Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Antideficiency Act seems to contradict the FLSA, forcing some federal employees to work without on-time paychecks



Todd Dickey explains how the Antideficiency Act of 1870 countermands the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and results in a situation where some critical federal employees can be required to stay on the job without knowing when they will be paid. 

  
To me, it sounds like involuntary servitude, the 13th Amendment.

(Picture: Dec 1, walk to end HIV) 

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Clean desk policies


USA Today had a brief article Tuesday on the desirability of keeping workplace desks clean, and having paper purges. I couldn't find it online. 
My own boss at USLICO back in the 1990s used to get after me about that.

But a site called “shredit” discusses the value of a clean desk policy in detail, when there are any questions about security for customer information.  It has always been common in the military. 

Friday, January 04, 2019

Hiring a "Social Justice Warrior" (don't even let her in the building)



Here’s a comic short “Hiring a Social Justice Warrior” from Off-Brand Entertainment and posted by Hello Generic.


Note the buzzwords, like “occupational identity”. Note the aggressive attitude of the applicant.
  
I’ve written about conflict of interest at work over “personal social media”.