Goldman Sachs, part owner of Hawker Beechcraft, is trying to improve its tarnished image as the “vampire squid” for greedily sucking the dollars out of anything it touches. Wonder if they’ve asked any HBC workers for a testimonial?
Daily Archives: Sept. 29, 2010
I’ve never heard of this guy before, he’s some high level bureaucrat in Europe, but he really put into words a sentiment missing from the debate here in the U.S.:
“Fairness must be the compass guiding us out of the crisis,” said ILO Director-General Juan Somavia. “People can understand and accept difficult choices, if they perceive that all share in the burden of pain. Governments should not have to choose between the demands of financial markets and the needs of their citizens. Financial and social stability must come together. Otherwise, not only the global economy but also social cohesion will be at risk.”
A new survey from Right Management shows that less than half of American workers leave their desks to eat lunch — a sign of the pressure to produce:
Do you take a break for lunch at work?
Yes, almost always
Yes, but usually stay at my desk
Only from time to time
Seldom, if ever
“Has the true lunch break become the exception rather than the rule?” asked John Copeland, Vice President Client Services of Right Management. “We know employees are currently under a great deal of pressure, but skipping lunch or being reluctant to take a break during the work day is not a good way to deal with it. On the contrary, taking time away from one’s desk for lunch may go a long way toward relieving stress and boosting energy.”