The top Homeland Security official accused of cultivating a “frat-house”-style work environment has “voluntarily placed herself on leave” amid an internal review, the department told FoxNews.com late Tuesday evening — just hours after FoxNews.com contacted the agency about new allegations against her.
The official, Suzanne Barr, is chief of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Two more ICE employees came forward this week to complain about “lewd” conduct inside the agency, submitting [...]
May 9, 2012
Nearly 900 dolphins and at least 5,000 birds, mostly pelicans, have died off Peru’s northern coast, the government has confirmed.
The country’s northern beaches have been declared off-limits as scientists scramble to pin down what has caused such a massive death toll.
Non-government organisations blame oil exploration work.
But Peru’s deputy environment minister Gabriel Quijandria disputed that, saying rising water temperatures, which disturb species’ food supplies, were a possible cause.
six of 14 workers claiming they were unfairly fired from a Florida law firm for wearing orange have hired an attorney with new accusations they were denied coffee breaks and communicating over cubicles.
An attorney for the former workers at the Elizabeth R Wellborn law firm in Deerfield Beach say their work environment had become hostile with rules that limited their movement and activities, to some, replicating inmates.
‘They couldn’t go to [...]
For the third straight year, Hawaii holds onto its title as the happiest state in America according to the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
The nationwide survey is based on daily interviews with U.S. adults from January to December 2011. The Index is an average of six categories: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, healthy behaviors, and physical health.
In general, state-level scores remained consistent with the past four years of data, with Western states ranking [...]
by Jasper Anson
One embarrassing mistake at work could send you packing in a hurry. It’s hard to keep up with the ever-changing professional etiquette rules, but the following blunders are universally condemned.
Here’s how to spot and fix them.
1. Behavior etiquette mistakes
Profanity, lack of personal space, unnecessary cellular chats, and poor eating habits top our list of behavioral blunders. Bad behavior isn’t good anywhere, but it’s worse at work where people witness [...]