market plans to become the first US company—and one of the first companies period—to offer microchip implants to its employees. Read More >>

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12 Tools and Apps That Make Working From Home Easier

More and more of us are ditching the traditional office environment for anywhere we can get wi-fi. Working away from an office presents its own unique set of challenges. If you haven’t yet made the switch to an online office suite (like the ones made by Google, Apple, or Microsoft), then we’d recommend that as a first move. Not only does it mean you can log in and work from any computer, it makes sharing your work and collaborating with others much more straightforward. Read More >>

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It’ll Probably Always be a Man Delivering Your Stuff

A survey of people who work in the vague world of the "gig economy" has found the work is massively tilted toward being a MAN JOB in some areas, with delivery drivers and cyclists most likely to be men -- and women sticking to selling services and products from home. Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>