Twitter CEO admits conservative employees ‘don’t feel safe’ expressing opinions

Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey admits conservatives are afraid to speak their mind while working at the social network. Conservative employees “don’t feel safe to express their opinions” within the company, Dorsey told the New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen in an interview published Friday on Recode. Some Republicans in Congress have accused Twitter…
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Wisconsin company known for microchipping employees plans GPS tracking chip for dementia patients

A Wisconsin-based technology company, famous for microchipping willing employees, will debut a microchip powered by the heat of the human body with GPS technology and voice recognition. 
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New whistleblower claims Tesla employees ran a drug ring inside the Gigafactory

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With Tesla CEO Elon Musk under SEC investigation for his Twitter habit, the company hounded by short-sellers, questions about its production capability lingering, and an ongoing case with a whistleblower who said the company knowingly shipped cars with punctured battery cells, it’s difficult to keep abreast of all the different Tesla scandals these days. But Jalopnik just blew the lid off a fresh problem for the company: A former employee has filed a whistleblower complaint with the SEC, saying that Tesla workers once ran a drug ring inside of the company’s Gigafactory, and Tesla forgot to ever mention this to its investors.

The details of the allegation make for some fairly startling reading, unless you’re a Netflix exec shopping around for a new script to reboot Breaking Bad but with more tech industry drama:

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Say What Now? Safeway Grocery Store Employees Call the Police on a Black Woman in the Parking Lot Donating Food to a Homeless Man

Employees at a California supermarket called the police on a Black woman who was simply donating food to a homeless man.

The employees accused her and her family of being involved in an alleged grocery heist.

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Erika Martin told the Daily News she was in the parking lot of the Mountain View Safeway July 8 to give a homeless man food for his dog with her sisters Faith and Ashley when she was approached by two police cars.

Martin said she explained to the officers what she was doing, and they asked if she was waiting on someone, like a husband, to exit the store – which she was not. She said the officer then told Martin someone had been stealing items from the store, and that the suspect was wearing a blue spaghetti strap shirt.

“I said, ‘What! Wait, are you kidding me?’ I never even stepped foot inside of Safeway, I was in my car the whole entire time I was there,” she wrote, noting that she was not wearing the spaghetti strap shirt in question.A spokesperson for the Mountain View Police Department told the Daily News it received a phone call from the store that day reporting a possible theft in progress. When police arrived, employees identified a male, a female and several children they believed were connected with the alleged theft.

The spokesperson said when police spoke with the accused group, they were “extremely helpful” and “cooperative,” and cops quickly determined no crime had been committed.

The heavily redacted incident report says employees believed Martin was taking goods out of the store and that children were “grabbing goods from the shelves” and bringing them back to an awaiting car.

Martin said the accused children were her 13-year-old niece, 11-year-old nephew and 9-year-old son, who had entered the store to use the bathroom.

She also said the incident greatly affected her son, who had sought free cookie samples from the bakery during the bathroom break, as he frequently does.

“He broke down in tears as if he was afraid for his life,” Martin said of her son’s “confession.” “He said, ‘I didn’t mean to do anything wrong. I didn’t steal anything, mom’… He thought he did something wrong. He thought the police were going to arrest him for looking behind the counter. To see my child in so much fear broke my heart.”

She said the incident was especially hurtful as she frequents the store and is known to employees.

“We were there to do a good deed and we left feeling humiliated, embarrassed, hurt and shocked,” she wrote.

A representative for Safeway said in a statement that the police were called concerning an “adult male with a history of suspected shoplifting” at the story. The rep said it was “not entirely clear” why the police spoke to Martin, and that an internal investigation had been launched.

“Safeway is committed to fostering an environment of treating everyone with courtesy, dignity, and respect. We have strong policies against racial discrimination and we do not tolerate violations to the policy,” the statement read. “Safeway contacted Ms. Martin to sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding and we look forward to continuing the discussion regarding her concerns. “

Martin said she received an apology from a store employee who was not working the day of the incident, but is still awaiting a call from the location’s two managers and the company’s corporate offices.

“It’s like they don’t care, they’re brushing it under the rug,” she said, adding that she was also racially profiled at a PetCo in October. “I’m so tired of the craziness in this world.”

Safeway’s going to have to do a LOT better than that. This is completely unacceptable.

