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It’s Official: Aardvark Books Will Close in January - October 30, 2018 - SF Weekly
Aardvark’s impending closure marks the end of another independent bookstore in San Francisco. There are about 57 left in the city, according to the city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, a figure that includes comic-book shops, museum gift shops, and retailers with small book selections
sanfrancisco  books  business  reading  economics  economy  jobs  work  culture  bayarea 
26 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Devah Pager, Who Documented Race Bias in Job Market, Dies at 46 - The New York Times
Her husband said she loved to ride bikes, sing and dance and frequently organized karaoke nights. Her signature song was the anthem popularized by Gloria Gaynor: “I Will Survive.”
obituaries  research  jobs  academia  karaoke 
9 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
The pain and joy of the side hustle - Columbia Journalism Review
“Journalists are the most underpaid people in the knowledge economy, when you think about credentials and skills and people who can understand and analyze data, write stories, self-motivate, interview people, design,” Flood says.
journalism  work  jobs  writing  employment  career  publishing  media  newspapers 
june 2018 by allaboutgeorge
California Über Alles | Ann Friedman
"Believe me, I understand the temptation to separate yourself: it’s true that I am different from the people I grew up with who chose to stay in Iowa. Part of that difference is, now, an economic and cultural advantage. So I have a dual responsibility: to see that California actually makes good on its professed values, and to ensure that those values incorporate the rest of America. Refusing to rationalize elite neglect is the real rebellion."
california  usa  president  politics  iowa  economy  jobs  work  behavior 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Untitled (
I'm hiring! Director of Community Engagement at Wikimedia Foundation - San Francisco Bay Area
jobs  from twitter_favs
january 2014 by allaboutgeorge
A Recent Study Shows That White-Collar Workers Exercise More When Unemployed | Running |
“From an economical jargon, the time cost or opportunity cost is now lower,” said Dhaval Dave, co-author of the study and economics professor at Bentley University. “So you should see a lot more people exercising.”
exercise  work  jobs  employment  writing 
march 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Social Business isn’t About Companies, It is About Cities | Social Enterprise Today
Customer-centricity, whatever this really means, not only implies the growth of different behaviors, but also to think differently about our spatial and symbolic relationships to customers. Providing them with more channels to interact is not enough, we need to design them in a more human way, and allow customers to embed these channels in their way of life. Cities, and those who think and design them, are ahead of organizations in tackling these problems.
cities  urbanism  business  relationships  capitalism  work  jobs  social  socbiz 
april 2012 by allaboutgeorge
Digital Product Manager at MediaNewsGroup - managed by Digital First media in Greater Denver Area - Job | LinkedIn
Job opportunity: Digital Product Manager at MediaNewsGroup - managed by Digital First - Greater Denver Area
jobs  from twitter_favs
february 2012 by allaboutgeorge
I Flunked My Social Media Background Check. Will You?
Your personal email address, especially if you've had it for a long time, could have all kinds of things tied to it that you'd rather an employer not see. Spend the nothing it costs to set up a dedicated job search email account, and list that one on your c.v.
business  jobs  work  web  online  social  socialnetworking  facebook  twitter  search  google 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Tom Walsh: Detroit area has tech jobs base to build on | Detroit Free Press |
Southeast Michigan has the highest concentration of technology-related employment in the Midwest, and trails only San Jose, Calif.'s Silicon Valley region nationally in architecture and engineering employment, according to a new study to be released on Mackinac Island today.

The study, conducted by Anderson Economic Group of East Lansing for the Automation Alley business accelerator, compares the seven-county Detroit region with 14 other U.S. metros, including Boston, San Jose, Seattle, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Dallas and Austin, Texas. Midwest metros included Chicago, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Grand Rapids.
detroit  michigan  technology  jobs  research  cities  business 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Recession-Era Entrepreneur | Educations & Careers | East Bay Express
"People are doing lots of small things cobbling together a full living," said Lauren Venell, who teaches often sold-out DIY business classes at Workshop in San Francisco. Venell said her enrollees are mostly creative types — designers, crafters, and illustrators — who want to launch their own endeavors. Many hope to start curatorial businesses that recommend products or hand-pick items to sell. Most of them are in their twenties and thirties, or semi-retirees in their sixties, with few in between, Venell noted. And, for whatever reason, the majority are women.

