Today in Labor History: October 30
Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers “in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns” to try to catch them using drugs – 1986
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Labor Humor: The Interview
Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of school, “And what starting salary are you looking for?”
The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”
The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?”
The new graduate sits up straight and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?”
The interviewer replies, “Yeah, but you started it.”
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!