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Fitbit employees charged with stealing trade secrets from rival

SAN JOSE, Calif. — U.S. prosecutors have charged six current and former employees of San Francisco-based Fitbit, Inc. with possessing trade secrets stolen from rival company Jawbone. An indictment filed Thursday in federal court in Northern California says the employees received the stolen trade secrets after leaving Jawbone and knew they were not supposed to…
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Say What Now? Woman Poops in a Coffee Shop and Throws It At Employees After Being Denied Restroom Access [Video]

A woman got so fed up at a Tim Horton’s coffee shop employee for denying her access to the restroom that she decided to take a dump in the middle of the floor.

Not only did she relieve herself in front of other patrons simply trying to enjoy their coffee and light bites, she then picked up her sh*t and threw it at the employees.

The entire incident was captured on video.

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A spokesperson for the Canadian coffee chain told BuzzFeed News that some of its restaurants have a “restricted access policy for restrooms to ensure the well-being of our guests.”

The spokesperson said that their current understanding of the incident is that the woman was denied access to the restroom based on her “past behavior.” This seemed to have sparked her rage.

The targeted employee called authorities, who continue to investigate the incident.

“We strive to create a welcoming environment for all of our guests and the communities we serve,” the coffee chain said in a statement. “We are deeply concerned by this video as the safety of our team members and guests is always a top priority for us.”

That’s what you call a sh*tty workday. Watch the footage below.

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This health start-up was throwing away employees’ candy — but says that was a step too far

Health IQ wanted its employees to be healthy but acknowledges that it went too far.
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Study Proves White Male Employees Aren’t Thrilled When Women, People of Color Become CEOs

Even with Monday’s news of former AT&T executive Cynthia Marshall’s hiring as CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, the dearth of African Americans in positions of corporate leadership is a grim reality.

Kenneth I. Chenault’s retirement as the chief executive of American Express earlier this month left only a handful of black CEOs at the nation’s largest publicly traded corporations, all of which are men. Meanwhile, the resignation of former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns in 2016 marked the end of black women CEOs in all of corporate America. These dire statistics reaffirm the well-documented challenges black men and women face when climbing the corporate ladder.

Yet, in still, despite these dire stats, white men feel uncomfortable when a woman and/or person of color is appointed as CEO of their company. New research by Jim Westphal, a finance professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, shows that white male executives had an “unfortunate” reaction to the appointment of a racial minority or female CEO. The study, which questioned over 1,000 top executives at large- and mid-sized U.S. public companies, shows white male managers experienced a lower sense of identity with their company when a woman or ethnic minority was named CEO. As a result, they offered less help to other executives at the firm, especially to minority colleagues.

“They actually identify less, psychologically, with the organization after the appointment of a minority CEO and that reduces their propensity to help their colleagues,” Westphal told MarketWatch. “Our theory is that the appointment of minority CEOs triggers biases.”

Furthermore, the study finds that the elevation of one underrepresented person could indirectly put other women and people of color at a disadvantage. “Our study identifies an important mechanism by which such appointments may, counterintuitively, harm the career prospects of other female and racial minority managers by reducing the amount of help that they receive from their white male colleagues,” said Westphal.

The full study will publish in the April issue of the Academy of Management Journal. For now, be sure to check out Black Enterprise‘s listing of the most powerful black CEOs and other business executives.

 

 

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Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to fix Facebook. His employees keep getting in the way.

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Money Mondays: Companies Are Sharing Their Tax Windfall With Employees

This morning we are talking about companies who share their tax windfalls with their employees and what you need to know. 

Mellody, in recent weeks a rash of companies have announced they will be giving employees bonuses and other benefits in the wake of the recent tax cuts. What is behind these moves?

Lower taxes, Tom. The recently passed tax bill will see the nominal top corporate tax rate fall from 35% to 21%, providing a huge financial windfall for corporate America this year. It will mean companies will pay less in tax going forward, and it will also allow them to bring cash they earned overseas back to the US at a lower cost. As a result, in recent weeks many companies have decided they will use some of the money saved to reward workers.

What have companies announced?

Companies have taken a variety of approaches. Some have decided to give employees one-time cash bonuses. Others are raising wages, contributed to their employees’ retirement plans – either pension or 401k accounts, or by offering employees stock. Some have expanded their benefit offerings, including paid sick leave or parental time off, or tuition benefits. Many have announced some combinations of the above.

Are these efforts driven by altruism?

