Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan as part of a "Work Life Choice Challenge" by shutting down offices every Friday. Productivity, measured by sales per employee, increased by almost 40% compared to the same period the previous year. cnn.com/2019/11/04/tech/m…
The former CEO of Coca-Cola, Roberto Goizueta, was the first person to become a billionaire by being an employee and not a company founder (or heir). latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Today I learned of French telecom CEO Didier Lombard, who was found guilty of moral harassment after 18 employees committed suicide under his leadership from 2008 to 2010, including an employee who stabbed himself in the stomach during a staff meeting and a woman who threw herself out of a window. cbc.ca/news/world/french-…
Chris Espinosa is Apple Inc.'s longest-serving employee, having held roles in documentation, marketing, engineering, and more. He's been working at Apple since 1976, which is over 45 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Apple employees used to organise an annual award for the employee who best stood up to Steve Jobs. Jobs was aware of the award and liked it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
Ashley Madison, a popular dating site for married people looking to have an affair, had so many fake accounts that in 2012 an employee tasked with creating these fake accounts sued the company due to "repetitive stress injury". The case settled out of court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash…
Today I learned of Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, a grocery store employee who went missing for 10 years, only to be found deceased behind the store's cooler. edition.cnn.com/2019/07/2…
In the 1920s, Colonel Sanders became involved in a shootout after a rival gas station owner killed an employee over a sign dispute. Sanders returned fire, wounding his rival. This had the side effect of eliminating the competition as he was never charged. gizmodo.com/no-colonel-sa…
An EPA employee was convicted of defrauding the agency of $800,000 for skipping work over the course of 11 years by pretending to be a CIA agent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 2016 an employee at brewing company Brewdog printed "Mother F**cker Day" on 200,000 cans of their Punk IPA, after saying the company were not punk enough anymore, all of which had to be recalled. The Company made him employee of the month thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
Mr. Goodbar was created in response to the Great Depression. It was marketed as a "meal replacement bar" for lunch and allowed the Hershey company to be one of the only major companies to not lay off a single employee. hersheyarchives.org/encyc…
Today I learned about the attempted hijacking of FedEx Flight 705 by a disgruntled employee who filled a guitar case filled with hammers and a spear gun. The captain (ex-Navy) performer extreme arial maneuvers while the first officer and engineer fended off the attacker. The plane landed safely and all survived en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
In 2012, a burger king employee anonymously posted an image on 4-chan of him putting his feet in lettuce, with the caption: "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." It took 20 minutes for people to track down the branch the employee worked at and contact the news. He was promptly fired. mashable.com/2012/07/19/4…
In the early 19th Century, employees of the Bank of England went through about 1.5 million quill pens per year, or about five pens per employee per day. Quill pens were usually made out of feathers from geese wings. bankofengland.co.uk/-/med…
Commerical Flight Attendants and Pilots are 4x more likely to get cancer in their lifetime, because of the time they spend flying, with a thinner atmosphere and more solar particles. They recive 3x more radiation a year than a nuclear plant employee ehjournal.biomedcentral.c…
The retirement case files for every Federal Employee are not digitally stored. Instead they are in paper form deep underground in an abandoned mine in Pennsylvania. When a Federal Employee retires one of 600 workers in the mine process it by hand and mostly on paper. This is still used today. blog.stwserve.com/iron-mo…
A Cantor Fitzgerald employee survived 9/11 because she had been laid off less than 24 hours before the attacks. Afterwards, she learned she had never technically been fired because the HR employees that would have processed her layoff all died on 9/11. theatlantic.com/ideas/arc…
Dead Peasants Insurance is when a company hugely benefits from the death of an employee while the family is left with medical and funeral bills en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
In 1967, Don King was convicted of second degree murder for stomping to death an employee, Sam Garrett, who owed him $600. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
After a long legal battle between Apple and The Beatles’ Apple Records, an Apple employee created the iconic Mac start up sound, which bears a significant resemblance to the last cord in β€œA day in the life” by the Beatles, and he called it Sosumi, taunting the Beatles, saying β€œSo sue me” reekes.net/sosumi-story-m…
Today I learned of Bruce Edwards Ivins. A microbiologist & employee of US Army, he mailed anonymous letters with Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) to members of Congress and media in September & October 2001, killing 5 persons and injuring 12 others. He committed suicide in 2008 to avoid capture by FBI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Aston Martin once started a drag racing program with an employee’s boyfriend, making a 2800 horsepower Vantage. jalopnik.com/aston-martin…
In 2014, former MIT employee Ethan Zuckerman apologized for inventing the first popup ad in 1997. nbcnews.com/tech/tech-new…
In 2004, a Disney employee who played Tigger was acquitted of charges of allegedly fondling a 13-year-old girl in costume, when his defence attorney tried on the costume in court and demonstrated how hard it was to move the costumes oversized glove hands. nbcnews.com/id/5605100/ns…
Actor Shelley Malil, best known as one of the Budweiser "What are you doing?" commercial guys, and as a Smart Tech employee in "The 40-year-old Virgin," was convicted of attempted murder in 2010 and served 8 years in California state prison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
