Jobbing Archive: June, 2011

Sick in San Francisco

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The paid sick leave ball is back in City Council's court now where it may collapse with a sick thud following Mayor Nutter's veto Tuesday.... Read more

Lodging a complaint

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Suppose a hotel housekeeper spends the first five hours of her day cleaning bathrooms, then takes a few-hour break, later returning for another... Read more

Looking worldwide

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In September, Mayerlin Fattibene joined a solar company in Marlton, relocating to live nearby. “The company was growing and we were going... Read more

Jobbed: The musical -- sorrow into song

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When psychotherapist Leslie Mayer counseled laid-off executives as a consultant at Right Management, the Philadelphia outplacement firm, she... Read more

Union elections

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New National Labor Relations Board rules on union elections predictably have both sides -- business and unions -- arguing about whether they... Read more

Side by side by soda

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Leaving aside the question of whether a soda tax would have been a good idea, it was interesting to see Harold Honickman, owner of Pepsi and... Read more

Blueberry season

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The blueberry pickers who travel to Columbia Fruit Farms Inc. in Hammonton are Haitian and come from Belle Glade, Florida. They get paid $3... Read more

Managing by listening

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In 2005, after working 30 years at Helvoet Pharma Inc., formerly Owens-Illinois Inc., Richard Gardner was honored by his company for his longtime... Read more