A long commute may push you toward divorce

I've been a proponent for telecommuting for years, and I'm glad to see more proof -- such as this article, which presents research from Sweden, where they've found that long commutes (around 45 minutes) make you 40% more likely to divorce, and also re-inforce gender-based stereotypes, where the man will usually have the better job and … Continue reading A long commute may push you toward divorce

It’s no surprise broadband internet sucks in the US

A recent Akamai survey, which I shared here and here, ranked US in the 33rd spot (globally) when it came to broadband internet connections above 2 Mbps. Sure, it moved up two spots compared to last year, but it's still lagging behind countries such as Monaco, Slovakia, South Korea, and believe it or not, Romania … Continue reading It’s no surprise broadband internet sucks in the US

Verizon math

See this video, which features recorded audio between a frustrated Verizon customer and Verizon customer service, whose math skills are below those of a fourth grader. Verizon customer service just cannot grasp the concept of cents and dollars, and the hundred-fold difference between the two, and insist repeatedly that $0.002 equals 0.002¢. The conversation goes … Continue reading Verizon math

Using the economy as an excuse to shortchange employees

I've seen companies do some pretty disgusting things in my time, and the move some of them are pulling lately definitely ranks right up there with some of the biggest stinkers. In effect, they're using the current weak economy/recession as an excuse to lay off employees and burden the existing ones with the extra work, … Continue reading Using the economy as an excuse to shortchange employees