P. Terry’s Burger chain in Austin has a full time employee whose job is to bake birthday cakes for employees. atxwoman.com/meet-p-terry…
Today I learned about Peter principle that states if a person is competent at their job, it will get promoted until the person is incompetent at his new role. Then they remain stuck at that final level for the rest of their career. Therefore, in time, every post tends to be occupied by an incompetent employee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The original Jake from State Farm was an actual State Farm employee; new one is an actor musebycl.io/advertising/n…
Today I learned of Federal Express Flight 705. In April 1994, a disgruntled, suicidal employee tried to hijack and down the plane, brutally attacking the crew with a hammer. The wounded captain put the DC-10 in a dive and rolled it to incapacitate the attacker before landing successfully. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fed…
A woman named Chamoy Thipyaso, an employee of the Petroleum Authority for Thailand was convicted of corporate fraud on July 27, 1989 and had the longest prison sentence ever with 141,078 years historycollection.com/fin…
Today I learned of "White monkey" jobs in China, Caucasian foreigners are hired to stand around and pretend to be a employee of the chinese company or representative of a international company to increase the value of the Chinese company vice.com/en_us/article/4w…
In 2016 Graeme Wallace, a packing manager at BrewDog, added "Mother F***r Day" to the expiration date of 200,000 beer cans after his bosses told him to "be more punk". The brewery had to pay for the recall of all unsold ones, but Wallace became Employee of the Month. thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
White van speaker was a scamming technique that started in the 80s. Scammers first bought a generic $40 speaker and introduced that they are employee for installation company. They then claimed their generic one is β€œpremium” - worth over $2000, and tricked victims to buy it for $500 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Today I learned about the Wendy's massacre, in which a former disgruntled employee shot 7 Wendy's employees execution style after bounding and gagging them in the restaurant freezer, all for $2400. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen…
Today I learned of Buckshot Yankee, the worst cyber attack in US military history. In 2008, an employee found a USB drive in the parking lot of a DoD facility and plugged into his work computer. It took 14 months to purge from DoD networks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
The IRS and the USPS both have a plan in place in case of a nuclear war. The IRS has an employee handbook called the "Internal Revenue Manual" that details how to collect taxes after the nukes. The USPS will continue delivering mail and has 60 million change-of-adress forms prepared. myemail.constantcontact.c…
Today I learned about Claude Harvard, a black employee who created over 20 inventions for Ford. detroithistorical.org/lea…
In 1984, OSHA fined a company $640, after a rocket motor fell on an employee and crushed him against the securing beams. osha.gov/pls/imis/establi…
(TOR is a free browser that allows anyone to browse the internet anonymously, first developed in the 90's by a US Naval Research Laboratory employee, 80% of $2 million annual budget comes from US government, Swedish government, other organizations & 20,000 personal donation from people like you torproject.org/
You if your a sober alcoholic and struggling at an airport you can ask an airport employee to page for "Bill" or "Friends of Bill" to come to your gate. Bill W. being the founder of AA other sober alcoholics will show up to your gate as support theawl.com/2016/10/how-to…
A Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death by Black Friday shoppers in 2008. While other employees attempted to help him, the shoppers were unconcerned with the victim's fate and refused to halt their stampede, complaining that they were not willing to wait in the cold any longer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The canonical reason the documentary crew is filming the office in β€œThe Office (u.s.) β€œ is to investigate the workplace environment after an employee committed suicide youtu.be/3nxuoXuKkuc
When the Cards Against Humanity team kept all of the money they raised by selling nothing (literally) for 5 Dollars on Black Friday, they split the $71,145 and one employee bought a 24 karat gold vibrator for over $3,000. cardsagainsthumanity.com/…
On Halloween 1989, a K-Mart employee in Florida chased down a shoplifter while dressed as Batman. He had been trying his costume on for a Halloween party that night when the shoplifter struck. He recovered four cartons of cigarettes and two videocassettes. heraldextra.com/lifestyle…
In 2012 an employee at a Bumble Bee Tuna factory was killed when he was cooked in an oven with 12,000lbs of tuna. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Ford Will Tow Non-Ford Vehicles Out Of Their Main Employee Parking Lots thedrive.com/news/22909/f…
In 2006, a Coca-Cola employee offered to sell Coca-Cola secrets to Pepsi. Pepsi responded by notifying Coca-Cola. en.wikinews.org/wiki/Woma…
The first known mention of mixing whiskey with Coke was in a 1907 report of an employee of the United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, who encountered the drink when visiting the South. Today, the drink is considered low-brow cultural fare and tends to be frowned upon by whiskey aficionados en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
A DC restaurateur received constant harassing phone calls for years, where a child's voice would threaten his family & friends' lives. His employee's son was attacked by random men & his home vandalized w/ threats. The FBI traced the calls to random phone booths all over DC latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Today I learned of Tibs the Great, British Royal Mail's "Number One Cat", who kept Post Office headquarters mouse-free for 14 years. He was considered an official employee, and his low salary was the subject of debate in the House of Commons. When he died in 1964 several newspapers ran obituaries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tib…

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