Venell acknowledges the Bay Area's entrepreneurial pedigree, but says she's seen a new trend of people being drawn to start their own businesses out of economic necessity: getting laid off from their jobs or having their work hours reduced. "It didn't used to be that way," she said. "It was much more deliberate a few years ago. And now ... they're doing it with a little less preparation."
work  entrepreneurs  EastBay  creativity  jobs  recession 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Jobs speaks! The complete transcript | Phones | iOS Central | Macworld
Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest. As you know, Nokia’s the biggest. And we admire them for being able to ship the number of handsets that they do. But we don’t aspire to be like them. They’re good at being like them. We want to be like us. And we want to make the best ones.
android  apple  google  interview  ipad  iphone  jobs  mobile  strategy  nokia  technology 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Black unemployment rate slower to recover
"[W]hen your whole social network is in crisis, there's no ladder to climb out."
jobs  employment  from twitter
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Queer Oakland: Juba Kalamka, the Lyrical Misanthrope | Oakland Local
“I think it’s important to make it clear, especially to young people … I do art, and I have a job that I get up and go to every morning," he says. "Sometimes I get to fly somewhere and do a show. I’m happy doing both. There’s nothing the matter with it. If I had the opportunity to be on the road 200 days out of the year, that’s not the kind of life that I’m interested in.

“I like being home; I like being around my family. My kids know who I am, that I’m just this dork. I empty cat boxes and take out the garbage on Wednesdays. There’s nothing the matter with it. I’m tired of this investment in the idea that in order to make art, in order to have notoriety around your work, you have to be tragic, and people gaping at the spectacle of that when it’s happening.”
queer  oakland  bisexual  art  creativity  music  hiphop  work  attention  identity  jobs 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Contributor - How to End the Great Recession -
Policies that generate more widely shared prosperity lead to stronger and more sustainable economic growth — and that’s good for everyone. The rich are better off with a smaller percentage of a fast-growing economy than a larger share of an economy that’s barely moving. That’s the Labor Day lesson we learned decades ago; until we remember it again, we’ll be stuck in the Great Recession.
economy  money  work  jobs  usa  power  economics 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
When Newsroom Diversity Becomes an Ideology - Conor Friedersdorf - Metablog - True/Slant
It matters a great deal that we read writing by people from different racial and ethnic communities, by women and men, and by any other identity group whose cultural experiences one hopes to better understand. Ta-Nehisi Coates explains one black perspective better than any white guy could — and John McWhorter explains another one, and WEB DuBois still another. Typical newspaper writing is perhaps the written format where folks from any background are least able to meaningfully bring their perspective to the work. Let’s be honest, the average newspaper story is fleeting, merely adequate in its writing, and produced on such a tight deadline that merely getting the facts correct is difficult enough.
newspapers  diversity  power  jobs  work  writing  media  journalism  washington 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Viewers Peek at Politico's Diversity -- or Not | The Maynard Institute
The American Society of News Editors encourages news organizations to be forthcoming about their diversity figures, using them for the census of newsrooms it has conducted since 1978, primarily as a means of measuring minority employment.

It found last year that although blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans represented 33 percent of the U.S. population, the percentage of those groups in newsrooms stood at 13.41 percent.
race  journalism  media  newspapers  diversity  jobs  employment  online 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
What 2010 Will Be Like: Don't Bank On It (Essay by Chris Gardner, author of "The Pursuit of Happyness") - Speakeasy - WSJ
In case you missed it I’ll say it again in BIG BOLD LETTERS, CASH IS KING!

The only reason to go to a bank is to get a toaster! Do they still give those?

