People who work in HR: Are whistleblower policies standard at…

I work for a small non-profit (30 or so employees) with no HR rep/department. While reading the employee HR "guide," I noticed that we don't have an anti-retaliation policy or whistleblower protection clause. I always thought those things were standard in most workplaces, and I thought that would be especially the… » 9/02/14 9:45pm 23 minutes ago

TFTB: Our Hostesses Will Call The Cops On You.

When it comes to the bussers and hostesses, they're part of lower restaurant caste system. They get shit on and abused and it's usually by the servers who have never been either. That's not to say that they don't screw up; they're human. However, the current staff is really good about correcting a mistake and passing… » 9/02/14 9:43pm 24 minutes ago

Your Name is My Name

Friends of mine have been working on a documentary about people with albinism in Zimbabwe for a few years now. People with albinism in Zimbabwe suffer all kinds of hardship from medical issues - like lack of proper sun protection/sunscreen - to abandonment and persecution. They have some clips up on the vimeo. I'm… » 9/02/14 9:12pm 56 minutes ago

School lunches (or: Adventures in being poor)

School started today, and all went well. Until I got a call from my youngest son's IEP leader. It seems that the school lunch requirements have changed, and my kids can no longer get the gluten free and dairy free lunches provided to them by the school under the free lunch program (which we more than qualify for). The… » 9/02/14 8:07pm Today 8:07pm

I have a series of bug bites all over my right leg

WHYYYYY?! I rarely ever get bug bites! I went bike riding on Saturday and then had dinner at a restaurant where the table we sat at was outside near some bushes, so I guess at some point on Saturday, I became the feast for some asshole bug (mosquito?). My leg looks gross and itches like CUH-RAZYYYY! It's so unsightly.… » 9/02/14 7:55pm Today 7:55pm