By Sandro Contenta Feature Writer Fri., Nov. 9, 2018 When serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer confessed to murdering eight nursing home residents under her care, government inspectors scrambled to find evidence of more victims. By Oct. 7, 2016 — two days after the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care was notified of Wettlaufer’s confession — inspectors had obtained a list of all the residents who died during her scheduled shifts at two southwestern Ontario nursing homes. At the Caressant Care home in Woodstock, where she worked as a registered nurse from June 2007 to March 2014, Wettlaufer confessed to killing seven elderly residents. Inspectors learned that another 180 residents died during her shifts, according to ministry documents obtained by the Star through a freedom-of-information request. Wettlaufer’s method of killing was a lethal injection of insulin, which can result in many hours of physical distress before the victim … [Read more...] about 180 people died on serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s shifts in one nursing home. Was that a red flag?
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HARARE: Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses who were sacked after they went on strike for better wages have been told to return to work by their union, in a bid to allow fresh negotiations with the government. Some 15,000 nurses fighting for better work conditions walked out of public hospital wards last Monday, paralysing major hospitals resulting in patients being turned away. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, dismissed them a day after, accusing them of being "politically motivated." "To pave way for re-opening of negotiations and protection of our workers we have decided to call off the industrial action," the Zimbabwe Nurses Association said in a statement Saturday night, urging all nurses to report for duty by Monday. The nurses said their strike had been politicised, but gave no details. "It is highly regrettable that our cause of collective job action has been highly politicised," said the statement. The nurses are demanding better wages and are complaining about lack of basics … [Read more...] about Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses call off strike
If you are now employed as a medical transcriptionist in an IT company, perhaps it’s time you started learning other work skills that will prepare you for a new job. Medical transcription is one of low-skill occupations that will soon be phased out, a new study says. New technologies in industries that will spur future economic growth across Asia, including the Philippines, are likely to generate high-skill jobs but there will also be many workers that will be pushed aside, according to the just released Asian Development Bank (ADB) study. BPOs to feel artificial intelligence 'reality' in next 3 to 5 years: Pernia For instance, the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines, a leading source of growth in the economy for the past several decades, is projected to cut routine, process-driven jobs that require little thinking. Around 47 percent of jobs in the local BPO industry are said to be in this category. BPOs should see AI rise as 'opportunity,' Jobstreet … [Read more...] about News ANALYSIS: How technology will change your job
NEW YORK: With the recent demise of Stephen Hawking, humanity lost one of its greatest minds, someone able to contemplate the deepest and most perplexing mysteries of life and the universe.Thankfully, there are many other high-powered minds in public life to tackle the big questions that confront us all. But most did not start out ruminating on those enormous mysteries: In fact they started out small, like the rest of us.For the latest in Reuters "First Jobs" series, we talked with a few deep American thinkers about their decidedly humble career origins.DR. LARRY BRILLIANTFormer director, Google.org; author, “Sometimes Brilliant”First job: Hospital orderlySome things in life you never forget. I was an orderly at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, making US$1.67 an hour. My first day at work, I got to the ward and the nurse said, ‘Go to Room 237, Bed A.’ So I went, and there was a dead body with a tag on the toe.I ran out of the room and said, ‘There’s a … [Read more...] about Deep Thinkers: First jobs of top American minds
caption Becca won ‘The Bachelor,’ but got dumped weeks later. source ABC When you think of successful contestants on “The Bachelor,” you might think of a blonde cheerleader named Lauren, from California, in her early twenties. But you would be wrong. While there are quite a lot of those who appear on the show and get pretty far, they are not the most likely candidate to win “The Bachelor.” That honor would go to Jennifer, 36, a nurse from Atlanta. This is all according to Homes.com, which conducted an in-depth statistical breakdown to figure out who the perfect candidate on “The Bachelor” is, narrowing it down to age, city, and profession. Along with figuring out the mostly likely candidate, the statistics reveal some other interesting information, like the average number roses received per name, profession, city, and state. For example, while the majority of contestants are in their twenties, the most successful … [Read more...] about The best hypothetical ‘Bachelor’ contestant would be a 36-year-old nurse from Atlanta named Jennifer, according to statistics