I think these efforts are being done for the right reasons. The fact is Tom, having happy workers who feel valued is in the best interest of any company. That is especially true in the current labor environment. We are in the ninth year of the economic expansion and at full structural employment; the labor market continues to tighten due to positive jobs growth and falling unemployment rates. This means that workers have the upper hand in the job market. This puts pressure on employers to hire and retain workers, and one of the best ways to do that is to improve their compensation through pay, or benefits, or both.

What advice would you give to those Americans who are getting a wage increase or a bonus?

If you are one of the Americans who has received a raise or a bonus from your employer, do not run out and spend it! There are a couple of things you can do with an unexpected windfall like this that will improve your long-term financial situation instead of satisfying your short-term desires. First, if you do not already have an emergency fund, or if your fund’s balance is low, put this money – a bonus or the extra earnings – in that account. If you already have an emergency fund, add this new money to your retirement account, or use it to pay down high interest credit card debt. These may not be the most exciting options, but they are the best for your long-term financial health.

Do you think we will continue to see companies invest in their employees going forward?

I do think that the strong economy and the tight labor market, coupled with continued efforts to increase minimum wages in numerous places around the country mean that we will mean workers will continue to see better numbers on their paychecks, and better overall compensation.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Nine people, including two portfolio managers, left George Soros’ massive $ 26 billion investment office this week, The Post has learned. One manager exited to start his own fund with money seeded from Soros, sources told The Post. The other left after posting lackluster returns, the sources said. Seven others, said to be back-office workers, were…
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WeWork employees caught spying on competition

The battle in the red-hot co-working space business is heating up. WeWork, the No. 1 player in the sector, allegedly sent two spies to infiltrate rival Knotel — to steal info and some customers, Knotel claimed. The spies showed up at seven Knotel properties in Manhattan last month in a “systematic attempt to pilfer Knotel’s…
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15 Questions You Can’t Ask Employees [Infographic]

While most employers don’t ask their employees questions about their personal lives with malintent, it’s important to remember that during the interview process, and even after an employee is hired, what may seem like “getting to know” someone may actually be crossing the line. For example, asking about children, marital status, or even a family name could be inappropriate if it doesn’t directly relate to the job.

Take a look at this infographic to see what questions you should avoid when interacting with employees in order to ensure that you aren’t asking anything you shouldn’t be.

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3 Ways to Accommodate Employees with Disabilities

employee-with-disability-accessibilityChoosing the right candidate for a position in your company can be difficult, and it can be even more challenging if your potential new hire has a disability you aren’t sure how to accommodate. At the same time, passing on a qualified candidate due to their disability is considered unethical and is prohibited under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The type of changes you’ll need to make to increase workspace accessibility is entirely dependent on your new hire’s disability. Hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairment, for example, all require different tools, devices, and workspace conditions.  In this post, you will find three of the most common areas employers need to modify when hiring an employee with a disability: their computer, office furniture, and overall workspace.

1. Assisting a New Employee by Adjusting Their Computer

Adding assistive technology is a good place to start when creating a more accessible environment for your new hire. You can accommodate by purchasing software and tools or by merely adjusting the computer’s control settings. If someone is visually impaired, for example, you can add a screen reader or a braille keyboard. For someone who is hearing impaired, you can change your computer’s control settings to replace sound with text or visuals. You can even make the mouse pointer stand out by increasing its size or changing its color. These additions—big or small—will help your new employee complete their projects effectively and efficiently.

That said, these are not the only things you can do to make a computer more accessible for an employee with a disability. Even something as simple as modifying your company’s document formatting practices can be helpful. For instance, you can accommodate employees with dyslexia by choosing monospace fonts, like Courier New or Lucinda Console, or by increasing letter and line spaces.

2. Accommodating a New Hire by Selecting the Right Furniture

Everyone modifies their workspace to suit their needs and comfort, and we all know that even a mere adjustment to the height of your office chair can have a big impact on your productivity. This concept is the same for someone with a disability.

Having the ability to change the monitor height, desk position, or office chair style is a good start, but knowing what type of disability your employee has is helpful when preparing a cubicle or office for them.

For instance, if the person you hired is in a wheelchair, they might not need an office chair but will likely need the ability to adjust their computer monitor and desk to an appropriate height. Alternately, a person with an assistive cane or visual impairment may need a sturdy chair with no wheels to help them sit without having the chair move.

