Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chevron on the hook for billions more

  As if Chevron didn’t have its hands tied in Ecuador; we now read that they face an $11 billion lawsuit for an oil spill in Brazil. In environmental news, the oil giant Chevron is facing a possible $11 billion lawsuit in Brazil following an offshore oil spill in November. A Brazilian prosecutor has announced

Amazing. A bailed out bank CEO who will not take a bonus

  I’m actually surprised to hear this. Granted, this is in Europe and not the United States. The Royal Bank of Scotland’s chief executive, Stephen Hester, will not accept a £1 million ($1.5 million) bonus that drew criticism from the British public and politicians, the bank said Sunday. A representative for the bank, David Gaffney,

Jobs: Teens find it hard to get work

  Newt Gingrich wanted to create jobs by putting a mop in the hand of every poor kid in school and fire all the janitors; I wonder what he would say about this story and the reality of the dwindling employment opportunities for teenagers? Even as the economy slowly picks up, finding a job is harder

High turnover at Giant

  I found some interesting information from the UFCW Local 400 blog on Safeway & Giant; it pertains to the high turnover at Giant supermarkets. According to Jason, while they cite inability to meet payroll costs, store management often cuts the work hours of employees, yet the store still manages high sales volumes.  This seems

Unilever – not as clean as it claims

Update – 11/23/2013 – It seems that this post is starting to get some visitors. It’s probably because of Unilever’s new sustainability kick. As the blog Brand Channel says: The company is encouraging people to commit “acts of sunlight,” which will be translated into aid for two million children through partnerships with the World Food Programme,

Two gilded ages set to collide

What is it really That’s going on here You’ve got your system for total control So is there really anybody out there Now watch us suffer cause we can’t go What is it really that is in your head What little life that you had just died I’m gonna be the one that’s takin over