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Lying is the best and often also the most ethical way to get a job.
For $150, this guy bought a fake résumé & callable references in an industry he’s never worked in. And got hired:

For a small fee, CareerExcuse.com promises to not only craft an elaborate lie based on your exact job specifications but to see it through for as long as necessary. The site will provide a live HR operator and staged supervisor, along with building and hosting a virtual company website—complete with a local phone number and toll-free fax. CareerExcuse will even go so far as to make the fake business show up on Google Maps.

William Schmidt started the site in 2009, after being let go from his job in a round of layoffs during the lowest depths of the recession.

“While we were all unemployed, a couple of my former coworkers asked me to act as their reference for job interviews,” Schmidt recalled. “I did it for free for my friends, but then I realized that this is some there’s a pretty big demand for. It was something I could take to the public.”

He was right. Within the first 24 hours of launching the CareerExcuse site, Schmidt had already received multiple order for his services. He’s quick to brush off ethical concerns, citing horror stories from his clients about being mistreated by their former employers (and thus being unable to acquire a reference) and noting that it becomes more difficult to land a job the longer someone’s been unemployed.

Employment is a racket. So is college.

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(Source: fatsexybitch, via awhitegirlwithablog)

laughterkey:

skunkbear:

huntingtonlibrary:

And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…
TIMELAPSE GIFS OF THE BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Corpse Flower is named for the terrible stench it gives off to trick beetles and flies (who actually like rotting flesh because that’s where they lay their eggs) into pollinating it. On or around the one night it blooms, it heats up to about 90°F to help the odor chemicals evaporate and spread.
The Corpse Flower’s latin name is Amorphophallus titanum. Can you guess what that means? (Hint: yes, the word phallus is in there.)
Here’s a couple more pretty pictures from The Huntington:



ROTTING CORPSE DICK FLOWER BLOOMS AGAIN!
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laughterkey:

skunkbear:

huntingtonlibrary:

And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…
TIMELAPSE GIFS OF THE BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Corpse Flower is named for the terrible stench it gives off to trick beetles and flies (who actually like rotting flesh because that’s where they lay their eggs) into pollinating it. On or around the one night it blooms, it heats up to about 90°F to help the odor chemicals evaporate and spread.
The Corpse Flower’s latin name is Amorphophallus titanum. Can you guess what that means? (Hint: yes, the word phallus is in there.)
Here’s a couple more pretty pictures from The Huntington:



ROTTING CORPSE DICK FLOWER BLOOMS AGAIN!
ZoomInfo
laughterkey:

skunkbear:

huntingtonlibrary:

And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…
TIMELAPSE GIFS OF THE BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Corpse Flower is named for the terrible stench it gives off to trick beetles and flies (who actually like rotting flesh because that’s where they lay their eggs) into pollinating it. On or around the one night it blooms, it heats up to about 90°F to help the odor chemicals evaporate and spread.
The Corpse Flower’s latin name is Amorphophallus titanum. Can you guess what that means? (Hint: yes, the word phallus is in there.)
Here’s a couple more pretty pictures from The Huntington:



ROTTING CORPSE DICK FLOWER BLOOMS AGAIN!
ZoomInfo

laughterkey:

skunkbear:

huntingtonlibrary:

And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…

TIMELAPSE GIFS OF THE BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Corpse Flower is named for the terrible stench it gives off to trick beetles and flies (who actually like rotting flesh because that’s where they lay their eggs) into pollinating it. On or around the one night it blooms, it heats up to about 90°F to help the odor chemicals evaporate and spread.

The Corpse Flower’s latin name is Amorphophallus titanum. Can you guess what that means? (Hint: yes, the word phallus is in there.)

Here’s a couple more pretty pictures from The Huntington:

ROTTING CORPSE DICK FLOWER BLOOMS AGAIN!

      Why the increase in food allergies?

jkottke:

Hmm, this is interesting. Recent studies suggest that food allergies may be caused by the absense of certain intestinal bacteria…in part due to increased use of antibiotics in very young children.

Food allergies have increased about 50% in children since 1997. There are various theories explaining why. One is that the 21st century lifestyle, which includes a diet very different from our ancestors’, lots of antibiotic use, and even a rise in cesarean section deliveries, has profoundly changed the makeup of microbes in the gut of many people in developed countries. For example, the average child in the United States has taken three courses of antibiotics by the time he or she is 2 years old, says Martin Blaser, an infectious disease specialist and microbiologist at New York University in New York City. (See here for more on the reach of microbiome research these days.)

Cathryn Nagler, an immunologist at the University of Chicago in Illinois, has spent years probing links between the immune system, intestinal bacteria, and the onset of allergies. Back in 2004, she and her colleagues reported that wiping out gut bacteria in mice led to food allergies. Since then, Nagler has continued trying to understand which bacteria offer allergy protection and how they accomplish that.

      Amid job stagnation, a prosperous class grows

From 2000 to 2012, American workers as a whole had a tough time, as population grew much faster than new jobs and many people gave up looking for work. There was one major exception: jobs paying $100,000 to $400,000 (in 2012 dollars).

This is what I call America’s new prosperous class. Many of these workers have an advanced degree. They no longer struggle, but they continue to work because their wealth is far from adequate to support their lifestyles.

The number of prosperous-class jobs soared to 10.8 million, an increase of 2.1 million since 2000. That is almost 10 times the growth rate of jobs paying either more or less.

Most astonishing is how much of the overall increase in wages earned by the 153.6 million people with a job in 2012 went to this narrow band of very well paid workers: Just 7 percent of all jobs pay in this range, but those workers collected 76.9 percent of the total real wage increase.

This rise of the prosperous class illustrates a fundamental shift in the economy — as wrenching and potentially enriching as the country’s 19th century transition from an agricultural nation into an industrial one. The change this time is to a knowledge economy in which big bang after big, big bang in science rapidly expands our expertise and mastery of our world, both physical and conceptual, and with it our wealth.

(Source: azspot)