Employee burnout is a huge problem in the tech industry. This survey shows which companies have it the worst

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Employee burnout and stress is a big problem in the average American workplace, but it’s especially true among some of the country’s biggest tech companies, many of which have famously rigorous workplace cultures that often encourage long hours, favor young people, and sometimes require unreasonably high levels of productivity.

Blind, a message board app created for employees to talk about work anonymously, surveyed more than 11,000 employees at 30 of the biggest tech companies to find out just how many of them feel burnt out by their work.

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The average CEO makes 380 times as much as the average employee

The average CEO makes more in an hour than his or her average employee makes in a month.

The rise of extreme income and wealth inequality is one of the biggest crises in the American economy.  One of the causes of the wealth inequality is the bizarre consensus that, when it comes to the pay scales of the people at the top, there’s no such thing as “too much.”

 

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Women’s pay will overtake men’s by 2020

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Pay for women will overtake men’s within a decade if current trends in the labor market continue, new figures show.  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that the “gender pay gap” – the difference between average salaries of men and women – has fallen to under 10 per cent for the first time ever.

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Study: Telecommuting May be Hazardous to Your Career

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Telecommuting boosts productivity and reduces carbon footprint but does have a significant drawback.

Working from home has many advantages. By cutting out the commute, employees can save money, boost productivity and reduce their carbon footprint.  But there is one significant drawback, University of California, Davis, Professors Kimberly Elsbach and Jeffrey Sherman have discovered: Telecommuting can be hazardous to your career.

 

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The Apple Engineer Who Lost the Top Secret 4G iPhone Prototype After Celebrating His 27th Birthday

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Apple employee Gray Powell, believed to have left a prototype of the new iPhone in a bar

It has happened to most of us at some point: you arrive home after a night out and can’t remember what on earth you did with your phone.  But  – unluckily for this man – a mobile left behind on a bar stool at a German beer garden in Redwood City, California, has set alarm bells ringing with an intrigue worthy of the Cold War.

 

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Sickness Absence Reasons Can Predict Employee Deaths

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Employees who take long spells of sick leave more than once in three years are at a higher risk of death than their colleagues who take no such absence, particularly if their absence is due to circulatory or psychiatric problems or for surgery, concludes a study on the British Medical Journal website.

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US Firms Reading Employee E-mails On a Massive Scale

US Firms Reading Employee E-mails On a Massive Scale

Paranoid about people reading your email?  You should be…

In its fifth annual study of outbound e-mail and data loss prevention issues, Proofpoint found that 41% of the largest companies surveyed (those with 20,000 or more employees) reported that they employ staff to read or otherwise analyze the contents of outbound e-mail. 22% of these companies said they employ staff primarily or exclusively for this purpose.

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