Overall, choosing the right furniture is crucial and can help your new employee perform their tasks to the best of their ability.

3. Make the Work Area Inclusive for All Workers

You may also need to make changes inside your new employee’s office or cubicle, or even to any common areas in your workplace. In other words, consider the physical accessibility of your entire office space.

Start by asking yourself if things like copiers, plug outlets, fire alarms, coffee makers, and microwaves are reachable and usable or if entrances are an appropriate width. You may need to construct a ramp for someone in a wheelchair or remove hanging plants and protruding wall signs for a person who is visually impaired.

On the whole, you’ll need to check whether all the places your employee will need to go, like the bathroom or the lunchroom, are accessible and practical. Changes to a workspace may not be obvious at first but are imperative to accommodating an employee with a disability.

Where to Start When Accommodating an Employee with Disabilities

As an employer, you have a duty to accommodate a qualified person with disabilities unless undue hardship occurs. This means you must make a reasonable effort to create an accessible workplace for employees with disabilities unless you can prove that doing so would significantly impact your business. For example, if a small business needs to make extensive and expensive renovations to accommodate a person with a disability and can justify why the high expense would drastically affect their business, the company may be able to pass on the candidate. In most instances, however, high expense alone won’t eliminate a company’s duty to accommodate.

To prepare for your new employee’s first day, you don’t need to start by researching accessibility tools and adjustments for hours on end, and you certainly don’t need to start by buying every top product on the market. It is actually suggested that an employer begins by asking a candidate or employee about the type of assistive tools they require to do their work.

Generally, a person with a disability knows what tools or adjustments they need to help them accomplish their daily tasks. Moreover, asking the employee to recommend assistive devices may mean that the employee is already comfortable using certain tools and will likely not need to be taught how to operate them.

In addition, employers can use support resources that help employers hire people with disabilities such as Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN).

Preparing an Accessible Workplace for Your New Hire

Now that you have an idea about where to start and what adjustments you may need to make to their computer, furniture, and workspace, it’s time to create your inclusive work environment and send your new hire an Employment Offer Letter that details the terms of their position in your company. Overall, hiring a person with a disability doesn’t need to be a daunting task. It is an opportunity to learn more about how other’s live and work as well as a chance to create an accessible workplace and a better organization for all your employees.

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This thing happened as soon as I gave birth: Every child in the world became my child, and their pain became mine.

It’s why I have a difficult time watching movies or shows where something bad happens to children. It’s why I sobbed so hard watching Lion that I cried through every napkin from the concession stand, every tissue in my purse, and finally used the hem of my skirt to wipe my eyes. And it’s why my body seethes with rage when I read stories that involve harm, neglect, or the complete disregard of children, like this.

Two staff members at a naval hospital have been removed after inappropriately handling newborn babies and sharing images on social media.

One employee at the Naval Hospital of Jacksonville posted unsettling photos of herself giving the middle finger to newborn babies, making them “dance” to music (specifically 50 Cent’s “In Da Club”), and referring to the children as “mini Satans” in one of the photo captions.
A screenshot of a hospital employee giving the middle finger to a baby with a caption that refers to the child as a "mini Satan."

The video of the incident has been removed from Snapchat and the profile of the corpsman who posted the video has been deactivated. Another corpsman allegedly participated in the incidents as well.

Screenshot from the video in which a corpsman holds a newborn upright and makes the child dance

The acts came to light when a military spouse discovered the photos and videos, shared them on Facebook, and reported them to the hospital administration.

The hospital responded with this statement on Facebook:

A screenshot of the hospital statement from Facebook

“Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Commanding Officer sends: We are aware of a video / photos posted online. It’s outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated. We have identified those involved — two staff (not nurses as reported on some sites). They have been removed from providing patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice. We’ve notified the patient’s parents.”

Beyond the online outrage since the photos went viral, the two corpsmen could face severe consequences for these actions, according to a report from First Coast News.

Not only did these hospital employees likely violate HIPAA privacy rules and potentially put newborn babies at risk, they’ve also sowed distrust and suspicion among new parents, at a time when they are at their most vulnerable.

Is this not truly absurd behavior?

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T.J. Maxx Customers And Employees Sound Off On Ivanka Trump

T.J. Maxx and Marshalls employees were instructed this week to remove all Ivanka Trump signage and mix her products with the rest of the stores’ vast offerings.