Happy New Year!
business  finance  money  jobs  work  economics  economy  happiness 
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Film - Jason Reitman Uses Travel Experience for ‘Up in the Air’ -
“All the airports kind of feel and look the same now,” Mr. Reitman said, grabbing one of the small burgers in the middle of the table. “Some are more beautiful, some are less beautiful, but for the most part you’re going to find a Starbucks in every airport. You’re going to get your coffee and the USA Today or New York Times in every airport. All the things that you want are there, so you can land anywhere, and you feel at home. You’re given the sense that you’re everywhere, but you’re nowhere; that you are constantly with your community, yet you have no community. There’s kind of a terrific irony to that.”
travel  social  business  video  employment  jobs  movies  interviews  film  cinema 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Slate: If the economy's stagnant, why are stocks up? The answer is disturbing. - By Daniel Gross - Slate Magazine
The rising U.S. stock market and a weak, slow-growing U.S. consumer sector aren't really in contradiction. Given the large-scale trends transforming the global economy—and the role of large U.S. companies in it—it may be possible to have a sustainable rally in American stocks without a sustainable rally by American consumers.
social  investing  economics  stocks  finance  jobs  usa  china  russia  globalization 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge Oakland gets a taste for gourmet
The best part, Hackett said, is that doing business in Oakland is about a third of the price of San Francisco, where the minimum wage is $1.79 more an hour. In addition, San Francisco businesses with more than 20 employees are required under the Health Care Security Ordinance to pay $1.23 an hour extra per worker. That amount goes up 8 cents in January, and rises to $1.96 for San Francisco restaurants with more than 100 employees. The city also requires restaurants to compensate full-time staff nine days of sick pay.
eastbay  bayarea  oakland  food  restaurants  marketing  sanfrancisco  business  employment  work  jobs 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Increasing Residential And Employment Density Could Mean Reductions In Vehicle Travel, Fuel Use And Carbon Dioxide Emissions
The committee disagreed about the feasibility of achieving the target density in the upper-bound scenario -- doubling the density of 75 percent of new development -- by 2050. Some members of the committee thought that these higher densities would be reached due to macroeconomic trends -- higher energy prices and carbon taxes -- in combination with growing public support for infill development, investments in transit, and higher densities along transit rail corridors. Other members thought that the high-density scenario would require such a significant departure from current low-density development patterns, land-use policies, and public preferences that it is unrealistic without a strong state or regional role in growth management.
transit  research  science  transporation  cities  environment  cars  jobs  work  housing  gas  urban 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Female Supervisors More Susceptible To Workplace Sexual Harassment
"This study provides the strongest evidence to date supporting the theory that sexual harassment is less about sexual desire than about control and domination," said Heather McLaughlin, a sociologist at the University of Minnesota and the study's primary investigator. "Male co-workers, clients and supervisors seem to be using harassment as an equalizer against women in power."
discrimination  society  work  jobs  sex  bias  power  men  women  gender  science  research 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
A Day in the Life of a Twintern: Meet the recent college grad who tweets for Pizza Hut. | The Big Money
According to the Center for Work-Life Policy, 64 percent of Gen Y regularly uses social networking sites, compared with 20 percent of baby boomers. The problem though, Dietrich says, is that "they've been using social media in a personal not a business application." Understanding what Facebook and Twitter are is different from understanding what they should be for your specific brand, she explains. "By letting an intern determine this, you're putting your brand and reputation in the hands of someone who has no experience."
reputation  business  social  twitter  facebook  work  jobs  youth  attention  media 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
gary scott: More furloughs at MediaNews*
All LANG employees will be forced to take five days off between now and the end of September - those with vacation time will be able to collect vacation pay; those without will be forced to take an unpaid furlough.
medianews  work  jobs  losangeles  newspapers  media  journalism  business  corporations 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Incidental submission. at The Perverted Negress
I hear so many people talking, myself included, about “managing their lives.”

Increasingly this sounds like so much bullshit.

You can’t manage it. You can only ride it. Submit to it.

