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Bad Boss, Bad Marriage?
2011-11-28 13:04:53

Having an abusive boss not only causes problems at work but can lead to strained relationships at home, according to a Baylor University study published online in journal, Personnel Psychology. The study found that stress and tension caused by an abusive boss have an impact on the employee's partner, which affects the marital relationship and subsequently the employee's entire family. The study also found that more children at home meant greater family satisfaction for the employee, and...

2011-04-28 21:21:12

A year after the BP explosion and oil spill, those trying to find someone to blame are misguided, says psychological scientist E. Scott Geller, Alumni Distinguished professor at Virginia Tech, and author of a new paper published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Geller has spent much of his 42-year career developing interventions to keep people safe, particularly helping companies develop a culture that promotes...

2011-03-02 01:54:41

Honesty-humility trait able to predict supervisor ratings of employees' job performance The more honesty and humility an employee may have, the higher their job performance, as rated by the employees' supervisor. That's the new finding from a Baylor University study that found the honesty-humility personality trait was a unique predictor of job performance. "Researchers already know that integrity can predict job performance and what we are saying here is that humility and honesty are also...

2011-02-23 15:35:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier today took the helm of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) after her fellow commissioners unanimously elected her as chair at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The commissioners also unanimously elected Orinda City Councilmember Amy Rein Worth to serve as MTC's vice chair. Both officers will serve a two-year term. Tissier has represented District 5 on the San Mateo County...

2010-11-10 06:05:00

A Connecticut woman who was fired after writing a Facebook post ridiculing her supervisor has sparked a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind legal case by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), who argues that the woman's remarks are protected speech under the nation's labor laws. The NLRB is an independent federal agency tasked with preventing and resolving unfair labor practices by private sector employers and unions.  The board claims that American Medical Response of Connecticut...

2010-11-04 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty African-American plaintiffs are suing G.E. for disturbing racial discrimination. Plaintiffs allege that their G.E. supervisor said things to them like "ya'll monkeys better hurry up," "N word this and that," and would not allow them to clear their respirators of caustic lime, or take a break to wash toxic carbon-black off their faces because in his word they were "lazy blacks." An email was sent to the supervisor's manager at G.E., pointing out...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

Local Ordinance will help City Recover $17.7 Million in Alcohol-Related Health Care Costs SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: News Conference and Rally When: August 4, 2010 10:00 a.m. California State Capitol Building, East Side (Facing 12th and Where: Capitol Ave.) Who: Partial list of invited participants... -- John Avalos, Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco -- Sophie...

2010-04-21 07:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- They coached Special Olympics athletes, created a soccer program for middle school students, collected food for the homeless and mentored youth in academics, technology or team-building. In a variety of selfless ways, 12 Dominion employees in seven states helped others in their communities. For their efforts and accomplishments, they have been selected as Dominion's Volunteers of the Year for 2009. "We are extremely proud of our...

2010-03-02 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) today presented Bob Buster, vice-chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Riverside County, California, with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. Supervisor Buster was selected for the AMA's top government service award for leading the Riverside County Access to Care Coalition and its ongoing efforts to preserve health care access by confronting an acute physician shortage in...

2010-02-04 08:37:00

AFGE Testifies Before House Committee on Veterans Affairs on Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John McCray, a Rating Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) at the Veterans Benefits Administration, (VBA) in the Los Angeles Regional Office, testified on behalf of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) at a hearing held before the House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The hearing was aimed at updating Congress...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'