Anne Fisher, Don't Blow Your New Job: Managers are switching companies like never before, but a startling number don't last 18 months. Here's why.Fortune (1998-06-22). In the Manchester Partners survey, human resources people gave specific clues as to what kinds of questions are likely to help you identify the best fit; 76% urge you to find out what results will be expected of you in the first year, and 64% say you need to ask for a timetable spelling out what is supposed to happen when. You should also ask how potential higher-ups will measure your performance (62%). Finding out how often the people above you want progress reports and provide feedback (45%) also couldn't hurt.
Angie Herbers, Set Up to Fail: Bosses Create Problem Employees More Often Than You Think, ThinkAdvisor (2017-04-14). We all use job titles to communicate what each member of a firm is supposed to do and how that differs from other employees. [...] This creates confusion among management, other employees and the employee him- or herself about what job he or she is supposed to be doing.
Sarah Fenske, They Requested the St. Louis Police Budget. It Took 8 Months to Get It, Riverfront Times (2018-11-09). "We wanted to use this to say, 'Look at how you're spending money. Isn't there an alternative way?'" he says. "If we could get this information on time and get the real information, not just redactions, the people who elect the mayor and the aldermen could say, 'This is not how we want our government to be. This is not what we want to spend our money on.'"
Nick Gillespie, 'We Are as Gods and Might as Well Get Good at It', Reason (2018-11-04). "The main problem with fame, or any kind of success, is the insulation it packs around you," writes Brand near the end of The Last Whole Earth Catalog, explaining why he decided to stop at the publication's zenith of popularity and critical acclaim. "There's a difference between intention driving us on and mystery pulling us on. Mystery will always educate and correct. Intention can go off the end of its own limb."
Jeff Foust, When spacecraft die, The Space Review (2018-10-29). "Two spacecraft, hundreds of millions of kilometers apart in the inner solar system, are engaged in a morbid race of sorts. The spacecraft, Dawn and Kepler, are about to exhaust their supplies of hydrazine fuel, needed for attitude control; when their hydrazine runs out, their missions end. Which will die first?"
Andy Boreham, The Life and Death of Shanghainese, Sixth Tone (2016-09-05). "Despite being born and raised in Shanghai, none of these kids can speak the local dialect of Shanghainese very well, and this doesn’t sit well with their families, who come from one of the last generations able to speak the language fluently."
Kellen Parker, Expats mapping Chinese ‘vanishing dialects’, Shenzhen Daily (2013-08-20). "How to save these "disappearing dialects" is gradually becoming an important issue in China. In 2010, two Americans decided to take action. Kellen Parker and Steve Hansen launched a website, www.phonemica.net, to record and preserve "disappearing dialects." "