And in doing so, with the fight between me and destiny and pain slowly grinding to a standstill, the quiet is filled with some really strange and beautiful music.
time  work  career  sex  identity  attention  power  relationships  jobs  psychology  spirituality 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Micro-presence: changing the 'status' quo | Social Business |
Although there may not be much value for business in the consumer social networks that are dominating the Internet today, business is a very social enterprise. It is only a matter of time before the right tools, the right culture and the right uses come together to create value for managers and employees alike.
business  social  presence  attention  blogging  twitter  work  jobs  corporations 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Still A Newspaperman » Blog Archive » On being unemployed
Regardless of the reasons — resignation, layoff, firing — unemployment is tough, tough on the pocketbook, tough on the ego. And it is boring.

Most of my friends and colleagues recognize that we won’t be doing in the future what we have done in the past. I accepted months ago that I would not work in a newspaper newsroom again. The challenge now is to persuade potential employers that our skills — substantial skills built up over many, many successful years — can transfer to different but related career paths.
work  jobs  journalism  media  newspapers  blogging 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
SocialFishing...: The 2 Paradoxes of Identity in a Digital Age
[...] In other words, as an organization, we also have a social identity. We are building a presence on the social web, opening up our communications, learning how to engender trust, how to enable employees to represent us, how to have a personality, how to be transparent, etc. We're thinking about how to layer all kinds of rich conversation on top of our traditional marketing. We're adding complexity while peeling away layers, if that makes sense; we're learning to relinquish control and give our members more ownership, in several different yet connected spaces. More varied, more complex, less control. [...]
identity  work  jobs  corporations  business  attention  marketing  ethics  behavior  online  social  power 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
You're Fired—but Stay in Touch - BusinessWeek
Alumni networks follow a tenet of the knowledge economy: Personal connections transcend corporate boundaries. Already, office workers routinely Twitter and share Facebook status updates with long lists of "friends" that often include business rivals and former colleagues. With their alumni networks, corporations attempt to dissolve those boundaries themselves, establishing for each company a broad network of people who can keep in touch throughout their careers to benefit from each other's knowledge and contacts. Some companies mix alumni with current employees; others keep them apart.
jobs  work  business  corporations  twitter  facebook  friendship  economy  social 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Sleepless in Seattle : CJR
You need deep curiosity, the intellectual bandwidth to range across a broad spectrum of issues, analyze documents, research, interview, interrogate, relate to people, gain their trust, behave appropriately for whatever situation confronts you (interviewing a trauma victim versus covering a politician, for example), keep your sense of humor, help colleagues, and info-share, follow your gut instincts, be tough and compassionate—sometimes simultaneously—and then weave all this material into a layered, intelligent, multi-faceted, unbiased, truthful piece that holds people’s attention.
journalism  media  newspapers  seattle  washingtonstate  identity  work  jobs  writing 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Is There Life After Newspapers? | American Journalism Review
Of the people who volunteered their old newspaper salary, only 2 percent made less than $20,000 a year. Of the people who gave me their new salaries, that number shot up to 17 percent. The age of those at the bottom of the salary scale has changed surprisingly as well. The median age of those who made less than $20,000 at their old newspaper job was 24. The median age of those now making less than $20,000 is 48.

Here's another surprise: While the overwhelming majority – 85 percent – say they miss working at a paper, they are often happier in their new jobs. Sixty-two percent tell us they had been satisfied in their old newspaper jobs; 78 percent report being satisfied in their new jobs. (The bus driver and liquor store clerk are not finding much job satisfaction, however.)

