CK Links--Friday August 14, 2015

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The Reidel wine glass company bullies a wine writer for a genuinely funny satire about their incredibly overpriced glassware... and giving us yet another brand not to buy. (Hosemaster of Wine)

Related: Brand Disloyalty

"The industrial food system needs reform, but the most useful criticisms are going to come from people who honestly appreciate the magnitudes of its successes." (John Coupland)

Favorite food podcasts! (Dad Cooks Dinner)

How The Food Hunk unwittingly became a pro-science activist. (Biology Fortified)

Ask people about what they love, not what they do. (HuffPo)

When we're holding onto something that brings no joy to our lives, it's either out of an unhealthy attachment to the past or an unhealthy fear of the future. (Raptitude, via Ombailamos)

Applying the Stoic technique of "postponement" to overwhelming feelings. (Stoicism and the Art of Happiness)

In the name of emotional well-being, college students increasingly demand protection from words and ideas they don't like. (Atlantic)

Why American teenagers aren't working summer jobs any more. (Bloomberg)

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1 comment:

Colleen said...

This article makes many valid points no where however does it point out that as corporations change so do their hiring policies. This is very true in retail which for years was one of the employers that teenagers and college students flocked to. We are held accountable for employee turnover and most of us must terminate that student after they leave to go back to school after the summer is over. For many of us turnover is part of our yearly job performance and considered controllable, we spend many hours training these associates only to have them leave and of course time is money. Another fact overlooked is the change in full time verses part time employees. As the insurance laws have changed we have many more employees who work less than 20 hours a week, if one of them goes on vacation you can simply add another shift to one of the others.

The final point I would like to make is the lack of motivation to do a good job that I have seen in so many teens. Now granted this is not limited to the youngest of our associates but it is rare that we see a teen that sees this as a job and not just a paycheck.