China and workplace suicides

This week the New York Times reported that a young Chinese factory worker  jumped to his death from his dorm window.  He worked 11 hours a day, 7 days a week for about $1 an hour.  A demotion left him cleaning toilets.  He was one of 10 workers from the same company who committed suicide and media attention has resulted in several large pay increases for employees.  Continue reading

Is Your Boss “Tough” or a Workplace Bully?

The Wall Street Journal reported that the anti-workplace bullying legislation that slid through the NY Senate this month met with complaints that it’s too subjective to define.  The same argument that was used against Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence .  Continue reading