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Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Fired Via Tweet, Text And Voicemail: Loss Of Job, And Respect

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly found out he had been fired via Twitter. Last summer, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was canned in similar fashion. And … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

It does require a fairly dystopian strain of doublethink for a company to celebrate how hard and how constantly its employees must work to make a living, given that these … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities

San Bernardino is just one of the many communities across the country grappling with the same question: Is any new job a good job? These places, often located in the … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robots descending on Michigan industrial workplaces in record numbers

  Robots are descending on industrial workplaces in record numbers… The rise of robots is a “mixed development. It clearly prompts anxiety among workers but also delivers competitiveness and productivity for companies,” said … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Quiet Rise in Wildland-Firefighter Suicides

Over the past decade, there’s been a quiet acknowledgement within America’s firefighting community that suicide is widespread, and that there are still probably many cases that haven’t been reported. As … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Say Goodbye to Spain’s Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

For decades, campaigners in the country have complained that the average Spaniard’s habit of keeping extremely late hours and taking delightfully long lunch breaks was making everyday life harder for … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Patagonia’s CEO Explains How To Make On-Site Child Care Pay For Itself

To date, three states and the District of Columbia offer paid family leave: California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. The United States is one of only two countries in the … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Truck Stop: How One of America’s Steadiest Jobs Turned Into One of Its Most Grueling

This is the experience of many truckers. They are convinced to work as independent contractors by trucking carriers trying to rid themselves of the financial responsibilities of employers and shift … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

U.S. Women’s National Team Files Wage Discrimination Complaint Against U.S. Soccer

Five big-name members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a federal wage discrimination complaint on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. Soccer Federation pays them up to 40 percent … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

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