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Trump’s toxic influence over Oracle-TikTok deal – Sydney Morning Herald

The idea that a country’s leader decides which deals get done and which don’t – and that it’s contingent on how friendly the company is with the leader – sounds…

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And yet and this is the part I find astounding nobody even blinks. “Oracle’s courting of Trump may help it land TikTok’s business and coveted user data,” read the headline in the Washington Post the other day, as if this were the most normal thing in the world. According to the Wall Street Journal, several ByteDance investors in Silicon Valley “went in search of a tech company with close ties to the administration” knowing that a company that Trump favoured had perhaps the only chance of succeed…

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Netflix’s terrifying work rules include brutal honesty – NEWS.com.au

Netflix’s terrifying work rules include brutal honesty

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Working for Netflix may seem like a dream job but founder Reed Hastings has revealed the brutal rules employees need to follow if they want to succeed. Hastings’ unusual approach was developed after he was forced to fire 40 employees, a third of his staff in the wake of the dotcom bubble burst, according to Good Weekend magazine.
It led him to develop the “Keeper Test”, which requires all managers to ask: Which of my people, if they told me were leaving for a similar job at a peer company, woul…

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Qantas hints at more job cuts, saying “more difficult decisions” to come – NEWS.com.au

Qantas hints at more job cuts, saying “more difficult decisions” to come

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Qantas appears to be hinting there will be more job cuts at the airline on top of the thousands already announced, flagging more difficult decisions to come in the 2019-20 annual report.In June, when the airline announced its post-COVID recovery plan, chief executive Alan Joyce announced 6000 job cuts, noting many of those to be culled had worked with the company for decades.
Around 2500 more Qantas and Jetstar jobs are at risk under plans revealed last month to outsource ground handling operat…

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Programming error overpaid thousands of unemployed Louisianans – msnNOW

The Louisiana government admitted this week that a technical issue caused thousands of out-of-work residents to receive notices informing them they’d been overp…

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Programming error overpaid thousands of unemployed Louisianans
The Louisiana government admitted this week that a technical issue caused thousands of out-of-work residents to receive notices informing them they’d been overpaid in unemployment benefits and had to return the money to Baton Rouge.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) said in a statement Thursday approximately 7,600 Unemployment Insurance overpayment notices were produced earlier this month and that it is work…

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