So it's safe to say there is life after newspapers. But it's not always the life the journalists had expected.
journalism  newspapers  business  news  jobs  career  future  work  media  aging  money 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Journalistopia » 10 Things Online Editors can do to Save Their Jobs | Danny Sanchez
"It’s a tumultuous time in our industry, and few things are certain. However, it’s a good bet that boosting your online media skills will increase your likelihood of keeping your job or getting an even better one." (h/t @karimamara)
online  internet  journalism  future  web  jobs  media 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The weird science of stock photography. - By Seth Stevenson - Slate Magazine
While it's fun to ponder which future trends Getty's seers are banking on, it can also be illuminating to learn which sorts of images have been most attractive to their clients in the recent past. Getty's Web site gets more than 3 million unique users each month, all scouring it for purchasable content. Getty gave me lists of the most popular search terms on their database for 2006, 2007, and the first half of 2008. Only three entries showed up in the top 10 on all three lists: business, people, and woman. (Woman climbed from eighth to fifth to first, which Waggoner attributes to the increasing global presence of women in the workplace and thus the increasing global demand for photos and video depicting women in the workplace.)
data  futurism  sociology  design  photography  culture  journalism  media  marketing  information  business  women  work  jobs 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
New Haven Independent: Oh, Rude-y!
Those of you who are still employed may wonder what it’s like to be unemployed. A snarky answer might be “You’ll probably find out for yourself soon enough.” Here’s what it’s really like: [...]
work  jobs  essay 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Salary, Gender and the Social Cost of Haggling -
"It is not that women always act one way and men act another way; it tends to be moderated by situational factors. The point of this paper is: Yes, there is an economic rationale to negotiate, but you have to weigh that against social risks of negotiating. What we show is those risks are higher for women than for men."
men  women  work  jobs  money  social  psychology  economics  gender  power  identity  reputation  business  marketing 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Web Sites That Dig for News Rise as Watchdogs -
“Information is now a public service as much as it’s a commodity. It should be thought of the same way as education, health care. It’s one of the things you need to operate a civil society, and the market isn’t doing it very well.”
information  journalism  media  usa  jobs  internet  sandiego  minneapolis 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Six Apart CEO: Down Economy Boosts Blogging | Epicenter from
"When you don't know where else to invest," he explains, "you invest in yourself." Which is kind of a slick way of saying that when you get laid off or your company goes under, it's a good time to build your personal brand by blogging. Or, for that matter, if you suddenly find yourself with a lot of time on your hands, you might blog to fill the empty spaces. "You look for a way to reassert control," Alden points out. "That's a reason blogging surges in down times."
blogging  economics  finance  marketing  internet  work  jobs  diy 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Inksniffer: Give us some credit. How the newspaper industry is about to be disembowelled by the banking crisis.
"If I were Google looking at my very tax inefficient $12 billion cash pile, I wouldn't anticipate regulatory interference getting in the way in the current financial climate. Who else is going to take on the debt of Tribune or McClatchy or MediaNews (whose debt burden is perilous and whose credit rating is in the lower reaches of junk) and save the jobs and the institutions that politicians need to be seen to save?"
news  media  newspapers  business  google  finance  stocks  medianews  jobs  politics 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Matchmakers, Matchmakers, Making a Mint -
"By your late 20s, many people are not willing to stand around in a bar all night . . . and they've met everybody they would've met through their office mates. So they're turning to new ways to do this same old thing, which is: find love."
love  relationships  marriage  men  women  technology  work  jobs  sex  money  social  yasns 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Take Action: Fight Anti-Union Retaliation Against Newest Journalists' Unit
I signed because ... well, let's just say I've got several dogs in the fight. If you live in the Bay Area, care about the future of journalism or know what it means to organize and be active, step up and get some!
labor  unions  jobs  work  medianews  journalism  newspapers  media  bayarea  eastbay  activism 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
no more whuffie please | Michelle's Blog
"I don’t have health insurance right now. I haven’t been on a vacation in over a year. I’m worried about paying my bills. Man, whuffie sucks."
marketing  social  jobs  work  austin  texas  yasns  identity  attention 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
You can’t eat Whuffie (but it’s getting harder to eat without it) | ::HorsePigCow:: marketing uncommon
"Pick events to work on where potential clients or employers can see the good work you are doing. Let your expertise shine through the content you are producing. People will notice and then you can cash in that Whuffie and pay the bills."
work  jobs  social  marketing  reputation  business  identity  community 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Journalist seeking paycheck? Try India | Salon News
"I decided to go to India because the promised experience just seems tremendous. Readership is skyrocketing, as are profits. The managing editor also said he really wants to strengthen the multimedia elements of the Web site, and there's money available to put into development."
india  journalism  media  newspapers  globalization  freelance  work  jobs  asian 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » A newspaper’s life-and-death struggle, played out in a new medium
"[...] Some of these folks are going to be, well, independent in the fall if they elect to take the buyout and it comes off as announced.

