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After years of working from home, how has Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day evolved?

Apr 29, 2022
It started in the early '90s as a way to expose girls to their parents' professions. Boys are included now, too, and some say, it needs to broaden its approach even further.
Some parents began taking their children to work nearly 30 years ago to give them a firsthand look at their professions.
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Does universal basic income discourage work? Maybe not, new data says.

We're learning more about what happens when the government gives people money without conditions.
New data from the first year of a universal basic income program in Stockton, California, suggests worries over work incentives might be overblown.
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Slack outage was either stressful or delightfully freeing

Jan 5, 2021
The popular messaging platform was down for most of the workday Monday.
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For some, it may make more sense at this moment to quit a job

Sep 16, 2020
Some people may not feel their workplace is safe. Others may need to provide child care for their families.
Some people are quitting jobs because it's too dangerous to work during the pandemic.
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"Scarcity" and why we don't have a 15-hour workweek

Feb 27, 2020
Boston College professor Juliet Schor explains why the U.S. has never had anything close to a 15-hour workweek.
English economist John Maynard Keynes, center, thought his grandchildren would be working 15-hour workweeks.
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Meet Steve, 55, professional driver

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize Steve’s job as “production, transportation, and material moving” along with butchers, sewing machine operators and furniture makers, to name a few. One in 10 workers in the U.S. labor force are in this category.
Steve Fields
Paul Andrews

Meet Rocio, 24, construction worker

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize Rocio’s job most broadly as “natural resources, construction and maintenance occupations.” One in 10 workers work jobs in that category.
Ben Hethcoat

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Meet Kate, 24, new account representative at a bank

Feb 18, 2020
Kate's work is part of the "Sales and Office Occupations," category, like 20% of the U.S. labor force. She has an associate's degree.
Matt Staver

Meet Gaile, 70, convenience store cashier

Feb 18, 2020
Gaile is part of the sales industry and works part time. She's part of the largest growing segment of workers — those over 55.
Melissa Lyttle

Meet Stephanie, 49, executive director of a movie theater

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize her under “management, professional, and related occupations," along with four in 10 U.S. workers. This category also includes teachers, dentists, CEOs and a wide range of other professions.
Amiee Stubbs