A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States
Author: Alice Kessler-Harris
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Death, for bacteria, is not inevitable. Protect a bacterium from predators, and provide it with adequate food and space to grow, and it would continue living--and reproducing asexually--forever. But a paramecium (a slightly more advanced single-cell organism), under the same ideal conditions, would stop dividing after about 200 generations--and die. Death, for paramecia and their offspring, is inevitable. Unless they have sex ... In Sex and the Origins of Death, William Clark ranges far and wide over fascinating terrain. Whether describing a 62-year-old man having a ma.
The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts
Author: Alexander Keyssar
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Out of Work chronicles the history of unemployment in the United States. It traces the evolution of the problem of joblessness from the early decades of the nineteenth-century to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Challenging the widely held notion that the United States was a labour-scarce society in which jobs were plentiful, it argues that unemployment played a major role in American history long before the crash of the stock market in 1929. Focusing on the state of Massachusetts, Professor Kevssar analyses the economic and social changes that gave birth to the prevalent concept of unemployment. Drawing on previously untapped sources - including richly detailed statistics and vivid verbatim testimony - he demonstrates that joblessness was a pervasive feature of working-class life from the 1870s to the 1920s. The book describes the ingenious, yet quite costly, strategies that unemployed workers devised to cope with the joblessness in the absence of formal governmental assistance. It also explores the many dimensions of working-class life that were profoundly affected by recurrent layoffs and the chronic uncertainty of work. Finally, it demonstrates that the fundamental contours of the Massachusetts experience were repeated, sooner or later, throughout the United States.
Release on 1977 | by Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging
Author: Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging
Pubpsher: Chris D Henry
Category: Age and employment
This is a story about a guy who settled in a position at Allen Shields. After a few years of ass kissing, he got a big promotion that placed him right at the top, except now he's managing a warehouse full of people who hates his guts. As a result, Lionel changed overnight and became the meanest boss anyone could ever work for. Even Lionel's wife could see a change in him. Sheila wasn't happy with the person that he became, nevertheless, she continued to support him. Hate from his employees grew by the day and it didn't take long for Lionel to realize that working as a Plant Manager wasn't what he expected.
If you enjoy maximizing your vacation, sick and personal days, and you seek more knowledge about the techniques others have used to take much deserved time off, this book is for you. It is comprised of the best Get out of work excuses the author has heard from his employees over the years
This Element is an excerpt from Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss (ISBN: 9780137021147) by Martha I. Finney. Available in print and digital formats. Use your time of unemployment to reach major professional goals, build your visibility and prestige, and reach higher than ever! You might be out of a job, but you’re not out of work. As a knowledge worker, your toolkit remains in your head--it’s not like you had to return it to the company. You have everything you need to continue building your visibility and prestige while you’re seeking employment….
Release on 2008 | by Randall W. Eberts,Richard Hobbie
Jobs and Social Insurance for a Changing Economy
Author: Randall W. Eberts,Richard Hobbie
Pubpsher: W.E. Upjohn Institute
The chapters in this volume come from a group of policy experts who advance our understanding of the labor market experiences of older workers while pointing out that current workforce programs often leave this growing population underserved.
Release on 2009-06-29 | by Rupert Maclean,David Wilson
Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning
Author: Rupert Maclean,David Wilson
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
This six-volume handbook covers the latest practice in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It presents TVET models from all over the world, reflections on the best and most innovative practice, and dozens of telling case studies. The handbook presents the work of established as well as the most promising young researchers and features unrivalled coverage of developments in research, policy and practice in TVET.