The company said its decision to stop featuring Trump’s merchandise was based on “a number of factors,” pointing out they send similar communications “from time to time.” But many took it as a signal that yet another retailer is distancing itself from the Trump family, perhaps in response to sluggish sales due to the #Grabyourwallet boycott movement. Last week, both Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus stopped carrying Trump’s products. 

T.J. Maxx and Marshalls have massive followings of faithful bargain-hunting shoppers. But how do they, and people who work at the stores, really feel about the whole thing?

We visited a T.J. Maxx on 57th Street in New York City, which voted overwhelmingly against Donald Trump, to find out. 

Chris, a woman shopping for pantyhose, made clear her disdain for doing business with Trump partners. “You just reminded me that they didn’t stop selling it, they just stopped featuring it,” she said, putting down a pair of pantyhose and heading for the exit. “I need these for a funeral, but I won’t buy them here. Thank you for reminding me.” 

Other people were less concerned. A few shoppers who declined to give their names said they didn’t feel strongly either way, or that the fact that the store carries Ivanka Trump “doesn’t matter, it’s just clothes.” One employee was ambivalent, while a recent hire said he agreed with the decision to stop featuring Trump’s line.

You shouldn’t have a clothing line if you’re involved in government, but there is a downside to this now, too.
TJ Maxx shopper Margherita

A shopper named Danielle, who only recently began frequenting TJ Maxx, was a bit conflicted. She questioned whether or not Ivanka Trump should be subject to the boycott, voicing her support for female entrepreneurship and wondering if the president’s daughter might “be getting unduly punishment for something she did not do.”

Trump was a key member of her father’s campaign, prompting groups like #GrabYourWallet to begin boycotting her product lines during the campaign season. Despite being unsure how she felt about the issue overall, Danielle said the boycott has had an effect: She’s found herself “looking at [Trump’s] products with ambivalence” as a result. 

Margherita, a regular shopper at both T.J Maxx and Marshalls, said she was pleased to have been in a Marshalls store when the employees started taking down Trump signs. 

“You shouldn’t have a clothing line if you’re involved in government, but there is a downside to this now, too,” she suggested. “I think it will make her merchandise more rare and valuable now that it is being sold in [fewer] stores, but I appreciate the stores making a statement.”  

Focusing on merchandise displays is losing sight of what’s actually important, said a shopper named Art. 

“There are more important issues than where people are putting their clothes. People are losing their healthcare… There is a laundry list of more important things to worry about. The average American can’t even afford to fucking shop at Nordstrom, anyway. People say ‘God bless America,’ but I say ‘God help America.’”

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Healthy Employees Are Happy Employees

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SAS Health Care Center Pharmacy, SAS World Headquarters (Cary, NC)

article by Gale Adcock RN, FNP — SAS Chief Health Officer

On Tuesday, I parked my car in the SAS Health Care Center lot and before I even made it to my office door I already received three reminders of why it’s so great to work at SAS.

Taking care of business

A mother carrying a squirming toddler called out to me from the sidewalk. “Thank goodness for the Health Care Center! My nurse practitioner just checked Charlie’s rash and cleared him for child care. I can go to work!”

Parents want to make sound decisions about whether they should be at home or at work, and if their child should or shouldn’t attend child care or school. SAS flexible work environment, including unlimited sick days, certainly supports employees being home with sick kids. And, our free onsite Health Care Center makes it quick and easy to find out how sick a child actually is. With onsite infant and toddler child care centers and a busy SAS preschool, what a relief to working parents to be able to get quick peace of mind!

No copays, coinsurance or other charges for HCC visits really add up, too. Last year, SAS employees saved $ 1.28 M in avoided co-pays and coinsurance by using the free on-site HCC. That’s in addition to SAS’ health plan savings of $ 3,946,684 for the 40,534 visits made by employees and family members. Good health is good business.

Balancing is not an act

I waved to a Work/Life staff member entering the department’s front door on the other side of the Health Care Center complex. What would we do without our talented group of social workers? With easy access to experts on school issues and child development, college prep and entrance and–on the other end of the spectrum–long term care, home health and hospice, I know from personal experience that the comfort of Work/Life ‘having your back’ allows employees to concentrate at work and be as productive as possible.

