SINGAPORE: It was not too long ago that Facebook was a politician’s best friend.As the social media platform started taking off in Singapore about a decade ago, politicians — from across the political spectrum — rushed to get onboard, setting up their Facebook accounts, posting comments and pictures, and engaging fellow users.At that time, it seemed as though Facebook could do no wrong, and politicians saw it as a godsend — an ideal platform not only to communicate their messages, but also to gather feedback and gauge public sentiments.Of late, however, Facebook has come under scrutiny around the world, as news emerge of how the social media giant inflated its metrics, tried to cover up data breaches, as well as allowed itself to be used as a conduit for spreading mis- and disinformation.Earlier this week, Facebook also admitted to hiring a Washington-based lobbying company that pushed negative stories about Facebook’s critics, including … [Read more...] about The Big Read: With Facebook’s credibility under siege, time for the Government to ‘unfriend’ it?
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source Ken Ishii/Getty Images Apple is known for being a challenging and demanding place to work – but working there has its rewards. Using data from Glassdoor, we’ve compiled the highest-paying jobs at Apple, not including bonuses. In order to avoid extreme outliers, we’ve only included the Glassdoor listings that had five or more employee reviews. As such, very high-level executives like CEO Tim Cook and his executive team aren’t listed. And just so you know: At Apple, as at many other tech companies, most job titles come with a numerical level, denoted here by a Roman numeral. Which is to say, a Software Engineer V at Apple would make more and have more responsibilities than a Software Engineer I. Lisa Eadicicco contributed reporting to an earlier version of this post. 23. Hardware Design Engineer — ASIC microchips source ESB Professional/Shutterstock Salary: $157,780 A hardware design engineer creates is a … [Read more...] about These are the 23 highest-paying jobs at Apple
caption Some conspiracy theorists blame the disaster on J.P. Morgan. source Topical Press Agency / Stringer / Getty Images, Wikimedia Commons • The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, killing over 1,500 people. • Ever since, conspiracy theories have bounced around regarding the nature of the maritime disaster. • Some of the allegations are pretty out there – like the idea that an ancient Egyptian curse doomed the ocean liner. The Titanic remains one of the most famous disasters in history. On its maiden voyage to New York city, the ocean liner hit an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland, resulting in severe damage to its hull. The Titanic slipped beneath the dark waves of the North Atlantic in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. Over 1,500 people lost their lives, and the luxury passenger ship became an emblem of disaster. The sinking of the Titanic prompted a media frenzy, an … [Read more...] about 5 wild conspiracy theories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic
By Tamar Harris Staff Reporter Thu., March 29, 2018 Air Canada flight attendants allege they were lined up in a hallway during training and marked on their appearance — how they wear the uniform, their bodies, their makeup, their nails. They were told their “eyes were too small” and their skin colour “too white,” according to a human rights complaint recently submitted by their union. The complaint also alleges a service manager on board a flight told a flight attendant “we are going to bed together because I am assessing you.” A pregnant flight attendant was allegedly instructed by a service manager that she should be aware of how her pregnancy could cause “negative alterations of her mood” and affect her work. On two separate flights, an on-board service manager allegedly made “origami breasts with the linen and pretended to flash people” and placed an oxygen mask over his groin. That … [Read more...] about Air Canada flight attendants allege harassment, discrimination
caption Make a stellar first impression. source Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr • The first day of work at your new job can be a stressful experience. • To make it a success, it helps to come in knowing what to expect. • Experts also encourage new employees to socialize with their colleagues as much as possible. The first day of work at your new job may be among the most memorable – and perhaps stressful – of your career. You’ve gone through the taxing job search process – spending hours perfecting your resume, days preparing for interviews, and weeks trying to impress your new employer – and now that you’ve landed the job, you’ll need to live up to their high expectations. “Most of us remember our first days at every job because of the heightened pressure to impress,” Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert … [Read more...] about 27 things you should do on your first day of work