Archive: Workplace

Miller & Long, Others Help Acclimate Immigrants

By Alejandro Lazo As U.S. businesses grow increasingly dependent on Hispanic workers, some are taking steps to integrate immigrant laborers into American society by offering on-site English courses, job training in Spanish, financial literacy courses and information about social services and citizenship. A report released Wednesday by the New York-based...

By Dan Beyers | July 23, 2008; 05:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ruff! Celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day

Today is the 10th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day, created by Pet Sitters International, an association for professional pet sitters. Our colleagues this year and others have written about people participating: Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-Calif.), for example, and the Waldorf law office of Greisman & Carroll. Five...

By Terri Rupar | June 20, 2008; 02:16 PM ET | Comments (9)

Anyone Get Fooled?

It's April 1st, and pranks are largely unavoidable. In our office, the trick almost always involves making someone think they missed a huge story and a competitor has it. Tribune sent out a press release saying that its name had changed to ZellCoMediaEnterprises, and Google's annual effort involves e-mail time...

By Terri Rupar | April 1, 2008; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

What's Up at Work?

What's up with the person stealing the food out of the fridge, or the person who talks too loudly, or the boss who has unreasonable expectations? We're starting a new WashBiz Blog feature in which we help local readers find answers to workplace questions. Leave comments with questions here, or...

By Terri Rupar | March 31, 2008; 04:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Business as Usual? Or Madness?

Make sure your bracket is done: There are just 15 minutes until tipoff of the 2008 NCAA men's basketball tournament. What happens at Washington area workplaces during the madness? Does everyone stop working? Does your employer send out memos asking you not to watch games on the TV or your...

By Terri Rupar | March 20, 2008; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

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