Just add water

I decided to take a quick detour by the HCC Pharmacy on the way to my office. It was bustling as usual (although the wait continues to average less than 5 minutes!). Two employees seated side-by-side greeted me by name. One was obviously in distress, her forehead wrinkled, eyes squinting from the overhead lights.

“What can I do to help?” I asked.

“Oh, I’m just waiting to get my migraine medicine. I didn’t realize I was out and this darn thing started this morning, so I came right over. They said they’d have it right out to me.”

“How about a glass of water so she can take one as soon as she gets it?” asked her companion, who had obviously driven her over from another part of SAS campus.

I walked across the hall to an exam room for a plastic cup of water. And, in the 60 seconds it took me to return, she had her prescription in hand. The onsite HCC Pharmacy is almost three years old now, and we knew from the beginning it would add convenience and cost savings – and like today, another layer of compassion–to the average SAS work day.

I made it

Reaching my office door, it hit me (as it often does) even after 23 years at SAS, that we continually seek to do the right things. Onsite health care saves millions of dollars each year and makes a tremendous amount of sense each day. It may have been just a typical day at SAS, but I knew it was still special. Oh, and did I mention that it was only Tuesday?

By the way …
Did you know that May is National Employee Health and Fitness Month? Studies show that healthy and happy employees are productive employees! How can you improve employee happiness and motivate them to stay healthy? Here are a few ways SAS is doing that this month!

National Employee Health and Fitness Month “POST TO WIN”
Each week a question will be posted on our internal National Employee Health and Fitness Month Hub Group. Employees can post their answer to be entered into a prize drawing for each post!

Know Your Numbers Clinic
Employees are invited to be measured for random glucose, waist circumference, BMI, blood pressure, resting metabolic rate, total daily energy expenditure, calculation of daily calorie needs for weight maintenance and weight loss, daily added sugar goal and daily water goal in ounces.

JAWsome Aquatics Day
Employees are invited to bring swimsuits and celebrate aquatics in the “Shark Tank” (aka the on-site Natatorium) by participating in a competitive or recreational swim meet, play Sharks and Minnows with the Recreation and Fitness Center (RFC) Staff, dive into Liquid Yoga Fusion or make a splash in Aqua Zumba.

Spectacular Sports Day
Game Day at the RFC! Employees are invited to take a break from their day to come and play a little, then return to their offices energized for the afternoon! Games include Disc Golf Singles Tournament, Basketball Free Throw Contest, Pickleball Instructional Clinic, Sports Injury Prevention Seminar, TRX Sports Training, Ultimate Frisbee Clinic, Yoga for all levels, Water Sports Spectacular and more!

Build Your Team. Rock the Rec and Leisure Day
Employees are invited to grab a co-worker and compete in an “Amazing Race” style event on SAS Campus. It’s a chance to enjoy a little friendly competition or enjoy a sampling of the Recreation and Leisure Opportunities onsite at the RFC! Additional activities include ten-minute crafts, cookie decorating, nature hikes, ballet demos and more!

Fitness Fun Day
Employees are invited to participate in a 5K Fun Run on SAS Campus, enjoy the Food Truck Rodeo plus check out a few new RFC classes for 2015 (including outdoor meditation, sports conditioning and more)!

How is your company helping your employees stay happy and healthy?

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Laid Off Canadian Target Employees Embrace ‘Closing Time’ With Bittersweet Music Video

Target Canada closed every last one of the chain’s department stores on Sunday, but not before six employees in Victoria, British Columbia, sent theirs off with a proper farewell.

The workers — still wearing their red Target shirts — made a music video as the store packed up its last items, playing a cover of Semisonic’s “Closing Time” while seated on a dolly being dutifully, purposefully, pulled through the barren aisles.

“We poured our heart into our final goodbye through song, to a job we loved, and a building that contains so many great memories,” drummer Evan Holbein told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

According to the video’s YouTube description, the final product was shot in one take, with no practice, and “lots of improvisation.” In addition to Holbein on the drums rhythmic shopping basket, other band members included Liam McDonald on vocals and Kyle Vanderberg on guitar. Liam Kelly and Brady Zomer pulled the cart, and Eric Deibert caught the whole thing on video.

Reached for comment by the Star Tribune, Semisonic’s actual drummer, Jacob Slichter, said he found the cover to be “really powerful; that slow walk through the empty store and the sounds of things being loaded in the background.”

“I really hope these guys find jobs,” Slichter added.

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