Mean, micromanaging bosses are ineffective and outdated

We recently asked readers if they’d ever quit a job over a bad boss. We received 278 responses. From our check-all-that-applied list, top reasons for...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 17, 2022

4-day workweeks are the new trend taking over tech.

In 1908, a New England cotton mill instituted a 5-day workweek. The move inspired others to follow suit over the next 30 years until the...
Rob Litterst • January 11, 2022

Study: Workers don’t know they’re underpaid

If you had to guess, what do you think your co-worker makes? How about someone in your same field, but at a different company? A...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 11, 2022

People are still quitting in droves

The number of Americans quitting their jobs hit an all-time high of 4.5m in November. Folks in hospitality quit their job the most, with a...
Jacob Cohen • January 5, 2022

Employees are suing over workplace COVID infections. Do they have a case?

A See’s Candies shop in Palm Springs, California. (Source: Robert Alexander/Getty Images) Matilde Ek worked on a packing line at See’s Candies, a California-based …
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 28, 2021

What’s going on with Kellogg’s?

Things are not going g-r-r-r-eat for Kellogg’s, maker of Frosted Flakes and other cereals, as its unionized workers remain on strike. The strike includes ~1.4k...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 17, 2021

Salary increases are coming… with a big ‘but’

Image: Selina Lee We’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news. The good news: Base pay could increase 3.9% on average in 2022, according to...
Jacob Cohen • December 16, 2021

Amazon’s warehouse tragedy puts its safety procedures under the microscope

Photo by TIM VIZER/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has faced scrutiny for its warehouse practices before, but recent events have taken it to another level. Last...
Rob Litterst • December 15, 2021

Employers are spying on workers… to their own detriment

As remote work rose amid the pandemic, many employers began trying to monitor workers in their homes. A new report indicates that — unsurprisingly...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 14, 2021

What’s philanthropy as a service?

What if your charitable donations were part of your employee benefits, like insurance or PTO? That’s what Groundswell envisions with its “philanthropy as a service”...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 9, 2021

A California city approved the highest minimum wage in the US… but is it enough?

On Thursday, West Hollywood, California, voted to increase the minimum wage to $17.64/hour, the highest in the US and more than 2x the federal...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 5, 2021

America’s top CEOs make… a lot

America’s top CEOs have done well creating extraordinary outcomes for their companies and bank accounts. Between 1978 and 2020, CEO compensation grew 1,322%. Typical worker...
Jacob Cohen • November 4, 2021

US cities are putting up cash (and free coffee) to attract remote workers

Fast-food chains have long doled out perks to attract customers (who doesn’t want to spend $100+ on Chipotle burrito bowls to get one for...
Trung T. Phan • October 12, 2021

This futuristic gig platform is owned by workers who keep 100% of earnings

Freelancing is hotter than ever in a post-pandemic economy, but it has downsides — one being the 20%-40% cuts taken by talent sites like...
Sara Friedman • September 22, 2021

We asked readers if they secretly work 2nd jobs. Their answers are incredible.

Earlier this week, we asked if any of you secretly work a 2nd job — and you shared some crazy stuff. We dropped some...
Jacob Cohen • August 20, 2021

Some remote employees are secretly working multiple jobs

A recent study found 38% of remote workers regularly do their job from bed. What that study didn’t mention was that they might be actually...
Jacob Cohen • August 17, 2021

Could talking smack about your ex-job cost you millions?

Could a bad Glassdoor review cost you $1m+? We’re about to find out. Software engineer Wyatt Troia wrote negative reviews about working at LoanStreet, a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 5, 2021

Digits: RV records, mouse brains, and $406m card games

1) We’re on the road. Following a record-setting quarter in which 151k+ RVs were shipped to dealers, there are now 11.2m North American households...
Jacob Cohen • August 2, 2021

Is ‘TikTok Resumes’ Gen Z’s LinkedIn?

Bikini-clad Elle Woods used a video essay to get into Harvard Law School in Legally Blonde (2001). A TikTok parody of that video got a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 21, 2021

A law equal pay law in Colorado is costing residents remote work opportunities

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act — a set of laws aimed at ending wage discrimination, especially for women and minorities —  went...
Ethan Brooks • June 29, 2021

Digits: Erasing student debt, Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator, and shrooms

Source: Microsoft Work Trend Index Survey One year after antitrust regulators blocked their merger with Cengage, McGraw Hill, America’s 3rd largest textbook publisher, will be...
Ethan Brooks • June 21, 2021

Forget currencies, Coinbase is switching up employee compensation

Ford Motor stock certificate issued to Henry Ford himself (Source: Bettman / Getty Images) In tech, you frequently see folks in handcuffs. Specifically, golden handcuffs, which...
Jacob Cohen • May 28, 2021

Amazon’s new safety program aims to improve employee wellness

Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images An Amazon warehouse doesn’t exactly seem like an ideal spot to meditate or bliss out, but the ecommerce giant is trying...
Trung T. Phan • May 19, 2021

Corporations are running out of talent — and reskilling programs are stepping in

You know labor markets are tight when companies start bumping minimum wages. And there’s been a string of announcements in recent weeks: McDonald’s wants to add...
Trung T. Phan • May 18, 2021

How 1 memo lead to an exodus at software firm Basecamp

Basecamp was a hot topic in tech last week. And the chatter had nothing to do with the company’s project management software: It was the...
Trung T. Phan • May 3, 2021

The largest office park in the US has a wild horse problem

The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRI) is a 107,000-acre office park located south of Reno, Nevada. It’s home to ~130 companies, including Tesla’s $5B Gigafactory...
Kolby Hatch • April 15, 2021

How offices are prepping for the return of workers

One person who does not want to go back to the office. (Souce: NBC/Getty Images) Don’t get too comfortable with those hokey Zoom backgrounds. According to...
Trung T. Phan • April 7, 2021

Grave diggers and pot farmers: The org behind Amazon workers’ union push

This month, Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, will cast mail-in ballots on whether or not to unionize. It’s the first vote to unionize Amazon...
Kolby Hatch • March 26, 2021

Amazon is using virtual pets to entice warehouse workers

Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images File this under, “I don’t want to live in this future.” According to a recent report from The Information, Amazon is...
Kolby Hatch • March 22, 2021

The future of work looks like a video game

Imagine you walk your Sims character into a room filled with people working at desks, a dog, and scattered documents. Except it’s not Sims —...
Jacob Cohen • January 19, 2021

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