May 21, 1989
- Commuter Computer, a nonprofit organization funded by government and private industry, runs an extensive electronic database of commuters. To find car-pooling partners, call: Los Angeles: 213-380-7433 Riverside: 714-684-7433. San Bernardino 714-825-7433. Ventura: 805-656-7433. - For help on ways to commute by bicycle contact Human Powered Transit Assn.: P.O. Box 1552, Reseda, Calif., 91335. - For help on setting up ride-sharing programs at your company contact Meredith Clark at the South Coast Air Quality Management District: 818-307-3519.
March 1, 1993 |
Think your job is stressful? If you're in the telecommunications or financial services industries, you're probably right. Those businesses, along with nonprofit organizations, were ranked the most stressful for employees in a study of 12 industries by the publishing and consulting firm Human Synergistics International. All of those areas of the economy lately have undergone massive changes, explained J. Clayton Lafferty, the clinical psychologist who is the firm's chairman.
September 25, 1990 |
1. Unemployment: California and the U.S. Unemployment in California has typically lagged the U.S. rate. But that is expected to be reversed through 1993 as downsizing in the aerospace industry continues. The state jobless rate will rise from an estimated 5.5% this year to a peak of 7.3% in 1991, falling to 6.3% in 1992 and 6.1% in 1993. The national rate is projected at 6.8% in 1991. 2.
May 21, 1989 |
Finally, everything should be perfect at work. You have a new chair, one with arms for the first time in your career. And by leaning way back you catch a glimpse of the San Gabriel Mountains between two skyscrapers. But the job still stinks. Your productivity isn't any higher. You're tense. No promotions loom on the horizon. You know the problem isn't you. In your heart you are poised to take on the world. Glancing around the office, you see the object of your discontent just two work stations away.
September 18, 1988 |
A crisp new MBA degree may get job applicants in the door at many companies, but it doesn't necessarily mean that they will know what to do once they walk inside. As a result, many businesses are rediscovering an old-fashioned idea: They're training their managers in workplace reality. "Our schools aren't training people to live in the world of work--the real world.
March 4, 1991 |
Woody Allen painfully recalled in an early monologue that, after more than 30 years at the factory, his father was replaced by a tiny gadget that did the job faster, cheaper and better than his father ever did. "The really depressing thing," Allen remembers, "was that my mother went out and bought one." Like Mrs. Allen, California's job market is now counting on technological innovation to generate a little excitement.