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By - 5/22/09 - 11:58 am

TheStreet.com is hiring.

By - 5/18/09 - 8:37 am

The MBTA says the agreement with unions representing 500 workers will save the T $1.66 million or about 1% of the estimated deficit for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The workers had been scheduled for a 4% pay increase.

The T's largest union, the Carmen's Union, has not yet agreed to a wage freeze. Speaking of them, the T's zero-tolerance cell-phone policy goes... Read more

By - 5/13/09 - 9:02 am

Gotham City Networking, which brings together "service-oriented professionals," now has a Boston chapter.

Via TJIC, who reports on his first meeting.

By - 5/12/09 - 12:02 pm

Mr. D is in major de-clutter mode and is trying to figure out if he should keep or get rid of a variety of items he's bought for the classroom over the years but never used, including a disco ball:

... This is the sort of novelty lighting you buy at Spencer's in the mall. I've always had this vision of roller-skating around the

... Read more
By - 5/12/09 - 9:33 am

Erin McElveen details the case of David Donatelli, an executive at our very own EMC, who left for a better deal at California's HP, only EMC sued and now he can't go because of a non-compete clause in his contract, which is legal in Massachusetts but not in California.

And yes, of course, there's a bill to outlaw non-compete clauses in Massachusetts.... Read more

By - 5/1/09 - 9:54 pm

Folio reports that Boston/Framingham-based IDG today cut 8% of its US staff and smushed all of its business-to-business publications into a single unit. This comes atop 10% pay cuts for B2B employees last month.

Paul Conley (who actually broke the story), discusses.

Ed note: If anybody needs to hire an outstanding online video and audio editor suddenly free of his previous responsibilities, let... Read more

By - 4/24/09 - 9:13 am

The Crimson reports on preparations for faculty buyout offers at Harvard.

By - 4/13/09 - 9:34 am

Candelaria Silva discusses the dead-man-walking phenomenon and other aspects of getting let go in these times.

By - 4/2/09 - 4:11 pm

This morning, apparently. Anybody know more?

By - 4/1/09 - 10:28 am

Mr. D recounts fail moments, from seeds that won't germinate in wet paper towels to the student who showed up covered from head to toe in his own feces.

By - 3/27/09 - 9:42 am

Tom LeCompte recently became a Boston cab driver. He's blogging the experience:

... Then, from the back, I heard bodies shifting in the seat, the sounds of murmuring and kissing, of clothes being pulled at and unbuttoned. I glanced up at my rearview mirror, but saw nothing. They were clearly taking advantage of the rear seat couch.

"Say it," she whispered.

"Huh?"

"Say it,"

... Read more
By - 3/26/09 - 3:24 pm

Alicia, a librarian, recounts a stapler saga, and explains why she fears the microfilm reader.

By - 3/23/09 - 8:45 am

I work from home. Now that it's getting warmer out, I'd love to get my work done in the fresh air. But I can't think of any place that:

* Has reasonably comfortable benches
* Has shady spots (can't see the laptop in the sun)
* Is near a public WiFi access point
* Isn't next to noisy traffic
* Is... Read more

By - 3/20/09 - 6:13 pm

Paul Levy reports medical department chiefs at the hospital have started a Physicians Support BIDMC Fund and that, to date, senior docs have agreed to forego more than $350,000 in salaries as the hospital tries to cut a projected budget deficit.

By - 3/20/09 - 5:05 pm

The Globe reports that IDG is cutting many employees' salaries by 10% in its media division, which publishes Computerworld, PC World and Network World.

By - 3/17/09 - 9:24 am

Angela is toting up the number of times her boss drops an F-bomb:

... He was in the office today for a grand total of 30 minutes and I heard him drop F-bombs 15 times. ...

By - 3/10/09 - 12:08 pm

The Boston Business Journal posts some numbers - Boston residents reported a 7.4% unemployment rate in January, compared to 4.7% in January, 2008. Some 11 cities and towns reported double-digit unemployment numbers in January.

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