Research shows that companies that offer flextime—the ability for employees to schedule their own starting and stopping times at the office—are better places to work than those that stick to a more typical 9-to-5 mentality. Not only do employees rewarded with flextime like their jobs more, they also have lower absenteeism and better performance. In fact, firms that adopt employee-centric mindsets and offer flextime have even been shown to be more profitable.
I love the way this op-ed from two of my authors (HAPPY MONEY by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton) turned out. Now to see if HR is paying attention…
I love Bookriot’s Arrested Development/Great Gatsby mashup.
So, to sum up, I’d like to look blithe, beautiful, like I could barely even make it to this wedding because I had so much going on, and also maybe like I just woke up from napping with some doves, but also really sophisticated, like I’m seriously about to put on some sexy glasses and flip angrily through my Filofax, and all of this is signified by my offhand yet gorgeous and strategically tousled up-do. Is that possible?
By Emma Rathbone: http://nyr.kr/17JTvEw
Well, this hits close to home.
In today’s non-traditional derby drinks: rosemary gin rickey.
Recipe from Design*Sponge:
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup
- 1.5 ounces gin
- club soda
- rosemary sprigs for garnish
Why can I not make hyperlinks anymore? http://www.designsponge.com/2013/03/behind-the-bar-eilzabeth-morrows-rosemary-gin-rickey.html
“Studying her face, patient and gentle, youthful today as when he first met her, he could remember the possibilities he’d written for them.”—BEAUTIFUL FOOLS: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald on sale today! http://goo.gl/2gGG0
Loved this book.
- To show executives how the companies could fuse the flavor of Doritos with taco shells, the dev teams “basically went out to Home Depot to buy a paint-spray gun, and then sprayed [Doritos] flavoring onto our existing yellow corn tacos,” recalls Creed, with a chuckle.
- “We had to hire about 15,000 people last year—two to three per restaurant—in order to handle the sales growth and demand of the Doritos Locos Tacos business,” Creed says. Taco Bell is now planning to roll out more Doritos-flavored products, and Frito-Lay has even announced that it will offer Taco Bell-flavored Doritos.
- “Frito-Lay wanted what’s called a ‘teeth-rattling crunch,’ so they wanted it to snap and crunch more than the current Taco Bell shell snaps and crunches,” Creed says. “So we had to get that formula changed, then we had to find a way to deliver the flavoring, and then the seasoning. I mean, it was actually important that we left the orange dusting on your fingers because otherwise, we’re not delivering the genuine Doritos [experience].”
- In fact, the companies ended up creating a proprietary seasoner in the process, not least because for workers on the manufacturing line, the plumes of Doritos seasoning would create an almost Nacho Cheese gas chamber. “We realized pretty quickly that we had to seal that all in, because in the facilities, we couldn’t have all that stuff in the air,” Creed says. “It would’ve been too much seasoning and flavor for our workers. We had to enclose it so the seasoning wouldn’t escape. It would’ve been overpowering.”
- After Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch, a spicy Doritos Flamas-flavored taco is next on the docket. But that’s not all the company has in the works. “Someone said to me, ‘Well, when you launch three or four of these things you’ll run out of ideas,’” Creed says. “I’m like, ‘Not really.’”
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
“That’s some catch, that Catch-22,” he observed.
“It’s the best there is,” Doc Daneeka agreed.”