David Yamada's blog
When I was in college and law school, and even for many years beyond that, I was drawn to stirring speakers whose stories and exploits inspired me to go out there and make a difference. Given my inclinations, I especially enjoyed listening to political activists and public interest lawyers who were doing interesting and exciting stuff.
A new study of British university employees concludes that targets of workplace cyberbullying often fare worse than those who experience traditional bullying. Victoria Revay reports for Global News (link here):
Working Notes: Orlando Sentinel on workplace bullying, Sandy bridges a divide, Kennemer’s scariest workplace practices
I periodically use this Working Notes feature to highlight items worthy of our attention. Here are three for this week:
1. Orlando Sentinel — Greg Dawson’s piece on workplace bullying opens with the story of Laura Dunavent, a target of workplace bullying turned advocate for the Healthy Workplace Bill:
Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy affect different workers in different ways. Here’s a sampling:
If Sandy is giving you an unexpected vacation day or two, then consider yourself lucky. For millions of other workers, Sandy is a bad, unwanted present that will keep on giving.
For retailers, restaurants, and other businesses that depend upon daily sales receipts and need a safe & secure storefront, Sandy is, at best, a source of deep anxiety and, at worst, a huge blow to the bottom line.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a two-week period during which the United States and the Soviet Union stood on the brink of nuclear war.