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2012-12-01 05:01:50

With the support of the Ford Foundation, NHCOA is working to ensure that Latino workers across several states fight for pending legislation or are aware of existing laws that provide leaves that pay so they don´t have to choose between their job and their families Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)– the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers–...

Worst Excuses For Missing Work
2012-10-13 05:45:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online We've all had to call off work for some reason -- illness, doctor's appointment, death in the family, etc. -- but one employment website has compiled some of the worst and most memorable excuses for missing work ever passed along from employee to employer. CareerBuilder.com, which was founded in 1995 and is operated by Gannett Co, Inc., the Tribune Company, and the McClatchy Company, sponsored a study centered upon employees and...

2012-02-06 13:35:50

A worker experiencing the stress of intense workdays might develop somatic symptoms, such as stomach ache or headache, which will eventually lead to taking leave of absence. But when the individual´s supervisor offers emotional and instrumental support, the employee is more likely to recover without needing to take that extra afternoon or day off. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa, soon to be published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational...

2012-01-19 20:49:03

With a growing need for family-friendly workplace policies, a new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, concludes that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses and the public. The research, conducted by the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, finds that women who use paid leave are far more likely to be...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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