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RIM to cut 11 percent of workforce

RIM to cut 11 percent of workforce

Wow, that's a lot of rim jobs. The Canadian company's shares sunk 3 percent after the Monday announcement of 2,000 job cuts, a month after RIM said would reduce headcount for the first time in almost a decade. The company, which described the cost reduction as "a prudent and necessary step" for its long-term success, said it would inform [...]

“Choose your own job title for the Census,” they said.

“Choose your own job title for the Census,” they said.

The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything

"According to Eduardo Porter of The New York Times editorial board, prices are more interesting than most of us realize. And the prices that never appear on a price tag are the most fascinating of all. In his new book The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do (2010, Portfolio), Porter explores the surprising ways [...]

Man quits job, makes living suing e-mail spammers

Man quits job, makes living suing e-mail spammers

I love how every statement the spam people are quoted as saying in this article could be very easily applied to the spammers' practices themselves. "Unfairly exploiting" the law to make a buck, etc. I mean come on, you make a living scamming people, and you complain when you get scammed back? Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most everybody does, of [...]

Tonoharu: Excellent graphic novel about an English teacher in Japan

Tonoharu: Excellent graphic novel about an English teacher in Japan

It took me a long time to get around to reading Tonoharu: Part One, Lars Martinson's graphic novel about a young American who gets a job as an English teaching assistant in a small Japanese town. I'm so glad I did, though, because its incredibly good. It reads like an autobiography. Martinson actually did work in Japan as an English teacher, [...]