But what struck me listening to them is that they are not prepared for that independent life. I was looking at this from the perspective of being both a former newspaperman who did find a new life in the academe and elsewhere and from the perspective of now being a journalism educator. It is vital that we prepare journalists for this new and independent life or we will lose their journalism. [...]"
journalism  newspapers  media  jobs  work  career  education  video  technology 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge / Columnists / Lunch with the FT - Lunch with the FT: Gloria Steinem
"[W]hat we have done so far is only count the kind of experience that men also have. What we need to be able to do is count all human experience. So I would like to count the secretarial positions as good training places to take over the jobs of the bosses."
feminism  work  jobs  politics  democrats  clinton  sex  women  men  lunch 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge Rebecca Rosen Lum's "Life after layoff: New opportunities, new frustrations"
"If the newspaper business really is stumbling toward extinction as some experts believe, a few of us laid-off newsroom workers are getting an early glimpse of our next evolutionary phase."
newspapers  media  journalism  unions  work  jobs  writing  bayarea  eastbay  sanfrancisco  medianews 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Given a Shovel, Digging Deeper Into Debt -
“One of the tricks in the credit card business is that people have an inherent guilt with spending. What you want is to have people feel good about their purchases.”
money  jobs  work  marketing  economics  bank  usa 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge Overdressers: Beware of suspicious minds
"If you dress at a higher level than you normally do, people will say, 'What's he doing? He's dressing like this for a reason; what is it?' [...]"
fashion  men  women  work  jobs  aesthetics 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
San Diego Reader | Newspapers’ Debt Dilemma
"To slash expenses, there have been massive industrywide layoffs. Employees who had nothing to do with the dubious decision-making are left holding the bag, and their heads are inside that bag."
medianews  news  media  journalism  newspapers  california  sandiego  business  corporations  money  jobs  work  unions 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
DigiDave | Journalism is a Process, Not a Product: Barriers to Online Success - What Keeps You Down?
"Barriers to online success are: 1. connectors (one must have a network) 2. Money (little..but some) 3. Time 4. Tech skillz. What else?"
media  journalism  news  creativity  jobs  work  online 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
How to Succeed? Make Employees Happy - TIME
"Simultaneously we hit upon the philosophy that I think will be the dominant philosophy in business in the 21st century. It's this principle that the purpose of business is not primarily to maximize shareholder value."
business  capitalism  career  economics  finance  work  money  corporations  ethics  jobs 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Hot controversy: Fetching coffee for the boss | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/29/2008
"First of all, she said, pick your battles. Second, bring something more to the job, no matter how low you are on the totem pole. Then, after a while, if getting coffee feels demeaning, it'll be easier to ask for a change."
coffee  work  jobs  feminism  business  beverages 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Money | n+1
"There are four ways to survive as a writer in the US in 2006: the university; journalism; odd jobs; and independent wealth. I have tried the first three. Each has its costs."
academia  jobs  magazines  money  publishing  reading  writers  writing  novels  journalism  editing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Roaming the World, Detecting Fashion - New York Times
“A red flag for me when I’m hiring is someone who says ‘my whole life is fashion.’ You have to be interested in much more than fashion. You have to understand the world if you are going to understand what people want to wear.”
fashion  creativity  aesthetics  travel  work  jobs  attention 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge / Comment & analysis / Comment - Focus on the female talent in the backyard
"In the US alone, reducing female attrition by one-quarter would add 220,000 qualified people to the science, engineering and technology labour pool."
women  work  jobs  technology  men  feminism  corporations  business 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Learning Cantonese: Lust, Exhaustion
"How many hours does a Hong Kong guy work? Ten, eleven, twelve hours a day? There is nothing unusual about his behavior. He is exhausted. You are lucky that he is snoring on your couch."
china  work  jobs  film  cinema  relationships 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: MediaNews Ending SEC Disclosures
"Closely held MediaNews Group, the nation's fourth-largest newspaper chain, is becoming even more private -- telling the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it will no longer file financial and other reports."
medianews  newspapers  media  journalism  business  labor  unions  jobs  work  corporations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Keystone Research Center (via PR Newswire): Unionization Substantially Improves the Pay and Benefits of African-Americans Workers
