Time is a precious commodity that everybody uses in their daily life. Time at work should be used for business purposes, but that does not happen all the time. Not all people waste time; some are diligently working while others are using their time chatting with fellow employees, calling friends and family on the phone, or reading text messages. The following infographic shows that older workers do not waste as much time as younger workers.
One of the interesting figures is that out of a 40 hour work week, 18 hours is spent surfing the web. That means that only 22 hours are spent on working. Additionally, 77 percent of workers are on Facebook during working hours. (I guess that is why my newsfeed is constantly updating.) Social media sites are not the only ones being visited; fantasy football leagues are also a major distraction. Time and information is needed to decide on who to play.
Older workers waste less time for a variety of reasons. Some are dedicated workers, some are not social media savvy, and some don’t have access to a computer. Whatever the reason, older workers are more conscious about the time they spend at work. Remember, everyone is equal under the law, but older workers are most cost effective.
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I can almost feel you rolling your eyes at me. And trust me, I completely understand. The thing I hate about the “Legalize it” movement sweeping the nation is that it attracts some of the most annoying people: pot-heads. Now, before we go any further, I would like to clarify that not every person that smokes marijuana is a pot-head. A pot-head only listens to music associated with smoking weed. He can tell you that the sativa in your pipe is no match for his new indica strain “straight from a Colorado dispensary where they treat the herb with some weird spice flown in from India, dude.” He’s an idiot. And unfortunately, we share the same opinion on legalization.
However, I assure you, my dear internet friends, that I am quite far from being a pot-head. The reason I think marijuana should be legalized for both medicinal, recreational and industrial use is because it is far less dangerous than most other drugs available to the public. It will cut back on crime, it will create jobs, and IT WILL LITERALLY HELP PEOPLE WITH SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS. It can be used to make paper, clothes and a million other things. Honestly, there is not a single good reason why it is so frowned upon.
I mean, let’s face it, it comes down to a moral disagreement. For years, people have been force-fed the idea that marijuana is absolutely awful for them, and they will burn in hell for using it. Now, I’m exaggerating of course, but many people view marijuana the same way they view meth. It’s a drug. Well, shoot. If that’s the case, caffeine is a drug. And we let our kids get addicted to that! But seriously, if you step back and really look at the situation, you will find that there is no good reason why cannabis or marijuana should be illegal. Not a single one. [via]
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The cost of living has been a big issue in national politics lately; the minimum wage debate rages on. Some believe in the market to set the wages, while others are more inclined to raise the minimum wage to more than double the national average. That’s right – in a few years, the state of Washington’s minimum wage will be $15 an hour. That’s a lot of money for flipping burgers, but the market can also cause wages to increase drastically. In small oil-booming towns, McDonald’s can pay up to $15 an hour.
Let’s move away from politics though, and into the fantasy world of television. Our old friend Homer Simpson seems to be one of the more well-off characters that we’ve listed below. With affordable living being at 30 percent of one’s monthly income, Homer dominates by only spending about 15 percent of income on living. Other TV stars aren’t so lucky. Full House is devastated when San Francisco’s housing boom is taken into account. With modern day prices, even Don Draper of Mad Men would be spending too much on living, although I’d say it’s worth it to live in his homes.
Our TV stars seem to have good jobs and no one is living on minimum wage. Well, then there’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Who knows how that crew pays rent. [via]
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At this point, are you even surprised when you hear news of another company data breach? Or, like me, do you roll your eyes and religiously check your bank account for the next few weeks?
It seems like every other week, another popular store has been victim to hackers, and consumer’s private information has been stolen. Chick-fil-A is currently in the news for a potential credit card data breach. And I went there twice in December. Oh well, I wasn’t attached to my debit card number anyway.
As I was searching for articles about the latest data breaches, I discovered this awesome interactive infographic. It shows data losses of over 30,000 records, with the largest at 200 million. The coolest part of this graphic is the number of ways you can filter the information for your viewing pleasure. You can sort by year, method of leak, number of records stolen and data sensitivity.
My favorite part is that it’s color coded. [via]
Click for enlarged interactive infographic: