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Remember When CEO Used To Stand For Chief Electricity Officer?

Posted April 11, 2014 by Ria Misra

Labor markets, and the jobs within them, are constantly re-inventing themselves. And sometimes they leave behind curious relics, including the period of time when companies were hiring Chief Electricity Officers.Read more…

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Poor Kids, Poor Families and Shame

Posted April 11, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

“When Centennial’s students found out Seymour couldn’t hold a pyjama day because many students didn’t have pyjamas, they fundraised to buy every Seymour student a pair last Christmas.” – When the Field Trip’s Too Pricey, Students ‘Self-Exclude’ When parents receive letters from their kids’ school asking for donations for playground upgrades or library books or […]

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What Occupy Vancouver Could Look Like

Posted April 6, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

I know how we can get this to work. I really do. And I’m not talking about tents or physical 24 hour occupations, in particular, right now. I am however talking about 2 things: What Occupy Vancouver could look like, organizationally. When we could get ourselves flowing in order to catch up with the worldwide […]

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‘Entry-level’ jobs are getting harder to find

Posted April 5, 2014 by Josh Dehaas

New grads face demands for up to five years experience to enter the labour market. How a lack of on-the-job training is hurting young workers.

The post ‘Entry-level’ jobs are getting harder to find appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Is Your Union Job Fucking Up Your Life?

Posted April 3, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

You don’t have to suffer economic equality alone. You don’t have to dread the reboot of the Occupy Movement tomorrow. Seriously, the 1% has your back: INTRODUCING ANTI-UNIONOLA NEW LONG-LASTING ANTI-WORKER SUPPOSITORY A NEW LONG-LASTING ANTI-WORKER SUPPOSITORY   March 31, 2014 Corporate Media on Occupy’s Wave of Action? Crickets. (0)April 2, 2014 Honing In On […]

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Honing In On Friday’s #WaveOfAction

Posted April 2, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

We need to think about two things for this Friday’s Occupy Movement reboot in the Worldwide #WaveOfAction: When thinking about pursuing social, political and economic equality, what is the list of things we need to change, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally? Who do we need to build coalitions with to listen to them, support them, […]

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Just Showing Up Ain’t Enough

Posted April 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Guest Post is by Loudia Laarman is a Canadian Sprinter that currently attends USC. This is the season I promise to be selfishly dedicated to a promise motivated by a rude awaking. At the start of the season my coaches gave each of my teammates and I personal goals sheet for the upcoming 2014 season. […]

The post Just Showing Up Ain’t Enough appeared first on Cover Ground.

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Occupy IKEA’s #HouseRules

Posted April 1, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Oh, IKEA, you’d think you’d learn from all the past corporate attempts to create a Twitter hashtag to promote your brand, attempts that have been subverted by culture jammers. Maybe IKEA will get away with this one, #HouseRules, but in the spirit of the Occupy Movement rebooting on Friday with the #WaveOfAction, we should try […]

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Corporate Media on Occupy’s Wave of Action? Crickets.

Posted March 31, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

If you want to know what the Occupy Movement wants, it’s equality: economic, political and social. That shows up in many necessary changes to society, politics and the economy. As the movement reboots for the 3-month Wave of Action starting on Friday, Occupiers around the world are planning to re-assemble at the former Occupy sites […]

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Is Your Job Bullshit?

Posted March 29, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

It’s Saturday so it’s the weekend so you’re not working. But that’s just an incorrect hypothesis. Lots of people are working this weekend. In fact, weekends don’t mean much to billions of people. They are a luxury, relatively speaking. But your job may be bullshit, in the context of how our society could/should be operating. […]

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Laughing at the 1%, Occupy-Style

Posted March 26, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

They say that laughter is good for the soul. But that’s hard when the 1% are crippling people’s hopes and dreams for economic security and stability in their lives. That said, laughter is good for the soul. And just like no revolution succeeds without dancing, no Occupy exists without laughter. And it’s just convenient that […]

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Canada’s Seeks the OECD Record for Income Inequality

Posted March 25, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Yesterday I wrote about the rebooting of the Occupy Movement in 10 days. I’m very excited. And to help you understand why this is such a big deal, especially in Canada, it’s important to see how Canada is increasingly becoming the poster child for income inequality. We are not nice and neighbourly and friendly. We are […]

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ADHD: What Are We Good At? 5 Steps to Find Out

Posted March 10, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Andrew Mitchell via Compfight Recently, a woman we’ll call Jane asked me some questions that I think we’ve all asked at one time or another, so I’d like to share my response with all of you. Jane wrote: “I was only diagnosed with ADHD at 25. Trying to be something I’m not is the story […]

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Find Your Wings and Soar with ADHD

Posted March 5, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Dawn Huczek via Compfight I sat on the back step in the morning sunlight. The birds sang “Spring is coming.” At minus seventeen degrees celsius, with snow banks on my deck taller than me, it was hard to believe. I popped in the earbuds. Adele played, but not so loud that I didn’t catch the […]

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Nothing Ventured

Posted March 2, 2014 by Lyn Brown

It’s surprisingly liberating to stray outside the easy and comfortable for the risky and vaguely unknown. It’s been over a decade since I’ve strolled that pathway. My job has been rewarding and presented its challenges – but it’s been safe. I’m overdue…

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ADHD and Gullibility – Part II

Posted February 18, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Don McCullough via Compfight In ADHD and Gullibility – Part I I shared an incident where I nearly got caught by a telephone scam artist. Those of us with ADHD might be smart, but unfortunately that doesn’t inoculate us against being taken advantage of. In today’s post I’ll explain why we can be sitting ducks […]

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