"The data demonstrate that unions raise wages and increase access to health insurance and pensions. Unions continue to be a central element of any plan to improve economic equality in this country."
unions  work  jobs  blacks  race  business  health 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Journalism Iconoclast » Newspapers, it’s time to panic
"Yearly mass layoffs may count as panicking, but they do not count as radically rethinking journalism. Nor will they break the downward trend that newspapers face."
newspapers  media  journalism  medianews  work  jobs 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
"[T]he Newhouse family long ago offered lifetime guarantees that spare editorial workers at its daily newspapers from cutbacks for economic reasons - provided the journalists never let the union inside the newsroom door."
jobs  work  journalism  newspapers  newjersey  media  unions  corporations 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A Modern Conundrum: When Work's Invisible, So Are Its Satisfactions: Cubicle Culture -
"Much of the work I do goes unnoticed by anyone but me. I need to rely on myself to know I am doing worthwhile work."
work  gtd  culture  jobs  identity  attention  reputation 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Media Work Force Sinks to 15-Year Low - Advertising Age - News
"Newspapers, TV and radio all cut staffing last year. The only media sectors to add jobs: magazines (up a meager 400 jobs) and internet media companies (up 9,200)."
work  publishing  news  media  marketing  labor  jobs  economics  career  journalism  corporations  newspapers 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: An Industry Imperiled by Falling Profits and Shrinking Ads
“That’s another thing that made 2007 a watershed, the dawning realization that you can’t expect 25 percent annual growth in digital revenue. Nobody knows just when this thing bottoms out, or how far down.”
internet  media  newspapers  journalism  labor  jobs  sandiego  minneapolis  philadelphia  business  corporations  economics  marketing 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Eric Ulken | Technical skills in journalism jobs
"The students in my online media class at USC are looking for the technical skills that will help land them jobs in journalism, and I want to help them identify what those skills might be."
technology  journalism  jobs  online  career  blogs  newspapers  media  education 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
P-I must arbitrate online dispute
"A federal judge ruled Monday that the Seattle P-I must arbitrate a union dispute over its online reporter position. U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly's ruling favors The Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, which represents most P-I nonmanagement employees.
unions  work  labor  jobs  seattle  law  justice  newspapers  media  journalism  online 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
To Zell and Back: Handbook Hypocrisy At Tribune -- In Wake of O'Shea Firing
"Even the dullest 'employee owner' at any Tribune property around the nation will see what happened when Jim O'Shea questioned authority, and conclude that asking tough questions and pushing back won't really earn the respect of the boss. It'll just speed
work  jobs  journalism  chicago  newspapers  labor 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Icy Day Finds Old Union Outside Modern City Shops - New York Times
"The home of the caramel macchiato, Starbucks, has drawn some of the most consistent criticism, often from employees associated with the Industrial Workers of the World."
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january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Los Angeles Editor Ousted After Resisting Job Cuts - New York Times
"Newspapers generally have been cutting staff in recent years, especially those in California, which have been hit hard by the downturn in real estate and, in turn, real estate advertising."
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january 2008 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - The Logic of Life: Tim Harford
"[... E]conomists have discovered — through careful interview programs — that working girls will often leave the condom in the purse in exchange for a pay rise of about a quarter. [...]"
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january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powell's Books - PowellsBooks.BLOG - Neil Strauss: Kill Your Email
"Know what your time is worth. Make lists. Link what you do in your life to your goals. Beware of people who suck up your time. Put the phone away while you're working [...] try to do something active and physical each day."
diy  creativity  email  internet  work  jobs  gtd 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian Unlimited | Comment is free | Inequality is closing down our concern for others
"I start sweating, I start bungling, shuffling ... You know you insult them ... they look at you like they're disgusted ... Straight away you feel, I shouldn't be there. It makes you not want to go out ... It fucking stresses you. You get exhausted ..."
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january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
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